December 5, 2022

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An epic retelling of an interesting chapter from Maratha history

Right after Farzand and Fatteshikast, Digpal Lanjekar’s 1st two motion pictures in the sequence of films dedicated to the bravery of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha army, the writer-director returns with a bang in the 3rd movie of the sequence – Pawankhind.

The movie, which was delayed thanks to the pandemic, is dependent on just one of the most famed incidents from Maratha historical past – the Fight of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it apparent that this is not a finish documentation of the struggle, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation intended to showcase the bravery of the Marathas associated in this struggle. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the tale is managed.

The tale about the Fight of Pavan Khind (earlier identified as Ghod Khind) and the bravery shown by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 versus the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is perfectly recognised throughout Maharashtra. The end result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s profitable escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar realize success in recreating this important chapter from Marathi record on display? Absolutely!

Pawankhind is a complete cinematic knowledge that is suit for the large display. The film is ambitious in seeking to check out this tale in two and a 50 % hrs, but it largely succeeds in producing the appropriate develop up and atmosphere that potential customers to a amazing climax. From laying out the cause and the figures involved in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape program and the actual struggle, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in entrance you chronologically, even though inducing a dose of history, drama and even comedian reduction in in between. The movie does not miss out on out on providing thanks credit to the the greater part of the generals who assisted Shivaji Maharaj realise his aspiration of Swarajya.

As for the actors, it is not an straightforward job to convey some of the most perfectly –known names from the Marathi film and Tv sector alongside one another in a multi-starrer of this scale. But the casting office and makers pull off this feat. Chinmay Mandlekar as Shivaji Maharaj, Ajay Purkar as Bajiprabhu Deshpande, Sameer Dharmadhikari as Siddhi Jauhar, Aastad Kale as Siddhi Masud, Ankit Mohan as Rayaji Bandal, Mrinal Kulkarni as Maasaheb Jijau, Akshay Waghmare as Koyaji Bandal each and every actor has presented his best to their roles. Even the supporting forged has some memorable performances from Kshitee Jog as Badi Begum, Harish Dudhade as Bahirji Naik, Shivraj Waichal as Harpya, Rishi Saxena as Rustam Zaman. A different noteworthy functionality that stands out is that of Ajinkya Nanaware as Shiva Kashid, the man who resembled Shivaji Maharaj and sacrificed himself for his king. The scenes involving Ajinkya and Chinmay are sure to deliver tears to your eyes.

Whilst Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the specialized areas, although superior, could have been much better. The background score overpowers dialogues in some crucial scenes, and the motion choreography in some scenes fails to make the minimize. Nonetheless, all claimed and accomplished, the full crew has accomplished its most effective to make this a major screen knowledge. Maybe with a greater finances, these things can be ironed out in the adhering to films of Lanjekar’s sequence.

For now, Pawankhind is a wonderful view, and at the cinemas only.