May 20, 2024


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An epic retelling of an interesting chapter from Maratha history

After Farzand and Fatteshikast, Digpal Lanjekar’s initially two videos in the series of films focused to the bravery of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha army, the author-director returns with a bang in the 3rd movie of the collection – Pawankhind.

The movie, which was delayed because of to the pandemic, is centered on one of the most well known incidents from Maratha record – the Struggle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it clear that this is not a finish documentation of the struggle, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation meant to showcase the bravery of the Marathas associated in this battle. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the tale is maintained.

The story about the Battle of Pavan Khind (earlier known as Ghod Khind) and the bravery displayed by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 towards the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is very well regarded across Maharashtra. The result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s profitable escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar thrive in recreating this critical chapter from Marathi record on screen? Unquestionably!

Pawankhind is a extensive cinematic encounter that is suit for the massive display. The film is ambitious in trying to explore this story in two and a half hours, but it mainly succeeds in producing the suitable establish up and atmosphere that leads to a great climax. From laying out the purpose and the figures concerned in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape strategy and the actual battle, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in entrance you chronologically, even though inducing a dose of record, drama and even comic reduction in involving. The film does not overlook out on offering due credit to the bulk of the generals who helped Shivaji Maharaj realise his dream of Swarajya.

As for the actors, it is not an quick process to provide some of the most well –known names from the Marathi movie and Tv set field collectively in a multi-starrer of this scale. But the casting section 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 just about every actor has offered 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. Yet another notable efficiency that stands out is that of Ajinkya Nanaware as Shiva Kashid, the person who resembled Shivaji Maharaj and sacrificed himself for his king. The scenes involving Ajinkya and Chinmay are bound to provide tears to your eyes.

Although Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the technical features, while excellent, could have been much better. The track record rating overpowers dialogues in some vital scenes, and the motion choreography in some scenes fails to make the slice. Nonetheless, all stated and completed, the overall workforce has done its finest to make this a massive monitor working experience. Perhaps with a bigger funds, these issues can be ironed out in the pursuing films of Lanjekar’s sequence.

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