June 22, 2024


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An epic retelling of an interesting chapter from Maratha history

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Soon after Farzand and Fatteshikast, Digpal Lanjekar’s initially two films in the series of movies dedicated to the bravery of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha army, the author-director returns with a bang in the third film of the sequence – Pawankhind.

The film, which was delayed because of to the pandemic, is centered on one of the most popular incidents from Maratha historical past – the Fight of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it clear that this is not a entire 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 preserved.

The story about the Battle of Pavan Khind (before regarded 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 very well known across Maharashtra. The final result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s productive escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar thrive in recreating this vital chapter from Marathi heritage on display screen? Unquestionably!

Pawankhind is a comprehensive cinematic working experience that is fit for the major display. The film is bold in attempting to investigate this tale in two and a 50 % hours, but it largely succeeds in developing the appropriate create up and atmosphere that potential customers to a amazing climax. From laying out the cause and the characters associated in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape plan and the real struggle, Pawankhind lays out all its cards in entrance you chronologically, while inducing a dose of record, drama and even comic aid in concerning. The movie doesn’t miss out on giving because of credit rating to the bulk of the generals who assisted Shivaji Maharaj realise his dream of Swarajya.

As for the actors, it’s not an quick endeavor to convey some of the most very well –known names from the Marathi film and Television market 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 every actor has specified his finest to their roles. Even the supporting solid has some memorable performances from Kshitee Jog as Badi Begum, Harish Dudhade as Bahirji Naik, Shivraj Waichal as Harpya, Rishi Saxena as Rustam Zaman. One more noteworthy effectiveness 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 certain to carry tears to your eyes.

Although Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the technical elements, while great, could have been much better. The track record rating overpowers dialogues in some critical scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the reduce. However, all mentioned and completed, the complete group has completed its best to make this a large screen working experience. Probably with a bigger spending budget, these items can be ironed out in the pursuing movies of Lanjekar’s sequence.

For now, Pawankhind is a great observe, and at the cinemas only.