April 22, 2024


Unforgettable trip

An epic retelling of an interesting chapter from Maratha history

Right after Farzand and Fatteshikast, Digpal Lanjekar’s very first two films in the series of films dedicated to the bravery of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha military, the author-director returns with a bang in the third movie of the collection – Pawankhind.

The film, which was delayed because of to the pandemic, is based on just one of the most famous incidents from Maratha record – the Battle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it crystal clear that this is not a full documentation of the struggle, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation meant 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 preserved.

The story about the Fight of Pavan Khind (before acknowledged as Ghod Khind) and the bravery displayed by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 against the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is effectively regarded across Maharashtra. The final result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s successful escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar thrive in recreating this vital chapter from Marathi historical past on display screen? Completely!

Pawankhind is a comprehensive cinematic expertise that is fit for the huge display screen. The movie is ambitious in making an attempt to investigate this tale in two and a 50 percent hrs, but it mostly succeeds in creating the correct build up and atmosphere that qualified prospects to a amazing climax. From laying out the reason and the characters associated in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape prepare and the real fight, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in front you chronologically, whilst inducing a dose of record, drama and even comedian relief in between. The film does not miss out on providing because of credit history to the the greater part of the generals who assisted Shivaji Maharaj realise his desire of Swarajya.

As for the actors, it is not an quick task to convey some of the most perfectly –known names from the Marathi film and Tv industry alongside one another in a multi-starrer of this scale. But the casting division 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 actor has offered his best to their roles. Even the supporting solid has some unforgettable performances from Kshitee Jog as Badi Begum, Harish Dudhade as Bahirji Naik, Shivraj Waichal as Harpya, Rishi Saxena as Rustam Zaman. Yet another notable overall performance that stands out is that of Ajinkya Nanaware as Shiva Kashid, the gentleman who resembled Shivaji Maharaj and sacrificed himself for his king. The scenes involving Ajinkya and Chinmay are certain to bring tears to your eyes.

While Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the specialized areas, nevertheless fantastic, could have been better. The history rating overpowers dialogues in some crucial scenes, and the motion choreography in some scenes fails to make the slash. Nevertheless, all said and finished, the entire crew has finished its very best to make this a massive display screen encounter. It’s possible with a larger finances, these items can be ironed out in the adhering to films of Lanjekar’s collection.

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