October 3, 2023

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An epic retelling of an interesting chapter from Maratha history

3 min read
Following Farzand and Fatteshikast, Digpal Lanjekar’s to start with two flicks in the series of movies focused to the bravery of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha military, the author-director returns with a bang in the 3rd movie of the sequence – Pawankhind.

The film, which was delayed due to the pandemic, is centered on one of the most well-known incidents from Maratha history – the Battle 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 intended to showcase the bravery of the Marathas included in this battle. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the tale is taken care of.

The story about the Battle of Pavan Khind (previously acknowledged as Ghod Khind) and the bravery displayed by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 in opposition to the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is perfectly identified across Maharashtra. The outcome – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s productive escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar do well in recreating this important chapter from Marathi background on display screen? Totally!

Pawankhind is a thorough cinematic expertise that is in shape for the massive display screen. The movie is bold in hoping to check out this tale in two and a 50 percent hours, but it largely succeeds in building the appropriate create up and ambience that qualified prospects to a excellent climax. From laying out the explanation and the figures associated in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape plan and the actual struggle, Pawankhind lays out all its cards in front you chronologically, whilst inducing a dose of history, drama and even comic reduction in between. The movie doesn’t pass up out on supplying because of credit rating to the majority of the generals who served Shivaji Maharaj realise his dream of Swarajya.

As for the actors, it is not an simple endeavor to provide some of the most well –known names from the Marathi film and Tv set sector 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 provided his very best to their roles. Even the supporting cast has some memorable performances from Kshitee Jog as Badi Begum, Harish Dudhade as Bahirji Naik, Shivraj Waichal as Harpya, Rishi Saxena as Rustam Zaman. An additional noteworthy effectiveness that stands out is that of Ajinkya Nanaware as Shiva Kashid, the male who resembled Shivaji Maharaj and sacrificed himself for his king. The scenes involving Ajinkya and Chinmay are bound to carry tears to your eyes.

When Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the technological features, although great, could have been greater. The background score overpowers dialogues in some crucial scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the slash. On the other hand, all reported and finished, the total staff has completed its ideal to make this a big display practical experience. Maybe with a even larger spending budget, these matters can be ironed out in the following movies of Lanjekar’s sequence.

For now, Pawankhind is a terrific look at, and at the cinemas only.