May 28, 2022

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An epic retelling of an interesting chapter from Maratha history

3 min read
Just after Farzand and Fatteshikast, Digpal Lanjekar’s first two flicks in the collection of films focused to the bravery of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha military, the writer-director returns with a bang in the third film of the sequence – Pawankhind.

The movie, which was delayed because of to the pandemic, is based mostly on one particular of the most famous incidents from Maratha history – the Struggle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it distinct that this is not a comprehensive documentation of the struggle, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation intended 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 story is maintained.

The story about the Battle of Pavan Khind (previously identified 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 well known across Maharashtra. The final result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s thriving escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar succeed in recreating this significant chapter from Marathi record on display screen? Absolutely!

Pawankhind is a thorough cinematic expertise that is suit for the huge screen. The movie is formidable in attempting to take a look at this tale in two and a half several hours, but it largely succeeds in generating the appropriate construct up and atmosphere that qualified prospects to a superb climax. From laying out the motive and the figures associated in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape approach and the genuine battle, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in front you chronologically, although inducing a dose of heritage, drama and even comedian aid in among. The movie does not pass up out on supplying because of credit score to the greater part of the generals who aided Shivaji Maharaj realise his dream of Swarajya.

As for the actors, it’s not an quick job to carry some of the most very well –known names from the Marathi movie and Television sector together 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 supplied his greatest 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 further notable general performance 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 sure to convey tears to your eyes.

Though Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the complex elements, even though fantastic, could have been greater. The qualifications rating overpowers dialogues in some essential scenes, and the motion choreography in some scenes fails to make the minimize. On the other hand, all claimed and completed, the overall group has completed its greatest to make this a major monitor expertise. Maybe with a even larger spending plan, these issues can be ironed out in the pursuing films of Lanjekar’s sequence.

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

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