Just after Farzand and Fatteshikast, Digpal Lanjekar’s first two films in the series of films committed to the bravery of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha military, the writer-director returns with a bang in the 3rd movie of the sequence – Pawankhind.

The film, which was delayed because of to the pandemic, is centered on 1 of the most famed incidents from Maratha background – the Battle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it obvious that this is not a total documentation of the fight, its prelude or aftermath, but a cinematic recreation intended to showcase the bravery of the Marathas associated in this fight. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the story is maintained.

The story about the Struggle of Pavan Khind (previously recognised as Ghod Khind) and the bravery displayed by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal army of 600 versus the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is very well recognized across Maharashtra. The consequence – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s prosperous escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar triumph in recreating this important chapter from Marathi record on display screen? Certainly!

Pawankhind is a thorough cinematic knowledge that is in good shape for the massive monitor. The movie is formidable in trying to examine this tale in two and a 50 percent hours, but it mostly succeeds in building the suitable create up and ambience that leads to a great climax. From laying out the cause and the figures involved in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape strategy and the precise fight, Pawankhind lays out all its cards in entrance you chronologically, whilst inducing a dose of record, drama and even comedian aid in in between. The film does not skip out on offering owing credit history to the majority of the generals who helped Shivaji Maharaj realise his aspiration of Swarajya.

As for the actors, it is not an uncomplicated job to deliver some of the most perfectly –known names from the Marathi movie and Television set business jointly in a multi-starrer of this scale. But the casting department 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 individual actor has supplied his ideal to their roles. Even the supporting forged has some unforgettable performances from Kshitee Jog as Badi Begum, Harish Dudhade as Bahirji Naik, Shivraj Waichal as Harpya, Rishi Saxena as Rustam Zaman. A further noteworthy 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 deliver tears to your eyes.

Though Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the technological aspects, however good, could have been improved. The track record score overpowers dialogues in some vital scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the cut. On the other hand, all stated and done, the full team has completed its finest to make this a big monitor working experience. It’s possible with a more substantial spending budget, these points can be ironed out in the pursuing films of Lanjekar’s sequence.

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