After Farzand and Fatteshikast, Digpal Lanjekar’s 1st two flicks in the series of movies devoted to the bravery of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha army, the author-director returns with a bang in the third film of the collection – Pawankhind.

The film, which was delayed due to the pandemic, is dependent on a person of the most popular incidents from Maratha heritage – the Struggle of Pavan Khind. At the outset, the makers make it very 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 fight. So, there are cinematic liberties taken in this retelling, but the crux of the story is maintained.

The tale about the Struggle of Pavan Khind (previously identified as Ghod Khind) and the bravery exhibited by Bajiprabhu Deshpande and the Bandal military of 600 in opposition to the Siddhi Masud and the soldiers of the Adilshahi Sultanate is perfectly regarded throughout Maharashtra. The final result – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s prosperous escape from Panhalgad to Vishalgad. But, does Lanjekar do well in recreating this important chapter from Marathi historical past on display screen? Unquestionably!

Pawankhind is a complete cinematic practical experience that is in shape for the large screen. The film is ambitious in striving to examine this story in two and a half hours, but it mostly succeeds in building the correct make up and ambience that leads to a great climax. From laying out the rationale and the people associated in it, to the siege of Panhala by Siddhi Jauhar, the escape approach and the precise battle, Pawankhind lays out all its playing cards in front you chronologically, while inducing a dose of background, drama and even comic relief in among. The film does not skip out on offering due credit rating to the vast majority of the generals who helped Shivaji Maharaj realise his aspiration of Swarajya.

As for the actors, it’s not an simple job to carry some of the most effectively –known names from the Marathi movie and Television set industry 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 specified his ideal 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 notable functionality that stands out is that of Ajinkya Nanaware as Shiva Kashid, the man who resembled Shivaji Maharaj and sacrificed himself for his king. The scenes involving Ajinkya and Chinmay are certain to carry tears to your eyes.

Whilst Pawankhind excels in storytelling, the technological features, however good, could have been superior. The track record rating overpowers dialogues in some critical scenes, and the action choreography in some scenes fails to make the reduce. Even so, all claimed and accomplished, the whole crew has accomplished its best to make this a large screen expertise. Possibly with a greater spending budget, these factors can be ironed out in the adhering to films of Lanjekar’s series.

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