Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike’s camaraderie is the highlight of Pandu

The late Dada Kondke has influenced an whole era of viewers, filmmakers and actors in Maharashtra, and Pandu is a testimony of that. No, it can be not a remake or sequel of Dada Kondke’s legendary Pandu Hawaldar, but a tribute to Dada Kondke.

Pandu would not make tall statements it stays real to the essence of Dada Kondke’s films, with 1 sole intent – that of entertaining the masses. And who superior to do that than two of the most effectively identified comedians from the market?

Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike team up for this comedy, producing it the 1st time for the two to be acting together on the major display. The film commences with the Bhau (Pandu) and Kushal (Mhadu) carrying out at a programme in honour of politician Babasaheb Pathare (Pravin Tarde). Joyful with their overall performance, Babasaheb fulfils their want of accomplishing a career for livelihood and gets them inducted as Hawaldars in the Mumbai law enforcement drive. What follows is a comedy of glitches, twists and turns, and a hatke climax.

Comedy with double which means jokes is a tricky location. It requires to have just the ideal harmony a little less can make it drab, and a small additional can make it crass. Director Viju Mane manages to strike a balance, generating you giggle with just the correct tadka.

The performing office is whole of recognised names and they deliver what’s anticipated of them. Any individual else in place of Bhau Kadam for this role may well not have hit the mark, but the ace comedian nails each individual punch line while retaining a particular amount of innocence. Kushal as Mhadu is the excellent companion to Bhau’s Pandu and provides an equally good effectiveness. Neither of these two overpowers every other. Sonalee looks gorgeous no question, and she also gets to pack a punch (pretty much) as Usha. The actress’s element is pivotal to Pandu’s plot. Pravin Tarde commands the screen as Babasaheb Pathare when Prajakta Mali emerges as a surprise package deal in this equation as Babasaheb’s daughter.

As entertaining as Pandu’s first half is, the movie loses speed in the next half. Although the climax earns some brownie details, the movie doesn’t make a full turnaround. There are some supporting figures included for comedian aid, but executing absent with some of them would not genuinely have made a lot of a variance. Hemangi Kavi, for case in point, doesn’t have substantially to do moreover developing Mhadu’s married existence, nor does Shahbaz Khan.

All said and carried out, Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike’s camaraderie is the emphasize of the film. Which is also what most people today would go to check out the movie for. The two do not disappoint. The identical can’t be explained about the film as a complete even though.