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

The late Dada Kondke has impressed an whole generation 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 claims it stays true to the essence of Dada Kondke’s movies, with a single sole objective – that of entertaining the masses. And who far better to do that than two of the most perfectly identified comedians from the market?

Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike team up for this comedy, making it the initial time for the two to be acting alongside one another on the huge display. The film commences with the Bhau (Pandu) and Kushal (Mhadu) accomplishing at a programme in honour of politician Babasaheb Pathare (Pravin Tarde). Satisfied with their overall performance, Babasaheb fulfils their want of undertaking a task for livelihood and will get them inducted as Hawaldars in the Mumbai law enforcement power. What follows is a comedy of mistakes, twists and turns, and a hatke climax.

Comedy with double indicating jokes is a challenging area. It requirements to have just the correct balance a minor considerably less can make it drab, and a tiny extra can make it crass. Director Viju Mane manages to strike a harmony, building you laugh with just the appropriate tadka.

The performing office is total of identified names and they supply what’s envisioned of them. Everyone else in spot of Bhau Kadam for this position may well not have strike the mark, but the ace comic nails every punch line when retaining a sure level of innocence. Kushal as Mhadu is the ideal companion to Bhau’s Pandu and delivers an equally very good overall performance. Neither of these two overpowers just about every other. Sonalee appears gorgeous no doubt, and she also will get to pack a punch (actually) as Usha. The actress’s component is pivotal to Pandu’s plot. Pravin Tarde instructions the display as Babasaheb Pathare when Prajakta Mali emerges as a surprise package in this equation as Babasaheb’s daughter.

As entertaining as Pandu’s initially 50 % is, the film loses tempo in the second 50 %. Though the climax earns some brownie details, the movie doesn’t make a comprehensive turnaround. There are some supporting people included for comedian relief, but carrying out absent with some of them would not seriously have designed substantially of a variation. Hemangi Kavi, for example, does not have considerably to do aside from developing Mhadu’s married life, nor does Shahbaz Khan.

All mentioned and accomplished, Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike’s camaraderie is the highlight of the movie. That’s also what most folks would go to watch the film for. The two never disappoint. The exact can not be claimed about the movie as a complete nevertheless.