Pandu won’t make tall statements it stays true to the essence of Dada Kondke’s films, with one sole function – that of entertaining the masses. And who far better to do that than two of the most perfectly acknowledged comedians from the sector?
Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike staff up for this comedy, building it the initial time for the two to be performing collectively on the huge display. The movie starts with the Bhau (Pandu) and Kushal (Mhadu) performing at a programme in honour of politician Babasaheb Pathare (Pravin Tarde). Joyful with their efficiency, Babasaheb fulfils their desire of accomplishing a job for livelihood and receives them inducted as Hawaldars in the Mumbai police drive. What follows is a comedy of glitches, twists and turns, and a hatke climax.
Comedy with double meaning jokes is a tough spot. It desires to have just the suitable stability a tiny significantly less can make it drab, and a small far more can make it crass. Director Viju Mane manages to strike a harmony, creating you snicker with just the appropriate tadka.
The acting department is complete of identified names and they deliver what is expected of them. Anyone else in position of Bhau Kadam for this part may well not have strike the mark, but the ace comic nails each individual punch line when retaining a sure degree of innocence. Kushal as Mhadu is the fantastic companion to Bhau’s Pandu and provides an similarly excellent functionality. Neither of these two overpowers every other. Sonalee appears to be like wonderful no doubt, and she also gets to pack a punch (basically) as Usha. The actress’s part is pivotal to Pandu’s plot. Pravin Tarde instructions the display screen as Babasaheb Pathare although Prajakta Mali emerges as a surprise deal in this equation as Babasaheb’s daughter.
As entertaining as Pandu’s initial half is, the movie loses rate in the second 50 percent. Even though the climax earns some brownie details, the movie does not make a entire turnaround. There are some supporting people extra for comedian reduction, but executing absent with some of them would not definitely have made substantially of a distinction. Hemangi Kavi, for illustration, doesn’t have a great deal to do moreover developing Mhadu’s married life, nor does Shahbaz Khan.
All claimed and done, Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike’s camaraderie is the highlight of the film. That is also what most men and women would go to watch the film for. The two really don’t disappoint. The similar can’t be said about the film as a entire though.