Pandu does not make tall claims it stays real to the essence of Dada Kondke’s movies, with just one sole intent – that of entertaining the masses. And who far better to do that than two of the most perfectly recognised comedians from the field?
Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike group up for this comedy, creating it the first time for the two to be acting together on the huge display screen. The movie commences with the Bhau (Pandu) and Kushal (Mhadu) executing at a programme in honour of politician Babasaheb Pathare (Pravin Tarde). Satisfied with their overall performance, Babasaheb fulfils their desire of carrying out a work for livelihood and receives them inducted as Hawaldars in the Mumbai law enforcement force. What follows is a comedy of problems, twists and turns, and a hatke climax.
Comedy with double meaning jokes is a tough location. It requirements to have just the appropriate harmony a little much less can make it drab, and a small far more can make it crass. Director Viju Mane manages to strike a equilibrium, building you chuckle with just the proper tadka.
The acting section is complete of identified names and they provide what is envisioned of them. Everyone else in position of Bhau Kadam for this role may possibly not have hit the mark, but the ace comic nails each and every punch line whilst retaining a specified degree of innocence. Kushal as Mhadu is the perfect companion to Bhau’s Pandu and provides an equally excellent efficiency. Neither of these two overpowers each and every other. Sonalee appears to be beautiful no doubt, and she also receives to pack a punch (actually) as Usha. The actress’s aspect is pivotal to Pandu’s plot. Pravin Tarde commands the display as Babasaheb Pathare although Prajakta Mali emerges as a surprise deal in this equation as Babasaheb’s daughter.
As entertaining as Pandu’s to start with fifty percent is, the movie loses rate in the next 50 %. Though the climax earns some brownie details, the film doesn’t make a entire turnaround. There are some supporting people additional for comedian aid, but carrying out absent with some of them would not truly have built much of a variance. Hemangi Kavi, for case in point, does not have much to do other than creating Mhadu’s married lifetime, nor does Shahbaz Khan.
All stated and carried out, Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike’s camaraderie is the spotlight of the movie. Which is also what most folks would go to look at the movie for. The two don’t disappoint. The same are unable to be claimed about the film as a whole though.