Pandu isn’t going to make tall statements it stays accurate to the essence of Dada Kondke’s films, with one sole objective – that of entertaining the masses. And who improved to do that than two of the most well regarded comedians from the field?
Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike staff up for this comedy, building it the initial time for the two to be acting jointly on the massive display. The film begins with the Bhau (Pandu) and Kushal (Mhadu) doing at a programme in honour of politician Babasaheb Pathare (Pravin Tarde). Happy with their efficiency, Babasaheb fulfils their wish of accomplishing a task for livelihood and receives them inducted as Hawaldars in the Mumbai law enforcement force. What follows is a comedy of faults, twists and turns, and a hatke climax.
Comedy with double meaning jokes is a tricky spot. It desires to have just the proper stability a little fewer can make it drab, and a little a lot more can make it crass. Director Viju Mane manages to strike a balance, earning you snicker with just the suitable tadka.
The performing office is complete of known names and they deliver what is anticipated of them. Anyone else in area of Bhau Kadam for this part might not have hit the mark, but the ace comedian nails each punch line even though retaining a certain amount of innocence. Kushal as Mhadu is the excellent companion to Bhau’s Pandu and delivers an equally excellent effectiveness. Neither of these two overpowers every single other. Sonalee appears to be lovely no question, and she also gets to pack a punch (virtually) as Usha. The actress’s part is pivotal to Pandu’s plot. Pravin Tarde instructions the display as Babasaheb Pathare though Prajakta Mali emerges as a surprise package in this equation as Babasaheb’s daughter.
As entertaining as Pandu’s very first half is, the film loses speed in the second half. Even though the climax earns some brownie details, the film does not make a finish turnaround. There are some supporting figures included for comic aid, but accomplishing absent with some of them would not really have built significantly of a change. Hemangi Kavi, for case in point, does not have considerably to do besides creating Mhadu’s married daily life, nor does Shahbaz Khan.
All stated and finished, Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike’s camaraderie is the spotlight of the film. Which is also what most persons would go to observe the movie for. The two never disappoint. The exact can’t be said about the film as a total however.