Pandu isn’t going to make tall claims it stays correct to the essence of Dada Kondke’s films, with a single sole intent – that of entertaining the masses. And who greater to do that than two of the most perfectly regarded comedians from the field?
Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike crew up for this comedy, making it the to start with time for the two to be performing together on the major screen. The movie begins 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 undertaking a career for livelihood and receives them inducted as Hawaldars in the Mumbai police drive. What follows is a comedy of mistakes, twists and turns, and a hatke climax.
Comedy with double which means jokes is a tricky area. It requires to have just the proper stability a minimal fewer can make it drab, and a tiny more can make it crass. Director Viju Mane manages to strike a harmony, generating you giggle with just the suitable tadka.
The acting section is whole of known names and they deliver what is anticipated of them. Anybody else in location of Bhau Kadam for this part might not have hit the mark, but the ace comic nails just about every punch line when retaining a particular degree of innocence. Kushal as Mhadu is the perfect companion to Bhau’s Pandu and provides an similarly good performance. Neither of these two overpowers every single other. Sonalee seems beautiful no doubt, and she also receives to pack a punch (literally) as Usha. The actress’s portion is pivotal to Pandu’s plot. Pravin Tarde commands the display screen as Babasaheb Pathare when Prajakta Mali emerges as a shock bundle in this equation as Babasaheb’s daughter.
As entertaining as Pandu’s 1st 50 % is, the movie loses pace in the 2nd 50 percent. While the climax earns some brownie points, the movie does not make a finish turnaround. There are some supporting characters included for comic relief, but doing absent with some of them would not seriously have designed considerably of a difference. Hemangi Kavi, for instance, doesn’t have substantially to do in addition to developing Mhadu’s married life, nor does Shahbaz Khan.
All mentioned and carried out, Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike’s camaraderie is the highlight of the film. Which is also what most men and women would go to look at the film for. The two really don’t disappoint. The same simply cannot be said about the film as a full although.