April 22, 2024


Unforgettable trip

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

The late Dada Kondke has encouraged an full generation of viewers, filmmakers and actors in Maharashtra, and Pandu is a testimony of that. No, it is really not a remake or sequel of Dada Kondke’s legendary Pandu Hawaldar, but a tribute to Dada Kondke.

Pandu does not make tall statements it stays correct to the essence of Dada Kondke’s films, with a single sole purpose – that of entertaining the masses. And who better to do that than two of the most very well identified comedians from the sector?

Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike workforce up for this comedy, creating it the 1st time for the two to be acting collectively on the large display. The film starts with the Bhau (Pandu) and Kushal (Mhadu) accomplishing at a programme in honour of politician Babasaheb Pathare (Pravin Tarde). Content with their efficiency, Babasaheb fulfils their wish of carrying out a work for livelihood and will get them inducted as Hawaldars in the Mumbai law enforcement drive. What follows is a comedy of errors, twists and turns, and a hatke climax.

Comedy with double which means jokes is a tricky area. It requires to have just the correct balance a minimal considerably less can make it drab, and a very little more can make it crass. Director Viju Mane manages to strike a equilibrium, producing you snicker with just the correct tadka.

The acting division is whole of recognised names and they deliver what’s anticipated of them. Any individual else in spot of Bhau Kadam for this position may well not have strike the mark, but the ace comic nails each punch line whilst retaining a sure amount of innocence. Kushal as Mhadu is the perfect companion to Bhau’s Pandu and delivers an similarly good overall performance. Neither of these two overpowers every single other. Sonalee seems attractive no question, and she also receives to pack a punch (virtually) as Usha. The actress’s section is pivotal to Pandu’s plot. Pravin Tarde commands the monitor as Babasaheb Pathare even though Prajakta Mali emerges as a surprise offer in this equation as Babasaheb’s daughter.

As entertaining as Pandu’s very first half is, the film loses tempo in the second fifty percent. Nevertheless the climax earns some brownie factors, the film does not make a complete turnaround. There are some supporting characters included for comic reduction, but carrying out absent with some of them wouldn’t truly have made a lot of a variance. Hemangi Kavi, for case in point, doesn’t have much to do besides establishing Mhadu’s married daily life, nor does Shahbaz Khan.

All stated and completed, Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike’s camaraderie is the highlight of the movie. Which is also what most folks would go to enjoy the film for. The two do not disappoint. The exact same can not be stated about the film as a entire nevertheless.