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

Pandu won’t make tall claims it stays true to the essence of Dada Kondke’s movies, with just one sole reason – that of entertaining the masses. And who greater to do that than two of the most nicely regarded comedians from the marketplace?

Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike crew up for this comedy, creating it the very first time for the two to be performing together on the significant display screen. The film begins with the Bhau (Pandu) and Kushal (Mhadu) executing at a programme in honour of politician Babasaheb Pathare (Pravin Tarde). Delighted with their performance, Babasaheb fulfils their wish of carrying out a job for livelihood and will get them inducted as Hawaldars in the Mumbai law enforcement drive. What follows is a comedy of faults, twists and turns, and a hatke climax.

Comedy with double meaning jokes is a challenging location. It desires to have just the suitable stability a very little considerably less can make it drab, and a little extra can make it crass. Director Viju Mane manages to strike a balance, producing you giggle with just the appropriate tadka.

The acting office is whole of known names and they supply what is envisioned of them. Everyone else in location of Bhau Kadam for this job may possibly not have strike the mark, but the ace comic nails each and every punch line while retaining a particular level of innocence. Kushal as Mhadu is the excellent companion to Bhau’s Pandu and provides an similarly excellent performance. Neither of these two overpowers each other. Sonalee appears attractive no question, and she also will get to pack a punch (basically) as Usha. The actress’s aspect is pivotal to Pandu’s plot. Pravin Tarde commands the display as Babasaheb Pathare even though Prajakta Mali emerges as a surprise offer in this equation as Babasaheb’s daughter.

As entertaining as Pandu’s 1st 50 % is, the movie loses tempo in the 2nd 50 percent. While the climax earns some brownie factors, the movie doesn’t make a total turnaround. There are some supporting characters added for comedian aid, but undertaking away with some of them wouldn’t definitely have produced a great deal of a variation. Hemangi Kavi, for illustration, does not have significantly to do in addition to setting up Mhadu’s married existence, nor does Shahbaz Khan.

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