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

Pandu will not make tall claims it stays real to the essence of Dada Kondke’s movies, with 1 sole reason – that of entertaining the masses. And who far better to do that than two of the most effectively acknowledged comedians from the market?

Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike staff up for this comedy, earning it the initial time for the two to be performing alongside one another on the massive display. The movie begins with the Bhau (Pandu) and Kushal (Mhadu) undertaking at a programme in honour of politician Babasaheb Pathare (Pravin Tarde). Joyful with their effectiveness, Babasaheb fulfils their desire of accomplishing a job for livelihood and receives them inducted as Hawaldars in the Mumbai police power. What follows is a comedy of errors, twists and turns, and a hatke climax.

Comedy with double meaning jokes is a difficult spot. It needs to have just the correct equilibrium a little a lot less can make it drab, and a small additional can make it crass. Director Viju Mane manages to strike a equilibrium, building you chuckle with just the appropriate tadka.

The performing section is total of identified names and they provide what’s envisioned of them. Any one else in place of Bhau Kadam for this role may well not have hit the mark, but the ace comic nails each and every punch line while retaining a sure level of innocence. Kushal as Mhadu is the ideal companion to Bhau’s Pandu and provides an similarly great overall performance. Neither of these two overpowers each other. Sonalee seems to be lovely no question, and she also receives to pack a punch (basically) as Usha. The actress’s component is pivotal to Pandu’s plot. Pravin Tarde commands the display screen as Babasaheb Pathare while Prajakta Mali emerges as a surprise package in this equation as Babasaheb’s daughter.

As entertaining as Pandu’s very first 50 percent is, the movie loses speed in the second fifty percent. While the climax earns some brownie points, the film doesn’t make a comprehensive turnaround. There are some supporting people added for comic reduction, but doing away with some of them would not seriously have designed substantially of a variance. Hemangi Kavi, for case in point, doesn’t have a great deal to do in addition to developing Mhadu’s married life, nor does Shahbaz Khan.

All stated and performed, Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike’s camaraderie is the emphasize of the film. That’s also what most people would go to enjoy the movie for. The two do not disappoint. The exact same can’t be reported about the movie as a full while.