October 4, 2023


Art Is Experience

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

The late Dada Kondke has motivated an complete generation 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 isn’t going to make tall promises it stays accurate to the essence of Dada Kondke’s films, with one particular sole objective – that of entertaining the masses. And who greater to do that than two of the most perfectly known comedians from the sector?

Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike crew up for this comedy, making it the very first time for the two to be acting alongside one another on the significant display screen. The film commences with the Bhau (Pandu) and Kushal (Mhadu) doing at a programme in honour of politician Babasaheb Pathare (Pravin Tarde). Happy with their functionality, Babasaheb fulfils their desire of performing a position for livelihood and receives them inducted as Hawaldars in the Mumbai police power. What follows is a comedy of problems, twists and turns, and a hatke climax.

Comedy with double this means jokes is a tough spot. It requires to have just the correct equilibrium a small much less can make it drab, and a small much more can make it crass. Director Viju Mane manages to strike a stability, building you chuckle with just the proper tadka.

The acting division is full of identified names and they provide what’s anticipated of them. Any person else in put of Bhau Kadam for this part may perhaps not have strike the mark, but the ace comic nails just about every punch line even though retaining a specified level of innocence. Kushal as Mhadu is the perfect companion to Bhau’s Pandu and provides an equally good general performance. Neither of these two overpowers every other. Sonalee looks stunning no doubt, and she also gets to pack a punch (virtually) as Usha. The actress’s portion is pivotal to Pandu’s plot. Pravin Tarde commands the screen as Babasaheb Pathare though Prajakta Mali emerges as a shock offer in this equation as Babasaheb’s daughter.

As entertaining as Pandu’s very first 50 percent is, the movie loses rate in the next half. Nevertheless the climax earns some brownie details, the movie does not make a entire turnaround. There are some supporting people added for comedian relief, but performing absent with some of them would not actually have made substantially of a difference. Hemangi Kavi, for example, doesn’t have a lot to do aside from setting up Mhadu’s married everyday living, nor does Shahbaz Khan.

All said and accomplished, Bhau Kadam and Kushal Badrike’s camaraderie is the spotlight of the film. Which is also what most men and women would go to watch the movie for. The two really don’t disappoint. The exact cannot be explained about the film as a total however.