|Release date : Jan 23, 2015|
|123telugu.com Rating : 3.5/5|
|Director : Anil Ravipudi|
|Producer : Nandamuri Kalyan Ram|
|Music Director : Sai Karthik|
|Starring: Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Shruti Sodhi|
Nandamuri Kalyan Ram has been looking for a hit from quite some time now. He is back with his latest presentation Patas, which is directed by debutante Anil Ravipudi. This action entertainer which also stars Shruthi Sodhi as the female lead has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
Kalyan Sinha(Kalyan Ram) is a corrupt police officer who gets himself transferred to Hyderabad. Once he lands there, he misuses his power and starts minting money. During this process, he also encourages a local politician(Ashutosh Rana) who has become a huge headache to the DGP(Sai Kumar) of Hyderabad.
Twist in the tale arises when the DGP comes to know that there is a shocking truth behind Kalyan Sinha’s arrival to Hyderabad. What is that truth ? Why did Kalyan Sinha become a corrupt officer ? To know answers to these questions, you need to watch the film on the big screen.
Major plus point of the film is the heavy dose of entertainment. Credit should completely go to director Anil Ravipudi for creating an energetic character for Kalyan Ram, and also adding decent amounts of comedy right throughout the film. Not once during the entire film tempo drops and excitement continues right till the end. Even though story of this film is routine, the way it has been narrated is amazing.
This is probably Kalyan Ram’s career best role and he excels in his character. As showcased in the trailers, he is quite energetic and showcases decent acting skills in all his powerful scenes. The hard work that he has put in, be it for his dances or his fights, everything shows on screen. Heroine Shruthi Sodhi is a decent find and looks good on screen. Balakrishna’s remix song has been shot exceptionally well, and is one of the highlights of the second half.
Comedian Srinivasa Reddy is the highlight in the comedy department. His role as Kalyan Ram’s sidekick is efficient as he provides decent comedy right throughout the first half. All his scenes with Kalyan have also come out well. Ashutosh Rana and Sai Kumar do their respective roles well. The late M S Narayana once again entertains us as Shining Star Subhash. While the first half has hilarious entertainment, second half has high voltage confrontation episodes.
As said earlier, story of this film is quite stale and old. There is nothing much going story wise and the plot is also predictable. Heroine Shruthi Sodhi has nothing much to do in the film and comes only during the songs. Certain logics regarding the police department go missing in the film. A few fights could have been trimmed to cut short the run time.
Music is a huge asset as all the songs are pretty good, and have also been shot quite lavishly. Sai Karthik’s background score is superb and elevates all the confrontation scenes to another level. Camerawork is good and showcases the thrills well. Dialogues are perfect and suit the mood of the film.
Director Anil Ravipudi walks away with the cake in Patas. It is his racy narration that works superbly for the film. Right from the word go, he has made sure that there is enough fun and showcases Kalyan Ram in a powerful role. Screenplay is crisp and does not leave much scope for any lags.
On the whole, Patas will surely end up as Kalyan Ram’s biggest hit till date. Hero’s powerful characterization and huge doses of entertainment right throughout are major assets of the film. All those who do not mind the routine story line and are looking out for sheer fun, then this commercial potboiler should not be missed.
123telugu.com Rating : 3.5/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team