Kalyan Ram 'Patas' Movie Review

Rating: 3.5/5
Cast: Kalyan Ram, Sruthi Sodhi, Asutosh Rana and Others
Directed by: Anil Ravipudi
Produced by: Kalyan Ram
Banner: NTR Arts
Music by: Sai Karthik
Release Date: 2015-01-23

Nandamuri Kalyan Ram who has been struggling to get back to form took a brief break after his previous film Om 3D bombed at the box office. 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.

Story:
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. Why is Kalyan doing all this? Why did Kalyan Sinha become a corrupt officer ? To know answers to these questions, you need to watch the film on the big screen.

Performances:
Kalyan Ram is in his elements in this film. His lean physique suited the character of powerful cop. He has excelled in the confrontation scenes with Asutosh Rana and also tried his hand at comedy whenever needed. This film will surely end his drought of successes and takes him closer to Nandamuri fans.

Sruthi Sodhi is alright as the TV journalist. She excelled with her swift dance moves. Asutosh Rana is good as the wicked politician. His powerful screen presence helped to elevate the hero. Sai Kumar is decent as sincere cop. Srinivasa Reddy will provide ample laughs. MS Narayana chipped in with his impeccable comedy timing. Posani Krishna Murali and the remaining star cast did their bit.

Technical Aspects:
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.

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.

Highlights:
Kalyan Ram
Entertainment
Screenplay

Drawbacks:
Routine Story

Analysis:
First half completely runs on entertainment with a bit of action. Pre interval scene has been executed in an impressive fashion which also gives the necessary high during the interval bang. Post interval scenes between Kalyan Ram and Asutosh Rana plays to the galleries. People who love to watch full on heroism will love these scenes.

There is plenty of action in the second half and the film runs at a breakneck speed until the pre climax. Arre O Samba song is aptly placed, but the director failed to maintain the tempo during the climax. Despite few weaknesses, Pataas has enough to engage and entertain masala loving audience. Debutante Anil Ravipudi did a very good job on a whole. This is easily one of the best commercial films that we have seen in recent times. 
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