Nandamuri Kalyan Ram’s PATAS released with much hype. A much needed hit for Kalyan. Kalyan Ram makes a Power-packed entry as a Cop. Too good entry. Best after Athanaokkade. He is a forest cop. After an incident he makes sure he is transferred to hyderabad. Villain makes a ferocious entry. Srinivas Reddy is Kalyan’s asst he is hilarious in the whole first half. He joins the job. Saikumar is the DGP, some flash back scenes appear makes it as if there is some flash back. Heroine is a press reporter. Kalyan appears as a corrupt cop with some intentions. He now falls in love with heroine, gives lot of press meets for the sake of meeting her.
Prudhvi and Prabhas Srinu are real estate people who comes in between to give some laughs. A small twist in the tale, Kalyan Ram is Saikumar ‘s son. Flash back is revealed. Kalyan Ram develops grudge on his father because the death of his mother is caused by Saikumar his father. A flash back similar to that for Nagarjuna’ s Varasudu movie. Saikumar tries to get close to his son. Similar play of Varasudu Movie. Now MS Narayana makes an entry as a Tsunami Subash he is a movie star, similar play of Dubai Seenu. Kalyan Ram tries helping the Villain in all the cases, where Saikumar has a grudge, Saikumar tries to convince his son that there is a reason for not attending his mother’s treatment, reason for her death. He explains the reason. Kalyan Ram gets Convinced and joins hands with his father. Both are one now forgetting the flashback. Leaving it for destiny. Villain’ s brothers tries to rape a girl in vain. But other girl is killed, who actually is Kalyan’s God given sister. Now Kalyan Ram fights with Villain gang. Makes it the way Power movie was dealt. Kalyan Ram challenges the villain and it’s an interval. Now the revenge and challenges start between hero and Villain , heroine now falls in love with Kalyan Ram because he changes as a sincere Cop. Their love story goes on, this episode is similar to that of Lakshmi Narsimha movie. How the villain hero fight goes on and how hero wins the challenge is the story with racy second half screenplay.
Kalyan Ram as a Corrupt Cop and a sincere Cop steals the show, his best so far. He had really become a matured actor, his best dialouges delivery and expressions so far. His emotional scenes are also good. He is a one man show. He is looking handsome. Best movie for him on par with Anathaokkade. Heroine is just a part of play. She is mediocre. Should have selected someone else. Sai Kumar ad Kalyan father is done a great job she is good and fitted the role perfectly. Srinivas Reddy is just hilarious. He filled the entertainment quotient perfectly. He saved the film in many places. Jayprakash Reddy is fantastic. He is hilarious. Shakalaka Shankar is good. Rest other did the jobs perfectly. Performances are very good.
Cinematography is very good. Visuals are perfect, slow motion visuals are good. Songs are mediocre but the background score is superb. RR needs a mention he has elevated many scenes. Story is similar to many old films, varasudu, Lakshmi Narsimha, Power, yamudu etc. So traces are there no doubt but screenplay saved the film majorly. Remix song is good. Racy second half saved the film by a huge extent. Screenplay is good in both the half. Fights are superb. Director needs a mention here, he has shown Kalyan is the best way possible. Given him an other life no doubt.
Kalyan Ram PATAS is a breather for everyone involved in the movie. Though the story has the traces of few old films it doesn’t deviate to the point. Entertainment in the first half and racy second half screenplay are it’s assets. Kalyan Ram performance is a breakthrough. It’s a package mass masala formula. Srinivas Reddy is an asset giving relief to many. Screenplay is similar to that of singam in second half. Very racy. It’s the same old revenge drama dealt is good way. Nothing new in the content same old stuff but will entertain you in a big way. It might give you a dejavu of few films but will make you forget it for its screenplay. Director needs a mention here for projecting Kalyan Ram in a different way. His best so far. PATAS is a breather for the industry and a saving factor for Kalyan who badly needs a hit. After disastrous OM this will make Kalyan forget his past. Good one.
Verdict – PATAS is a fire cracker, breather for Kalyan Ram, Pakka commercial Masala film. Go for it. Put your logics at home.