Kalyan Ram's "Pataas" ("Patas") has received positive reviews from the critics, who have termed it as a complete commercial potboiler.
"Pataas," directed by Anil Ravipudi, has Kalyan Ram playing the role of a cop and female lead Shruti Sodhi appears as a reporter. The film also has Ashutosh Rana, Sai Kumar, Srinivas Reddy, Jayaprakash Reddy and Prithvi among others.
Plot: Kalyan Sinha (Kalyan Ram), a corrupt police officer, gets transferred on purpose to Hyderabad. There, he encourages a local politician (Ashutosh Rana) who does illegal activities and creates trouble for DGP (Sai Kumar). Why did Sinha arrive in Hyderabad? What is his connection to the DGP? Does Sinha mend his ways and becomes a sincere officer? To know the answers, one needs to watch the film.
Critics have appreciated writer-turned-director Ravipudi for making a formulaic commercial film more entertaining. Kalyan Ram's performance is being hailed as his best next to super-hit flick "Athanokkade" by the critics. Sai Kumar's character has also won accolades from them.
Screenplay, comedy and Kalyan Ram's performances are the major highlights of the film. On the flip side, the film does not offer anything new but is just a typical commercial entertainer, said the critics.
Check below the review roundup of "Pataas":
"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," according to 123telugu.
"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. Kalyan Ram has a winner on his hands. Watch it," stated Gulte.
Performances: "Kalyanram has improved in his acting & diction and is adequate. He could have been a bit better in a few episodes. Ashutosh & Sai Kumar are quite good and apt. Srinivasa Reddy, Shruti Sodhi and etc are adequate. All comedy actors are good," according to Andhraboxoffice.
Technical Aspects: "Sai Kartheek's songs were decent and background score is pretty good. Cinematography is decent. Dialogues pack a punch. Editing is crisp. Production Values of NTR Arts are good," stated AP Today.
Verdict: Entertaining Commercial Potboiler