• Sandeep Chandrasekar

Pattas Movie Review

After an extremely successful outing in Vetrimaaran’s Asuran, Dhanush returns to hit the big screens in Pattas. Pattas is directed by RS Durai Senthilkumar whose previous venture was again with Dhanush in Kodi. It stars Sneha, Mehreen Pirzada and Naveen Chandra alongside Dhanush and the music is composed by the duo Vivek-Mervin. 

The crux of Pattas is about the fading martial art Adimurai which was once propagated by Thiraviyam Perumal (Dhanush) regaining its former glory in the form of a revenge by Thiraviyam’s son Sakthi/Pattas played by Dhanush as well. Pattas does nothing new here apart from Adimurai and sticks to a classic revenge template. So one might say what’s there to watch in this movie. It's the way in which the director brings all the elements into a cohesive celluloid. 


Pattas starts off with Sakthi stealing the trophies of Nilan (Naveen Chandra) while Kanyakumari played by Sneha plots her revenge against Nilan the reason being narrated mandatorily only in the second half. We see a huge generation gap between the two Dhanush not only in terms of outfits but also the way in which both talk and behave. Munishkanth has been roped in to provide a comedic angle to the movie but in addition also essays the role of Sakthi’s foster father. Nilan kills Thiraviyam as his father played by Nasser keeps comparing him with Thiraviyam and always demotivates him. The accumulated rage against Thiraviyam and Nasser, and his inability to learn Adimurai made him take the extreme step. The rest of the story can be guessed fairly well. 

Mehreen Pirzada plays the usual role of being the love interest of the hero but also works in the office of Nilan thus making her somewhat be a part of the story till the end. It’s a cakewalk for Dhanush playing two roles as we could clearly see his acting prowess in Asuran. 


Usually the idea of revenge starts with the hero but instead its brought in by Kanya (Sneha) and when we expect the Dhanush to save Sneha, there’s a shocked Dhanush to see Sneha defend herself using Adimurai. There’s another surprise in store as just when Sakthi meets his mother, instead of having a melodramatic sequence we are greeted with Dhanush trying to steal money from her bag. 


The music and background score gels very well with the movie and the festive season in which it released thus amplifying the experience. I hoped to see some one-shot action sequences since the focal point of the movie was about martial arts. Nevertheless, there are some well choreographed action sequences which though not the best, aren't bad.  

The film is predictable and the film lacks the much needed punch. There are some very genuine and hard-hitting dialogues in the movie which makes it linger in one’s mind for sometime. The majority of the screenplay is very neat and there’s just some clutter in the beginning and this keeps the movie run steadily. 


Thus Pattas is a fast train that doesn’t deviate from its track with an added element of a martial art; it stops where it needs to but the journey continues even after the destination is reached.  

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