Pattas Story: A petty thief involves know of his illustrious father and takes on the person who murdered him to bring back limelight the traditional self-defense form that his father practiced.
Pattas Review: Every once during a while, our Tamil filmmakers encounter a forgotten or dying ancient kind and are available up with a movie glorifying it and bringing it to public consciousness – albeit for a quick while. With Pattas, Durai Senthilkumar wants to try to for Adimurai, a less heard of traditional self-defense form from Tamil Nadu, what Indian did for Varmakalai and 7aum Arivu did for Bodhi Dharman. But the matter is he seems to possess been over-excited by the novelty of Adimurai and provides us with a formulaic action drama that’s predictable from start to end. Forget plot structure and scenes, even the lines here hold no surprise.
The film begins in 2001 with a lady, Kanyakumari (Sneha, solid), being sent to prison for murder. The action then cuts to this where Shakthi alias Pattas (Dhanush, earnest) is leading a happy-go-lucky life that involves some small-time thievery and playful retaliation against Sadhana (Mehreen Pirzada), the pompous neighborhood girl. The latter makes him steal from her workplace, a mixed martial arts academy travel by Nilan (Naveen Chandra, ineffective). But little does he realize that he features a history with Nilan until he meets Kanyakumari, his long-last mother, who wants him to avenge the murder of his father, Thiraviyam (Dhanush, again) and convey glory to Adimurai, the traditional martial arts form that he practiced.
It is these portions featuring Thiraviyam that are the grace of Pattas. This flashback is crammed with drama, but surprisingly, instead of flesh out this segment, detailing the tragic turn of the friendship between Thiraviyam and Nilan, and therefore the latter’s strained relationship together with his father, an Adimurai guru played by Nasser, Durai Senthilkumar’s writing is content with dealing in broad strokes that these scenes are only half as impactful emotionally as they ought to are, and feel rushed. But there’s an inherent rousing quality to them, amplified by Vivek-Marvin’s punchy score.
On the opposite hand, the director spends an excessive amount of time on the Pattas-Sadhana track, which isn’t as funny as he wants it to be. there’s no chemistry between the 2 leads, with Mehreen’s performance lifeless and Dhanush’s youthful antics seeing as a juvenile. And even the portions that follow the film’s big revelation lack impact. Even the drama that we accompany the sports film genre is lacking within the MMA contest scenes, with Pattas made to require on lackluster opponents. After the strong show in Kodi, it’s a surprise that Durai Senthilkumar has gone to his middling Kaaki Sattai form and given us this Pattas with no bang.