Movie: Patel S.IR
Banner: Vaarahi Chalana Chitram
Cast: Jagapathi Babu, Padma Priya, Tanya Hope, Subbaraju, Posani, Raghu Babu, Shubhalekha Sudhakar, Kabir Singh and others
Camera: Shyam K Naidu
Editing: Goutham Raju
Fights: Vijay, Satish, Solmon
Producer: Rajini Korrapati
Screenplay and direction: Vasu Parimi
Release date: July 14, 2017
After switching to villain and character roles, Jagapathi Babu has become quite busy as artiste in all South Indian languages. He is in much demand today. The star has attempted to do a movie in lead role.
"Patel S.I.R" is his latest movie that has him playing the title character. Lets find out the merits and demerits of the movie.
Subash Patel (Jagapathi Babu) is a retired army officer who fought for India in Kargil war. He sends away his young son from home when his son refuses to join the army. Such a fierce soldier he is.
The 6o-year-old Subash Patel has now come down to Hyderabad from Nainital to kill several gang members of a drugs gang.
He takes a young girl along with him and kills these guys. Why is he doing that? What is his relationship with this young kid?
There is nothing to fault about Jagapathi Babu. Like always he has given the best. Moreover, as a vengeance seeking retired army officer he looks terrific - the look and performance is pitch perfect. Jagapathi Babu has played dual role in the film but the character (Jagapathi Babu's son) has not much length.
Padma Priya, Aamani and Subhalekha Sudhakar are okay. Subbaraju and Tanya Hope (as corrupt cop) get noticed with their acting.
The movie is made with rich production values as Shyam K Naidu's cinematography captures the beauty of Dubai, Nainital and Hyderabad well.
Editing is pretty bad as the movie has dead slow pace and many unnecessary sequences go on. There is only noticeable song - "Avva Bujji" which is catchy.
"Patel S.IR" directly goes into the story theme without wasting any time. In the very early scenes, we come to know that the film is a revenge drama and Jagapathi Babu slipping into the skin of a 6o-year-old army officer with total gray hair makes us glued to seats.
New director Vasu Parimi has set up the story of "Patel S.I.R" interestingly. After two killings, deja vu sets in and story doesn't go forward. Trouble begins from there.
The story despite being cliched has right potential to be a good revenge drama. Screenplay and incapable direction has made the movie into an irritating experience.
Sample this: there is a guy called "Powder Babu" (played by Posani Krishna Murali) who pops up at regular interval and does comic act which can only be understood by the director or Posani. What is the link with the story is never told in the entire movie.
Then comes a corrupt police officer (played by Tanya Hope) who gets introduction in bikini act and she does all investigation but nothing of this adds to the main theme.
All of a sudden, the movie turns from revenge drama to father-son sentiment (both characters are played by Jagapathi Babu). All these episodes and sub stories have put the movie on wrong track.
There are some interesting scenes in the mid-portion of the movie and climax is also captivating. But in totality, "Patel S.I.R" bores mostly.
Jagapathi Babu has given all his strength to this role to make it a memorable one and he is indeed faultless in the role of Patel. But his hard work is wasted.
All in all, Jagapathi Babu steals the show in "Patel S.I.R" but the movie doesn't hold the interest at all.
Bottom-line: Endi Patela!