Pataas: Pataas (English: Cracker) is a 2015 Telugu film directed by debutant Anil Ravipudi and produced by Kalyan Ram under N.T.R. Arts. Starring Nandamuri Kalyan Ram and Shruti Sodhi played the lead roles while Sai Karthik compose the music. The movie received positive reviews and turned out be first blockbuster in 2015.
Kalyan Sinha is transferred to the city and befriends GK, a powerful villain. He repents his immoral ways after a mute orphan girl is brutally killed while trying to save another girl from being raped by GK’s brother and gang.
Initial release: January 23, 2015
Director: Anil Ravipudi
Music composed by: Sai Karthik
Box office: 287 million INR
Kalyan Sinha is a corrupt IPS officer who gets himself transferred to Hyderabad and misuses his power to gain monetary benefits in unorthodox methods. During this process, he also encourages a local MP named GK who has become a huge headache to Murali Krishna, the DGP of Hyderabad. Kalyan happens to be Murali’s son who is angry on the latter as his supposed negligence killed his mother and just born sister, though Murali actually left his wife in the hospital to save several families in a riot. Unaware of this, Kalyan left Murali and joined an orphanage and became an IPS officer to seek revenge on his father. During his life at Hyderabad, Kalyan also meets two women — Mahathi, a journalist working for TV5 and Kavya, a deaf-mute philanthropist who works in a coffee shop. He loves Mahathi and expects her to reciprocate the same only to be rejected by her because of his corrupt nature. Kavya is killed by GK’s brother Nani when she tries to save a techie from being assaulted sexually by him near HITEC City.
Kalyan considered Kavya as his sister and her death enrages him and he turns against GK. GK wants to make Nani a politician while Kalyan challenges GK to save Nani from getting arrested. GK manages to kidnap the techie but with the help of a transgender, who also is the primary witness, Kalyan arrests Nani with a non bailable warrant. He also challenges GK to bring Nani out of jail within 3 days. Murali and Kalyan are united and Kalyan’s marriage with Mahathi is approved. On the third day, GK’s men kidnap the transgender and Mahathi. Murali along with his team go to the spot to save the witness. Kalyan manages to save Mahathi but is very far from the spot. Meanwhile Murali and his team along with the transgender are killed by GK and his partners. Nani and his friends are released from the jail and Kalyan plans to kill all of them with the help of an old NRI turned actor “Tsunami star” Subhash.