Movie : Pathasala
Rating : 2.75/5
Cast: Sashank , Hamood , Nandu , Anu Priya and Others
Directed by : Mahi V Raghav
Produced by : Rakesh Mahankali, Pa
Banner :Moon Water Pictures
Music by : Rahul Raj
Release Date : 2014-10-10
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Pathasala is a road film targeted at young audience. This film doesn’t have much of a story. It solely runs on the moments the friends share and experience in a road trip.
Five good friends complete their Engineering and are very sad about leaving each other. Their Professor gives them an idea of going on a road trip. This trip gets them closer and makes them know more about each other. Film ends by showing how the five friends have settled in their lives.
Hamood plays the role of narrator. He gets the bigger share in terms of screen space, but he is a very average actor. Nandu has an experience of doing few films earlier. He is good among all the five friends. Anu Priya tries hard to look cute. Sashank plays a key role in the film and he is impressive. Senior actors like LB Sriram, Surya and Narasimha Raju have done special roles.
Direction by Mahi V Raghav is neat. He has good visual sense and brought the best out of his technicians. Music is soothing and the cinematography is pleasant. Producers have spent well on the movie to make it look like a quality product. Pathasala is very good in terms of technical finesse considering its budget.
- Snail paced screenplay
- Disjointed scenes
Pathasala is a different attempt from the usual formula films. This film is about the experiences and inner feelings of the youngsters who are at the cross roads of choosing what to do with rest of their lives. There are some nice moments between the friends that may appeal to young audience.
Emotional conflict plays the key role in this film and that is shown well in few scenes. Pathasala is all about feel good moments and emotions. But the screenplay connecting these scenes is not up to the mark. Director should have toned down on the emotional part a bit and focused more on the entertainment to please the target audience.
Pathasala is too long and agonizingly slow at times in spite of having some well conceived scenes. One needs so much patience to sit through the film. Second half in particular is very slow and high on emotions. It is a well made film but may not appeal to the majority of audience. Watch it if you are okay with slow paced emotional films.
Verdict: Bumpy Road Trip