Police officer-turned-actor-turned-politician BC Patil has finally come out with his debut directorial venture Salute. Although the movie seems to autobiographical sketch to some extent, the blending of commercial elements make it fiction.
Earlier, Tamil actors like Vijayakanth and Sarath Kumar had undertaken same kind of venture to promote their political careers. Now, BC Patil seems to have followed them in promoting himself as an honest and revolutionary politician. Although he has taken lot effort to grow to his present level, in very short time he has tried his level best in showing how an honest person like him can create a crime free rule in the state.
Besides playing lead role, BC Patil has taken too many responsibilities like direction, writing screenplay and dialogues. He has given commercial touch to the movie by including masala elements like comedy, action, sentimental and dance sequences. But he is like Jack of all Master of none. He has failed in all the areas. His dialogues do not carry necessary punch, the screenplay is very weak and many of the sequences are included without intention. There is no consistency in lead characters.