Detective Movie Review is Here
Though he has his roots in Telugu, Vishal has become quite popular in Tamil. His Pandem Kodi – Telugu dubbed film of Sandakozhi – was a runaway hit here as well. After that, Vishal has dubbed almost all his films into Telugu and a few worked, many didn’t. Success has been eluding him in Telugu for a while. His collaboration with Mysskin for Detective (Thupparivaalan) is now most-awaited films and expected to give him much-needed success in Telugu given that the original became a hit in Tamil.
Will Detective impress Telugu audiences too? Well, the film is a well-written detective thriller offering both thrill and feel. Besides edge-of-seat moments, it does have good dose of entertainment in a subtle way. Read on to know complete analysis of Detective.
Aadi (Vishal) is a detective who is super smart. He is so obsessed with his job that he has no time for other relations. That makes him remain as a bachelor. Money doesn’t excite him whereas mystery in a case do excites him. He takes up the case of young boy whose dog (Pomeranian) was killed mysteriously. This leads to several twists and turns. Who are all involved? How Aadi traces the persons behind this saga?
With tracing of each person, the Devil (Vinay Rai) kills the person even before Aadi gets to meet him or her to unravel mystery. How does Aadi solve this case? How will he nab Devil with the help of cops form the crux of the story. But the film has a lot more to it for sure.
Vishal is at his best. He got under the skin of the character very well. His mannerisms, attire (donning a hat similar to that of Arthur Conon Doyle’s Sherlock Homes) make him the best fit for the role. Prasanna plays a role similar to that of Watson. Vishal & Prasanna’s relationship is of course like Holmes and Watson’s relationship. And there is Mallika a role similar to Ms Holmes, played by Anu Emanuel. Mallika is a helper in Vishal’s house. Both have feelings for each other, but it didn’t go a long way.
Devil (Vinay Rai) is a revelation. It is a treat to watch him especially in the extensive climax shot in mangroves. There are many characters in the film which are functional rather than memorable. Andrea Jeremiah gets noticed with her tomboyish role in villain’s troupe. On the whole, Mysskin recruited good cast and weaved good roles for them, making Detective a film with great performances.
Besides a strong food-for-thought in this detective saga, Mysskin has offered an action treat. Sample, there is an action sequence in a Chinese restaurant where Vishal takes on a Chinese gang. It is shot so well that not a single table or chair is broken. Yet it is so engaging. And so climax sequence in mangroves. This is shot very intrinsically. Here lies the talent of director Mysskin & his team.
He even introduce us to things such as artificial thunders, ricin, laughing gas in perfumes and made the film more interesting. Scenes are very well-written and well executed. Flaws are very minute and one could be oblivious of them due to the thrill and feel the film offers. It is racy, smart, stylishly-made. The film shouldn’t be missed.
Detective is a must-watch. Go for it. You’ll be thrilled and entertained.