Casting: Vishal, Prasanna, K.Bhagyaraj, Andrea Jeremiah, Anu Emmanuel
Music: Arrol Corelli
Aadi (Vishal) a private detective longs for a case that challenges his intelligence and gets mad in search of it. Aadi who longs for challenging cases refuses even lucrative offers to solve kidnapping cases.
Aadi finally takes up a case the mysterious death of a god belonging to small kid Naveen (Master Nishesh). However what looked like a small incident, develops into a mysterious tangle with series of murders. To find out whether Aadi solved the case or not, watch Detective on big screen.
Vishal who till recently entertained with high voltage mass action entertainers, came with stunning performance as the Detective. He slipped into the role effortlessly and carried the film on his shoulders with terrific body language, expressions and emotions. Vishal elevated the film with his powerful screen presence stealing the limelight from others.
The film has a star studded cast like Prasanna, Anu Emmanuel, K.Bhagyaraj, Andrea Jeremiah, Simran and others and all of them played their perfectly supporting Vishal in a commending manner.
Aron Corelli has taken the film to another level with his terrific background score. Karthik Venkatraman's cinematography created powerful impact on movie lovers. Editing by Arun Kumar could have been better especially in the second half where there are few drags.
Had Myskin reduced the length of the film and done away with few drags, film would have made even better impact. Production values are good.
Story, Screenplay, Direction
Lack of commercial elements
Slow and little routine second half
Detective has decent technical values as it is made on a very good scale. The camerawork is very impressive as it gives the film a feel of a serious thriller. Telugu dubbing was very good and so was the background score. The fights have been choreographed quite well and especially the Chinese fight is superbly done.
Coming to the director Mysskin, he has done a decent job with the film and showcased it in a new set up. The manner in which he goes about investigating the case makes things interesting most of the time. Had he narrated the murder mysteries on an even crispier note, things would have been even better.
On the whole, Detective is an investigative crime drama which has some interesting moments. A gripping second half and some decent performances are huge assets of this film. Even though the first half takes a long time to get on to the actual story line, once it catches speed, the film ends up a decent watch from there. All those who love screenplay based mystery thrillers will like this film. But for others, it is just an average watch.