Anyone who has seen “Sherlock Holmes” series will easily guess that Vishal’s latest “Detective” is based on that. Thankfully, the director Mysskin acknowledges as the credits roll. However, the movie is not exactly “Sherlock Holmes” series, though Vishal and Prasanna are exact copy of Holmes and Dr Watson.
The film’s story is about a gang of ruthless criminals that commit murders for money and creates an impression that the murders are natural or accidental deaths.
The gang is famous for not leaving any trace of murder –they do it with clinical precision to give an impression that the deaths are not killings. However, a small mistake in one case is spotted by the detective that sets off motion for many murders. This is the main plot.
Director Is Mysskin doesn’t come to the main plot immediately but reveals it in slow burning manner. In the opening scene, a death happens and suddenly he cuts the story to the introduction of detective and his eccentric behavior.
He refuses to take up cases even if someone offers Rs 50 lakhs, but agrees to find out a missing dog when a school boy offers him just Rs 800.
He also cuts to the story of how he meets a pickpocketer Mallika (Anu Emmanuel) then comes to the main thread of this gang that casually sits at dinner table while a corpse rots in their refrigerator. After this intriguing revelation, the plot thickens.