Regardless of its wafer-thin plot, the Varalaxmi Sarathkumar-starrer may have been an honest entertainer, however is undone by a cluttered screenplay and lazy writing
Fixing any fundamental narrative into a brief runtime is a tough process. After watching Danny, one can’t assist however surprise if the debut director missed a trick with the storytelling.
Danny has a really unusual script. It’s nothing we’ve not already seen in movies of a special interval. If the late Rama Narayanan turned elephants (and even snakes) into crime-solving detectives, Santhanamoorthy employs a sniffer canine.
- Director: LC Santhanamoorthy
- Forged: Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Anitha Sampath, Vinoth Kishan, Vela Ramamoorthy
- Story line: With the assistance of a sniffer canine, a policewoman leads the serach for a trio of drug addicts who rape and homicide ladies.
Kundhavai (Varalaxmi Sarathkumar) is a police inspector who assumes cost of a police station in Thanjavur after a lady’s physique is discovered burnt to demise. The complete world (learn as: oor makkal and information media) casts suspicion on the husband, and he’s arrested. However Kundhavai believes there may be extra to the story and follows different leads.
On the parallel, we see Danny (the cutest floof) nab suspects and mainly being scent grasp supreme! Danny is introduced in to assist with the homicide investigation. Kundhavai goes off on a tangent chasing the suspects, however tragedy hits dwelling and this units her on a collision course with the lads accountable for the murders. Cue the climax.
Right here is the place Danny falters. It loses focus of its core plot. In its eagerness to ship a ‘business’ movie, Santhanamoorthy provides scenes that as a substitute of propelling the narrative ahead, snuffs the juice out of its wafer-thin plot.
Danny may have been a police procedural within the mould of V1. It may have been a ‘mass’ automobile for Varalaxmi — the actor has a ‘farmer introduction’, within reason stone confronted when she places on the cop outfit (why weren’t there any chase or combat sequences?), and will have pulled off a couple of ‘whistle-worthy’ dialogues.
Danny may have been extra about Danny too! The poor canine is just used to smell issues; the labrador pup has no character arc. There’s one other police canine named ‘Manda Kasayam’ (a German Shepherd we hardly see). Most likely, Danny may have been a conflict of egos between a Labrador and the German Shepherd earlier than they be a part of paws in direction of the climax to nab the evil villain (or did I simply sort out the plot of Naerukku Naer?).
Sadly, Danny is none of this. It loses monitor as a consequence of inclusion of senseless comedy sequences which can be unfunny, and solely takes away the time that might have as a substitute been used to spin a extra gripping narrative. Relatability, too, goes for a toss. It’s exhausting to really feel invested with Kundhavai’s trigger, to marvel at Danny’s awesomeness or the villainy of its suspects.
If not for its below-average screenplay, Danny’s plot may have been tinkered to offer us a racy, edge-of-the-seat thriller, however it’s now nothing however a missed alternative for the filmmaker.
Danny is presently streaming on Zee5