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Danger
Priyanka Pulla / fullhyd.com
EDITOR RATING
7.5
Performances
Script
Music/Soundtrack
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NA
NA
NA
NA
Suggestions
Can watch again
NA
Good for kids
NA
Good for dates
NA
Wait to rent it
NA
When you leave the theater, the background score is pounding away in your head – and while you have a beatific smile on your face, all the zip and action of Danger is still spinning full-tilt inside. The pick-up and momentum of the film are so dramatic, it's like jumping off a running train when the movie stops. You are still speeding when you exit.

Perhaps one lesson to be learnt from Danger is that often technical brilliance is all there is to movie-making. This story could have been about a couple of lovers, or a bunch of college-goers, like it is, and the rest of the details could be garbled up completely. Yet, if Krishnavamsi and team kept up the slick editing, the trippy soundtrack, and the freaky, natural light camerawork, it would still have been a ride!

And of course – don't forget the dialogues. They are zingy when they ought to be, and funny next. On the whole, they are perky edge-of-your seat dialogues, that are packed with entertainment, even through those un-noticed moments in the movie. Like the scene where the gang of five kids is lost in the forest, looking for somewhere to moor. Their fumbling around is captured hilariously in the dialogues – even the whispering is not wasted.

Danger is one movie whose most brilliant moments lie completely behind the screen. For technical astuteness, it competes, very hotly, for a place alongside classics like Kshana Kshanam.

As for the story - Lakshmi (Swati), Radhika (Sherin), Ali (Abhishek), Satya (Allari Naresh) and Kartik (Sairam Sankar) are five tight friends. Lakshmi is getting engaged, and the five are grouping together to barge into and join in the fun at her pelli choopulu. Ali is the techical wizard in the group, and gets hold of Kartik's brand new camcorder and starts shooting everything in sight.

The friends decide to go to a private party at Gandipet, the last time before Lakshmi leaves for the States after her marriage. They push off together, boozing in the car and driving at top speed. Along the way, they hit a police car, escape, and witness a child-sacrifice ritual by a politician, all on that same night. And of course, Ali films it all.

And from then on, the troubles break on them like an avalanche.

The movie is about the police, criminals and college-goers, tied up in a complicated chase extending to the outskirts of Hyderabad. Like a knitting needle, they loop in-and-out, over-and-under, criss-and-cross, till you are feeling giddy. Through the forests of Vikarabad, to the hutments in Sanathnagar, and finally to Ravindra Bharathi, the camera moves at 3D, virtual-reality angles, with alternate staccato and zipping rhythms. Meanwhile, the natural lighting (car headlights, torches, bulbs) that Krishnavamsi has insisted on using, gives the sets an eerie, isolated look.

Abhishek, Naresh and Sairam display crackerjack acting skills, while the girls have less of a role in terms of emotional variability. They are hysterical most of the time. Swati in particular, making her much-anticipated debut here, has a role somewhat akin to a single member in a Mexican wave - contributory, but not self-sufficient enough to be judged. Sherin does her "What shit yaar?" impression well, and spouts Telugu swear words with aplomb.

Probably another source of good Karma for this movie will be that after ages, it brings back Brahmanandam in a well-scripted role. As the blank-faced and blank-brained, romper-suited man who has the ill-luck to run into the gang of kids time-and-again, he manages to induce nothing less than guffaws from the audience. It's a small glimpse of his erstwhile brilliance.

On the whole, this movie will give you as much of a kick as 2 hours of dancing at Durgam Cheruvu. It ends in two hours and fifteen minutes flat, before you even think of kicking off your shoes and sinking into the seat. And from horror to fear to comedy, it takes a decent shot at all. That's better entertainment-per-unit-time value than you'll get in a long time. Go for this one for a good rattle and shake this week (and probably many after). It will keep you jiving long after you leave the theater.
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Danger (telugu) reviews
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  • Cast
    Sairam Shankar, Allari Naresh, Abhishek, Swati, Sherin, Shafi, Hema, Kavitha, Lahari, Brahmandandam, Apoorva
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    Joshua Sridhar
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    Krishnavamsi
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    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
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Full Hyderabadi on 23rd Nov 2005, 3:17pm | Permalink
not a bad movie guys. the best part abt the movie is the pace. and the worst part (s).........

but is a decent one over all.
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6
Krishna Vamsi on 11th Nov 2005, 5:43pm | Permalink
Horrible Movie
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2
Papaala Putta on 3rd Nov 2005, 1:11pm | Permalink
ding dong bell. movie in the well.
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4
Sivaji Kondapalli on 1st Nov 2005, 1:14am | Permalink
The worst movie which I have seen under the direction of Krishna Vamsi, it's even bad in editing too (see forest night scene just before interval, which is duplicated).
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2
Sai Kr on 31st Oct 2005, 11:49am | Permalink
bakwaas
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2
Sharat B on 30th Oct 2005, 7:34pm | Permalink
excellent thrilling movie to watch
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10
J J on 30th Oct 2005, 2:08am | Permalink
good
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2
Priyanka Critic on 30th Oct 2005, 1:05am | Permalink
this is the most shit movie of tollywood and you gave it 3.5...?

r u ok?
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2
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