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Samrat & Co.

In theaters : April 25, 2014 Runtime : 2 hours 05 min

Samrat & Co.
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Samrat & Co.
3.0
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3.0/ 50 - 698 Ratings 2

Critic rating:

1.3/5 - 4 Ratings

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Verdict: While it can be fun at times, Samrat & Co is too derivative for its own good due to the shoddy Sherlock Holmes imitation. This mediocre film does not deserve your company!

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Plot: A young, beautiful and rich girl, Dimpy Singh, approaches Samrat Tilakdhari, a private investigator, with a strange case. Their garden got ruined for reasons that appear natural but are not known; leading horticulturists have examined the fading plants but they have not been able to identify the probable reason. Further, her father's favorite horse died; once again the reason for the pre-mature death remains a mystery. That's not the end; Dimpy's father Mahendra Pratap Singh, otherwise a very strong and balanced man, has been experiencing deteriorating health. All these aspects when combined makes the case sound weird and that grabs the attention of Samrat. Samrat along with his assistant friend, Chakradhar Pandey, visits the huge estate of Mahendra Pratap Singh. As he starts investigating, he discovers lots of mysterious facts. The story progresses when a murder takes place in the house, which leads to a series of events, complicating things for Samrat. Every character around seems to be hiding something. How will Samrat unfold the mysteries? Will there be more mysteries while he is investigating? Will the case be solved?

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Smita Vyas Kumar
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Samrat & Co. Review - The newest detectives in town Apr 25, 2014NewsBollywood has been missing a good detective and now Rajeev Khandelwal as Samrat Tilakdhari (STD for short) and Gopal Dutt as his sidekick Chakradhar Pandey (CD) make a welcome appearance.   Though their first outing at cracking a case is a bit amateur (ok, more than a bit amateur), it is still a fun watch. Rajiv Khandelwal looks dashing and also dashes around when a brainwave grips him, (its another matter that the brainwave occurred to us at least 15 minutes before him). He has a slightly dimwitted sidekick who runs a TV show with ‘sansani’ stories and he is quite a good foil. What I liked is that there is no tomfoolery or slapstick humour. The detective takes himself seriously and so does the sidekick and that sort of gets you involved into the story.   A garden starts mysteriously dying after a mali who had been fired by the rich industrialist dies after cursing it. There is talk of a bhoot floating around and STD is called in by the pretty young daughter to solve the case. Off they go to a weird looking bungalow in Simla (which has lots of painted pine trees in the background) to solve the case. I’m not getting into the story here, not much point in a whodunit I think.   Some of the stuff is unintentionally funny such as when the police is unable to crack a code and they float a theory that is an ancient African language. Voila! STD sees Hardy Boys mystery novels in the library and cracks the code which as it turns out is what we used in school all along in our secret societies.   There are plenty of zany dialogues from STD such as “Seedhi challenges tooti pencil ki tarah hoti hai. They have no point.” Unfortunately, you can’t understand half of them since STD delivers them at breakneck speed, no doubt to keep up with the lightening speed at which his brain moves.   Should you see this movie? One time toh banta hai, for the sheer novelty of the whole thing. Kids above 8 may even enjoy solving the mystery. I think young Kavita Barjatya has a good thing on her hand. A smarter story next time will make STD and CD into a good entertaining pair on screen.   Final words overheard from couple behind me: Rajeej Khandelwal achha hai, lekin Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock was a bit better. There, hp gjhrsf.  Simple code, don’t need STD to crack it.Smita Vyas Kumar Samrat & Co. Review - The newest detectives in town Apr 25, 2014
2.5/5

Bollywood has been missing a good detective and now Rajeev Khandelwal as Samrat Tilakdhari (STD for short) and Gopal Dutt as his sidekick Chakradhar Pandey (CD) make a welcome appearance.

 

Though their first outing at cracking a case is a bit amateur (ok, more than a bit amateur), it is still a fun watch. Rajiv Khandelwal looks dashing and also dashes around when a brainwave grips him, (its another matter that the brainwave occurred to us at least 15 minutes before him). He has a slightly dimwitted sidekick who runs a TV show with ‘sansani’ stories and he is quite a good foil. What I liked is that there is no tomfoolery or slapstick humour. The detective takes himself seriously and so does the sidekick and that sort of gets you involved into the story.

 

A garden starts mysteriously dying after a mali who had been fired by the rich industrialist dies after cursing it. There is talk of a bhoot floating around and STD is called in by the pretty young daughter to solve the case. Off they go to a weird looking bungalow in Simla (which has lots of painted pine trees in the background) to solve the case. I’m not getting into the story here, not much point in a whodunit I think.

 

Some of the stuff is unintentionally funny such as when the police is unable to crack a code and they float a theory that is an ancient African language. Voila! STD sees Hardy Boys mystery novels in the library and cracks the code which as it turns out is what we used in school all along in our secret societies.

 

There are plenty of zany dialogues from STD such as “Seedhi challenges tooti pencil ki tarah hoti hai. They have no point.” Unfortunately, you can’t understand half of them since STD delivers them at breakneck speed, no doubt to keep up with the lightening speed at which his brain moves.

 

Should you see this movie? One time toh banta hai, for the sheer novelty of the whole thing. Kids above 8 may even enjoy solving the mystery. I think young Kavita Barjatya has a good thing on her hand. A smarter story next time will make STD and CD into a good entertaining pair on screen.

 

Final words overheard from couple behind me: Rajeej Khandelwal achha hai, lekin Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock was a bit better. There, hp gjhrsf.  Simple code, don’t need STD to crack it.

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First things first, when u go to watch Samrat &Co; dont go with a comparative state of mind that you gonna watch Desi Sherlock, or Indian Benedict ... read more
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