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Samrat and Co. Review

Samrat and Co. Rating: 1.21/5 

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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Star World ( Hindustan Times)
Samrat & Co. is an intriguingly amateurish murder mystery in which Rajeev Khandelwal plays a Sherlock Holmes style detective. Armed with impressive powers of deduction and a sidekick who describes himself as Watson, Samrat solves crimes - in this film, the murder of a rich man in Shimla. But this unintentionally funny detective story throws up a few mysteries itself - like why is an actor as talented as Khandelwal reduced to doing material like this. These are puzzles that even Samrat wouldn’t be able to solve. I am going with one star.
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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Hungama Network Site:Bollywood Hungama
Right from the time the film starts till the last frame if the film, the viewer is subjected to a roller coaster ride of their patience, courtesy the poor direction. Where on earth will one find a reputed and famous detective, utter limericks in almost every second line of his conversation! Even though the director has infused multitude of characters in order to create confusion  in the minds of the viewers, he fails miserably in establishing their individual identities. Many of the side actors land up looking like mere props in the film. All in all, SAMRAT AND CO is a major letdown, certain elements notwithstanding.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Renuka Vyvahare Site: Times Of India(TOI)
The film is predominantly a formulaic 'whodunit' thriller, which aspires to be Sherlock Holmes but ends up looking like its parody. This too opens with a bare-knuckle, slow-mo boxing scene like Guy Ritchie's film (starring Robert Downey Jr.), but thereafter, fails to instill a sense of fear or anxiety, thanks to the excessive dialogue. While it's brave of the conservative Rajshri productions to take the leap - from family dramas to thrillers, the effort should have been more compelling. While Sherlock Holmes was dismissive of mediocrity, Samrat succumbs to it.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Komal Nahta Site: Zee ETC Bollywood Business
Kaushik Ghatak and Manish Shrivastav have penned a story and screenplay which start on an interesting note but soon lose steam. Too much happens too fast as a result of which the happenings fail to create the desired impact. Kaushik Ghatak’s direction is ordinary. The thrills and chills of a suspense drama are missing in his narration. On the whole, Samrat & Co. lacks the thrill needed in a suspense drama and will, therefore, not be able to entertain the audience. Given its poor opening, it will go down in Bollywood history as a non-starter.
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Ratings:0.5/5 Review By: Paloma Sharma Site:Rediff
A blatant, unashamed and at times, scene-by-scene copy of films like Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Bhoolbhulaiya, Samrat & Co. might have a good enough screenplay burried somewhere beneath all the trash but none of it shows in the execution.Samrat & Co might be about an extraordinarily observational man's fight against crime but as far as cinema goes, this film is a crime against the genre..
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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
There’s a tribute paid upfront to Sherlock Holmes, but the filmmakers are also fans of Robert Downey Jr’s playing of the great detective. Rajeev Khandelwal, who plays STD, is to be found in a ring, just the way Downey Jr did, pulping an opponent, and then making a young lady’s jaw drop by his rapid-fire deductions about where she is from, and how long she has travelled to get to him. I’m all for murder mysteries and brainy sleuths, but this one made me slump in my chair. The biggest mystery remains : when will we get a great one?
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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Rahul Desai Site: Mumbai Mirror
After a late screening, I hailed a rickshaw while furiously trying to decode Rajeev Khandelwal's tribute to BenedictCumberbatch. Samrat Tilakdhari aka STD is based on Sherlock Holmes too. Driver: Unusual pupil constriction in your cornea suggests excessive eye-rolling and stupefied blinking. You were displeased that Samrat was part-kickboxer like Robert Downey Jr. and partsociopath like Cumberbatch-a combination most unsatisfactory in a Rajshri setup.
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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Tushar Joshi Site:DNA
A mismanaged desi version of Sherlock Holmes, Samrat & Co throws up more mysteries and questions about its badly written plot than the ones we are expected to watch. Heavily borrowed from Robert Downey Jr's critically acclaimed film, there is hardly any original material worth mentioning. Aiming to be a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat the film ends up making you restless and going for multiple breaks than following the cliched ridden plot.
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  1. Surely this is the first detective movie by Rajiv Khandelwal, but it will leave you wondering “What went wrong with Sherlock Holmes that I came here to watch this”. In the attempt of being another Holmes mimic, this movie will rupture all your hopes regarding a detective thriller. The plot is simple- A beautiful rich girl Dimpy Singh (Madalsa Sharma) approaches detective Samrat (Rajiv Khandelwal) with a strange case. He is a private investigator and the whole plot revolves around him unfolding the mysteries.

    This, I swear is nowhere near to any detective plot. It is missing many (almost all) of the essential ingredients of a detective thriller leaving the audience in frenzy to figure out themselves what is going on.

    Firstly the film has nothing intriguing so as to suspect who is the criminal. All the characters to be suspected, come for not more than 30 seconds on the screen and disappear to never come back again. Thus leaving you with an iota of no doubt regarding who is the murderer. Secondly, detectives don’t speak much but think aloud in their minds. This is definitely not the case here. And lastly, the mood turner angle of the film, where a romantic scene has to be added upon. Seriously, nothing can give you more shakes in head than this. Before interval the movie sets you high with numerous doubts in your mind, with the hope that they will be cleared after interval. This is again not the case.


    Waste of such a good talent in Rajiv Khandelwal this film can manage upto 2 Crores on first day. Directed by Kaushik Ghatak and produced by kavita Barjatya this film could have bagged applaudes easily under the Rajshri banner if this simple concept could have been applied well.

    Lifetime collection for this movie can be around 7 Crores. Not much from this movie is expected. Releasing alongwith are Kaanchi and Revolver Rani, two big banner films. This again could slow down the business for Samrat & Co.

    1.5/5

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  2. Samrat & Co is a Detective-Thriller which is similar Sir Author Canon Doyle's "The Hound Of Baskerville" its Good movie. If you didn't watch THOB then you like it I'm going 3.5/5 stars watch it.

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  3. Well this movie is a wonderful movie...!! Many say sherlock copy but its basically well made. Great acting Rajeev Khandelwal proud of his choices....!! Way to go 5 stars for it

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  4. Well this movie is a wonderful movie...!! Many say sherlock copy but its basically well made. Great acting Rajeev Khandelwal proud of his choices....!! Way to go 5 stars for it

    April 25, 2014 at 4:53 PM

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  5. A wonderful detective film. Hats off to director n producer ..!!

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  6. Wondeful movie....must watch...superb acting skills of Rajeev Khandelwal....one more feather to his cap

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  7. All the reviews take money.. 1.5 average rating for such a good thriller.. Hats off to you guys.. U guys just sucks..

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  8. People who loved this movie so much..Please spare some of your precious time and go watch the movie Sherlock Holmes and then first episode of BBC's Sherlock and then use the little grey matter that you have and spot the similarities.
    It's nothing but a rip off. But if you still don't get it then I have no words for such people.

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