1 May 2014 | By: Writing Buddha

Review: Samrat & Co: Every Minute is Painful!!!

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 Since Kahaani has released and done wonderfully in the genre of thriller, no other film has emerged out to be victorious since then. The announcement of Samrat And Co. was a hope that it would give us some surprising element never seen before considering Rajeev Khandelwal in the movie as he always tries to explore a new corner in his movies. Alas! This movie seems to be a daily soap made over 100 episodes with the only target of finding a murderer. The funniest part is that at one point of time, everyone in the movie believes a ghost is doing all of it and no human is involved. Actually, its obvious noting that the director is someone who has ben famous for his TV serials. 

          A young, beautiful and rich girl, Dimpy Singh (Madalasa Sharma), approaches Samrat Tilakdhari (Rajeev Khandelwal), 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 (Girish Karnad), 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 (Gopal Datt), 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?

         The movie is less about mysteries but more about Samrat's useless interventions in the lives of people who don't have anything to do with this murder. Background music tries to gain some brownie points but loses as soon as the scene starts because you realize it is yet another scene that has nothing to do with the plot. What would you say when you find the actress of the movie getting closer to the detective she have hired to find out the secret behind her father's condition/murder? That's like a typical and mediocre Bollywood stuff. 

           Usually, we find that the second lead with the detective in the movie speaks too much while the main lead is always silent and on work. Here, Chakradhar Pandey keeps on speaking but.... but with him, Rajeev Khandelwal himself speaks non-stop and incessantly right from his first cut to the last cut. We know him for his silent roles but in this movie, when he has no one around him to talk with, he talks with his own self. E.g. "Come on, Samrat". :| The actress of the movie, Madalasa Sharma, plays dumb in almost all her part. Priyanshu Sharma seems to be doing Abhishek Bachchan in the movie in every scene. Rest, everyone's role is a cameo and as useless as watching this movie. Thank God it ended by that time otherwise I would have left it in between. I hope Mr. Kaushik Ghatak works upon his limitations in next movie that he directs. This is not a TV daily soap, sir. 

 Thanks a lot.


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Soulmate said...

The way Rajeev Khandelwal looks in the movie reminds me of Benedict Cumberbatch, an actor who played the character of Sherlock Holmes in a TV series titled 'Sherlock'.

By the way, was there any one like Dr. Watson in the movie? :)

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