Movie Review: Samrat & Co. (2014)

Box Office: Disaster

What’s the movie aboutA young, beautiful and rich girl, Dimpy Singh (Madalsa 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?


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2.0 “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.”
Times Of India
1.5 “SAMRAT AND CO is a major letdown, certain elements notwithstanding.”
Bollywood Hungama
1.5 “Samrat and Co is tiresome humdrum skip it to protect your love for Sherlock Holmes, Byomkesh Bakshi, etc.”
1.0 “Rajeev Khandelwal’s film is pointless.”
1.0 “Rajshri Banner should stick to what best they are known for – family dramas. Their effort to make the shift falls flat on its face. Best avoided. “
0.5 “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.”
0.5 “Samrat & Co is a very amateur attempt at a thriller.”


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