Samrat & Co trailer: Is Rajeev Khandelwal aping Hollywood actor Benedict Cumberbatch?

Wed, March 19, 2014 9:30am UTC by 4 Comments

Samrat & Co trailer: Is Rajeev Khandelwal aping Hollywood actor Benedict Cumberbatch?

The trailer of Rajeev Khandelwal starrer Samrat & Co is out and though this detective film looks pretty decent, it did reminded us of  BBC’s hit television show Sherlock

Directed by Kaushik Ghatak and produced by Kavita K Barjatya under the Rajshri Productions banner, Samrat & Co stars the very talented actor Rajeev Khandelwal and Madalsa Sharma. Going by the trailer, it seems Rajeev has done a fine job of playing a detective. In the video, you get see him mouth some dhasu dialogues while solving a mysterious, impossible murder case. Well, that’s what the trailer says. While Khandelwal has proved his mettle as an actor time and again by experimenting with his films, Samrat & Co somehow is a bit disappointing as the trailer looks like a rip off of British television series Sherlock which features Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes. Rajeev’s attire and body language also seemed similar to Benedict. But that’s not surprising as these days many Bollywood films are inspired from Hollywood flicks and TV shows, hai na?  Overall the trailer of Samrat & Co isn’t too bad but that’s only coz of Rajeev Khandelwal.

While we aren’t maha impressed with the trailer of Rajeev’s upcoming film, we hope our opinion changes when we actually see the movie in the theater. For now, Bollywoodlifers you watch the video and tell us what you think!

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  • purnima dixit

    BBC’s Sherlock had been a blockbuster series….& its every episode had been intresting right from “A study in pink” to the last one I watched “the empty hearse” ….
    Benedict Cumberbatch had been amazing as Sherlock Holmes & I guess Sherlock acts as a inspiration for such genre of films which deals with mystery solving detectives …. so if trailer reminds of Sherlock its not surprising…Guess who follow the Sherlock series can easily bring out the similarities

    I personally feel there is no harm in getting inspired as long as the film as a whole doesn’t ends up a complete rip off…I am sure film gonna have its own uniqueness which will make it different from the Sherlock series ….

    I am keeping positive frame of mind of not watching film on comparative basis…but watch it just a new film….

  • Guest

    Namrata Thakkar, I do hope you know that Sherlock is a British series and not an American one. Also Benedict Cumberbatch is a British actor. No more Hollywood than our very own Irrfan Khan.

  • Arnav

    its link in wikipedia states its a remake of hounds of baskerville, a part of sherlock holmes books /series…as long as the filmmakers give credits for their movies to the original ones, i guess it is only appropriate and not at all unethical to make a remake of the original work

  • Shubham

    Trailer is ok and Samrat & co. Songs and lyrics are not too good


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