Rajeev Khandelwal (Samrat Tilakdhari), Madalsa Sharma (Dimpy Singh), Gopal Datt
(Chakradhar Pandey), Girish Karnad (Mahendra Pratap Singh), Priyanshu
Chatterjee (Sanjay Singh), Sujata Sanghmitra (Sunita Singh), Shreya Narayan
(Divya Singh), Indraneil Sengupta (Vijay Singh), Barkha Bisht (Revati Singh),
Ravi Jhankal (Puran Kaka), Puja Gupta (Shanti), Navin Prabhakar (Hari), Rajneesh
Duggal (Deepak), Bhaumik Sampat (Inspector Khalid), Pradeep Welankar (DGP
Arjun), Smita Jaykar (Narayani Dave), Deepak Shroff (Kishore Dave), Ramgopal
Bajaj (Satyadev Baba), Anurag Jha (Ghanshyam), Ajay Bhandari (Anuj), Gufi
Paintal (Dinesh Das), Kabir Chopra (Vikramjeet)
Investigative Thriller, Suspense
Kavita K Barjatya, Rajshri Productions
Ghatak, Manish Shrivastava
2 hours 05 minutes
an effort of the director Kaushik Ghatak to give India its Sherlock Holmes (and
of course Watson as well). But somewhere the effort fizzles out.
Tilakdhari (Rajeev Khandelwal, erstwhile television heart-throb – Sach ka
Samna, Kahin to Hoga fame), a detective who is extraordinarily observant man. He
handles only those cases which give him a feeling of thrill and adventure. He
wears trench-coat, derives inferences about people he has just met. But he utters
his words so fast that as an audience, I could not comprehend half of them. His
‘Watson’ Chakradhar aka CD (Gopal Datt), calls Samrat STD (Sharp Teekhi
Drishti) and hosts a programme called Chakradhar ka Chakraview.
at the doorstep of Samrat. Before Dimpy could even speak out the reason behind
her visit, Samrat spells out breathlessly about Dimpy and her background and in
the process impresses her. Dimpy had a strange case for Samrat i.e. both her
garden and her father Mahendra Pratap Singh (Girish Karnad) are suffering after
the death of a gardener, followed by the premature death of a horse. Flowers
don’t bloom in her garden, and Mahendra Pratap Singh’s mental health is
deteriorating. He is paranoid about lot many things. Dimpy wants Samrat to
unfold the mystery behind these things.
and goes along with Dimpy to her palatial mansion in Shimla. There he meets Dimpy’s
brothers, elder one Sanjay Singh (Priyanshu Chatterjee), and the younger one
Vijay Singh (Indraneil Sengupta). Sanjay welcomes Samrat whereas Vijay did not
approve of Samrat initially. A mysterious fire catches a tree (the fire looked
absolutely animated and artificial). Mahendra Pratap Singh recognizes Samrat as
detective and warns him so as to stay just as Dimpy’s friend and not as a
detective in the house.
Divya Singh (Shreya Narayan) – undergoing psychiatric treatment, Narayani Dave (Smita
Jaykar as wife of Mahendra Pratap Singh), Revati
Singh (Barkha Bisht), manager
Deepak (Rajneesh Duggal), Puran Kaka (Ravi Jhankal), Maid Shanti, a
Kleptomaniac (Puja Gupta), Hari (Navin Prabhakar), Satyadev Baba (Ramgopal
Bajaj), Bhaumik Sampat (Inspector Khalid), Pradeep Welankar (DGP Arjun) etc.
is Vijay, the younger son, who is accused of smothering his dad to death.
Samrat tries to get to the depth of this murder, but then what ensues is series
of mysterious deaths. Many characters mentioned above turn out to be the
suspects as well.
suspects? Was it a group attempt ? What were the logics which made the suspects
the ‘suspects’ in Samrat’s eyes ? How did Samrat reach the actual murderer ?
What were the motives of the murderer (s) ? Watch the movie to seek the
and their Performance:
actor and he has given great performances in the past. But he has not given a
power-packed performance in this movie. His dialogue delivery is at such fast
pace (probably to justify his STD image), but does not go very well.
cast. Girish Karnad, another great actor, is completely wasted in this movie.
& Co.’ does not unfold any ‘Dilchasp Rahasya’ (interesting mystery)…