Russel Peters is the son of two immigrant parents. He wanted to be a break dancer when he was 16. His father worked in a chicken plant and mother worked at Kmart. His parents are from India but grew up in Canada. He had one brother. See more »
Russell Peters is as charming as ever, and he runs like a girl LOL!!!
Russell Peters is a demoted fourth class constable named Doug D'Mello of the Metro Toronto Police force. His patrol partner is Constable Robyn Gerner played by Christina Cole. They are both ambitious and risk taking patrol officers who get themselves in a wee bit of trouble with their station Captain who decides that Constable Robyn Gerner is deserving of a week's suspension for screwing up a big drug bust by attempting to go rogue. But the Captain has a lot more punishment in store for Constable Doug D'Mello. Doug gets demoted to a fourth class constable along with a month's suspension.
So with a months forced down time, Doug decides to fly back to India to visit his ill father and his father's caretaker/butler. Little did Doug imagine that the case he was suspended for back in Toronto would be intertwined with a drug cartel in far off India, and a very pretty female court appointed/ pro bono lawyer named Priya Sehgal played by Mishqah Parthiephal.
There are a number of other good performances in this mini-series as well by actors William Shatner, actor Anupam Kher who plays studley "Stanley the Manley" who is Doug's ill father, Hamza Haq who plays identical twins Gopal Chandekar, and Meren Reddy who plays the local India police precinct Inspector Abhishek Devo. Inspector Devo and Doug seem to prefer to throw insults at one another in front of the pretty lawyer Priya.
Mrs. Shullivan and I watched all four (4) episodes one episode right after the previous, and we were both in agreement that this mini-series had a decent crime plot that was not to be taken too serious, some interesting characters, and of course the charming and always witty Russell Peters. I find it interesting that at least half of the other IMDB reviewers took exception to some of what they claim were "non-authentic Indian accents". I assume this is a bit of reverse discrimination because it is rare to see this amount of complaining when other nationalities are played by American or Canadian actors, so what is all the complaining about not getting an Indian accent correct, by actual Indian/Canadian actors?
I did not watch this mini-series to watch a heavy action/crime/drama series, or for the Indian accents to be highlighted. Unlike some of the other negative IMDB reviewers, I watched this mini-series to watch an overweight stand up comedian named Russell Peters on the small TV screen chase after a scrawny kid in India, and throw one-liners continuously which is exactly what I got.
I give the Indian Detective a 9 out of 10 rating and I hope we see more of this charming Indian Detective series as the last scene in this mini-series seemed to hint at...to be continued.
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