Sarkar Raj Movie Review

Sarkar Raj is widely believed to be the make or break film for Ram Gopal Varma, director of the epic disaster Aag (remake of Sholay). But one must not forget the unforgettable classics like Satya, Company, Rangeela and Sarkar that RGV has delivered over the years. Back to Sarkar Raj, the expectations are high for several reasons.

  • The Bachchans – Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya – share screen space for the first time since the much celebrated Ash – Abhishek wedding last year.
  • Sequel to the 2005 blockbuster Sarkar, which was critically acclaimed too.
  • Ram Gopal Varma is a master in this genre.

So does Sarkar Raj manage to live upto expections?

Sarkar Raj Story

Anita Ranjan (Aishwarya Rai) Chief Executive Officer of the International company, Sheppard Power Plant presents a power plant project before Sarkar, which is to be setup in rural Maharastra. Sarkar disapproves the projects as the land chosen is home to over 40,000 villagers. Shankar Nagre (Abhishek Bachchan) is quick to realize all the benefits the power plant can bring to the people of Maharastra and to the growth of the state.

Shankar convinces Sarkar and embarks on a journey with Anita to the villages of Maharastra to muster public support. But things take a new turn. The controversial project leads to a political minefield. The evil forces gang up to bring down the Sarkar legacy and displace Shankar.

Sarkar Raj Review

With a powerful but not-without-its-share-of-flaws script, Ram Gopal Varma proves yet again, that he is a master at this genre of film making. His execution of the script is praise-worthy. Basically what works for Sarkar Raj is the performances, direction and the twists and turns. Some sequences just hit you hard, the unexpected happens. The second half takes the movie to a different level, its powerful its got a lot of shock value attached to it and the climax is thrilling. Background score is fantastic, the chants of “Govinda Govinda” in the background adds to the overall thrill. The cinematography (Amit Roy) is top notch. The close-up shots, in abundance throughout the movie, have been captured and performed well. The editing is crisp and brilliant.

A few scenes that make an impact.

– Abhishek about to touch Dilip Prabhawalkar’s feet, but is stopped.
– The sequences that follow just when Abhishek accepts Aishwarya’s love for him.
– When Ash asks Abhishek about his life’s most difficult decision.
– The climax. Outstanding!

But Sarkar Raj is not without its share of flaws, more in the script than the execution. (Spoiler Warning). The love-angle between Aishwarya and Abhishek isn’t convincing. More so when its barely days since the tragic death of Abhishek’s wife Tanisha, who is expecting a kid. Aishwarya’s character too is under developed and unconvincing.

Coming to the performances of Sarkar Raj, Abhishek Bachchan’s character demands intensity, but he looks more angry than intense. Overall a good performance nonetheless. Aishwarya Rai looks great, performs well throughout. Tanisha Mukherjee is decent in a small role. Dilip Prabhawalkar is excellent. Every other supporting character actor in Sarkar Raj is brilliant.

But then, one man outshines every other actor who shares screen space. His dialogue delivery and the intensity that he displays, just through his eyes, without uttering a word is mind blowing. No prizes for guessing. Sarkar Raj is Amitabh Bachchan’s show all the way. Truly truly a Legend!

Overall, Sarkar Raj is a great movie for the weekend. A worthy sequel to the brilliant Sarkar of 2005. At the box-office, the movie is sure to grow with strong word of mouth and should prove to be a winner in coming weeks.

Highly Recommended.

Rating: ★★★★☆
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113 Comments

  • is it actually a good movie?? i have like no idea??
    Can anyone tell me cuz i dont really believe in these
    movie reviews!!!




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  • dude just believe me …i watched the noon show….it delivers the best …especially the taking no match to any indian cinema…..and the legend once again proves his metal Amitabh stole the show through out…its a treat to watch amitabh performing in peak moments




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  • Awesome !!! Mind Blowing !!! SRK can keep trying for the next zillion years and he can never match up to
    Big B…

    The verdict is clear…

    Big B – Sarkar.. SRK ..Bekaar…




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  • Just watched it, incredible movie, ramu came back with a bang! All the actor were outstanding, amitabh , abh and aishwarya gave performances to remember ! I give it 5 stars




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  • The bachans outdid themselves! The legendery amitabh gave a strong performance, abhishek was too good , after guru this was great! Aishwarya was flawless, as a actress, she gaining momentum with every movie, no other actress could have done justice to this role. Last but not least, thumbs up for ramu for a great sequel!




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  • Mindblowing movie after jodha akbar this year!the twists and turns were nerve breaking!the cast were flawless! Kudos to amitabh , abhishe and aishwarya rai ;there performances were top notch! A must watch




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  • A must watch! The cast was sensational! Amitabh, abhishek and aishwarya in one movie! Yeah! Really really good! Worth the hype! Aishwarya gave again another outstanding performance after jodha akbar, abishek was mesmering while amitabh proved once again why he is a legend! 5 stars from me too!




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  • Most powerful i have ever watched since jodha!i enjoyed it tremoudly!the entire cinema was in awe with the performances and suspense!great work by the cast members!




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  • Ohhhh. Great Taking. RGV AAG biggest flop of Bollywood. &&&& Sarkar Raj Biggest hit of Bollywood. I can definately say. We can compare with sholey..




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  • ALL IS GREAT BUT I MISSED KK WHO PLAYED THE OF AMITABH’S ELDER SON IN SARKAR, HE ACTED BETTER THAT AMITAHB’S OWN SON.




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  • aag was a super flop.ramu came back with a crash.it was a wonderful movie.ash ab&big b were to good.i give 4&a half star




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  • Impressive comeback by ramu! Sarkar raj is just as great as the original(maybe better?) anywhez abhishek finally shines again after guru! Aishwarya rai is growing more and more with every movie!she has became a fine actress and a pleasure to watch! Amitabh is a one powerful actor , his performance puts other top actors to shame! He still the edge! Sarkar raj is great edgy movie!




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  • Sarkar raj rocked my afternoon! U are simply glued to your seat! Performances by amitabh , abhishek and stunning aishwarya rai were spellbounding! I was surprised and pleased by ramu! Who is truly a master in dark genre! A must watch!




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  • Have to say that its better the original! Addition of aishwarya rai is simply genious! As a actress! She has gave another peformance to remeber after jodha akbar! The movie was tighter! And more powerful! Than sarkar! Go watch for yourself! U wont regret it!




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