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Sarkar (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 July 2005 (India)
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The authority of a man, who runs a parallel government in Mumbai, is challenged. His son rises to face his enemies.

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Ram Gopal Varma

Writer:

Manish Gupta
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Subhash Nagre 'Sarkar'
Abhishek Bachchan ... Shankar Nagre
Kay Kay Menon ... Vishnu Nagre (as Kay Kay)
Supriya Pathak ... Mrs. Pushpa Subhash Nagre
Katrina Kaif ... Pooja
Tanishaa Mukerji ... Avantika (as Tanisha)
Rukhsar Rehman ... Mrs. Amrita Vishnu Nagre (as Rukhsar)
Anupam Kher ... Motilal Khurana
Srinivasa Rao Kota ... Silver Mani (as Kota Srinivasa Rao)
Deepak Shirke ... Chief Minister Madan Rathore
Ishrat Ali ... Khansaab
Zakir Hussain ... Rashid
Ravi Kale ... Chander
Raju Mavani Raju Mavani ... Vishram Bhagat
Jeeva Jeeva ... Virendra Swami
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Storyline

Meet Subhash Nagre - a wealthy and influential resident of Bombay. He lives in a palatial house with his wife, Pushpa; sons Vishnu and his wife Amrita and their son; a second son, named Shankar, in the United States. Subhash and his family are thrilled when Shankar returns home, in the company of a gorgeous long-legged young woman named Pooja, who he plans to marry soon. While Subhash adores both his sons, he shows his open disappointment for Vishnu, whose language, childish actions, and his affair with a Bollywood actress named Sapna are just few of his wrong actions. When Vishnu finds out that a Bollywood actor is attempting to start an affair with Sapna, he angrily guns him down in front of several witnesses. Subhash asks Vishnu to leave the house, and thereafter Vishnu is arrested and charged with murder. Then all hell breaks lose in the Nagre household when a politician named Motilal Khurana is killed, and the killer names Subhash as the person who hired him to do this killing. ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Taglines:

'There are no Rights and Wrongs. Only Power' - Sarkar

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

K Sera Sera Productions

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Marathi

Release Date:

1 July 2005 (India) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

INR 108,853,000 (India), 8 July 2005
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Production Co:

NH Studioz See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gulzar's assistant was directing a film titled "Sarkar" in 1985. Starring Anuradha Patel and Vickey Khan.. The film got shelved. See more »

Quotes

Subhash Nagare 'Sarkar': [to one of his minions] When this gentleman hears that person's name again, I want to see a smile on his face. I do not want to know who it is.
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Connections

References Karam (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Govinda Govinda
Vocals: Amitabh Bachchan, Kailash Kher, Bapi and Tutul
Lyrics: Sandeep Nath
Composition: Bapi-Tutul
Recorded at Swarlata Studio
Recordist: Chinmaya Harshe
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RGV's ode to "The Godfather"
13 October 2010 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

The opening credit clearly puts a disclaimer that like many, he is inspired by Puzo/ Copolla' "The Godfather". The very first scene reminds you of the opening of "The Godfather". What follows next is an engaging and captivating tale though remaining within the basic framework of "The Godfather".

Too many close-up shots puts immense pressure on the actors when the camera begins to roll. And guess what barring a few, everyone delivers.

۞ Big B:: RGV's dream come true first outing. Its a tailor-made role for him. Fans both RGV's and Big B's would have been satiated at this deadly combo, and it worked very both for both.

۞ Kay Kay:: After Big B, this movie will be remembered only for Kay Kay. He stands tall opposite Big B and leaves a tremendous impact (to an extent that he topples Big B with his towering performance).

۞ Aby Baby:: Silent, resilient performance start to flesh out in the second half of the movie. He does it quite effectively. The stubble and the introvert character suits him actually.

۞ Kota:: You will love to hate this character called Selva Mani.

۞ Supriya Pathak:: Authentic performance.

۞ Tanisha:: Weakest link.

۞ Katrina:: Extended special appearance.

RGV fans will get their quota of unconventional camera angles and violence. The chantings of "Govinda Govinda" could have been little more subdued. Otherwise the background music is engaging.

Sarkar is no-nonsense narrative with practically zero relief moments. Its gritty, and fast, so the viewer has to concentrate. The sepia colour adds to the rustic/ raw look. It ensures to leaves an impact, to the extent that you would love to watch it again to catch those finer nuances which you would have missed in the first instance.

PS: Don't forget to the sequel which propels "Sarkar" to a different level altogether.


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