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Sarkar (2005)

 -  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kay Kay Menon ...
Vishnu Nagre (as Kay Kay)
Supriya Pathak ...
Mrs. Pushpa Subhash Nagre
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Pooja
Tanisha ...
Avantika
Rukhsar ...
Mrs. Amrita Vishnu Nagre
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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 ...
Vishram Bhagat
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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'There are no Rights and Wrongs. Only Power' - Sarkar

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Action | Crime | Drama

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1 July 2005 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Sarkar - Der indische Pate  »

Box Office

Budget:

INR 150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£51,675 (UK) (1 July 2005)

Gross:

£150,646 (UK) (15 July 2005)
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Many directors have been trying to get both the real life father and son together in the same movie, finally 'Ram Gopal Verma' managed to rope them in together for the first time, even though Bunty Aur Babli (2005) (to which the father and son signed much later) was released earlier. See more »

Quotes

Swami Virendra: [during meditation he realizes Shankar is in his house with his gang] In the Bhagwad Gita it says...
Shankar Nagre: [interrupting] I don't believe in God.
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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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RAM GOPAL VARMA - A mature magician
4 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

SARKAR is a creation of a life time from Ramu, it will remain as a highlight in all the artists careers, a great movie...it sucks you into it and throws you out. I watched the movie and before i could realise it started...it finished. When someone says slow narration...they are just ignorant of what cinema making is all about. Amitabh is excellent...on par with him is his son playing hi son in the movie, Abhishek. He is the one actor out of the young genre who will stand tall for a long time. The music of the movie is first rate, it plays a very important role in keeping us glued to what happens on screen.

I read a post saying "a bad adaptation of godfather" lets get this one clear that this is not Godfather. We get that impression because Ramu says he is inspired by the Hollywood movie, very kind of him. I have seen the movie and can confirm that approx 5% meets with what we have seen in Godfather.

Talking about direction, i could write a couple of pages about it, but i prefer to say it is exceptional. Its a pity our movies do not get as much exposure as international cinema, but having watched movies from all other languages, Indian cinema coming from unorthodox directors like Ramu are far better.

Watch the movie or you will miss out on something special.


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