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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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'Ram Gopal Verma' had signed Amitabh Bachchan for another movie "Ek", he decided to scrap that script and decided to cast both father and son together for the first time in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Shankar Nagre: [discussing his business abroad] Everything is fine, my partner and I are doing well...
Subhash Nagare 'Sarkar': Your partner's name is Pooja, isn't it?
[Everything freezes and the tension begins to build, as Shankar slowly faces his father]
Shankar Nagre: Yes.
[pause]
Subhash Nagare 'Sarkar': When will you introduce her to us?
[pause]
Shankar Nagre: Whenever you have the time.
[the tension is relieved, and father and son exchange awkward grins]
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Version of The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Sam Dam Dand Bhed
Vocals: Kailash Kher
Music: Bapi-Tutul
Lyrics: Sandeep Nath
Recorded at Swarlata Studio
Mixed & Mastered By Chinmaya Harshe
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Powerful
5 July 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Ram Gopal Verma has not intended to actually remake "The Godfather". Its his tribute to the original great story & subsequent adaptation for Indian audiences. Hence, if one thinks that Sarkar is an Indian remake of Coppola's "The Godfather" he might get disappointed as for fact even the director has not intended to revive the original Master piece.

"Sarkar" is an Acting galore. After Agneepath, we see the best performance of Amitabh Bachchan of his career. Here is an absolutely unique genre of Acting skill depicted by Amitabh Bachchan, playing Subhash Nagare (Sarkar) illustrating all emotions through his Eyes. With very less dialogs spoken, Amitabh Bachchan proficiently establishes a massive screen presence captivating the audience throughout the movie.

Its finally proved that, its only Amitabh Bachchan who can reach or excel the act of Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone from the original.

Sarkar begins with a common man visiting Subhash Nagare seeking justice for his rape-victim daughter. The first 30 minutes is an explosive drama. The meeting with Rashid & Sarkar is riveting. The villains in the movie are like any other Hindi movie Villains and are shown larger than life which possibly was a setback unexpected from R.G.Verma Film.

The strength of the movie drama again slightly suppresses by pale acting from Kay-Kay, who plays Sarkar's elder son. Abhishek as Sarkar's younger son is shown as obedient & modest as Al Pacino in The Godfather.

The Script is then changed from the Original, and in a better fashion to suit Indian cinema. The Elder son joins the Baddies & Sarkar is caught in a conspiracy of killing a honest politician. Sarkar is arrested and an attempt to murder Sarkar in Jail is planned by the baddies just when the younger son saves his father. The gradual transformation of Abhisekh's humble human person to the tough-guy is splendid.

The major drawback of the film includes the lack of display of the Operations & Business Conducts carried out by Sarkar. We don't come to know primarily what are their various source of income. What governs the strength of "Sarkar" ? What are the mutual benefits deriving from relationships of the Politicians with Sarkar ? In R.G.Verma's Satya & Company, they perfectly dispayed the operations which the gangs conduct, their source of income & various businesses they do.

Finally the film is a journey revived through "Agneepath" where we relish the powerful performance of Superstar Amitabh Bachchan.


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