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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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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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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1 July 2005 (India)  »

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INR 150,000,000 (estimated)

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£51,675 (UK) (1 July 2005)
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Ram Gopal Varma was previously making the film in 1993 as Nayak with Sanjay Dutt. When Sanjay was arrested, Ram Gopal Varma shelved the film. 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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Version of The Godfather (1972) 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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The Indian version of The Godfather.
2 July 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Ram Gopal Verma's Sarkar is the best movie I have seen ever. Being the Indian version of The Godfather, it has the perspective of an Indian man who comes out of the system to fight the evils in the society.

Comparisons made by the media between the title character Subhash Nagre and a well known politician in Mumbai fall short for the viewer who would liked to have seen the film for knowing the politician. There are similarities - it is not the same.

Also, this film is not the straight translation of the epic Godfather although one might see certain similarities. This film is an original by itself. One must stop comparing and enjoy the film. One is sure to enjoy it then.

Look out for amazing performances by Amitabh and Abhishek Bachhan, Kay Kay Menon, Supriya Pathak and also a small appearance by Anupam Kher.


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