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Government (2005)

Sarkar (original title)
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.


Ram Gopal Varma


Manish Gupta
Top Rated Indian Movies #197 | 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





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 ... Vishram Bhagat
Jeeva ... Virendra Swami


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


Action | Crime | Drama


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Did You Know?


Katrina Kaif returned to Hindi films with Sarkar. She had prior made her debut with Boom which co starred Amitabh Bachchan. Prior to Katrina entering films, Katrina Kaif was good friends with Britian based adult film actor/producer Terry Stephens (One Eyed Jack). She befriended him prior to entering films. Terry Stephens had produced a adult film that starred Katrina's elder sister Christina in 2001. It was titled One Eyed Jack's Back Door Raiders. She co starred with Omar Williams. She was credited as "Christine". She is now married to Raphael Spencer and is a school teacher in England. She also has a son. See more »


Swami Virendra: The body is a suit for the soul... by killing Sarkar you are setting his soul free... so you are not really killing him.
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Referenced in Pyare Mohan (2006) See more »


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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RAM GOPAL VARMA - A mature magician
4 July 2005 | by rdig1-1See 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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Release Date:

1 July 2005 (India) See more »

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Box Office


INR150,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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