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Sarkar Raj (2008)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 6 June 2008 (India)
When Anita Rajan, CEO of Sheppard power plant, an international Company, brings a power plant proposal to set up in rural Maharashtra before the Nagres, insightful Shankar is quick to ... See full summary »


Ram Gopal Varma


Prashant Pandey

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Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Subhash 'Sarkar' Nagare
Abhishek Bachchan ... Shankar Nagre
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Anita Rajan (as Aishwarya Rai)
Ravi Kale ... Chandar
Govind Namdeo ... Hassan Qazi
Victor Banerjee ... Mike Rajan
Dilip Prabhavalkar ... Rao Saab
Rajesh Shringarpore Rajesh Shringarpore ... Sanjay Somji
Supriya Pathak ... Pushpa
Tanishaa Mukerji ... Avantika (as Tanisha)
Upendra Limaye ... Kantilal Vora
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shokri Amirali Shokri Amirali ... Amir
Javed Ansari Javed Ansari ... Negi (Mystery Killer)
Diwakar Dhayani Diwakar Dhayani ... Ashwin
Kay Kay Menon ... Vishnu (archive footage)


When Anita Rajan, CEO of Sheppard power plant, an international Company, brings a power plant proposal to set up in rural Maharashtra before the Nagres, insightful Shankar is quick to realize the benefits the power plant can bring to the people. After convincing Sarkar who is against it for various reasons, Shankar undertakes a journey along with Anita to the villages of Maharashtra to mobilize support from the masses. However, things are not what they seem to be and Shankar's dream project gradually becomes a political minefield. It is in this backdrop the evil forces mightier than ever, mushroom and gang up to bring down the regime of Sarkar and obliterate Shankar's name from the political horizon. Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Power cannot be given. It has to be taken.


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

6 June 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Reign Of Sarkar See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyderabad, Telangana, India


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$642,523, 8 June 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,009,065, 29 June 2008
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


First film to star Abhishek and Aishwarya after wedding. See more »


Referenced in Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola (2013) See more »


Jhini Jhinisi Subah Aahti Hai
Performed by Shweta Pandit, Roop Kumar Rathod
Lyrics by Prashant Pandey
Music by Bapi, Bapi-Tutul
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Not only entertaining....but enlightening also!
9 June 2008 | by sonali_no1See all my reviews

I personally really liked the movie.

True, it may not have been as fast-paced or powerful as the first one, but it definitely leaves an impact, and a big one too. I not only enjoyed every minute of this movie, but learned a lot from it too.

The background music was good, it suited the scenes and the genre and the religious temperament of Subhash Nagre, who after all IS the protagonist. Everything eventually, does revolve around him. Dialogues were amazing. So what if they were philosophical and unrealistic at times? They were meaningful and thought-provoking. I have to admit, even after the movie and during dinner with my family, I was pondering over some of Subhash Nagre's words. I especially loved the dialog "There is very thin line between profuse loyalty and betrayal." Honestly, it made a lot of sense and got me thinking about something I had never realised. Whoever wrote the dialogs deserves special praise! I think they were one of the film's strongest aspects.

Of course, in order to give justice to notable dialogs, you need apt actors who can deliver them perfectly. And thank goodness, the dialogs don't go to waste! Big B, Abs and Aish were all top-notch in this movie. They proved themselves, once again, to be one of the finest actors in the film industry. They also proved their versatility because their roles were definitely not easy and very different to other roles they had taken on in the past. Everything about them was perfect...no criticisms or complaints! The story and plot were interesting and although the pace may have slackened at various points, I would not regard it as one of the film's (if there are any), minus points. I think the slow scenes were a much needed contrast to the fast and violent scenes that the film comprised of otherwise. They made the audience realise that the characters in the film, no matter how heroic or powerful they may be, are humans, with emotions and moments where they simply need to be with each other and express themselves. It added a realistic and human touch to the film. The twists and the climaxes were extremely well executed and definitely had the intended effect on the viewer. All the characters and situations in the film contributed to the happening of the twists and climax brilliantly. Nothing made me question - but how can that happen...or why did that happen? I was satisfied and convinced throughout.

Overall, Sarkar Raj was a remarkable piece of cinema that will have a deep impact on the audience, and although you may not want to watch it again, it will take longer than you think to escape your mind

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