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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 »

Director:

Ram Gopal Varma

Writer:

Prashant Pandey
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

Power cannot be given. It has to be taken.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 June 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Reign Of Sarkar See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$642,523, 8 June 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,009,065, 29 June 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Victor Banerjee appeared in an Amitabh Bachchan movie for the first ever time, but never shared screen space. Victor Banerjee was playing a negative role. See more »

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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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Good Sequel, awaiting a better one
22 June 2008 | by harishprakashhpSee all my reviews

Sarkar was a brilliant tribute from RGV to the Godfather. So is its sequel Sarkar Raj. It's just the presence of both the real life Father Son duo's awesome screen presence that makes it very much watch worthy. And yes Ash Rai Bachan comes out with a note worthy performance.

The villains pitted against the Sarkar need to be more realistic and challenging. They seem strong, brainy but simply perish to the Sarkar. The plot isn't great but you'll be assured of surprises. The cinematography is simply revolutionary. The mood and tone of this film is simply visible in every shot incidentally a little overdone.

The father-son contrasting style of ideals comes into forte. The Older Sarkar(Big B) is on post retirement and the new one(Bachan Jr.) handles it all with expertise. Enters Ash with a project beneficial to Maharashtra and what follows is the plot.

I am eagerly awaiting another better written RGV Sarkar sequel.


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