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Government 3 (2017)

Sarkar 3 (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 May 2017 (USA)
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The third film in Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar trilogy, which chronicles the exploits of a powerful political figure.


Ram Gopal Varma


P. Jaya Kumar (story and screenplay), P. Jaya Kumar | 2 more credits »





Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Subhash Nagre / Sarkar
Abhishek Bachchan ... Shankar (Dead in photograph)
Manoj Bajpayee ... Govind Deshpande
Yami Gautam ... Annu Karkare
Jackie Shroff ... Michael Vallya
Ronit Roy ... Gokul Satam
Amit Sadh ... Shivaji Nagre / Cheeku
Rohini Hattangadi ... Rukku Bai Devi
Supriya Pathak ... Sarkar's Wife
Bharat Dabholkar ... Gorakh Rampur
Bajrangbali Singh Bajrangbali Singh ... Gandhi
Pradip Khairwar Pradip Khairwar ... Sarkar Gang man
Amal Sherawat Amal Sherawat ... Bhosle
Parag Tyagi Parag Tyagi ... Raman Guru
Suhas Palshikar ... CM Mohan Naik
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The third film in Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar trilogy, which chronicles the exploits of a powerful political figure.

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Angrier than ever.


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Did You Know?


Amitabh Bachchan was doing a press conference for the film when he heard that dear friend Vinod Khanna passed away he abandoned the conference in between to be with his family. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the UK release; a single cut was made to a moment of strong violence (amounting to two seconds in total) in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available. See more »


Follows Reign of Government (2008) See more »

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An Underwhelming Watch, Despite A Star-Studded Cast!
23 July 2017 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Ram Gopal Verma's 'Sarkar 3' is An Underwhelming Watch, Despite A Star-Studded Cast! The two parts prior to this, were well-made films (although the first one was literally The Godfathter, which Ramu admitted himself), but the third time around, Sarkar seems to have lost his edge. Its strictly an okay film, that is shun down by a predictable story-line.

'Sarkar 3' Synopsis: Shubash Nagre aka Sarkar (Amitabh Bachchan), finds himself caught in between a web of conspiracies of corrupt politicians, a powerful business & his own grandson, Shivaji (Amit Sadh).

'Sarkar 3' is clichéd film, where nothing unpredictable happens, expect for the ending, which has a nice twist. The narrative is watchable, but it never arrests to a point where you'd root for Sarkar or even be engaged by his villains. P Jaya Kumar's Screenplay sticks mostly to predictability & hence doesn't offer anything new. Ramu's Direction is average. The filmmaker isn't in form this time around. Cinematography is standard. Editing lacks crispness. Art Direction is well-done.

Performance-Wise: Amitabh Bachchan returns as Sarkar & he's alright. The rustiness in his voice, makes it a little hard to understand the dialogue he speaks. Amit Sadh as Shivaji has strong screen presence, but channels Big B a bit too much. Jackie Shroff, in the most ill-written villainous role here, is wasted. Manoj Bajpayee is fantastic & undoubtedly, the show-stealer. The acting giant enacts the corrupt, evil politician to perfection. Yami Gautam is fair. Ronit Roy is as usual. Rohini Hattangadi is hardly there. Others lend support.

On the whole, 'Sarkar 3' is an average fare, at best.

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Release Date:

12 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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INR550,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$164,364, 14 May 2017

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