Sarkar Raj (2008)
Sarkar Raj Photos
Critic Reviews for Sarkar Raj
Sixty-five-year-old Amitabh Bachchan, India's vibrant and virile living legend, is riveting in nearly every film he does. But even a true fan's ardor is tested by the tedious political thriller, Sarkar Raj.
Proves firmly that Bollywood can hold its own technically against its Western counterparts.
Sarkar delivers a long monologue at the end of the film that explains what really happened: chiefly that the power plant was just a ruse for a power struggle. Too bad Varma didn't make that film.
Ram Gopal Varma's... reworking of The Godfather... delivers the casting coup of Bollywood's royal family %u2013 Amitabh Bachhan, his son, Abhishek, and Abhishek's wife, Aishwarya Rai %u2013 ... [but] the result is overwrought and cliched.
This all-star concoction is as muddy as the Ganges and nowhere near as holy. Unless, of course, you're talking plot-holey.
Audience Reviews for Sarkar Raj
Good stuff. Don't sleep on foreign cinema. Although this is an homage to the Godfather, foreign cinema seems to be getting better, as home grown flicks are content with the sad state of affairs that is the status quo.
Although an entertaining and engaging Indian tribute to "The Godfather", the terrible overuse of music to increase intensity and emphasis distracted from an already driven plot.
Sarkar Raj Quotes
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.
Discuss Sarkar Raj on our Movie forum!