Sarkar Raj

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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, an 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 of the masses. However, things are not what they seem to be, from shady fixers with an eye on multi-million kick-backs or wannabe Shankar's that are ready to incite millions of people against the highly controversial project in a state that is witnessing the worst of coalition politics. Shankar's dream project gradually becomes a political minefield and 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.


Critic Reviews for Sarkar Raj

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

  • 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.

    Jul 5, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Proves firmly that Bollywood can hold its own technically against its Western counterparts.

    Jul 5, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The film does deliver some surprises, and that's why it's much better, and tauter, than the first. The intrigue is sharper. So is the acting.

    May 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 5, 2016 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Mar 1, 2009 | Full Review…
  • This all-star concoction is as muddy as the Ganges and nowhere near as holy. Unless, of course, you're talking plot-holey.

    Jun 11, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sarkar Raj

  • Nov 03, 2008
    Adopted by Godfather but the good thing is it's adopted and not remake or copied. Director has done a great job with lighting and camera angles. Everyone acted up to the mark specially Amitabh Bachchan.
    Muhammad O Super Reviewer

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