“The Emperor Strikes Back”
2008 had few hits but a quench for a good cinema was left dry. All eyes were on Sarkar Raj for many reasons like big star cast, Sequel to a hit movie, Ram Gopal Varma’s next after series of damp squids. All these raises the expectation level for this movie and to rise above the expectation level is what we look out for.
‘Sarkar Raj’ is sequel to Ram Gopal Varma’s “Sarkar”, where Shankar Nagre [Abhishek Bachchan] and his father Subhash Nagre [Amitabh Bachchan] are the powerful players for politics and social welfare in Maharastra. They are approached by Anita [Aishwariya Rai] with help of Hasan Qazi [Govind Namdeo] for their concern and support to put a power plant in the rural sector of Maharastra. Shankar likes the proposal and feels it will be beneficial for his people. Less he knows that this will create uprising in the rural areas with help of dirty politics by Hasan Qazi and Deputy Chief Minister [Sayaji Shinde]. But Shankar has a foresight and can see the benefits this project can give his people and for that he goes against loads of turmoil. Things do not go the way Shankar intended. What happens next in this political thriller is worth a watch.
Background Music by Amar Mohile is great. The music plays an important role in the movie and does give a hard impact in many scenes. Screenplay of the movie is total tight and full of pace. Prashant Pandey’s Story has everything a Sarkar sequel should have, from power pack political track to excellent emotions along with fantastic climax. Amit Roy's cinematography is full of praises. The camera angles and the lightning are of top notch.
Ram Gopal Varma can be compared with a spring which after loads of pressure strikes back. He too has done the same after the series of flop films. His way of story telling is superb. Everything from close up angle, facial expressions, sudden impacts, and climax is flawless. All the homework’s are done properly and hardly any loose ends left for the viewers to think.
On the performance side…Govind Namdeo, Dilip Prabhawalkar, Sayaji shinde, Ravi Kale, etc have done total justice to their role and fits properly with the characters in the movie. Tanisha, Victor Banerjee and Supriya Pathak have hardly any role but gives good support to the movie. Aishwariya Rai has done a decent job and slips easily in the character of Anita. Abhishek Bachchan has done a first rate performance and can add this movie in his good performance list of movies. His screen presence, total grip of the character is simple amazing.
Besides all this the movie shines out with an exceptionally well performance, especially in the climax scenes by none other than Amitabh Bachchan. He rules the movie as it ends. He is and will be the Emperor [Sahenshah] of Hindi Cinema.
So….”bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ is film mein kitna hain dum???”
Dum hain.. kafi dum hai and second half mei to total dumdaar hain. This movie satisfy the long wait for a good movie this year, along with excellent performance by the star cast and good comeback of one of India’s best directors.
Ratings – 4 / 5