Sarkar 3 Movie Review

Rating: 2/5

Critic Rating: (2/5)

Movie NameSarkar 3
Movie CastSharwanand, Lavanya Tripathi, Aksha Pardasany
DirectorRam Gopal Varma
Music DirectorRavi Shankar, Pritam Chakraborty
Production CompanyAmitabh Bachchan, Yami Gautam, Jackie Shroff, Manoj Bajpayee,Ronit Roy
Release DateMay 12, 2017

Sarkar is undoubtedly one of the best works of Rag Gopal Varma. The thought of a figure like Raj Thakrey being enacted by a figure like Amitabh Bachan is worth a million. The way Big B carried out such a role was splendid. Then comes its sequel after 3 years starring Aishwarya Rai and somewhat managed to hold the attention if not as much as original. The third one in the installment releases today. Does it worsen like the second or regains the glory of the first part?

Big B from Sarkar 3
Big B from Sarkar 3

Sarkar 3 continues to show Subash Nagre (Amitabh Bachan) as the lord of the people. However, like every time there are problems internally and externally. Internally, when his grandson Shivaji (Amit Sadh) shows his interest to join his grandfather. Shivaji is the son of Vishnu (played brilliantly bu Kay Kay Menon), who was killed in part1. This triggers a cold feet among the internals, creating a fear of hwat their future would be. The chances of them turning vulnerable to the external rivals arises. On the other hand there is Yami Gautam who plays Amit Sadh’s girlfriend, and she herself is shown to have ulterior motives. There are also other characters like Manoj Bajpayee and Jackie Shroff who play roles in the whole drama. The rest of the film is about the motives, the clashes and the twists.

Merely having Amitabh Bachan and highlighting his histrionics as Shubash Nagre won’t fetch any brownie points. Even a legend like BigB needs a good script. The first half of the film somewhat garners some interest creating who is up to what. However, as the film progresses, all you will be bugged about is by the theme track of Sarkar. The writing is boring. The interest gradually falls after the interval and as we approach the end, we pray that let this be the last of series and not spoil the brand anymore.

On top of that, there are characters which are half baked. They are brought in with a curiousness but suddenly cut off. Manoj Bajpayee, for instance is given a very crucial space, and his whereabouts disappear and we wonder why. Yami Gautam is also given a hype, but restricted to an extension of her fairness ad. Amit Sadh has been very choosy about his projects and hasn’t seen any real success yet. In Sarkar3, he was good but not good enough to stand out and take any accolades. Accolades are obviously taken by Bachaan though. He is consistent as Nagre, but it was so clear that he has trusted RGV blindly and agreed to do this film. Ronit Roy was OK.

Sarkar 3 falls into one of those n misses by RGV. His last good film (though a box office disaster) was 26/11. The recent interview of RGV with Bachaan was much better and entertaining than the film itself.

To sum it up, let this be the last in the series!

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