MOVIE NAME: ” Sarkar “
Boxoffice70mm RATING: 2.5/5 (★★★★★)
Starring: Vijay, Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar
Directed by: A.R. Murugadoss
Produced by: Kalanithi Maran
Banner: Sun Pictures
Music by: A. R. Rahman
Release Date: 6th November 2018
” Sarkar “ Review:
SARKAR is very strictly for Vijay Fans. This film has been designed, executed as an out and out political drama to fulfill hero Vijay’s real-life political ambitions. The first half of Sarkar makes some sense though superficial, in second half director Murugadoss gone too overboard in terms of cinematic liberty.
Overall, this film is far below than the hero – director’s previous combo ‘ Katthi ‘ .. doesn’t even match Vijay’s previous film ‘ Mersal ‘
A couple of fights and background score stand out
NRI, USA based GL Company CEO, Billionaire Sundar Ramasamy visits India to cast his vote on Election Day. After being rejected his right to vote, Sundar gets determined to fight a legal battle with the election commission. His fight with the electioneering process very soon turns into a political rivalry with the ruling party. As re-elections approach, Sundar decides to directly take on the chief minister in the latter’s own constituency. Rest of the film revolves around how Sundar tries to outsmart formidable ruling party, how the ruling party tries to counter his activities
Music: By Music by A. R. Rahman is outstanding but his background score was just superb.
Cinematography: By Girish Gangadharan is plus for the film.
Editing: By Sreekar Prasad was very good.
Direction & Written: A. R. Murugadoss, Jeyamohan are successful to make any positive impression with this film
Vijay as Sundar carries this film solely on his shoulders. Keerthi Suresh as politician’s daughter got a lengthy role but insignificant. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar is the surprise pack, as CM’s daughter, she played the villain role. Yogi Babu Comedy is decent and is limited three scenes though. Radha Ravi is a good fit for the political role.
SARKAR takes off in an interesting manner but turns superficial as it progresses. Initial scenes such as Introduction Song, Sundar’s entry to India, Rejection of his vote were fast-paced. However, from there the story’s primary point isn’t much convincing. Why would election commission or courts cancel already completed elections in entire state if one person couldn’t cast his vote? No matter how many legal cases are filed, such a decision is far from reality. However, the first half is an average as it is stuffed with commercial elements to appeal Vijay Fans. The second half is not up to the mark. Climax, pre-climax scenes have many unconvincing elements. On Election Day, the hero gets some credible evidence against the ruling party chief. But Sundar waits until 2 PM before go live on Facebook to disclose the video to the voters. By that time 53% voting is done. On Election Day contesting candidates are not supposed to do canvassing to influence the voters is another major point, Murugadoss has missed. The mind game between Varalaxmi, Sundar hasn’t been told in an engaging manner. For Vijay fans, this film may work because of fan moments at regular intervals.
A couple of fights and background score stand out. Finally, this film is far below than the Vijay – Murugadoss’s previous combo ‘ Katthi’ and doesn’t even match Vijay’s previous film ‘ Mersal ‘.Sarkar Review