Tuesday, July 05, 2005


"When the system will fail
A POWER wil rise"

Sarkar is Ram Gopal Verma’s (RGV) tribute to Godfather.

The people, who prefer seeking justice from him, after failing to acquire the same from the law, refer to Subhash Nagare as ‘Sarkar’. Sarkar has 2 sons – Vishnu (the elder one) and Shankar. Vishnu doesn’t respect his father as much as the people and others do. Shankar is the good son.

The movie is about how Sarkar loses his power temporarily but manages to gain it back. The screenplay is good. Camera work and editing are what is the heart of the movie. The way the camera swings (especially the opening scene where they show Sarkar’s house) is superb. The movie is gripping to the core – you may start predicting what will happen, and you feel nice about being wrong – there are interesting turns J

What will continue now is all about the performance of every actor. The cast chosen is as perfect as a T.
Kay Kay (he used to come in some serial on Zee, was also in Hazaaron Khwahishein…) plays Vishnu. His eyes – they reflect everything – hatred for his father, fear of being weak, the evil thoughts he has for ruining Sarkar’s life and all. Hope to see him in more n more movies.

Abhishek Bachchan plays Shankar. He is serious from frame one and continues to remain so till the end of the movie. He is the unexpected support that his father gets when all the so-called friends betray. All I can say, the disappointment one might have got after seeing Abhi’s performance in Bunty aur Babli can be forgotten after seeing the movie. Just one thing – he should learn how to run – just like his Dad he can – with the left hand folded and close to the body and the right one held a bit straight.

Now about the person who really makes me go and see the movie in the cinema hall – Big B. That man is amazing – every time he surprises you with what he does. I have adored him from the time I was a kid and think will continue to do so forever. The body language – especially the controlled use of his eyes (the way he blinks after some pause, the glare that he gives when he wants to convey something in a blunt way, the way he runs) is what any actor studies.

There are a couple of scenes that I really liked. First one is the scene in the hospital. When Shankar informs his Dad that Vishnu is staying with their enemies, the way Big B rolls his head from left to right and then you can see tears flow out from his left eye only – that was too overwhelming. Second is the scene in the jail where Shankar comes to save his Dad from an attempted attack by the rivals. Sarkar, instead of feeling the pain of the bullet that hit him, smiles because he is happy to see his able son and knows that now there is no need to worry so as to who will continue his good work. Lot many things are implied in the film – there is no preaching, no reasoning. Life is as it is – no questioning, just living it.

Big B is a director’s actor to the core – it’s the director and the story of course, that make him, nothing can break him. When he is at his best, you forget there are dozen’s of self-acclaimed, self-proclaimed baadshahs (???). He rules!!!

The other cast includes Supriya Pathak (Subhash Nagare’s wife), Amrita (Vishnu’s wife, don’t know her actual name), Chikoo (Vishnu’s son), Katrina Kaif (plays Pooja, Shankar’s GF and then ex-GF), Tanisha (plays Avantika, who always dreams of getting married to Shankar and her dreams do come true.) Tanisha gives a decent performance – she’s simple and sweet. The other character artists are also good (worth mentioning are Chander and Silver Mani, the way he laughs makes you giggle).

All and all – Sarkar is a director’s vision – clear, straightforward and convincing. Ramu, hope your Factory continues to produce new varieties of products – because variety is the spice of life!

“Subhash Nagare ek insaan hain, Sarkar ek soch.”

Just a suggestion – When you want to see a movie, go to the cinema hall, buy a ticket and watch it. Sounds obvious – so I did the same on 2nd July 2005, 4:40pm show. Sometimes planning might ruin the activity.


At 12:39 AM, Blogger Rushikesh said...

Good Review...
Why don't you write for NEWSPAPERS?
Carry on!!!

At 12:48 AM, Blogger Amrita said...

Thank you :)
As far as writing for newspapers is concerned, I am looking forward to do that.

At 12:12 PM, Blogger wats the need said...

Good one...I hope u have watched Vijaypath....me yet to watch sarkar but I m sure I m gonna make it some day

At 9:54 PM, Blogger Amrita said...

wats the need - Yes, I have watched Vijaypath. Mr. Bachchan gave a superb performance it it but the movie was too harsh (read too violent)an experience for me. I loved his rough voice, the way he sat on the chair and said "maut ke saath appointment hain aaj..."
As far as watching Sarkar is concerned, I have given a suggestion...hope it can be of use to you :)

At 4:11 AM, Blogger wats the need said...

yep Vijaypath was a superb delivery by Senior B....In fact all his performances which were serious are damn gud be it zanjeer be it Deewar or be it Don, Sholay...........man his delivery is so gripping..ya he is back with a new range of roles and sarkar, virudh (expectedly), Black are all just superb........wat an actor and wat a dialogue delivery.....just to remember he was at the start of his career was disqualified because of his voice and height (wat an irony!)...isnt it???

At 10:14 PM, Blogger Amrita said...

wats the need - What happened with Big B happens with most of the new beginners. When you begin your career, you are at the receiving end. Its one's grit and foresightedness that brings one to a commanding position.

As far as Big B as an actor is concerned, "versatile" is the word I prefer to use. I don't remember laughing as much as to the mirror scene in Amar Akbar Anthony.

At 1:15 AM, Blogger abnegator said...

Hey..hey ..hey...Vijaypath never featured Amitabh Bachchan...It starred Ajay Devgan...what you are talking about must be Agnipath and you say you are looking forward to writing in newspapers..you say you are a BIG big B fan...C'mon..don't sprinkle anything on your blog there are people reading it!!!anyways i never read the reviews from there they are just crap.

At 1:41 AM, Blogger Amrita said...

abnegator - good atleast u posted a comment. who says ppl cannot be made to do things - the proper way should be known :P ....

thanks for the criticism :)

At 5:38 AM, Blogger wats the need said...

Yep I m sorry...its Agnipath...thx abne

At 11:09 PM, Blogger abnegator said...

I saw this movie..its not good at all..when u make a copy of something and create a hype in the market about your product ..it should have better quality than the earlier version...this movie was dumb with lotz and lotz of limitation..music was sometimes irritating..cast was good but they did not do any justice to their roles.everything looked so messed up..dialogues were ultra-mediocre..I didnt like it..well I am not sayin no should watch it or you should change ur review..but its just that I expected a better something which turned out to be a mess.

At 7:35 PM, Blogger Amrita said...

abnegator - One size doesn't fit all! It's sad u didn't like the movie - paisa vasool nahin hua tumhaara :(


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