Sarkar Movie Review
Sarkar Movie Review

Sarkar Movie Review

DirectionA.R. Murugadoss
WriterA.R. Murugadoss
B. Jeyamohan (Dialogues)
ProducerKalanithi Maran
Keerthy Suresh
Varalaxmi Sarathkumar
Yogi Babu
Radha Ravi
MusicA.R. Rahman
CinematographyGirish Gangadharan
EditorSreekar Prasad
Production companySun Pictures
Running Time164 mins
Release Date6th November 2018


Vijay’s Sarkar had created an impactful fever by its time of inception and with the big day of release, the basic premise was already known to us. A rich billionaire corporate icon comes to India, which has pulled off every kingpin in the industry get appalled over. But his intentions are pretty unconventional – To cast his vote only to see that someone has already done as a bogus. His infuriation finds no ends and he settles down to score with the notorious politicians, who are seeking for his life now.

There are some dialogues in the film, which are really powerful that reflects the contemporary situation. Yes, the first intriguing thing about the film is its dialogue. Watch out for the driver speaking about the fire accident, the politician saying, “If those corporate companies had offered him 60K Crore money, I would have been there first to take it,” and there are lots of such instances in the movie.

On the flip side, it looks like A.R Murugadoss had lots of confusions and challenges on compromising with the character of Vijay. In fact, the filmmaker had very well crafted the characters in ‘Thuppakki’ and ‘Kaththi’, but here it looks slightly feeble. This is because of the fact that Vijay is depicted as the most super-cool corporate monster, who in reality can actually shake off the baddies as dust with his brain. But yes, the action sequences are mind-boggling and Ram Lakshman have done a fabulous job.

Sarkar actually has a serious plot, where there are no rooms for entertainment. In fact, it’s so nice to see that there aren’t much space for romantic sequences and Keerthy Suresh appears for no reason. Also, the songs aren’t so much engrossing. The reason is that the premise itself is so much serious, where the tracks go unnoticed. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar makes a groovy performance. Radharavi get a meaty role giving a perfect exhibition of best performance. Pala Karuppiah makes an outstanding performance, where he creates a realistic impression. Vijay’s cool performance is definitely going to be a perfect celebration for his fans.

While the first half of the film proceeds with raciness, the second hour becomes slightly slow-paced. Some of the scenes, especially the climax, where Vijay uses an unexpected person to reveal the secret is little unbelievable. While A.R Murugadoss has delivered some emotional and massive scenes in a elegant way, he could have furthermore exhibited it with few more sequences, the film would have been yet more enthralling. A.R Rahman’s background that comes mostly with ‘Top Tucker’ is a tailor made attraction for fans, but it gets too much hackneyed after a certain extent.

On the whole, Sarkar has a strong plot, where it enlightens about something unknown to many citizens till the date about the voting rights. But the kind of narration A.R.Murugadoss has taken up goes through fluctuations, especially in second hour.

Sarkar Movie Review
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Our Verdict: A compelling backdrop but with passable package

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