|Cast:||Ilayathalapathy Vijay, Keerthy Suresh, Varalakshmi Sarathkumar|
|Directed by:||AR Murugadoss|
|Produced by:||Sun Pictures|
|Music by:||AR Rahman|
|Release Date:||Nov 6, 2018|
Sarkar - Story
Sundar Ramaswamy (Vijay) is a CEO of World's No.1 Corporate Company. He travels to India from US for exercising his right to vote in Tamil Nadu Elections. To his shock, Some other person would cast his vote by the time he reaches the Polling Booth. That is when he decides to fight legally against the bogus votes. Court delivers a verdict keeping the declaration of election results in the Constituency on hold until Vijay exercises his right to vote. Thereafter, Many people complain about bogus votes and the situation leads to fresh Elections. Ruling Party which isn't happy with it tries to hunt him. This is when Sundar decides to contest against the Chief Minister. He fields candidates in other constituencies as well. Whether Sundar achieved what he aimed for?
Sarkar - Star Performance
Vijay as Sundar is superb. He performed well in emotional sequences with superb intensity and his body language is additional advantage. Keerthi Suresh doesn’t have much to perform but is good in the limited time. Varu Sarath Kumar is terrific in her role. Yogi Babu succeeds in generating few laughs. Radha Ravi is good. Tulasi has done good job. All other actors are new to Telugu and they performed well in their screen time
Sarkar - Technical Team
Production values by Sun Pictures are top notch as a lot of money has been spent to make the film look politically perfect. AR Rahman’s music is one of the most disappointing works of his in recent times. Not even one song makes sense but he covers it up with a decent background score. Editing is below par as close to ten minutes of action sequences could have been chopped off. Dialogues are good and the dubbing done is perfect. Coming to the director Murugadoss, he has made the film keeping the Tamil audience and Vijay’s fans in mind. He has showcased Vijay in a stunning manner and got the first half right. But he falters in the second half where the film does not have proper flow and becomes a routine game of politics which you might have seen in many Telugu movies.
Sarkar - Analysis
On the whole, Sarkar is a routine political thriller which banks heavily on the screen presence and charisma of superstar Vijay. His performance is the highlight as he carries the entire film on his shoulders. Vijay’s fans will love the film but for the Telugu audience, there is nothing new that the film showcases as it lacks basic entertainment. So, the Tamil version might get a thumbs up but here in the Telugu states, Sarkar will only find a few takers.
Sarkar - Trailer