Music Director: Bapi - Tutul
Story Writer:Prashant Pandey
Producer:Pravin Nischol, Z Picture Company, Ram Gopal Varma
Director:Ram Gopal Varma
After being pummeled by one and all for his disastrous and tortuous Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag , the director redeems himself with a fairly engrossing tale of political intrigue, deception and betrayal in ‘Sarkar Raj’.
After convincing Sarkar, Shankar along with Anita goes to the villages to mobilize support of the masses. However, things are not what they seem to be. From shady fixers with an eye on multi-million kick-backs to wannnabes who are ready to incite millions of people against the highly controversial project, Shankar's dream project gradually becomes a political minefield.
With its overwhelming visuals ‘Sarkar Raj’ transports you into a dark, grim world of the Nagare family where light and shade flit across the faces of the characters like thoughts in their mind, and where the dimly-lit interiors of the Nagare household are slashed by beams of light from windows and doors. In this setting, a dirty game of politics is played, a game in which blood is spilled and the main players are themselves controlled like marionettes by someone higher above. If you thought politics was all about semantics, ‘Sarkar Raj’ might prove you wrong.
The story is set into motion with the coming of Anita Rajan ( Aishwarya Rai ), a CEO of a power company planning to set up a power plant in the heart of Maharashtra. When the proposal is first brought before Sarkar ( Amitabh Bachchan ), he rejects it outright because it would mean displacement of thousands of people from villages.
But Shankar is convinced that the project will bring benefits to the people. And being a son who has learnt to speak his mind, he convinces Sarkar and begins organizing rallies to villages to convince the villagers of the same.
The opposition comes in the form of a firebrand social activist Sanjay Somji (Rajesh Shringarpure) who – not so coincidentally – happens to be the doted grandson of none other than Sarkar’s mentor, Rao saab (Dilip Prabhawalkar).
Others wishing the doom of Sarkar clan include a middleman (Govind Namdev), the deputy CM (Sayaji Shinde) and a Gujarati businessman.
However, ‘Sarkar Raj’ falters on two grounds – first, its loud background score, second, the inclination of the characters to say something heavy or deep in every dialogue they speak. After a while, the highly innuendo-ed dialogues cease to have an impact, unless they come from Big B, of course.
The supertalented actor takes the center-stage in the last hour of the film and sweeps you off your feet.
Watch this film for him and Abhishek.