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Off Topic: Sarkar Raj - Par Excellance!!

Sarkar Raj was widely believed to be the make or break film for Ram Gopal Varma, director of the epic disaster Aag . But one must not forget the unforgettable classics like Satya, Company, Rangeela and (the prequel of this movie) Sarkar that RGV has delivered over the years.

On a warm afternoon, I, along with a few friends , decided to grace the local multiplex to watch this movie. All of us had high expectations from this movie, and considering that none of us are movie fanatics, we wanted our money's worth. Here's what we got...

With a powerful but not-without-its-share-of-flaws script, Ram Gopal Varma proves yet again, that he is a master at this genre of film making. His execution of the script is praise-worthy. Basically what works for Sarkar Raj is the performances, direction and the twists and turns. Some sequences just hit you hard, the unexpected happens. The second half takes the movie to a different level, its powerful its got a lot of shock value attached to it and the climax is thrilling. Background score is fantastic, the chants of “Govinda Govinda” in the background adds to the overall thrill. The cinematography is top notch. The close-up shots, in abundance throughout the movie, have been captured and performed well.

Coming to the performances of Sarkar Raj, Abhishek Bachchan’s character demands intensity, but he looks more angry than intense. Overall a good performance nonetheless. Aishwarya Rai looks great, performs well throughout. Tanisha Mukherjee is decent in a small role. Dilip Prabhawalkar is excellent. Every other supporting character actor in Sarkar Raj is absolutely brilliant.

But then, one man outshines every other actor who shares screen space. His dialogue delivery and the intensity that he displays, just through his eyes, without uttering a word is mind blowing. No prizes for guessing. Sarkar Raj is Amitabh Bachchan’s show all the way. Truly truly a Legend!

I'd definitely recommend this movie. If you see a bad review anywhere, all I can say is that the reviewer is too immature to understand the complex storyline of Sarkar Raj. Examples include the popular youth show "MTV Wassup" which gave this movie only 2.5 stars (on 5).

My Rating: 5 Stars

Mujhe Jo Sahi Lagta Hai Woh Karta Hoon,
Woh Chaye Bhagwaan Ke Khilaaf Ho,
Samaaj Ke Khilaaf Ho,
Police, Kanoon, Ya Phir Poore System Ke Khilaaf Kyon Naa Ho...... -- Sarkar

Govinda, Govinda, Govinda, Govinda, Govinda, Govinda, Govinda, Govinda, Govindaaaaaa!!!



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