Sarkar Review

A Rich NRI, Sundar Ramaswamy (Vijay) comes to India to exercise his voting right but only to find that his vote has been already cast by someone else. This enrages him and prompts him to file a case demanding fresh elections. Angry Politicians try to scare him away but finally, that pushes him to contest the elections. The rest is all about how he wins the elections against heavy odds.


Vijay in a Typical Mass Role lives up to expectations with his Mannerisms and Power Packed Dialogues. His screen presence is the major highlight of the film and will keep the fans interested. Radha Ravi is good. Keerthy Suresh is pretty ordinary in a bland role even though she is beautiful. Varalaxmi makes a good impact as a lady politician. The scenes between her and Vijay are canned very well.


A director while handling a star actor should strike the balance between a good content as well as keeping in mind the image of the Star. Vijay is showcased in a stunning manner in the first half but the second half is a big let down in all the fronts. AR Rahman disappoints big time for the first time in a star film. The songs are disappointing and the background score is okay. Editing by Veteran Editor A Sreekar Prasad has been disappointing while dialogues are good. The camera work by Gireesh Gangadharan is good and the production values of Sun Pictures are excellent.


Sarkar is a content-driven Political Drama executed with commercial elements. The film is engaging enough in the first half but falters in the 2nd half with dull narration. The movie, however, is a treat for Vijay Fans due to a lot of episodes projecting and elevating heroism. So, despite the ordinary content, the movie may work a bit in Tamil Nadu. But it is a big disappointment for the Telugu audience. The movie offers no entertainment and at the same time does not even satisfy the serious Movies buffs by sticking to its core subject.

The movie offers no entertainment and at the same time does not even satisfy the serious Movies buffs by sticking to its core subject. (1.5) - NR


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