Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sarkar Raj

Ramgopal Varma’s new film ‘Sarkar Raj’ is a sequel to his old hit ‘Sarkar’. Here Amitabh & Abhishek Bachans are having the company of Aiswaya Rai. This story starts from where the ‘Sarkar’ ended.

Sarkar’s son decided to help an NRI (Aiswarya Rai) who came to start a hydro electric power project in a village in Maharashtra. In the game they had got some local hurdles to face. Also they had to come across politicians and businessmen who try to make things happen according to their way. In the end how the Sarkar wins the battle is what the director had shown through ‘Sarkar Raj’. As far as the story is concerned, may be we have heard this many times before, but the way in which the director told this by putting extraordinary frames and the way in which the characters renders the dialogues is where the speciality lies.

This is a director’s movie. Hope you are aware of Ramgopal Varma’s technical brilliance. One cant forget his films like ‘Shiva’, ‘Satya’, ‘Kaun’, ‘Bhoot’, ‘Company’, ‘Sarkar’ etc. So I rate him on the top when the list of the best directors in our country is taken. In ‘Sarkar Raj’ also he has followed his usual colour and successful way of story telling.

Though Abhishek is dominant in the first half, its the real Bachan who steals the show by his incredible performance. Aiswarya Rai is also good in her role of an NRI. We can see some of Ramgopal Varma’s usual actors in ‘Sarkar Raj’ also. They all know how to give their best in a Varma kind of movie.

Cinematographer Amit Roy’s work should be appreciated especially in indoor scenes where the lighting needs special attention. Amar Mohile has delivered good back ground score which gives a good pace for the film, among them ‘govinda govinda...’ bg music punch line is notable.

After the downfall of ‘RGV ki Aag’, now Ramgopal Varma can make the critics’ mouth shut through ‘Sarkar Raj’.

Different from the ‘amul baby’ approach of Khans –Kapoors, hindi field has got some variety of films to project, ‘Sarkar Raj’ is one such example. If you like this way of story telling, then don’t miss this film.

Rating : 4 / 5

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