Sarkar Movie Review

Sarkar Movie Review

Reviews 6-Nov-2018 2:03 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction: A. R. Murugadoss
Production: Sun Pictures
Cast: Vijay, Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar,Yogi Babu, Radha Ravi
Music: A. R. Rahman
Cinematography: Girish Gangadharan
Editor: Sreekar Prasad

Continued after ‘Thuppaki’ and ‘Kaththi’, Vijay and A R Murugadoss have been joined once again in ‘Sarkar’ for a Diwali release this year. Will this hat trick combo do justice in this movie? Let’s see how ‘Sarkar’ has been come out in the below review.


Whichever country he travels, he makes people from industry to fear till throat through his ‘Corporate Strategy’ such that Sundar Ramasamy (Vijay) is introduced as a ‘Corporate Monster’ who comes to his native land to vote in an election. He gets a situation where he finds that his vote is been given has a false vote by someone in which Sundar gets very desperate for the situation. How will Sundar then get justice for the illegal crime which has happened for him? How he reacts and how he brings all political parties to be shaken up through his action? Whether he gets justice or not makes the remaining story of ‘Sarkar’!


With the present scenario of agricultural issues in India, A R Murugadoss has used that storyline about the struggles of farmers in ‘Kaththi’ whereas having a simple line about the fake voting; he has tried to explain about the illegal ventures behind the scam. Vijay’s ever expected wait of venturing into politics and his acting standard with the present stardom has been a supportive aspect with a strong breath taking action and dialogues in the movie. If we expect a Vijay’s movie, generally we will be having a pack of family sentiment, romance and humour then and there which has become a trademark so far in his movies. Having ultimate action stunts and powerful dialogues the screenplay travels in a complete political phase whereas it might be a disappointment if people expect all these ‘Vijay movie’ elements in ‘Sarkar’. With the two hit numbers like ‘Simtaangaran’ and ‘OMG Ponnu’ in A R Rahman’s musical, the movie has been spiced up with ‘Top Takkaru’ song as background music in most of the energetic and important scenes. However Girish Gangadharan’s cinematography has been very much impressive with fast moving frames in the action sequences.


However he looks elderly at some instances in ‘Sarkar’, his dance moves, fast action sequences and dialogue delivery is still fresh which Vijay still proves to be an example and as a tough tight to other young upcoming actors. Being the reason for making the story to reach another level, his performance will amaze audience with engagement till the end. It can also be proudly mentioned that Vijay is the main and positive pillar of ‘Sarkar’. Having very less scope for the ‘heroine’ role, Keerthy Suresh part has been a very least acceptable portion with ‘weak’ sequences in the movie. As another heroine, and even though she has the character for last 30 minutes, Varalakshmi Sarathkumar has ruled well in her performance. Apart from them, Pazha Karuppiah has acted as a politician revealing the tough skin of being a politician in real life. Last but not the least; Radharavi has possibly performed well throughout the movie whereas Yogi Babu’s small role has seemed to be wasted without proper justice.

What works?

1) Vijay

2) Dialogues

3) Action sequences and Cinematography

What doesn’t work?

1) Screenplay

2) Heroine

3) Lack of family audience elements

On the whole, made for die hard Vijay fans, A R Murugadoss has tried to come up with a different idea touching the practical political scenario whereas compared to the remaining 2 films, ‘Thalapathy Diwali’ would have been celebrated well if it has been filled with much more satisfaction in the screenplay.

Verdict : Vijay’s ‘Sarkar’ is only for Vijay’s action not for celebration!

Rating : 5/10

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