(Last Updated on : 14/01/2009)
The Indian movie, `Sarkar` is directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan in its title role. The film also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Kay Kay Menon, Katrina Kaif and Tanisha. Sarkar meaning `The Government`, is considered to be the director`s homage to the classic The Godfather.
The title character is not an underworld don. Rather he is a man who has rewritten the law. He has risen, with time and circumstance, to wield unchecked and autocratic authority over the people living in a so-called democratic form of governance. By nature, he possesses the ability, the charisma, the intelligence and the Machiavellian cunning to control the working of the city, in all its various aspects. He even dispenses justice when the common man cannot obtain it from the law keepers - or the government, police and judiciary.
It is hard to say convincingly whether similarities between Sarkar and Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray are incidental or deliberately created in the film.
Synopsis of the Indian film `Sarkar`
Subhash Nagare, who is known by his followers as Sarkar, lives in Mumbai; his son, Vishnu played by Kay Kay Menon, plays a producer who seems more interested in film actresses than his wife. He kills the hero of the movie because of his affair with the movie actress. He is alienated from the family after sarkar decides to support the actress. Sarkar`s other son, Shankar played by Abhishek Bachchan, returns from studying in the United States and falls in love with Pooja played by Katrina Kaif. However, Shankar married to another girm played by Tanisha according to his family`s wish. One day, a Dubai-based don tries to strike a deal with Sarkar; he refuses on moral grounds. The don then tries to eliminate Sarkar`s supremacy with the help of Vishnu. Things flare up further as Sarkar`s foes join hands and with Vishnu in their tow. They plan to assassinate Sarkar. They first get Sarkar arrested in a conspiracy revolving around the murder of his arch foe Khurana played by Anupam Kher. Then Vishnu is given the task to assassinate him. This is where Shankar steps in to save his father. He tries to counter each of his father`s rivals. The movie ends with Shankar becoming the new Sarkar.
Cast and Crew of the film `Sarkar`
The star cast of the film includes Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Kay Kay Menon, Supriya Pathak, Rukhsar, Katrina Kaif, Tanisha, Anupam Kher, Srinivasa Rao Kota, and Zakir Hussain. The film is directed by Ram Gopal Varma while it is produced by Ram Gopal Varma and Parag Sanghavi. The film is written by Manish Gupta. Music in the film is given by Amar Mohile.
Awards for `Sarkar`
Sarkar became a hit at the box office. Abhishek Bachchan in particular, was rewarded for his portrayal as a son trying to save his father. He won many awards including Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award and also Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Male