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Sarkar Movie Review, Rating

- 2/5
Sarkar Movie Review, Rating ఈ సినిమా రివ్యూ ను తెలుగులో చదవండి

What Is Good

  • Cinematography
  • BGM in few places

What Is Bad

  • Plagiarised Story
  • Narration
  • Songs
  • Keerthy Suresh
  • Traces of all Political movies
  • Editing
  • Screenplay
  • Climax
Bottom Line: Karma kills Sarkar, as Murugadoss presents an uninspiring screenplay for a good plot and gifts Vijay and fans a worst Diwali gift


Sarkar has been one of the most talked about Movie of Tamil cinema industry in recent times thanks to the usual Murugadoss brand plagiarism acts and also due to the extremely high ticket pricing and theatre blocking activities crushing smaller movies and affecting the release of upcoming films. Sarkar has released today on eve of Diwali, and here's team AP Herald's exclusive first on net sarkar review.

Sundar (Vijay), a CEO of a corporate company returns from abroad to India to cast his vote on eve of the election, and to his shock, his vote is already cast. Now, he gets to know that the election malpractices are due to the political kingpins Radharavi and Pazha Karuppiah and Sundar decides to oppose them and legally gets the election canceled. He now plunges into politics, taking head on the biggies, including Varalaxmi Sarathkumar with his corporate power, and whether Sundar ultimately won the power politics and achieved his political mission is what Sarkar is all about.

Star Performance

Vijay is his usual energetic self, and he dances well as always. However, on the performance aspect, he's doing what he always does, with extreme hamming, an artificial dialogue delivery, and a body language which doesn't gel well with that stylish CEO character he plays. His dialogue delivery is more like a Thamizh of Pokiri or a Sura and shows Vijay isn't yet to fit in stylish characters. Keerthy Suresh is wasted as a typical eye candy and in most sequences, she looks even elder than Vijay with her poor makeup and costuming. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar plays a cliched role and does nothing more than giving buildup for Vijay's character, while Radha Ravi and Pazha Karuppiah are totally underutilized in roles that totally don't deserve them. The rest of the cast doesn't get much significance.

Techinical Team

Background score by AR Rahman is loud and makes one wonder if it was Rahman who had composed music, and his flop streak with Vijay continues as yet again he has delivered an album where none of the songs are hum-worthy.  Cinematography by Girish Gangadharan is the only relief in the whole movie as it makes Sarkar a colorful experience. Veteran Sreekar Prasad's editing could have been taut as the movie is a total drag fest. Story- screenplay - direction AR Murugadoss, reads the title card, though the world knows how the story came to him, and all the controversies and settlements made backstage. However with an interesting plot and Vijay first time doing a full-on political movie, fans were expecting fireworks on screen, but all that they've got from Sarkar is a damp squib. 


The first half begins on a very cliched note with a poorly choreographed song, and the proceedings after election sequence are made in a dull manner with sequences conceived poorly and Vijay suddenly rising in politics is unbelievable and with cliched and predictable sequences. Vijay's heroism elevation sequences are very ordinary and one of the least entertaining ones in his recent times. The second half moves away to a cat and mouse game but there too there is no interest in sequences and looks like Murugadoss has not even spared his disciple Anand Shankar, copying even From his NOTA, and Sarkar also is in the same pattern with a screenplay that's a collection of real political episodes forced in the movie without coherence or heroism. Sarkar has traces of all political entertainers so far like Mudhalvan, even the flop NOTA and even Telugu movie Bharat Ane Nenu as usually Vijay remakes Mahesh Babu movies and this time Murugadoss does a Freemake. The climax is a total disaster, as it does not make any impact at all and looks forced and the film's failure begins at the point where Vijay totally is miscast as a corporate CEO but does things like his usual characters like Pokiri or Villu and nothing new. With poor music and editing, the only cinematography is the Saving grace whole Keerthy Suresh and Varalaxmi are useless without any impact and the so called villains Radharavi and Pazha Karuppiah are powerless before Vijay despite the huge political power and that make Sarkar a dull and bland entertainer that doesn't even work out in parts. All said, Sarkar is what karma does - what you sow, so you reap, as Murugadoss has Plagiarised story of a budding director and crushed his dreams of a career, but despite stealing a story, fails badly by his inability to create a good screenplay, as sarkar ends as a poorly made commercial disaster.

Cast & Crew

3 / 5 - 6745
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