Sarkar Review: Watch it for Vijay
Sarkar is a full-fledged political action thriller served with necessary mass masala ingredients aimed at masses
Critic's Rating: 3/5
Tuesday 6 November 2018
Vijay, Keerthy, Radha Ravi, Varalakshmi, Pala.Karuppaiah
AR Murugadoss and Thalapathy Vijay, the hit combo who gave two blockbusters —Thuppakki and Kaththi is back with Sarkar, a full-fledged political action thriller served with necessary mass masala ingredients aimed at masses.
Sundar (Vijay) is the CEO of the world’s leading company GL, known as the corporate monster and he can make and break companies across the globe(!!) When Sundar comes to Chennai to cast his vote, he comes to know that his fundamental right was given to an unknown stranger.
Irked by this incident, Sundar goes to court and uses the unfamiliar 49 (P) section to recast his vote. Later, he inspires lakhs of people who lost their voting rights which causes re-election in Tamil Nadu. This time Sundar resigns his CEO post and competes against the biggest political party spearheaded by two veterans (Pala.Karuppaiah and Radha Ravi). A lot of youngsters and social activists also join in Sundar’s campaign of fighting the corrupt leaders. Will Sundar’s revolution become successful?
Sarkar is Vijay’s show all the way, he carries it on his broad shoulders with his powerful dialogue delivery and impeccable performance. The scene where Vijay explains the pain of fishermen family is sure to melt stone hearts and the second half is filled with many such scenes. While the first half appears like any other mass masala films, the real story only begins in the second half. The film is packaged as a mini news channel depicting all the mishaps that happened in Tamil Nadu and Murugadoss has boldly attacked the corrupt political leaders, especially the ones in the ruling Government. Sarkar hits the right chords with the scenes talking about the pain of the Tamil Nadu people.
Just like any other Murugadoss film, Sarkar has many flaws, especially with the number of songs and it’s placements. Except Oru Viral Puratchi, all other songs look forced and act as speed breakers for the film. The fight scenes are also quite unrealistic and look like a Telugu film (choreographed by famous Tollywood choreographers Ram-Laxman). Another weak link of the film are the two villains —Radha Ravi and Pala. Karuppaiah who are not as powerful as Vijay. Varalakshmi as Komala Valli on the other hand, is a revelation, and she gets many powerful moments opposite Vijay.
Keerthy Suresh as Nila looks cute and is there in most of the senes. But her fans are going to be disappointed as she has nothing much to do in the story other than being beside the hero. Her dance in OMG ponnu number and lively expressions are a big plus.. Technically, Rahman’s background score in the second half is top notch but except Oru Viral Puratchi and Top Tucker, all other songs are strictly average.
Overall, Sarkar is neither an awesome film like Murugadoss earlier films nor an unbearable watch.. Watch it for the relevant political theme and the towering performance of Vijay
Sarkar review - Verdict: Watch it for Vijay.
Reactions from Social Media:
#sarkarreview - Pala karupaiya & @varusarath acting superb@ARMurugadoss took many real TN prblms into his ScreenplayThalapathy's- style, attitude, screen presence,dance,fightnu adi thoolAnother Blockbuster for @actorvijay
Kaushik LM @LMKMovieManiac
#TopTuckerThalapathy - The track was aptly used during the stunt scenes & #ThalapathyVijay's mass moments. The fight at the under construction building was amazing. And, it had a different sound in the film. @arrahman has reworked it to add more pep to fans #Sarkar#SarkarReview
#SarkarReview Vijay is very stylish in this film, the fight scenes are fantastic, dance scenes are marred by too many group dancers, the first half of the film is very interesting with pace, second half becomes usual Tamil mass cliché film which drives on @actorvijay 's mass.
Taran Adarsh @Taran_aadaarsh
#Vijay is the lifeline, the real treasure of #Sarkar . He sinks his teeth into the character and, in several sequences, peels off the mask of superstardom and brings the actor to the fore.. #sarkarreview
Shiva Kumar @Shivkrisa
#sarkarreview #SarkarUSPremieres Watched 1st half ..Vijay is superb and he has done an kalakkal job . ARM direction is great .. Watch out for Radharavi’s brilliant performance and surprise element is Varalaxmi .BIg Blockbuster Hit :. Sarkar Raajyam Aarambam
Ragha G vendran @Raghaven_Offl
#SarkarDiwali #sarkarreview #HappySarkarDiwali. Radharavi and varalakshmi combo is good. But felt some scenes are forced to please fans...
#sarkarreview. First half...predictable screenplay...felt like #sivaji movie- disappointing first half no where near Kathhi and Thuppaki @rameshlaus @LMKMovieManiac