Sarkar 3 Review
Cast : Amitabh Bachchan, Amit Sadh, Jackie Shroff, Ronit Roy, Yami Gautam, Manoj Bajpayee, Parag Tyagi and Bajrangbali Singh.
Direction : Ram Gopal Varma.
Duration : 2 Hours 14 minutes.
Subhash Nagre aka Sarkar (Amitabh Bachchan), the patriarch of the most powerful political family of Maharashtra, continues to hold centre-stage because of his immense clout with the masses. In this third film of the series, Subhash is joined by his grandson Shivaji Nagre (Amit Sadh), who loves and hates his grandfather with equal intensity. Will Shivaji betray Subhash? Or will he become a prey to his grandfather’s machinations?
The film starts with Subhash Nagre aka Sarkar waving his hand in the iconic way. Amitabh Bachhan is soul of Sarkar 3 and he is bang on in the film. Even the close up shoots of him drinking tea, watching intensely or addressing the masses,holds your attention in every frame.
As Sarkar’s grandson, Amit Sadh is impressive and has the most important role after Amitabh. His character goes through many sub plots, giving him ample opportunities to prove his acting prowess. He hates as well as loves his grandfather in an intense way.
Manoj Bajpayee as a politician with views contrary to Subhash Nagre delivers yet another powerful performance.
The women, Gautam, Supriya Pathak and Rohini Hattangadi get little space in this predominantly masculine war of supremacy. And that one scene where Hattangadi blows a kiss at her screen son would have you whistling in excitement.
It is interesting to see Jackie Shroff in this mix as the Dubai-based don, moving the characters back home like puppets. But he has been given random dialogues like ‘Ladoo ka bada problem yeh hai ki who bahut meethi hai’ and doesn’t really provide any comic relief.
Ronit Roy starts promisingly in the first half as Sarkar’s right hand but his character isn’t given much scope in the second half.
Strangely very few people get killed in the course of the storytelling although the body count seems a lot higher. And when archvillain Jackie Shroff, swimming and sexing in Dubai, dies at the end “that’s not a spoiler, it’s nemesis”, we feel a surge of empathy for the Nagre family that has lost a lot of blood, but never in vain.