Sarkar Raj
Sarkar Raj (2008)

When Anita Rajan, CEO of Sheppard power plant, an International company, brings a power plant proposal to set up in rural Maharashtra before the Nagres, an insightful Shankar is quick to realize the benefits the power plant can bring to the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 6, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 1, 1998
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Lisa Tsering
Hollywood Reporter

Sixty-five-year-old Amitabh Bachchan, India's vibrant and virile living legend, is riveting in nearly every film he does. But even a true fan's ardor is tested by the tedious political thriller, Sarkar Raj.

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Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick

Ram Gopal Varma's... reworking of The Godfather... delivers the casting coup of Bollywood's royal family %u2013 Amitabh Bachhan, his son, Abhishek, and Abhishek's wife, Aishwarya Rai %u2013 ... [but] the result is overwrought and cliched.

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Anil Sinanan
Times (UK)

Proves firmly that Bollywood can hold its own technically against its Western counterparts.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

This all-star concoction is as muddy as the Ganges and nowhere near as holy. Unless, of course, you're talking plot-holey.

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R. Paul Dhillon
Georgia Straight

Sarkar delivers a long monologue at the end of the film that explains what really happened: chiefly that the power plant was just a ruse for a power struggle. Too bad Varma didn't make that film.

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Poonam Joshi

The combination of Ram Gopal Varma and the almighty Bachchan clan makes for an intense cinematic experience. Just don't go expecting any colourful Bollywood-esque song-and-dance numbers.

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