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Cast: Amitabh Bachchan
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
The third film of the SARKAR franchise was finally out, nine years after Sarkar Raj. There were quite a few tentative release dates circulating in the market once it was delayed initially. When you go to watch a 3D film, you are handed these pieces of plastic called 3D glasses. If you dont enjoy the film you can take these glass-tics off. Similarly, for films like Sarkar 3 they should supply nasal spray which can be offered to the person sitting next to you, just in case. Coming straight to the point, the gentleman sitting next to me in the cinema did not let me sleep with his snoring. The story is simple – a corrupt businessman Gandhi (Bajrangbali Singh) wants to start a new project and needs Sarkar (Amitabh Bachchan) to help him.
He couldve simply gone for the job without asking or telling Sarkar of his plans and save everyone the hassle. Sarkar thinks this is detrimental to poor people and doesnt allow it.
In comes Shivaji Nagre (Amit Sadh), the grandson of Sarkar, showing his resolve to work together and willing to forget his fathers death. Sarkars right-hand man Gokul (Ronit Roy) is wary of Shivaji and there is a constant air of mistrust between the two.
At the same time Gandhi, with the help of Michael Vallya (Jackie Shroff) uses a budding politician Govind (Manoj Bajpayee) to add political pressure on Sarkar. Govind gets killed and Sarkar gets blamed. Post interval Gokul manages to prove that Shivaji has been plotting revenge and Govinds murder was Shivajis attempt to malign Sarkars reputation which further proves that Gokul was always his sincere henchman. Sarkar disowns Shivaji then, who goes out to other rival criminal gangs to raise a parallel force. Gandhi shows support for this cause, the girl Annu (Yami Gautam) he had apparently planted as Shivajis love interest assures him they will get Sarkar dethroned and in return she is promised the ceremonial position of the first lady of Mumbai underworld.
Spoilers –Gokul betrays Sarkar and gets killed while Annu murders Gandhi to avenge her fathers death. Vallya arrives in India to finalise the same inauspicious project. Only to find out that all this time Sarkar and Shivaji were pretending to be enemies and in reality, there was no bad blood.There is nothing much to discuss about the film itself apart from the fact that you get to watch Mr Bachchan. The casting was a rather seriously punishable offence on part of whoever was responsible.
The only saving grace in the cast apart from Big B is Manoj Bajpayee whose character unfortunately doesnt see the second half. Supriya Pathak and Rohini Hattangidi are the only females who acted although their characters were merely an add on, while Ronit Roy is seen trying hard with his apt subtle expressions, to carry the film to the best of their ability. It seems Yami Gautam was instructed to keep a poker-face and not give out too much on purpose; she is a far better actor than this. It was really disappointing to see Jackie Shroffs character and the bikini clad woman he is shown with every 9.5 minutes, these take the top position in a list of most extraneously contrived scenes &
characters ever. Bajrangbali Singh playing Gandhi might be a great actor in his right but his selection for this film can never be justified.
This was a character which was at the core of the conflict with Sarkar and as such could have been played by a little more intimidating villain and couldve done without Jackie