Review: Sarkar
Banner: Sun Pictures

Producer: Kalanithi Maran

Director: Murugadoss

Music: A R Rahman

Casting: Vijay, Keerthi Suresh, Varalakshmi Sarathkumar, Prem Kumar,Yogi Babu, Radah Ravi, Pala Karuppaiah, Tulasi Shivamani, Visahali Thanika, Jashwanth Kannan, Livingston and others

Rating: 2.0/5.0


NRI Sundar (Vijay), CEO of GL Group of companies, lands in Andhra Pradesh to exercise his right to vote in the elections. 

However much to the shock of all he finds that his vote has been cast by a bogus voter. He turns furious and decides to take on the system thus antagonizing the powers that be. 

To find out where this will lead to and what this has got to do with Leela (Keerthi Suresh), daughter of a ruling party MLA and Komaravali ( Varalakshmi Sarathkumar), daughter of CM Punyamurthi (Pazha Karuppaiah), living in Canada, enjoy Sarkar on silver screen. 


Vijay who is known for his antics and mannerisms to attract masses, once again did the same to thrill all his diehard fans. However in order to drive them crazy he most of the time crossed his limits and turned loud and overacted looking extremely artificial most of the times. He is ok with his dances and stunts. It once again proved that Vijay do not suit for the roles of stylish and suave CEOs or elite characters. 

Keerthi Suresh did not get much scope to perform. She in quest for stardom in Kollywood put on weight and this changed her cute looks. Her deglam look put away viewers who expected glamour treat from her. She turned out to be a huge negative in the film. 

Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar failed to attract with her looks and her dubbing in Telugu too looked odd. Her mannerisms and character looked artificial and she failed completely with her expressions. 

Others like Karuppaiah and Radha Ravi performed according to their roles.


Unless until one tell that music director is AR.Rahman, people cannot recognize it. Rahman shocked all by coming with below average songs and music for the film. His background score also failed to create any impact most of the time. Even a debutante would have come with a better output. 

Cinematography of Girish Gangadharan is good and it saved the film from fall from grace. Sreekar Prasad's editing turned out to be pathetic. There are many drags in the film and one felt that a serial would have been better. Murugadoss  should have worked on the story and the script to include more twists and turns. Production values are good.

Plus Points



BGM at times

Minus Points


Vijay's over action

Keerthi Suresh's deglam looks

Story, Screenplay, Direction

Lack of twists and turns



Insipid narration

Tamil flavor 


Murugadoss-Vijay's combination always attracts viewers. People cannot forget Tupaki which fired on all cylinders. 

Sarkar generated tremendous interest and the story starts off on a interesting note touching contemporary politics especially in Tamil Nadu. 

However within minutes, story takes a backseat and in the quest to elevate the heroism of Vijay and show him as super hero, Murugadoss neglected story, screenplay and direction. Murugadoss completely failed with his story, screenplay and direction. 

Illogical scenes and artificial emotions and dialogues fly from all quarters bombarding movie lovers testing their patience. To the top of it, Vijay's over board action and even villains singing praises of Vijay, ended up irritating movie lovers. 

Except for hero worship, everything looked artificial and it came as a shock as Murugadoss is known for powerful message oriented films. Seems Murugadoss after Ghajini in his quest to elevate the heroism of heroes, lost his Midas touch. 

Story has nothing new and looked a copy of many hit films like Oke Okkadu, Bharat Ane Nenu and many more flop films too like NOTA etc. Even the scenes elevating the heroism of Vijay connected chords with the viewers. Vijay's fans too find it difficult to digest. 

Final Talk

Sarkar turns out to be a damp squib.

Telugu Review

Tags: Vijay, Kollywood, Tupaki Movie, Sarkar Movie Review, Sarkar Movie, Vijay, Keerthi Suresh, Varalakshmi Sarathkumar, Prem Kumar, Yogi Babu, Radah Ravi

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