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Sarkar Movie Review

SARKAR
CAST:
Thalapathy Vijay, Keerthy Suresh, VaralaxmiSarathkumar, Radha Ravi, Yogi Babu, PazhaKaruppiah, Livingston.
CREW:
Director :A.R Murugadoss
Dialogue Writer : JayaMohan
Music : A.R Rahman
Produced by : Sun Pictures
Producer : Kalanithi Maran
Editor :Sreekar Prasad
DOP : Girish Gangadharan
Art : T. Santhanam
Stunts : Ram-Laxman
Lyrics : Vivek
Co director : Thirukumaran
Sound Designer : Lakshmi Narayanan
Choreography :Brinda ,Shobi, Sridhar
Costumes : Pallavi Singh,Deepali Noor
Executive Producer :Sundarraj
Production Controller : Udaykumar ,Sivaraman
Audio Label : Sony Music
Designs : GopiPrasanna
PRO : Riaz K Ahmed

Songs Singers ` Lyrics
Top Tucker Mohit Chauhan vivek
OMG Ponnu Sid Sriram&Jonita Gandhi vivek
CEO In The House Nakul Abhyankar &Blaaze vivek
Oru Viral Puratchi A R Rahman &SrinidhiVenkatesh vivek
Simtaangaran BambaBagya ,VipinAneja , Aparna Narayanan vivek

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Production: Sun Pictures Cast: Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Vijay, Yogi Babu Direction: AR Murugadoss Screenplay: AR Murugadoss Story: AR Murugadoss Music: A. R. Rahman Background score: A. R. Rahman Cinematography: Girish Gangadharan Editing: A. Sreekar Prasad

 

Sarkar is an out and out Vijay film that has all the essential ingredients that his fans love.

His charisma oozes throughout the film, laced with punch lines and well-choreographed action scenes. The film has been packaged as a typical mass entertainer, with a hoard of political events that took place in Tamil Nadu. However, even though Vijay gets together with director AR Murugadoss for the third time, Sarkar lacks the power of Thupakki and sharpness of Kaththi.

The premise of Sarkar is simple but interesting. Sundar Ramasamy (Vijay) is the CEO of a leading California-based info tech giant GL. He is known as a “corporate monster” and takeover-specialist who gobbles up rival companies with his smart marketing. The moment he steps into Chennai in India, companies suspect that he is looking to take over some big corporate. But it turns out that he is in India to cast his vote in Tamil Nadu assembly elections, as he believes his vote is valuable. At the election booth, he finds out that somebody has already cast his vote.
AR Rahman’s background score in the first half could seem quite functional, but he makes up for it with a superb score in the second half. Girish Gangadharan’s cinematography is decent and gels well with the film’s mood. Sreekar Prasad proves his expertise in the cuts, but there are numerous scenes that don’t quite fit in the scheme of things. Ram-Laxman’s stunt choreography is slick and their job is commendable.

With regards to performances, we have Pala Karuppiah and Radha Ravi convincingly playing grey politicians. Varalaxmi sticks to one expression throughout the film and it might not convince the majority. Like most of ARM’s other films, the heroine comes off just as a sidekick and Keerthy’s role falls in that zone with barely any scope to show off her skills.

The engagement factor could take a big hit in the first half but it works better in the latter half of the film. 164 minutes might seem to be a tad bit longer. The placement of Simtaangaran and OMG Ponnu might irk the audience that looks for progress in the story. The dialogue portions are high in number and like most of Murugadoss’s other work, they give out messages with a lot of attention to detail.

At the end of it all, there is just one man who completely steals the show. Vijay’s charisma, screen presence and charm are absolutely brilliant. He carries his role with style and grit. He has a few performance-demanding scenes that he aces. Yet, his style of delivering certain dialogues has become a little monotonous. We can find shades of Kaththi that reflect in this film as well.

On the whole, Sarkar can be watched to feel well connected to what our state has been fed within the past so many years, politically. Vijay leads this Sarkar effortlessly.

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