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Sarkar – Review by Naveen

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If you are a close follower of A R Murugadoss movies, you could have noticed the director cleverly adding contemporary real life happenings in his films and trying to present solutions to problems being faced by people.
In ‘Sarkar’, his third outing with Vijay after ‘Thupakki’ and ‘Kaththi’, the director has gone overboard and handles too many things, which at times becomes stretching for effect. But things become possible and plausible thanks to the screen presence and performance of Vijay.
Sundar Ramasamy (Vijay) is the chief executive officer of the world’s top company GL. He is popularly known as corporate monster since he not just conquers his competition but annihilates it.
Hailing from Tamil Nadu, Sundar lives abroad. One day, when he decides to visit India, everybody gets shocked. Even as many firms are worried about his agenda, he reveals that he is back to his native only to cast his vote in elections.
But, to his shock, he realises at the polling booth that someone else had cast his vote. Following this, he goes to the court and uses the 49 (P) section which causes re-election in the state.
Many other youngstes too use this route and this triggers the wrath of powerful politicians (Pazha Karuppaiah, Radha Ravi and Varalakshmi Sarathkumar). They hatch conspiracy against Sundar.
Determined to take them head on, Sundar quits his CEO post and decides to contest in elections. Is he able to change the system? Is is posssible for him to bring in the desired changes in the country? Sarkar has the answers.
Vijay shoulders a huge responsibility in an effective way and his salt and pepper look is cool. Keerthy Suresh is your regular heroine, while Varalakshmi Sarathkumar has delivered a strong performance.
The likes of Pazha Karuppaiah, Radha Ravi and Yogi Babu are adequate to their respective roles. Cinematography by Girish Gangadharan is catchy. With A R Rahman’s songs already topping the charts, his background scroe has added tempo to the proceedings.
Stunts by Ram-Laxman remind one of Telugu films, while the editing could have been more effective since the film runs for more than 2.5 hours. The first half is good, while the second half is slow and dragging. Vijay has made use of this film as his political vehicle. But he could have done it better.

Rating: 3 out of 5

By Naveen


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