When Ram Gopal Varma came with Sarkar Subhash Nagre, people went berserk to watch this thriller drama but soon he came with the second one 'Sarkar Raj' and it received mix reactions at the box office. Later he announced the third installment 'Sarkar 3' and after 9 long years reunited with the Shahenshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan. But this time with an oath that Sarkar will be much more ferocious with changing time.
The film opens up with Subhash Nagre's( Amitabh Bachchan) iconic entry, waving one hand with all the power which the bead bracelet depict strongly. After losing his two sons, Sarkar must have turned a little older but the power and will to fight against all the odds remains the same. This time he is dealing with threats not only from the outside world but he is dealing with internal issues too with his grandson Shivaji Nagre(Amit Sadh). But remains the ultimate messiah of the poor. Shivaji is eager to be a part of his grand father's world but is tangled in his troubled past. Govind Deshpande (Manoj Bajpayee) as the rising politician share views which are contrary to that of Sarkar. Michael Vallya (Jackie Shroff), the ultimate baddie showcases his cool style as a Dubai based businessman and plays the perfect antagonist in the film. Yami Gautam plays Shivaji's love interest whose father gets killed by the hands of Sarkar and hence wants to seek revenge.
While Amitabh Bachchan has maintained his charisma through all the three installments and that too with the similar ease and tone, it is the herd of supporting cast which acts as a barrier somewhere. We have seen Manoj Bajpayee earlier performing such kind of politicians. Yami Gautam which we saw in the trailer as the revenge full girl sadly does not enjoy much attention. Amit Sadh must have portrayed his meatiest role so far and has portrayed Shivaji Nagre very well. Bollywood's bhidu Jackie Shroff mouth some unwanted dialogues and is seen enjoying his luxurious Dubai life to the fullest. Ronit Roy as Sarkar's right hand is given some weightage in the first half but not in the second half.
Ram Gopal Varma must have not taken the risk of making the sequels and should have stopped with the first film. As this would have made the film the ultimate thriller drama. His execution of the film must have been a lot more better than the one which we are seeing. The screenplay travels at a slower pace and the sepia tone of the film makes you feel sleepy. The chant of 'Govinda Govinda' plays throughout the film and the Ganesh Aarti by Mr. Bachchan is worthy.
Though the film boasts of a stellar starcast and a storyline which would been much more crispier, Amitabh Bachchan is that knight in the shining armour which saves the film from ruining it further.