Production: Sun Pictures
Cast: Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Vijay, Yogi Babu
Direction, Screenplay, Story: AR Murugadoss
Music, Background score: A. R. Rahman
Cinematography: Girish Gangadharan
Editing: A. Sreekar Prasad
A successful NRI from America, who is called as the corporate monster returns home to cast his vote, but to his shock, it has already been cast illegally by someone else. What happens next forms the crux of the story.
After the blockbusters Thupakki and Kaththi, this is the third collaboration between AR Murugadoss and Thalapathy Vijay. So, probably, the expectations have let the crowd down.
Sarkar starts with the introduction of Vijay as the ‘corporate monster’. The director doesn’t elaborate and the movie kicks off directly. The first half sees a lot of build-up scenes and most of them don’t work in the movie. The first half starts slow and the movie picks up after the interval. The songs and the song placement slows down the movie a bit. Though the movie is about social issues, a lot of scenes seem artificial.
Keerthy Suresh plays her part well though there’s nothing much for her to do and is just the wide eye admirer of Sundar’s acts. This movie is written only for Vijay and there’s no second powerful character at all though Varalaxmi as Komalavalli does a commanding job and is definitely a performance to remember.
The movie’s biggest plus is actor Vijay. He, as Sundar Ramasamy is outstanding. He carries the movie single-handedly.
AR Rahman’s songs are decent and Poraali stands out as it helps add pace to the narration. Girish Gangadharan’s frames are stylish and present a vast canvas that the plot demanded.
On the whole, Sarkar is nothing like the previous two movies from ARM-Vijay combo. It falls somewhere near the par.