Verdict: This Murugadoss-Vijay combo has hit a hattrick.

Vijay’s much awaited Sarkar is out this Diwali and has some stunning action and punch dialogues awaiting the audience. The film has been directed by A. R. Murugadoss, co-written by Jeyamohan and produced by Kalanithi Maran under the banner Sun Pictures. It also features Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Yogi Babu, Radha Ravi, and Pala Karuppiah along with many others. Sarkar is an action drama about the dirty games in Indian politics.

What’s Sarkar About:

Sundar Ramaswamy (Vijay), often referred to as “Corporate Monster”, is the CEO of the world’s leading company GL. His visit to India frightens many corporate biggies as he is capable of making and breaking businesses. Soon it is revealed that he is in Chennai to cast his vote. However, he finds out that his fundamental right has been hacked by a stranger and he takes the legal route to gain his right to vote. During the process, he learns more about the corruption in politics and wants to make a difference. He decides to fight the present system by referring to it as mere business than working in favor of the ordinary people. With the help of Nila (Keerthy Suresh) – his love interest – and a few youngsters, he is all set to compete in the re-election. He faces many obstacles while trying to gain public support. Whether he surpasses them and wins the election or not becomes the crux of the movie.

What Works:

Vijay is stylish, charming, as always, and woos the crowd with his swag. Gireesh Gangadharan makes it even more stylish with his camera work. A. R. Rahman’s music is decent, but the background music complements Vijay’s style. Top Tucker is an interesting track which is also placed as background music throughout. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar is terrific as the smart and cunning Komalavalli and gives a stunning performance. A. R. Murugadoss has cleverly incorporated the relevance of social media throughout Sarkar. Radha Ravi and Pala Karuppiah have also a done commendable work as corrupt politicians. It is also interesting to see how the makers have placed some of Vijay’s iconic gestures and dialogs including “I am waiting” aptly in the movie. There are also references of current political affairs. It openly shows the dirty side of Indian politics. The underlying message is socially relevant and quite an eye-opener as well. Overall, Sarkar is a treat to the fans.

What Could Have Been Better:

Though Vijay’s Sundar is mass, Sarkar does not have a strong antagonist until Varalaxmi enters the show. It is more of Sundar vs politics than him vs a villain. Keerthy Suresh is bubbly and pleasant but has little room for performance. The film lacks logic in places and tends to gets overly dramatic at times.

Why You Should Watch the Movie:

Some great action, top-notch filmmaking, breathtaking shots, and excellent performances make Sarkar a sure-shot winner. It clearly is one of the best Vijay movies so far and it would be a great miss if you don’t watch it at the theatres. So book your tickets now and enjoy this mass entertainer with your family and friends.