Sarkar 3 review: Subhash Nagre gets more intense, but not mellowed
The opening scene catches your attention as an all-familiar Subhash Nagre is being greeted with 'Subhash Nagre Zindabad'. Amitabh Bachchan, in his full glory, as the protagonist, for the third time, tries to carry the full weight of the film. He is supported by Amit Sadh, who plays Nagre's grandson, Manoj Bajpayee and Ronit Roy.
Sarkar 3 is all about family, drama, betrayal and revenge, but it gives out a strong sense of deja vu for those who have seen the previous two films and know the characters well for the last 12 years. After losing his two sons (Vishnu and Shankar) in the previous films, Amitabh Bachchan is back as the angry Subhash Nagre in the political thriller series, directed by Ram Gopal Varma. "Dard ki keemat chukani parti hain," he says in a low, harsh voice in a dimly-lit room. A portrait of his dead son, played in the previous two parts by his own son - Abhishek Bachchan - hangs in the background.
Plot: The storyline revolves around a new construction project planned in Dharavi East. To execute the plan, 15,000 residents of the slum have to be evicted in adverse circumstances. This is where Sarkar's help is sought, who refuses in his own style. A new battles ensues. The story unfolds in the dark corridors of Maharshtra politics where Sarkar still rules. The film is full of clichés and familiar dog-lion dialogues that stop making impact after a while.
Manoj Bajpayee, unlike Yami Gautam or Jackie Shroff, is a delight to watch as a fearless politician he has justified his somewhat not-so-long role. Background music is worth a mention. Camera movement is slick and fashionable. We saw Satya-Company-Rangeela’s Ram Gopal Varma in bits and flashes in the film.
Watch it if you are a die-hard Sarkar fan.