Ram Gopal Varma has come up with a stunner of a sequel with Sarkar Raj, especially after being written off by many as a spent force has proved his mettle once again. RGV has been aptly woven the film right from the word go and more so in the last 20 minutes which really is gripping.
Sarkar Raj opens with Shankar Nagre (Abhishek Bachchan) at the helm of the affairs and the father Subhash Nagre (Amitabh Bachchan) still the Sarkar, has left the son with decision making powers. Anita Rajan (Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan) the CEO of Shepperd Power Plant MNC wants to set up a power plant in rural Maharasthra brings up the proposal to the Nagres at the behest of middleman Hassan Kazi (Govind Namdeo). Sarkar declines the proposal, but Shankar realizes the potential of the project and the associated benefits that the power plant could bring to the people of Maharasthra, ending the power woes in the state. Shankar along with Anita visits the rural countryside to garner the support of the villagers, only to be opposed by Somji (Rajesh Shingarpure) a social activist and the grandson of Rao Saheb (Dilip Prabhavalkar) who has given a go ahead nod for the project. Sarkar has been mentored in his early days by Rao Saheb. The Deputy CM (Sayaji Shinde) and a Businessman Kantilal Vora (Upendra Limaye) alongwith Kazi want to bump off Shankar and wish to see a diminishing political clout of Sarkar. What happens to the Nagres? What happens to the project? Or is it the most intrigued politics with the series of happenings just being a deceptive maneuver?
Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan have worked out terrific father-son chemistry with a superlative performance complimenting each other, whilst retaining prominence of their individual efforts. Aishwarya Rai as a businesswoman is quite okay. Sayaji Shinde and Upendra Limaye are at their best. Govind Namdeo has done well. Ravi Kale has done a great job akin previous film. Not to be missing out Dilip Prabhavalkar, he has been awesome. Supriya Pathak and Rajesh Shingarpure have been good.
Worth a mention is the cinematography (Amit Roy) and the background ‘Govinda’ score (Amar Mohile) which creates an compelling effect for the scenes. The action (Allan Amin) does not go overboard. Dialogues (Prashant Pandey) have been crafted to a crisp perfection. Definitely Sarkar Raj is more effective and exceptional than Sarkar, unveiling myriad of deceptive goodness in a quest to gain POWER.