The best thing about Sarkar 3 is that, it has managed to keep the essence intact from the first two instalments. This was not at all expected as there was hardly any buzz around the film during it’s release time. Ram Gopal Varma has partially succeeded in making a good film, not that Sarkar 3 is bad or unbearable but it is just not proper, quite a few problems that spoil the film big time.
Sarkar 3 may not be literal continuation from where the previous instalment concluded but it has retained a few characters; some literally with no other option and some in the dialogues. Screenplay wise Sarkar 3 offers nothing new, its same old common man coming to Sarkar with their problems, bad guy and the politics involved in removing the bad guy from the picture so that there can be a new one in the next instalment. First half an hour is just introducing the never ending characters. Film is highly gripping at places giving you chills, surprising you with unexpected twists but otherwise it is so boring that you end up dozing off. So the good things and bad things in the film are pole apart.
Ram Gopal Varma is one of its kind director, only he can mange to take the shots the way he does it. In some of his previous films this may have been annoying but in Sarkar 3 RGV does it quite well making you appreciate his unique way to capture a particular frame. It looks quite good in this one. I don’t remember when was the last time I saw a scene where there is a very heavy background score and an intense dialogue between the actors making you think a lot. I feel like thanking Ram Gopal Varma for having that one scene. Editing of the film is problematic, so many scenes end abruptly they being incomplete is very prominent. At quite a few places dialogues takes the story forward, seeing them rather than hearing them could have created a better impact. Music hardly matters in this one, few songs not worth remembering find it hard to make way to audience’s heart and mind. Background score is a big plus point of the film. There are few tunes used from the previous instalments, they give that proper Sarkar touch to this film. It also helps you enjoy the film even if it is in bits and parts.
Amitabh Bachchan shines as Sarkar. He is phenomenal. It is the same character as Sarkar 1 and 2 but you still enjoy his presence on screen. The aura he has around him can be literally felt while watching the film. Amit Sadh is very impressive in the film. His act may look monotonous because of the same expression he has in the entire film but his dedication as an artist is difficult to ignore. Manoj Bajpayee is a treat to watch, by now he can sleepwalk such roles. Rest of the cast which includes Jackie Shroff, Ronit Roy, Supriya Pathak, Rohini Hattangadi, Bharat Dhabolkar and Yami Gautam are too ordinary in the film.
Overall Sarkar 3 is enjoyable in bits and parts but leaves a happy impression by the end of the film.