Sarkar Raj (Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Supriya Pathak, Tanisha Mukherjee and Ravi Kale. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma with music by Amar Mohile.)
Release date: June 6, 2008
In at number nine we have Sarkar Raj. Unlike its prequel Sarkar, which was a loose adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather with plot elements from The Godfather Part II, the sequel Sarkar Raj has an original plot. After the disaster that was Ram Gopal Verma ki Aag there was a lot of speculation whether Mr. Verma could be trusted with making a film that was good, let alone a sequel of a critically acclaimed film that’s was a huge box-office hit. But that was all idle chatter as Sarkar Raj superseded all expectations placed on Verma.
Sarkar Raj grossed almost Rs. 34 crores in India in its first two weeks and over $1 million in the USA. Jaya Bachchan is said to have been so impressed by Sarkar Raj that she is urging Ram Gopal Verma to work on its sequel. Verma has said in an interview to the tabloid Mumbai Mirror that work is being done on the screenplay of a sequel
Reviewer Taran Adarsh was full of praise saying. “On the whole, Sarkar Raj is an exceptional film in all respects. At the box-office, it has all it takes to set new records in days to come!’ and going on to give the film 4 out of 5.”
Razeen Shameem (BollySpice) also gave Sarkar Raj 4 out of 5 stating, “Sarkar Raj is a hard hitting and intense film and does full justice to the original. It succeeds in all departments and is exactly the type of movie we needed.”
Sarkar Raj went on to gross Rs. 42,64,84,960 with a promise of a sequel to come soon.