Sarkar 3

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Sarkar 3
Sarkar 3 poster.jpg
Directed byRam Gopal Varma
Produced byRam Gopal Varma
Amitabh Bachchan
Rahul Mittra
Anand Pandit
Gopal Shivram Dalvi
Krishan Choudhary
Jay Patel
Written byP. Jaya Kumar
Story byP. Jaya Kumar (Screenplay)
Nilesh Girkar (Story)
Ramkumar Singh (Dialogue)
StarringAmitabh Bachchan
Jackie Shroff
Manoj Bajpayee
Amit Sadh
Yami Gautam
Ronit Roy
Parag Tyagi
Bajrangbali Singh
Music byRavi Shankar
Rohan Vinayak
CinematographyAmol Rathod
Edited byAnwar Ali
Alumbra Entertainment
Wave Cinemas
AB Corp Ltd
Distributed byEros International
Release date
  • 12 May 2017 (2017-05-12)[1]
Running time
131 minutes
Budget12 crore
Box office7.6 crore

Sarkar 3 (transl. Government 3) is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language political crime thriller film directed and co-produced by Ram Gopal Varma.[2] This is the third installment of the Sarkar franchise and the continuation to the events of Sarkar Raj. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan again in the titular lead role along with Ronit Roy, Parag Tyagi, Jackie Shroff, Manoj Bajpayee, Amit Sadh and Yami Gautam.[3] It is the installment with some new noticeable characters.

The film was released worldwide on 12 May 2017 to positive reviews from critics with India Times rating at 3/5.[1][4] The film deals with Sarkar's internal conflict and his palace-politics with top-level officials, and powerbrokers within the Maharashtra government, involving internal rivalry and intrigue. Amitabh Bachchan lent his voice for the Ganpati Arti track, and Marathi dialogues.[5]


A businessman named Deven Gandhi (Bajrangbali Singh) approaches Subhash Nagre "Sarkar" (Amitabh Bachchan) for a real estate project over a large slum in Daravi Mumbai. Sarkar suggests that Gandhi should offer appropriate compensation and relocate the slum dwellers. Gandhi deems that too expensive and would rather offer a smaller commission to Sarkar to force the relocation. Sarkar refuses and, when Gandhi insists that he will go to another power bastion, Sarkar asserts that he will not let Gandhi go ahead. Gandhi reports back to his Dubai-based boss Vallya (Jackie Shroff). They join hands with a rival opposition leader named Govind Deshpande (Manoj Bajpai) and plot to oust Sarkar.

Sarkar's wife (Supriya Pathak) pleads with him to permit their grandson Shivaji "Chiku" (Amit Sadh) to join him. Sarkar hesitates: the boy is hot-headed and volatile like his father Vishnu, but ultimately lets him come. Chiku immediately clashes with Gokul (Sarkar's longtime loyal right-hand man) (Ronit Roy) over various matters including whether or not to eliminate Deshpande. It is implied that Chiku's girlfriend Annu (Yami Gautam) is using him to get to Sarkar because Sarkar had ordered the elimination of her father. Meanwhile, Gandhi approaches Gokul with the proposition to help him or Chiku would become the next Sarkar and Gokul will remain a servant.

Deshpande plots with Gandhi and Vallya to instigate mill workers against Sarkar. Chiku is on the warpath to attack Deshpande. Sarkar tries to calculate who is behind everything. One day, Deshpande is hotly pursued and killed and Sarkar, who has long held a reputation for bumping off opposition, is blamed. Sarkar notes that whoever did this is determined and cunning and will stop at nothing. When assassins open fire on Sarkar at the Ganpati Visarjan festival, it becomes clear that Sarkar's inner circle has been breached. Chiku shows Sarkar the video of Gandhi meeting Gokul and, separately, Gokul remonstrates and says that Chiku, used by the wily Annu and his own vengeance for his father, is behind everything. Sarkar expels Chiku whereupon Chiku joins Gandhi.

Vallya orders a bomb blast at the mill. Gokul rightly reports that it was executed by Chiku (who is now out to destroy Sarkar) and Gandhi. Around this time Sarkar's wife passes away. Gokul beseeches Sarkar to give the order to kill Chiku. Chiku is fired upon but he escapes. Gokul begins hunting him down.

Soon, Gokul is shot dead (presumably by Chiku) and Sarkar swears revenge on Chiku. Vallya arrives in India and meets Sarkar. He points out that Chiku is too inexperienced to become Sarkar and is therefore useless, and offers to help Sarkar eliminate Chiku. Sarkar discloses that Chiku was dispatched to infiltrate Gandhi by none other than Sarkar himself. He also reveals that it was he who ordered Gokul's killing. When Annu discovers that it was Gandhi who killed her father, and not Sarkar, she shoots Gandhi dead.

Hindsight it is revealed that, differences with Annu had been cleared and she too was taken into confidence. Gokul had turned to Gandhi and played a part in the mill agitation and in the slum development so as to sideline Chiku and eventually become Sarkar. The objective of this plan was to draw out Vallya. Chiku walks in at this point. There is a gunshot and Vallya is killed. With their adversaries now dead, Sarkar and Chiku sip tea while Sarkar educates the inexperienced Chiku on palace politics.



In 2009 Ram Gopal Varma stated that he had no plans finalised for the third instalment in the series and shelved Sarkar 3.[6] However, in 2012 it was reported that the sequel would go ahead once again and currently is in the pre production stage where the script is being written. The film is expected to go on floors at the end of 2013, primarily with the same cast of Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan although his character dies at the end of this film and also Aishwarya Rai is to be left out.[7][8]

In August 2016 director Ram Gopal Varma confirmed Sarkar 3.[9] He told on his Twitter that Abhishek and Aishwarya will not be a part of the third installment.[10]


The music rights of the film are acquired by Eros Now Music. The music has been composed by Rohan Vinayak and Ravi Shankar. The full soundtrack was released on 3 May 2017 and has seven songs.

Track listing
1."Angry Mix"Mika Singh, Sukhwinder Singh5:07
2."Ganpati Aarti"Amitabh Bachchan4:04
3."Gussa"Sukhwinder Singh5:05
4."Sam Dham"Kailash Kher, Saket Bairoliya3:30
5."Thamba"Navraj Hans5:03
6."Shakti"Sukhwinder Singh, Saket Bairoliya, Adarsh Shinde4:32
7."Sarkar Trance"Niladri Kumar3:18
Total length:30:40


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  2. ^ "Sarkar 3: 4 Days Before Its Release, Bombay HC Directs Film Makers To Give Scriptwriter Story Credit [Read Order] - Live Law". 8 May 2017.
  3. ^ Reporter, Manjusha Radhakrishnan, Senior (11 May 2017). "'Sarkar 3' film review".
  4. ^ "Sarkar 3 Review {3/5}: Amitabh Bachchan is in top form, mesmerizing you with his grey shades and grey irises". The Times of India.
  5. ^ Jha, Subhash K . (11 May 2017). "Sarkar 3 Movie Review- Watch Sarkaar 3 for the way Varma frames the familial feud in flames of fury! - SKJ Bollywood News".
  6. ^ Iyer, Meena (21 July 2009). "Sarkar 3 shelved!". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Amitabh, Abhishek to star in Sarkar 3". Times of India. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  8. ^ "'Sarkar 3' on cards, sans Aishwarya: Ram Gopal Varma". IBN Live. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  9. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (22 August 2016). "Ram Gopal Varma announces Sarkar 3 - Bollywood Hungama".
  10. ^ "Ram Gopal Varma on 'Sarkar 3': Reports on rest of cast, apart from Amitji, are wrong - Times of India".

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