Presents: Sahara One Motion Pictures
Production: K. Sera Sera
Like countries directors all over the world some of whom may admit to the fact and some who may not I have been deeply influence by Francis ford Coppola’s unforgettable movie the godfather both in technical style and story content.
Yes Sarkar has been inspired by the classic film which offers something new on every repeated viewing.
Yet at the same time, I would clarify firmly that Sarkar is not an imitation or a clone. It’s story and screenplay have been located in an Indian milieu and particularly so in the context of Mumbai’s Power superstructure.
Contrary to media speculation the title character is not an underworld don rather he is a man who has rewritten the law. He has risen with time and circumstance to wield unchecked and autocratic authority over the people living in a so-called democratic form of governance.
By nature he possesses the ability the charisma the intelligence and the Machiavellian cunning to control the working of the city in all its various aspects. He even dispenses justice when the common man cannot obtain it from the law keepers – the government the police and the judiciary.
Sarkar is a volatile film dealing with crime, greed love family relationships and retribution.
While acknowledging my lifelong debt to Francis Coppola’s The Godfather this is my extremely personal and original take on the Mario Puzo which continues to have a universal resonance.
Finally I would state the Satya and company were just preparatory blue prints for the film Sarkar with this film I hope that my trilogy on crime and punishment within the reality of our country our city and our neighborhood has come a full circle
This film suitable for unrestricted Public exhibition but with caution that the question as to whether any child below the Age of 12 Years may be allowed to see the film should be considered by the parent or guardian of the Child.
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