14 Years of Sarkar (01/07/2005)
Sarkar is a political crime thriller film directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan in the title role alongside Abhishek Bachchan as his younger son, along with Kay Kay Menon, Katrina Kaif, Anupam Kher, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Supriya Pathak, and Tanishaa Mukherji. It is the first installment of Sarkar film series.
The film is inspired by The Godfather. Along with film’s sequel, Sarkar Raj, released on 6 June 2008, the film was archived at the American Academy of Motion Pictures library. The blockbuster film was premièred at the New York Asian Film Festival.
Sarkar was super hit at the box office and was greeted very well by critics. Critics liked the way the movie indigenized The Godfather and introduced a political angle to it. The actors, particularly the trio of Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Kay Kay Menon, were lavished with praise for their controlled yet intense performances. Abhishek Bachchan, in particular, was rewarded for his portrayal as a son who is inexperienced but enters an unknown world so as to save his father.