You have to give veteran Bollywood director Ram Gopal Varma credit for consistency.
After all, how many other Bollywood directors can you count on to unfailingly deliver one mediocre movie after another.
In his latestÂ workÂ Sarkar Raj, the dependably stupid Ram Gopal Varma once again delivers the goods – yet another boring dud.
Sarkar Raj featuring Bollywood’s first family (Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan) is a mediocre sequel to Ram Gopal Varma’s unimpressive Godfather-inspired 2005 gangster flick Sarkar.
Even after two decades in the film industry and 20 films under his belt, Sarkar Raj director Ram Gopal Varma is all at sea in the Bollywood ocean, rowing his way without the tiniest paddle of talent.
For a movie featuring a gangster theme and its inherent violence, Sarkar Raj is not a chilling movie but a boring movie.
A good gangster movie needs plenty of blood and gore, a strong, grippingÂ story and intense performances by the dramatis personae (Think Marlon Brando, Al Pacino,Â Viggo Mortensen or Denzel Washington).
Written by some deservedly-unknown fella called Prashant Pandey, Sarkar Raj completely fails in the story department.
Made worse by cliched dialogs (e.g. All My Life, I did what I thought wasÂ right; I lived life on my terms; I was never afraid of anyone), the effete storyÂ just does not