Sarkar Raj – 2008


Sarkar Raj - 2008

Sarkar Raj is a 2008 Indian crime film co-written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. It is the sequel to Sarkar (2005). The primary cast features three members of the Bachchan familyAmitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who appear together for the first time in a film after Aishwarya and Abhishek’s marriage. The film released on June 6, 2008. Supriya Pathak, Tanisha Mukherjee and Ravi Kale also reprised their respective roles from Sarkar.

There were false speculations that the film’s story has been adapted from the Enron issue[1], due to its premise of development politics. Debutante Rajesh Shringarpore’s character of Sanjay Somji was also reportedly based on Raj Thackeray, the estranged cousin of political leader Bal Thackeray; thus furthering the general viewpoint that the series is based on Bal Thackeray and his family. This movie is originally written, unlike its prequel.

Synopsis

The film is set two years after the original film, Sarkar. When Anita Rajan (Aishwariya Rai Bachchan), CEO of an international firm, brings the Nagres a power plant proposal to set up in rural areas of Maharashtra, Subhash Nagre (Amitabh Bachchan) visits Thakurwadi (a rural area in that state) to seek permission for the plant from his mentor, Rao Saab. The Westernized and business-suited Shankar (Abhishek Bachchan) who is now Sarkar (a title essentially meaning “Overlord”), and that he has legitimately taken his father’s place is quick to realize the plant’s benefits, which

will nonetheless require the relocation of over 40,000 people in five villages.

After convincing his father, Shankar, along with Anita, visits the villages to mobilize support or the plant. However, things are not what they seem to be. From shady fixers with an eye on multi-million kickbacks to political firebrands ready to incite people against the controversial project, Shankar’s dream gradually becomes a nightmare of infighting, betrayal, bribery and kidnapping. Shankar loses his pregnant wife Avantika (Tanisha). Shankar is shot by a traitor during a short-lived love angle with Anita. The film then deals with the original Sarkar, Subhash Nagre avenging his son’s death through ruthless politicking and brutal arrogance.

It ends with Anita Rajan getting involved in managing Sarkar’s affairs, much the same way as his son Shankar did. Sarkar is shown asking for his young grandson to be brought to Mumbai as he feels the need for someone to carry on the mantle.

Critical Reception

Reviewers have given the movie various labels, ranging from average to superb. Some reviewers said that it could not recreate the Sarkar magic, with others saying it was eons better than its prequel and took the series to a whole new level. Most agreed that it was a good comeback for Ram Gopal Verma, whose last few movies had been labelled as ‘pathetic’ by critics and viewers alike. There was unanimous praise for the relevant premise of development politics, the many plot twists and the histrionics of Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Rajesh Shringarpore, Ravi Kale and, to an extent, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. However, her underplayed role, alongwith the caricaturish portayal of the three villains, the undeveloped and short-lived love angle between Shankar and Anita and the loud and garish background score; have not gone down too well with critics.

Cast

Dialogue :

  1. ” apni sharato par jine walo ko kimat chukani padti hae”

  2. ” JAAN LENA JURM HAIN..AUR SAHI SAMAYA PAR JAAN LENA..RAAJNITI..”

  3. ” LOG LOG HOTE HAIN….SAMBHAL LENGE”

  4. ” BIG B : RAO KO KAUN SAMJHAYGA….
    SMAL B : BABA, YEH PROJECT MAHARASHTRA KE LIYE BAHUT JARURI HAI..RAO KO SAMJHNA HI HOGA”

  5. ” mein wahi karta hoon jo mujhe thek lagta hai……..”

  6. ” Janta aasman mein nahi zameen par rehti hai…”

  7. ” Baba, sabkuch niji hai…………………. sabkuch”

Govinda Govinda  Govinda Govinda Govinda ….!!!

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EURO 2008 Austria/Swizterland


Euro 2008

2008 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2008, is the 13th UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football tournament for European nations. The tournament, which is being hosted by Austria and Switzerland, began on 7 June 2008 and is scheduled to conclude with the final at Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna on 29 June 2008. It is the second successful joint bid in the competition’s history. Greece were the defending champions, having won the previous tournament.

Sixteen teams are participating in the tournament. Austria and Switzerland automatically qualified as hosts; the remaining 14 teams were determined through qualifying matches, which began in August 2006. The winner of Euro 2008 will qualify for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa.[1]

TEN BEST GOALS

The goals have been flying in at just over two-and-a-half per game at UEFA EURO 2008™. There have been 76 already in 30 games, the same number as at this stage four years ago, with the quality matching the quantity. euro2008.com takes its pick of ten of the best so far. Do you agree with our selection? Have you say below.

Philipp Lahm
Germany 3-2 Turkey, Semi-final, 25 June
Semih Şentürk’s 86th-minute equaliser might have floored a lesser side, but not Germany. They quickly regrouped and within four minutes had won with a goal that will live long in the memory. Thomas Hitzlsperger’s pass split the Turkey defence and Lahm smashed the ball over the advancing Rüştü Reçber to send Germany to their sixth final.

Roman Pavlyuchenko
Netherlands 1-3 Russia, Quarter-final, 21 June
Everything Andrei Arshavin touched was turning to gold and no more so than when he crossed for Pavlyuchenko eleven minutes into the second half in Basel. The FC Spartak Moskva striker had made the most of the chance afforded to him by Pavel Pogrebnyak’s injury and he made no mistake here, thumping a first-time volley beyond Edwin van der Sar.

Bastian Schweinsteiger
Portugal 2-3 Germany, Quarter-final, 19 June
Schweinsteiger had been told by his coach Joachim Löw that he had a “debt” to his team-mates after being sent off against Croatia. The midfielder went a long way to repaying it at St. Jakob-Park when he slid in at the near post to touch in Lukas Podolski’s low cross to round off a blistering break down the left.

Michael Ballack
Austria 0-1 Germany, Group B, 16 June
After losing to Croatia the pressure was on Germany and though they never totally convinced against the co-hosts one moment of magic from their inspirational captain was all they needed. It came four minutes after the break, Ballack drilling a rising shot from a free-kick high past Jürgen Macho in the Austrian goal.

Nihat Kahvevi
Turkey 3-2 Czech Republic, Group A, 15 June
Turkey scored a succession of stunning late goals but this was the pick of the bunch. Released by Hamit Altıntop’s precise pass Nihat looked up before sending a curling shot around Petr Čech and in off the underside of the crossbar, completing a remarkable recovery and sending Turkey through to the quarter-finals.

Arjen Robben
Netherlands 4-1 France, Group C, 13 June
Robben’s third goal for the Netherlands deserves special mention but better still was their fourth. Sneijder picked up the ball on the edge of the area, waltzed round Jérémy Toulalan then shot high over Grégory Coupet and in off the crossbar.

Robin van Persie
Netherlands 4-1 France, Group C, 13 June
Another great Dutch counterattacking masterpiece started with a superb piece of skill from Ruud van Nistelrooy on the halfway line which sent Robben haring down the left. He crossed for Van Persie who volleyed in first time. Coupet got a hand to the ball but it was just too powerful.

Zlatan Ibrahimović
Greece 0-2 Spain, Group D, 10 June
The game looked to heading for a goalless draw until a moment of brilliance from Ibrahimović. After exchanging passes with Henrik Larsson on the edge of the area the FC Internazionale striker fired a thumping drive into the top right corner of Antonis Nikopolidis’s net.

David Villa
Spain 4-1 Russia, Group D, 10 June
David Silva retrieved a loose ball on the edge of his own area and set in motion a lightning-quick counter that saw Joan Capdevila and Andrés Iniesta combine brilliantly before the latter released Villa who sprinted into the box then shot low beyond Igor Akinfeev.

Wesley Sneijder
Netherlands 3-0 Italy, Group A, 9 June
Giovanni van Bronkhorst started the move by clearing off his own goalline from an Italy corner. He then raced upfield before hitting a crossfield pass to Dirk Kuyt who cushioned the ball perfectly for Sneijder to hook past Gianluigi Buffon.