Sarkar 3 trailer: Amitabh Bachchan takes his Subhash Nagre act several notches higher
The poster of Ram Gopal Varma's political thriller Sarkar 3 grabbed quite a few eyeballs through the looks of its characters and the undercurrent of rage that they share. The trailer of the film takes that anger a step forwards as Amitabh Bachchan owns the approximate three minute long trailer with his towering screen presence, and striking a fine balance between enraged outbursts and restrained expression of the ferocity within.
He reprises his role of Subhash Nagre, which is loosely inspired from the late Maharashtrian politician Bal Thackeray. Bollywood Hungama reports that the Central Board of Film Certification suspected a few similarities between Amitabh's dialogues in the trailer and the quotes of Thackeray. Thus, they ordered the makers to insert a disclaimer at the start and the makers readily agreed in order to avoid possible backlash. The situation has changed from the last part of the Sarkar franchise as Thackeray passed away in 2012, four years after the release of Sarkar 2.
Amitabh looks menacing as the 'wounded lion' after the death of both his sons, played by Kay Kay Menon and Abhishek Bachchan in the previous installments. The trailer begins with flashes of the deaths of his sons and Amitabh contemplating the direction in which his life would head thereon.
Amit Sadh, his onscreen grandson, is the young blood element of the film that was represented by Menon and Abhishek in the previous parts. He sticks to the typical impulsive young gun stereotype in the trailer. Another actor who plays to the stereotype is Yami Gautam whose character can be compared to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's character from Sarkar 2.
The surprise elements of the trailer are Jackie Shroff and Manoj Bajpayee who play a tycoon and a politician respectively. Shroff races against time as he looks as flamboyant as any young actor. Bajpayee is seen dishing out powerful one-liners at Amitabh's character, which foretells a memorable clash between the two stalwarts like in Prakash Jha's 2011 social drama Aarakshan.
Ronit Roy and Supriya Pathak Shah also make fleeting appearances in the trailer, that could only manage to skim the surface of the plot rather than sketching it out for the fans.
Sarkar 3 is slated to release on 7 April. Watch the trailer here.