Sarkar (film)

Directed by Ram Gopal Varma
Produced by Ram Gopal Varma
Parag Sanghvi
Written by Manish Gupta
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
Katrina Kaif
Kota Srinivasa Rao
Kay Kay Menon
Tanisha Mukherjee
Anupam Kher
Music by Bapi-Tutul
Distributed by K Sera Sera
Sahara One
Release date 1 July 2005
Running time 123 mins
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget ₹130 million (US$1.9 million)
Box office ₹400 million (US$5.9 million)

Sarkar (सरकार, Overlord) is a 2005 Indian political crime thriller film written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan in the title role alongside Abhishek Bachchan as the younger son, Shankar Nagre, along with Kay Kay Menon, Katrina Kaif, Anupam Kher, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Supriya Pathak and Tanisha Mukherjee. It is the first installment ofSarkar film series.

The movie is inspired from The Godfather. Along with film's sequel, Sarkar Raj, released on 6 June 2008, the film was archived at theAmerican Academy of Motion Pictures library. The blockbuster film was premièred at the New York Asian Film Festival.


Amitabh Bachchan as Subhash Nagre (Sarkar)
Abhishek Bachchan as Shankar Nagre
Kay Kay Menon as Vishnu Nagre
Katrina Kaif as Pooja (Mona Ghosh Shettyas the dubbing voice)
Tanisha Mukherjee as Avantika
Anupam Kher as Motilal Khurana
Supriya Pathak as Pushpa Nagre
Rukhsaar Rehman as Amrita (Vishnu's wife)
Ishrat Ali as Khansaab
Raju Mavani as Vishram Bhagat
Zakir Hussain as Rashid
Kota Srinivasa Rao as Selvar Mani
Ravi Kale as Chander
Virendra Saxena as Girl's Father
Anant Jog as Police Commissioner
Deepak Shirke as Madan Rathod
Carran Kapoor as a Hero in Vishnu's film
Nisha Kothari as a Heroine in Vishnu's film
Jeeva (Telugu actor) as Virendra Swami
Mangal Kenkre as Shoba
Saurabh Dubey as Pooja's Father


The music of the film is composed by Bapi and muhatir choudhary. Lyrics are penned bySandeep Nath.

Track listing

Title Singer(s) Length
"Deen Bandhu" Reeta Ganguli 4:36
"Deen Bandhu Theme" 4:24
"Govinda - Song" Amitabh Bachchan,Kailash Kher, Bapi, Tutul 2:59
"Govinda - Trance" Bapi, Tutul, Janaki 3:25
"Jitni Oochaeeyan" Krishna, Farhad 3:27
"Mujhe Jo Sahi Lagta Hai" Amitabh Bachchan,Kailash Kher 3:03
"Sam Dam Bhed" Kailash Kher 3:29
"Shaher, Shaher Ke Hazaron Sawal" Kailash Kher 3:54
"The Govinda Omen" Choir 1:58
"The Want For Power" Krishna, Farhad, Prasana Shekhar 2:04


A sequel titled Sarkar Raj was released on 6 June 2008 with Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan (who reprise their roles from the original) and new entrant Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Supriya Pathak, Tanisha Mukherjeeand Ravi Kale also reappeared in their respective roles from Sarkar. The film released on 6 June 2008, was critically and commercially successful. A third installment of the Sarkar Film Series released in 2017 as Sarkar 3.


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