Sarkar 3 Review – Amit Sadh and Amitabh were great but film not my favorite

I went to see Sarkar 3 without seeing the first two films in the series beforehand.  Margaret of Don’tCallItBollywood clued me in to the backstory from the previous films, which are heavily influenced by The Godfather films.  I went to Sarkar 3 because I wanted to see Amit Sadh in this kind of role.  I loved him in Sultan, and he was fantastic in Running Shaadi earlier this year.   Here’s the video review I did for Bollyfools:




7 thoughts on “Sarkar 3 Review – Amit Sadh and Amitabh were great but film not my favorite

  1. prateek1069 May 13, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Great Review Melanie. I hope to see more of your video reviews.


  2. prateek1069 May 14, 2017 / 2:23 am

    Did you get a chance to see a 2007’s Manoj Bajpai war drama, called 1971? His acting skill in the movie is by far, for me, the best. The movie is based on a true story and pretty well directed.


    • moviemavengal May 14, 2017 / 2:53 am

      I have not seen that and thanks for the recommendation. Have you seen Aligarh? He was amazing in that one.

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      • prateek1069 May 14, 2017 / 3:35 am

        Oh yeah. He was great in Alighar. I loved his performance along with Rajkumar Rao. Story was a bit depressing, his acting skill just took it at a different level.

        I feel Manoj Bajpai still is the most underrated actor in Bollywood today. May be because of his choice of movie which mostly deals with social, depressing issues. But my favorite Manoj bajpaye’s movie are Shool and 1971, which I guess, received National Awards for Best Feature Films in their respective years.

        How do you rate him as compared to other big Bollywood Stars?


  3. moviemavengal May 14, 2017 / 4:52 pm


    I completely agree with you that he is underrated. I think Manoj is just as good an actor as Nawazaddin Siddiqui or Irrfan Khan. Like them he can play almost anything. They are actors’ actors.

    I have only been watching Indian cinema for about three years, but I’ve seen about 300 Indian films. The first film for me where I really noticed how great Manoj is was Tevar, probably the first time I saw him in a film in the theater. I know it’s not the greatest film, and now that I’ve seen the original Mahesh Babu film Okkadu, it’s a pale remake. But one of the best things about Tevar is Manoj! He is both menacing and completely ridiculous. He has a gift of comedy and he also plays an exceptional villain every time. Another great example of him being a great villain is Veer-Zaara. He’s so great at being a villain, and that’s why it was so fantastic to see him play such a different type of role in Aligarh. It was a revelation to me of just how talented an actor he is.

    Rajkumar Rao I think is the up and coming actor of the new generation who is showing a similar range. I love him. Not sure I can watch Trapped as it looks so dark and isn’t my usual kind of film, but the only reason I’d see it is Rajkumar.


    • prateek1069 May 14, 2017 / 8:24 pm


      I haven’t watched Tevar yet. It got horrible reviews, so I guess it is not a good movie. But yeah, Aligarh indeed was one of the Manoj’s incredible performances. You know, he first came into limelight in a award winning Shekhar Kapoor’s movie Bandit (1994). Though the movie is based on a dark topic, but he amazed me with the way he carried the role of a bandit in that movie.

      And yeah, he was in Veer Zara. He made his own impression in the movie, even though the movie had big bollywood names. I became his fan after watching ‘1971’ movie, which I feel is a highly underrated movie in Bollywood. The storyline was a surprise for me and he carried the movie so amazingly. Rajkumar Rao, is again a big talent currently in the hindi film industry. I would suggest you to watch Shahid, a 2013 Hansal Mehta’s biographical drama based on a real life story for which he won National Film Award for Best Actor, which is a big deal. He was just amazing. I have not watched Trapped yet, but yeah its trailer looked dark.

      One of the reason, I think, many people avoid watching Manoj or Rajkumar Rao’s movie in India or overseas, is due to their reputation of doing dark and sad movies. I would like to see them in some Happy-Jolly movies.


      • moviemavengal May 14, 2017 / 9:04 pm

        I would say if you are a fan of Manoj there are enjoyable moments in Tevar. maybe watch with your finger on the fast forward button. 😉

        Shahid is on my watchlist. My very, very long watchlist.

        I also wish both actors would do some lighter fare. Rajkumar was great in Queen.


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