Notwithstanding the plagiarist controversies involved in the story line of Sarkar that had to be resolved after judicial intervention, it has to be emphatically credited that A.R Murugadoss mostly adheres to a systematic course of narration of events relating to the story,in a perfect and commendable way.Dialogues,choreography,stunts and Vijay's dedicated performance could be called the four pillars of the aesthetic structure of the film into which Rehman's music and the directorial finesse of Murugadoss percolate adequately to make a lengthy film watchable without getting exhausted.
However, this Vijay entertainer seems to carry on its course of display,the style charisma of Thuppaakki,the political uproar of Thalaiva and the tempo of Mersel,which were all the earlier films of this crowd pulling hero.The other enduring fact is that whenever Vijay acts in a Murugadoss film he becomes more a director's actor controlling his passion for a formulaic depiction of character,with punchlines and hero projections. Keerthy Suresh found more scope for performance in Bhairava than here.Though she is seen in most scenes with Vijay her presence speaks of a kind of absence of a pair for Vijay. It is a V versus V film.Though Varalakshmi appears only in less number of scenes she becomes a potential foil for Vijay.The scenes leading to the culmination of this political drama are meaningfully contrived and executed adding quality to the climax.
Comedy interludes might have been irrelevant to a serious film sharply focused on contemporary political events and failures of the electoral system.But still Yogi Babu could have been given a little more scope for darting his humour shots.It is out and out a Vijay/ Murugadoss film with even A.R.Reheman not giving the richness of his music that he contributed to Mersel. Radha Ravi's casual performance is always a point of delight.With a slight change in make up this veteran makes his stalwart dad, late M.R.Radha proud. Pazha Karuppiah's villainy would bring to one's mind the role play of Umanath in Mani Ratnam's Agni Natchatram. Before I conclude,I personally felt that if the title of the film Sarkar had been spelt in Tamil as சர்க்கார் instead of சர்கார்,it would have made us prouder.