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Indu Sarkar Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, July 28, 2017 • Hindi ]
Indu Sarkar Review
Bhandarkar Entertainment
Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Anupam Kher, Supriya Vinod, Zakir Hussain, Sheeba Chaddha
Madhur Bhandarkar


Director Madhur Bhandarkar is known for giving us some fantastic film. Sadly, his recent films were terribly bad and thus audience has been waiting to see their favourite film maker back to silver screen. He is back with Kirti Kulhari, who is riding high with her popularity of 'Pink', along with loads of controversies related to Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi.

The demand for ban and stalling of its release has helped the movie create the right amount of curiosity. Due to which the expectations are quite high.


'Indu Sarkar' is a story set in the times of the Emergency period in India. The movie narrates a tale of Indu (Kirti Kulhari), an orphan who has a stammering problem and loves writing poems. Indu gets married to Navin Sarkar (Tota Roy Chowdhury), a government offer who is fulfilling his dreams by supporting important ministers.

One day Indu gets stuck into a rehabilitation of a slum area and rescues two kids from the police firings. She brings those kids into her home due to which she ends up fighting with Navin. Navin does not want these kids in his house as it could tarnish his political ambitions.

Indu tries hard to find parents of those kids and later comes to know about their death, which occurred due to bad administration of government and its workers like Navin. Indu decides to keep those kids with her due to which Navin asks her to leave his house. This leads to a new phase in Indu's life.

The 'Glitz' Factor

The story related to Kirti's character is interesting. The stories related to Emergency phase aregood, but not in full detail. The movie starts with a hard hitting scene of forced mass-sterillisation followed by the development of Kirti's character. This track is interesting and has been presented in a proper manner. There are some good scenes related to Kirti and Neil Nitin Mukesh which will keep you highly engaged in the first half of the film.

The cinematography is good and goes well with the flow of the film. The minute details attached to the film are fantastic. The background music is powerful and goes well with the film.

Director Madhur Bhandarkar is known for many hard-hitting films like 'Page 3', 'Chandni Bar', 'Fashion' and others. Sadly, his last few films lacked the intensity especially 'Calendar Girls'.

The good news is that 'Indu Sarkar' is much better film than his last few films. Madhur breaks his stereo styling and delivers something different and unlike what he has been making. Full marks to him for coming up with such a daring subject and presenting it with full detailing.

Kirti Kulhari is amazingly outstanding in this film. She looks beautiful and carries her character with total grace. Neil Nitin Mukesh looks fantastic in his character. Anupam Kher, Surpriya Vinod and others are fine in their small part.

The 'Non-Glitz' Factor

The second half of the film goes on a dragging mode with repetitive scenes and less detailing of political happenings related to Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi. There should have been more detailing in these parts of the film.

Sadly, the censorship and political issues dilute the intensity of the film due to which the movie ends up being an above average type of film. If only this ace director would have got his free hand, the impact of 'Indu Sarkar' would have been mind-blowing. Tota Roy Chowdhury is good in some scenes while in others overacts.

Final 'Glitz'

'Indu Sarkar' is like a hard-hitting tale which reveals the horror witnessed in the mid 70's era.

Rating: 2.5 / 5.0


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