Sarkar Movie (2018) Cast, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection


November 6, 2018
2hr 44min
Status: released

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Sarkar Movie Details:

Country India
Language Tamil
Release date6 November 2018
Running time2hr 44min
Keerthy Suresh
Varalaxmi Sarathkumar
Radha Ravi
Directed by A. R. Murugadoss
Written byA. R. Murugadoss,
B. Jeyamohan
Screenplay byA. R. Murugadoss
Story byA. R. Murugadoss
Produced byKalanithi Maran
Cinematography by Girish Gangadharan
Edited by A. Sreekar Prasad
Music bySongs:
A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
Production CompanySun Pictures
Distributor Sun Pictures

Sarkar Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Vijay as Sundar Ramaswamy, a corporate raider-turned-politician
  • Keerthy Suresh as Nila, Sundar’s love interest
  • Varalaxmi Sarathkumar as Komalavalli “Pappa”, a politician
  • Radha Ravi as Malarvannan “Rendu”, Pappa’s paternal uncle
  • Pala. Karuppiah as M. Masilamani, Pappa’s father, the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
  • Yogi Babu as Kaushik, a fraudulent voter
  • Rajesh as T. N. Chari, the Election Commissioner
  • Livingston as Venkatesan, Nila’s father
  • Tulasi as Masilamani’s wife
  • Kalyani Natarajan as Sundar’s mother
  • Prem as Sundar’s brother
  • Papri Ghosh as Sundar’s sister-in-law
  • Ranjini Hariharan as Sundar’s sister
  • Yuvina Parthavi as Sundar’s niece
  • Arumugam Bala as Sundar’s driver
  • M. J. Shriram as Sundar’s uncle
  • Janaki as Sundar’s grandmother
  • Jayaditya Kang as Kaushal, Sundar and Nila’s nephew
  • Kanishk as Sundar’s nephew
  • Manya as Sundar’s niece
  • K. Sivasankar as Election Officer
  • S. S. Stanley as Merged Party Candidate
  • Ashwanth Thilak as Reporter
  • Rajneesh as Muthukumar, an activist who was killed by Masilamani
  • Ravi as Rathnasamy
  • Meenu as Victim
  • Alok Nath as Jethmalani
  • ECR Saravanan as Ayodhyakuppam Resident
  • Selva as Ayodhyakuppam Resident
  • Anitha Sampath as Newsreader
  • Balasubramani as Police Commissioner
  • Lallu as IIT student
  • Elyssa Erhardt as Sundar’s PA
  • Raja Rani Pandian as a Voting Poll Worker
  • Vinod as Governor’s PA
  • A. R. Murugadoss in a special appearance as a common man in the “Oru Viral Puratchi” song
  • Simran Gupta in a special appearance as a dancer in the “Simtaangaran” song


Sundar Ramaswamy is a highly successful non-resident Indian businessman based in the United States. He arrives in Chennai to cast his vote in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election. However, he finds out that someone else had already voted in his name. When he decides to investigate the matter, he finds himself pitted against two corrupt politicians.

Sarkar Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Budget₹110 crore
Worldwide Collection₹243.90–260 crore

About Sarkar Movie

Sarkar is a Tamil political action film written and directed by A. R. Murugadoss and produced by Kalanithi Maran of Sun Pictures. The dialogues were co-written by Murugadoss and B. Jeyamohan. The film stars Vijay, Keerthy Suresh, and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the lead roles, while Yogi Babu, Tulasi, Radha Ravi, and Pala. Karuppiah plays supporting roles. I

Principal photography for the film began in January 2018.

A. R. Murugadoss collaborated with Vijay for the third time with Sarkar, which was the latter’s 62nd film and given the tentative title of Thalapathy 62.

In early December 2017, Sun Pictures agreed to produce the film. While Girish Gangadharan handled the cinematography, A. Sreekar Prasad served as the editor.

In August, a few scenes were shot at Las Vegas.

Filming was completed by September 2018. The film’s soundtrack was composed by A. R. Rahman with lyrics written by Vivek.

After various complications, including protests and allegations of plagiarism, Sarkar was released on 6 November 2018 on the week of Diwali, where it received mixed to positive reviews from critics.

Post-release, the film involved in controversies with reference to J. Jayalalithaa in the audio track and other sequences from the film led to protests by members of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. After lawsuits were registered against the makers, the said allusions were muted.

Sarkar has grossed ₹243.90–260 crore worldwide in its entire run and emerged as a commercial success.

Sarkar became Vijay’s third film to collect $1 million at the US box office, following Theri and Mersal. As a result of the film’s success, the Election Commission of India created awareness regarding Section 49P of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961 that allows a voter to have the right to get back his/her ballot back and vote if someone else voted in that individual’s name.

Sarkar was screened at Grand Rex, France and was also screened in Japan.