The day of reckoning finally arrived and the three Bachchan starrer, SARKAR RAJ, hit the screens as per schedule, on June 6 2008. While Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have recently proved their star power with BHOOTHNATH and JODHAA AKBAR respectively, its director Ram Gopal Varma and Abhishek Bachchan for whom SARKAR RAJ is of great importance.
Director Ram Gopal Varma must himself have forgotten when he last directed a hit film, although Aby's Baby, Abhishek Bachchan gave his first solo superhit, just last year in the form of Mani Ratnam's GURU. On that occasion too, Abhishek had Aishwarya for company like in SARKAR RAJ and must be wishing for a repeat performance. Unfortunately, post GURU all his movies have failed to impress. It is due to these mentioned reasons that SARKAR RAJ becomes very important for both Ramu and Abhishek.
So how has it gone? The early indications are that after an average start SARKAR RAJ picked up at the multiplexes. As far as the critics are concerned, some have loved it, others have not, but it's the audience who is the final judge and on that count, both Abhishek and Ramu must be hoping to score a few points.
Here's wishing they do so with SARKAR RAJ and shut up their detractors!