Sarkaar - The Godfather
Both Hollywood and Bollywood have taken inspiration from the same book. There are only minor plot changes. However both have one similarity : Loss and Pain
The Godfather is a popular movie which was released quite a few years ago. The lead role of The Godfather ( Don Vito Corleone) was played by Marlon Brando and Al Pacino played his son Michael Corleone. That was Hollywood.
In Bollywood Sarkaar (Subhash Nagre) was played by Amitabh Bachchan and his son Shankar was played by Abhishek Bachchan. Until now I have read the first Godfather book and seen the first 2 movies of the series.
In Sarkaar, Shankar kills his elder brother Vishnu whom he loved a lot because he tried to kill the father. That killing was important for the family "business". Towards the end of the first movie, all the other competing family heads are killed off in a well executed murder rampage.
A lot of double crossings take place which ends up meaning one thing : No can be trusted.
In both movies, The Godfather's daughter-in-law ; Michael Corleone's wife dies in a failed attempt to kill Michael. She accidentally sits in the car in which Michael is supposed to sit. As soon as the ignition is turned on, the car explodes.
In Sarkaar, Shankar himself dies after an attempt on his life is made. Later it is revealed that his closest aide Chandar (security head) had a hand in the murder to take revenge at being humiliated because he could not save Shankar's wife due to which Shankar fired him and appointed someone else younger and less experienced than him.
Towards the end of the Sakaar Raj, it is shown that Subhash Nagre has now lost both his sons and daughters-in-law. He calls back Vishnu's wife and his grandchild Chiku. He orders the killing of the puppeteer. The trailer of the next movies shows that Subhash Nagre now has nothing to lose and he is the most dangerous person.
My question is : Is power so important that one should kill or get killed in order to acquire it ? What is the point of having power if you do not have your loved ones with you to enjoy it ?
Below is the link to the video of the third part of the Godfather series in which Michael dies with no one next to him. He has only his dog for company and a dilapidated old building as a backdrop
Godfather 3 - Michael Corleone's death
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