Indu Sarkar (U/A)
28/Jul/2017 Mystery, Drama

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This Madhur Bhandarkar film on Emergency is worse than Emergency

Madhur Bhandarkar has tried to pull all stops to sell his Emergency drama as a film shorn of all mention of Indira Gandhi or the Congress. So let's begin with the very title of the film. It is called 'Indu Sarkar'. A pun as subtle as a gun on Indira Gandhi's Sarkar. Kirti Kulhari has the burden of s...(more)

Source: Ahana Bhattacharya, India Today


A Nice, Interesting Film

The film will appeal to the young generation of today who did not find Emergency as a chapter in their history books but are curious to learn about it. Also a lot of films have not been made on the topic. It�s a nice attempt by Madhur Bhandarkar, who is known for his wonderful style of storytelling.(more)

Source: Ahana Bhattacharya, Koimoi


An artless propaganda movie

In a movie deeply concerned with public good, the extras are all made to mime in chorus: Bhandarkar was too concerned about the lead players to give any directions to those in the crowd. And the lead players themselves don�t get to discover any humanity within Bhandarkar�s unpleasant vision of th...(more)

Source: Sreehari Nair,


A watered-down, bloodless version of the Emergency

Indu Sarkar is set during the Emergency, and shows us the horrific violation of freedom put into motion by then prime minister Indira Gandhi, aided and abetted by her younger son Sanjay: insiders say he coerced her into a declaration, because if the formidable Mrs G had a weakness, it was Sanjay. Th...(more)

Source: Shubhra Gupta , Indian Express


Movie Review

The movie presents a fairly irregular account of the 19 months of Emergency in hurried montages. The party leaders are overtly villainous and members of the rebellious Himmat India Sangathan (including Indu) are overwhelmingly righteous; Bhandarkar fails to achieve political neutrality. Another issu...(more)

Source: Nihit Bhave, Times Of India


Madhur Bhandarkar's Film Is A Vapid, Political Potboiler

Lack of genuine creative acuity and a cavalier attitude to period details are the film's biggest drawbacks. The former glitch derails, among other things, the characterization of the then Prime Minister's son (played pretty competently by Neil Nitin Mukesh but to no avail), who emerged as an extra-c...(more)

Source: saibal chatterjee, NDTV Movies