I know this is old and many people must have already written about this (best Indian remake of The Godfather), but I feel it is my sworn duty to enlighten you with my observations. I have seen The Godfather atleast 5 times by now and when retards like Mr. Ram Gopal Verma call movies like Sarkar a tribute to the great film, it is just outlandish.
Now, I know most people must have seen Sarkar. Many of you people must have actually liked it. Screw you guys who liked this piece of trash, you deserve to die and rot in creativity hell. I mean seriously, how did you even sit through the whole film? With a highly irritating Amitabh Bachchan, who seems to be as retarded as his baby boy. Don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Mr. Bachchan Sr., and have seen all his old movies, but lately, his health seems to be getting to him.
There was actually a pandit in the film who engineered the plot to destroy and assassinate the publically loved Sarkar (Amitabh Bachchan's character). You might say, "Dude, that part was not a copy, it was Ram Gopal Verma improvising!" This was so not the case. Did you know of a movie made in 1992 called Zulm Ki Hukumat, with Govinda, Dharmendra, Shakti Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, etc? That incidently happens to have the same plot! A pandit who engineers the whole thing. Wow, Mr. Ram Gopal Verma, talk about originality!
Dharmendra plays the role of Pitamber Kohli, bearing an uncanny resemblence in principles to Bachchan's Subash Nagre. Govinda plays the good clean son (like Michael in The Godfather) like Baby Bachchan in Sarkar. The worst part about Sarkar was the major screw up of the elder son's character. At least ZKH did justice to the 70s classic and spared us of such an attrocity.
Basically, Mr. Ram Gopal Verma, in his pursuit of making a "tribute" to The Godfather, instead ends up making one for his actual favourite film - Zulm Ki Hukumat (or so I think). ZKH features Paresh Rawal as the evil pandit, who was much more convincing than the goon who played the same in Sarkar. Don't even get me started on the sequel!
Does this feel like the same Ram Gopal Verma who gave us hard hitting dramas like Satya, pleasant romantic comedies like Rangeela. A person who can actually think about directing movies like Naach, Road, etc., should be banned from making remakes, especially of classics (look what he did with the Sholay remake - Ram Gopal Verma ki Aag). Such filmmakers are a blot on the face of the ever rich Indian cinema (apart from some other directors who deserve the worst methods of torture for making films to torture the public, like Love Story 2050, Neal 'n' Nikki, and some other pathetic pieces of garbage).
Zulm Ki Hukumat had the creative quotient behind it with the introduction of the evil pandit concept, Sarkar simply copied it. There was nothing original about it. There were no improvisations. There was no ingredient in the film that could make it stand apart from the other zillion remakes. It makes B-grade films look like mainstream.