Indu Sarkar is the political thriller flick scripted and directed by Madhur Bhandarkar Besides directing the film Madhur has co-written the screenplay and co-

Indu Sarkar Movie Review

Indu Sarkar Movie Review Hindi Movie Review
Review for the film " Indu Sarkar"
Runtime: 2 Hours 12 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 28-07-2017
Genre: Drama, Historical
4 / 5.0



Indu Sarkar is the political thriller flick scripted and directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. Besides directing the film, Madhur has co-written the screenplay and co-produced the film. Bharat Shah produced the film along with Madhur. Anil Pandey has co-written the screenplay with Madhur Bhandarkar. Sanjay Chhel penned the dialogues. Madhur said that the film has 30% of the original happenings and 70% are fictional. Anu Malik and Bappi Lahari are the music composers and Keiko Nakahara is the director of photography. Neil Nitin Mukesh, Supriya Vinod, Kirti Kulhari, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Anupam Kher, Sheeba Chaddha and Parvin Dabas are in the star cast.


The movie is set in the backdrop of 1975 to 1977, the emergency period in India. Indu, who is an orphan, aspires to become a poet. But, before getting her aim fulfilled, she is married to Navin Sarkar, a government staff. During that time, the government implements an emergency. The police are ordered to check the newspapers, before being printed. The songs of the popular singers were banned to be broadcasted on the radio. Slums were demolished. Accidentally, Indu lands in a slum and saves two kids. When she searches their parents, she comes to know that they were killed and falsely named as Naxals. Navin Sarkar, who is an ardent follower of a minister, doesn’t want the kids to stay in his house. This is the place where Navin and Indu clash. What will be the choice of Indu, Navin or the rescued kids? Watch it on the silver screen.

Star Performance

Kirti Kulhari had performed excellently well. She has been provided a lot of space to emote. Tota Roy had done his best. Neil Nitin Mukesh has no space for a big performance but he has done his best. Anupam’s acting is much impressive.


Madhur has taken a serious story in his hands and we should appreciate for his boldness. Although he projected Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi, he had never mentioned their names. It is exciting to know the super resemblance of Sanjay Gandhi in Neil Nitin. With the perfect hair styling, they had completely changed him to Sanjay Gandhi.

What’s There?

  • New script to Bollywood and good direction too
  • Background scores and the songs are good
  • Good selection of the artists

What’s Not There?

  • The film started its focus on emergency but continued focusing on Indu


Indu Sarkar is a good film to watch. We are educated about the emergency period through the film. Madhur had done his part well. Indu Sarkar will definitely impress the political film lovers.