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Sarkar (2018 movie)

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Sarkar(The Government)
Directed byA.R. Murugadoss
Written byAR Murugadoss
B. Jeyamohan
Produced byKalanithi Maran
Keerthy Suresh
Varalaxmi Sarathkumar
CinematographyGirish Gangadharan
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Music byA.R. Rahman
Distributed bySun Pictures
Release date
  • November 2018 (2018-11)
Running time
175 minutes

Sarkar is a 2018 Indian Tamil language political action thriller film starring Vijay, Keerthy Suresh and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in lead roles. The movie is co-written by B.Jeyamohan and AR Murugadoss and directed by AR Murugadoss with music composed by A.R. Rahman with cinematography by Girish Gangadharan, edited by A. Sreekar Prasad and produced by Kalanithi Maran under the banner Sun Pictures.

The movie began production in January 2018, and is scheduled to be released in November 2018, coinciding with Diwali.[a]


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Following the successful Thuppakki and Kaththi, AR Murugadoss has confirmed to be the director of the 62nd movie of actor Vijay. The project, tentatively titled Vijay's 62, is slated to enter production once Vijay completes Mersal and A R Murugadoss completes Spyder.[5][6]

With a schedule of 3-month pre-production work, the shooting of the movie was scheduled to commence during January 2018 and also it is said to be a Diwali-2018 release.[7] Girish Gangadharan of Kali, Angamaly Diaries and the recent Solo fame has supposedly been roped in to crank the camera-work for the movie.[8]

In mid-November 2017, it was reported that actor Yogi Babu is in talks to play a role in the movie and Nayanthara is in talks to be the female lead,[9][10] also A. R. Rahman is been in talks to compose the music of the movie. A. Sreekar Prasad who has previously edited Thuppakki and Kaththi has been confirmed as the movie's editor.[11]

In early-December 2017, T. Santhanam has been roped in as the art director of the movie, and following this, it was made official that Sun Pictures is producing the movie.[12] Before the title was revealed on 21 June 2018,[13] it was referred to by the media as Thalapathy 62, as it is the 62nd movie starring Vijay who is commonly called "Thalapathy" (commander) by fans. Keerthy Suresh was later signed to play the female lead role and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar was also confirmed, playing a pivotal role.[14][15][16] B. Jeyamohan was recruited as writer, and shooting began in January 2018. The team have successfully completed the first and second schedules of the shoot, and were set to begin their third schedule in the US in early August 1st week.[2][17]

The music of the film is composed by A. R. Rahman,[16] and lyricist Vivek penning the songs.[18] The audio was launched on 2 October 2018.[19]

Soundtrack album by
LabelSony Music India
ProducerA. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
No. TitleSingers Length
1. "Simtaangaran"  Bamba Bakya, Vipin Aneja, Aparna Narayanan 4:44
2. "Oruviral Puratchi"  A. R. Rahman,Srinidhi Venkatesh 5:26
3. "CEO In The House"  Nakul Abhyankar, Blaaze 3:52
4. "Top Tucker"  Mohit Chauhan 3:41
5. "OMG Ponnu"  Sid Sriram, Jonita Gandhi 4:42
Total length:


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  1. "When is Diwali in 2018?". 1 January 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Writer Jeyamohan on board for Thalapathy 62". Sify. 21 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  3. "'Yogi Babu Plays an Important Role in Thalapathy 62'". Sify. 21 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  4. "Thalapathy 62: Radha Ravi and Pala Karuppiah joins Vijay's next with AR Murugadoss". India Today. 3 March 2018.
  5. "Vijay 62 directed by AR Muragadoss will not be produced by Lyca Productions". 17 May 2017.
  6. "Sun Pictures to produce Thalapathy 62?".
  7. "Thalapathy 62 might release for Diwali 2018". 20 September 2017.
  8. "Girish Gangadharan will be the cinematographer of Vijay's next Thalapathy 62". 25 October 2017.
  9. "Vijay and Nayanthara For Vijay 62? - AR Murugadoss - TamilTwist". 16 November 2017. Archived from the original on 15 July 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  10. "Yogi Babu in talks to act in Thalapathy 62". 25 November 2017.
  11. "Sreekar Prasad roped in for Thalapathy 62". 27 November 2017.
  12. "Shooting update of Vijay's Sarkar". Behindwoods. 17 July 2018.
  13. Upadhyaya, Prakash. "Thalapathy 62 title: Sarkar is the name of Vijay's next movie with Murugadoss [First look poster]". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  14. "'Sarkar': Varalaxmi Sarathkumar plays CM's daughter in Vijay's film? - Times of India".
  15. "'Sarkar': Varalaxmi Sarathkumar has her fan-moment with Vijay - Times of India".
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Vijay's next kickstarts". The New Indian Express. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  17. "'Thalapathy 62' team to head to the United States". 16 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  18. "Vivek to pen all the songs for AR Rahman in 'Sarkar'". Sify. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  19. "'Sarkar' Audio Launch on 2 October". No. 24 August 2018. Archived from the original on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.


  1. Diwali in 2018 falls on 7 November.[1]

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