After having tasted failures in preceding attempts, Varma must be feeling the pinch in his pockets. So this time, he has systematically ensured the success of his film. First he declared that the film was based on mafia don, and then he realized he had revealed too much. It was just a ploy to create a curiosity amidst the audience he had alienated in recent past. Having portrayed the image of a prodigal son (director), he then roped in the Bachchans, sans the Mrs. Jaya Bachchan. May be Ramu was short of funds, so he cut down the role that was meant for her. Anyways, she would have found the mouthful of dialogues associated with such films a difficult job. Remember “Sholay”?
Coming to the film, it is not a pioneering work. There is nothing to write home about. Amitabh Bachchan repeats his performance in this sequel of "Sarkar". Abhishek Bachchan as Naagre scion continues to draw audience, despite his flab, marriage, unshaven stub, and typecast performances. The film is way too slow by the generation X’s standards. Ramu is getting old, and needs to be ditched the way he ditches his ladies.
Will it succeed? Sure it will. Add Ramu’s few fans from underworld, Bachchan’s fans from baby boomers, Abhishek’s fans from non-exercising Indians in their late thirties, and beauty aspirants aping Aishwarya. That makes a sizeable lot from Indian population. And then there will be those who go to films because it is a hit, and those who want to see the Bachchans split, at least on screen. I think I have answered the million-dollar questions about this film.