Monday, March 06, 2006

Sarkar 2

I did manage to pick up a copy of Sarkar - a modern Indian take on 'The Godfather - in Tooting. I was a little disappointed with it to be honest, but maybe my expectations were too high.

I see from IMDB that we can expect Sarkar 2 some time this year. Maybe that will be better.

Another thing that IMDB demonstrates is the extraordinary work ethic of Indian cinema. According to his entry, Amitabh Bachchan made four other films betweeen Black and Sarkar last year, and has made, is filming, or has announced another 12 since then.

By way of contrast, according to the UK Film Council, only 37 indigenous feature films were made in Britain last year. I wonder how many India pumped out.

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