About Movie:- Department Movie revolves around four encounter specialists, inspired by the real life cops like Daya Nayak, Vijay Salaskar, Pradeep Sharma and Sachin Vaze. They fall apart due totheir allegiance to different underworld dons.
Director and Producer Ram Gopal Varma has roped in Amitabh Bachchan for the lead role in his yet to be filmed movie Department, the plot of which shall revolve around the internal politics of the police department. He has been quoted saying that this film may be considered as "the other side of Company".Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubati are reportedly going to play supporting roles. It is a much anticipated collaboration of Sanjay Dutt with the director after their earlier venture "Daud”.
Movie Review:- The Government forms a new entity called "Department" to finish the underworld by stepping over the law's boundaries. The first half of the film is a crap, where Inspector Mahadev Bhosle (Sanjay Dutt), the boss of Mumbai's Department and Rana Daggubati (Shiv), goes on killing bunch of underworld goons. While these hard-hitting actions goes on, the first half desperately makes you wait for Amitabh Bachchan's (gangster-turned-politician) entry. Surprisingly, even after the Big B pops up with his larger than life screen persona, he fails to save RGV's last attempt. While the raw action is on, Daggubati comes across a shocking truth about his bro-like Sanjay Dutt. What's that? Watch out to learn the hidden truth.
Direction, Performance and Music:- DEPARTMENT is soaked in high-voltage drama and action, with a consistent undercurrent of tension. As a matter of fact, there's an overdose of action in the film, though, I must admit, a few action pieces, especially the final showdown between Sanju and Rana, is deftly executed. But the absence of a riveting and absorbing screenplay looms large in the post-interval portions. Its a brutal film. There’s no room here for emotions. Even when Sanjay Dutt playing a senior cop goes home his wife, played by Laxmi Manchu, speaking in a strangely loud tone, he talks to her in unsentimental tones. There’s more feeling in the two cops, Sanjay and Rana’s buddy-buddy talk, in the line of duty.
Overall:- DEPARTMENT is neither novel, nor experimental, but a return to the tried and tested formula. Disappointing.