The Accidental Prime Minister Movie Review
Director: Vijay Ratnakar Gutte
Artists: Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna, Suzanne Bernert, Arjun Mathur, Ahana Kumra
Movie Type : Biography /Drama
Rating: 4/ 5
Vijay Ratnakar Gutte's film based on the book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' by Sanjay Baru, who was very close to the former PM, described former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as 'Singh is King' on the one hand, on the other hand the weak and Bhishma Pitamah of Mahabharata. Who has kept silence rather than answering the country's questions for the good of the political family. There are some such things in the film which along with cleansing the image of the former PM also tarnishes. Sanjay Baru, a media advisor and close to former PM Manmohan Singh, who bound the book to the Accidental Prime Minister, says that the PM never met him after the book was published. Is this the same thing for PM? Though the truth is between the former PM and Sanjay Baru, but between 2004 and 2014 on the pretext of Sanjay Baru's book, many people with the intention of making a film on the world linked to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and PMO have been shown. Raising questions. Especially when the elections are very close. Apart from this, the performance of the supporting cast with Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna, is seen in cinematic style so that you start living that era.
The story of the film is from the perspective of Sanjay Baru, which begins with the UPA's victory in the Lok Sabha in 2004, in which Congress President Sonia Gandhi (Suzanne Burnett) chooses Dr. Manmohan Singh for the post of PM after giving up the temptation to become PM himself. . After that, many characters like Rahul Gandhi (Arjun Mathur), Priyanka Gandhi (Ahana Kumra) appear in the story. Sanjay Baru (Akshaye Khanna), who is the media advisor to the PM, constantly reinforces the PM's image. He has already made one thing clear that he will report to the PM, not to the high command Sonia Gandhi. He also has a good run in the PMO, but his opponents are not lacking. Baru transforms the PM, writes his speeches, then the PM is confident in front of the media, talks about the nuclear deal with Bush, the Left draws support from the government on this deal, PM is put in the dock, PM After several scenes such as the high command's continued influence on the decisions of the high command, the confrontation of the PM and the high command, the confrontation of the opponents, the story reaches a point where nuclear issues But the PM is bent on resigning, but the high command stops him from resigning. The story further depicts the other five years of his victory, which in a way reflects the downfall of the UPA government, where scams like 2G have been shown.
The film specifically underlines how he became the victim of politics of his own party. Director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte's film is for that particular audience, who is deeply interested in politics. It is difficult to understand this for the message. There is a dire need to watch the references shown in the film carefully. He takes the audience into a world of PMO that he knows, but he is not familiar with it. The story of the film is very flat. There is a lack of exciting turns and twists. The supporting characters have not been developed properly except for the main cast. In many places, the film seems boring due to the same set up, but the dark humor also entertains you.
Talking about the acting, Anupam Kher in the role of former PM is initially stuck with the voice modulation and the style of bowing both hands, but as the character develops and the story progresses, Anupam in the character Kher starts converging. He has maintained the seriousness of the character. According to the facts of the book, he has played the PM's recklessness, powerlessness and dark humor. Akshaye Khanna in Baru's character has proved to be the high light of the film. Akshay has entertained the audience a lot due to his look as the narrator, the distinctive dialogic payoff and the Tanjia accent. German actress Suzanne Bernert has adopted Sonia Gandhi's look well, but her negative streak in the character is much stronger. Aahna's look as Priyanka is awesome, but she doesn't get much screen space. Similarly, Arjun Mathur in the role of Rahul did not get much scenes. Divya Seth is remembered as the wife of PM. Other political characters include cast casting and acting.