Movie: The Accidental Prime Minister
Director: Vijay Ratnakar Gutte
Cast: Anupam Kher, Suzanne Bernert, Akshaye Khanna, Arjun Mathur, Aahana Kumra
With election year comes election propagandas. If the timing of the book, The Accidental Prime Minister was seen with a pinch of suspicion, the movie raised severe questions with it’s 5-month-before-election release. Well, that is that. It wasn’t an accident when I entered to watch Anupam Kher don the role of two-time Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. It was by choice.
Gutte directed movie courageously talks about what goes inside the PMO but with an accuracy that is nowhere near perfect. Anupam Kher attempts his best to present an exact portray of the UPA Prime Minister, but besides coming close to copying the leader’s voice, fails to infuse any soul in the movie. Both the other two leading characters in Arjun Mathur and Suzanne Bernert also disappointed deeply. Akshaye Kumar, the protagonist taking the role of Sanjay Baru on whose book the movie is based, with his acting saved some prestige.
The director tries to provide some reality to the movie with the aid of real-life footage but fails badly at even following the book on which the story is based. There were a series of factual dissimilarities between that two.
Talk about a world-wide blockbuster? The movie might fail to even get a decent collection.