The Accidental Prime Minister Review: Akshaye Khanna steals the show in a personal slice-of-life

Written by Newsroom Staff January 11, 2019 11:52

New Delhi: If there was one movie that created a lot of buzzes just when it was announced, it was the accidental prime minister. The movie generated a lot of controversies as well. The movie is set when Congress has emerged victorious in the 2004 elections and Manmohan Singh was picked to rule India.

Anupam Kher as former PM Manmohan Singh during the last day of the shoot of his upcoming film An Accidental Prime Minister

The movie is certainly not an all-encompassing macro look at the UPA years during which Manmohan Singh was the PM, and Sanjaya Baru his media adviser.

Anupam Kher, The Accidental Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, accidental prime minister trailer
Anupam Kher

It seeks to capture an important juncture of Indian political history, but it devoid of cinematic finesse to execute the task well.

Through the eyes and ears of Sanjaya Baru (Akshaye Khanna), we get a microscopic look into the naive, innocent and well-read PM Manmohan Singh (Anupam Kher).

The film tried to find a balance between deliberate propaganda and a balanced biopic. Anupam Kher has played Mr Singh right, but clearly, it is Akshay that lands the perfection.

 Here’s the trailer of accidental prime minister: 

The Accidental Prime Minister has been directed by Vijay Gutte and is based on the tenure of Dr Manmohan Singh as Indian Prime Minister. The film also features Lipstick Under My Burkha actress Aahana Kumra as Priyanka Gandhi, Suzanne Bernert as Sonia Gandhi and Arjun Mathur as Rahul Gandhi. Sanjaya Baru was the personal advisor of former PM Dr Manmohan Singh.