The much-awaited trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister, starring Anupam Kher as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, is out. The movie chronicles the life of politician-economist Manmohan who served as India’s PM from 2004-2014. The Accidental Prime Minister is supposed to launch on January 11.
The film has been producing a lot of buzzes because of the striking resemblance of its characters using real life counterparts. Kher has transformed himself looking like Manmohan and has adapted his mannerisms fairly well.
Trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister Release Date, Review
The trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister appears to suggest the former prime minister had been cornered to take the blame for those scams and scandal throughout the UPA era.
The movie relies on Sanjay Baru’s memoir of the same name which was released in 2014. Sanjaya Baru, the former PM’s media advisor, had earlier spoken to Indian Express about the memoir. He had stated, “The publication humanizes him. It brings him out as an individual being. The younger generation now thinks of him as a kind of robot, a statue. The ‘Singh is King’ picture is gone. He has turned into an object of ridicule, not grinning. I am showing him as a human being, I want there to be compassion for him.”
Divulging details about his preparation for the job, Kher told IANS, “The opportunity of portraying a contemporary character like Dr. Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister is a massive challenge for me as a celebrity. He’s part of a 24/7 media age where world understands his character minutely. I’ve been internalizing this character for the last few months. I look forward to translating that attempt into cinematic reality.”
Anupam Kher, who has tried to replicate the mannerisms of Manmohan Singh, has seemingly made it right for the most part. Social networking has largely come out to congratulate the veteran actor for his performance.
The depiction of the Gandhi family and also the timing of this film’s release only a few months ahead of the general elections has raised eyebrows but Anupam Kher has ignored the situation. “Everyone is free to translate in their own manners. Patriotic movies are released on 15th August or even 26th January, likewise, this really is a political film and we would like to release this film in political time. We are very proud of the goods. People would love to see it as a political movie, but I have always supported my country if this goes in favor of any specific party that is another issue” Anupam Kher stated.