The Accidental Prime Minister Mid Movie Review: Anupam Kher becomes one with Manmohan Singh

Amidst the controversies surrounding Vijay Ratnakar Gutte's Accidental Prime Minister, Anupam Kher takes up the job to portray on screen the most misunderstood political figure in India.
The Accidental Prime Minister Mid Movie Review: Anupam Kher becomes one with Manmohan SinghThe Accidental Prime Minister Mid Movie Review: Anupam Kher becomes one with Manmohan Singh
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Movie: The Accidental Prime Minister

Director: Vijay Ratnakar Gutte

Cast: Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna, Suzanne Bernert, Aahana Kumra

To take up the task of making a cinematic adaptation of a controversial book like The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmasking of Manmohan Singh is not easy especially at such a political time. Amidst the controversies surrounding Vijay Ratnakar Gutte's Accidental Prime Minister, Anupam Kher takes up the job to portray on screen the most misunderstood political figure in India. The first half of the movie looks into former PM Singh's UPA-1 term and his equation with his media consultant, Sanjaya Baru. From Sonia Gandhi appointing Singh as the Prime Minister to him putting his foot down and threatening resignation to get the nuclear deal signed, it's a no-holds-barred of what happened behind closed doors.

Anupam Kher sinks his teeth into becoming one with the soft-spoken and naive Dr Manmohan Singh. From his speech to the way he walks nervously, Kher's brilliance is showcased in one particular scene when he is rehearsing a speech and the nervous demeanour but undeniable wit is infectious. Nowhere is Manmohan Singh negated and Anupam does justice to his personality. Akshaye Khanna steals the show and seemed like an equal protagonist as he breaks the fourth wall and wears some impeccable suits. Suzanne Bernert as Sonia Gandhi leaves a mark as well. 

The movie has comedy spilt from the get-go and uses humour to interlude the serious matters at hand. This is especially seen in the sequences between Kher and Khanna. The editing and cinematography are shoddy at parts but cleverly interlaces the past of Singh. 

For the second half, we will be looking into the second term of Singh as the PM of India.

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