Much anticipated Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ opened to mixed reviews this Friday and most of the people are reviewing it according to their political beliefs. Some are calling it fake propaganda while others are looking at it as the realistic depiction of the Congress party and its officials.
The film is based on Sanjaya Baru‘s book by the same name, which was released in 2014. The book also landed into controversy with its release and the film’s trailer also opened the can of worms. The political storm was created with its trailer launch, a lawyer in Bihar even filed a petition against the actors for defaming the personalities they are playing.
Amidst all of it, the unbiased audience is loving the Anupam Kher‘s Manmohan Singh portrayal and Akshaye Khanna in Sanjaya Baru’s shoes. The Internet is currently streaming with the audience’s review of the film, good or bad.
There are some who genuinely loved Kher’s part.
— vinamra jain (@itsvinamrajain) January 11, 2019
#AccidentalPrimeMinister has to be one of the best of @AnupamPKher jis career.He has done a terrific job as Manmohan Singh.
Akshay Khanna steals the show as Sanjay https://t.co/9fNMxpteAu good to see him after a long time.The one who played Rahul Gandhi is also terrific!!
— imKushal (@WaniKushal) January 11, 2019
#AccidentalPrimeMinister is anchored by rock- solid performances by @AnupamPKher and #AkshayeKhanna. I can't imagine a better tribute to Mr Mamohan Singh's imperturbable personality . Well intended and filled with durbari intrigue @ashokepandit
— SubhashKJha (@SubhashK_Jha) January 11, 2019
But for some, the film was not very convincing and they even found it misleading.
The absolute worst c grade film, created by corrupt crooks and c grade actors based on fiction and misleading anecdotes by a failed disgruntled media advisor..!#AccidentalPrimeMinister
— Naveen Poonia (@naveenpoonia22) January 11, 2019
— Rohan Agarwal (@itsrohanagarwal) January 5, 2019
#AccidentalPrimeMinister @AnupamPKher tried to caricature Manmohan Singh but has himself become a caricature. The humility and humbleness of Mr Singh came from his knowledge. An ignoramus obviously cannot understand that self-effacing characteristic of a knowledgeable person.
— سیریش نانیسٹّی (@serish) January 11, 2019
Some Bollywood celebs also took to Twitter to share their views about the film.
Watched #AccidentalPrimeMinister .the supremely gifted @AnupamPKher performs the toughest role with such elan..m speechless.respect sire and big hug! Loved the way you say https://t.co/ZCBkydQFM3 real vulnerable n yet strong. And another brilliant performance by #akshaye khanna!
— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) January 10, 2019
I watched #AccidentalPrimeMinister at a premier in #Delhi yesterday. @AnupamPKher your hard work is seen in the movie, and the movie is a brave attempt. #AkshayeKhanna stole the show. This movie will make #DrManmohanSingh an unforgettable hero. @barugaru
— Pradeep Bhandari (@pradip103) January 11, 2019
Two very strong performances make #AccidentalPrimeMinister a must see film. Akshaye Khanna and Anupam Kher. Anupam creates Manmohan Singh as a man who seems weak but carries great strength inside. Yet ultimately finds that principles and politics do not go together @AnupamPKher
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) January 10, 2019