Brave or Bad? Twitter Split On ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’
The trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister, within minutes of its release, has evoked a slew of reactions. And that's no surprise, considering the subject matter of the film – a behind-the-scenes look at the UPA administration, especially the dynamics between former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
While the film's Creative Producer Hansal Mehta has called it "an important cautionary tale" that does not take sides, actor Anupam Kher, who plays Manmohan Singh in the film, took to Twitter and shared the "hilarious" reaction of his mother.
Meanwhile, the reactions from the Twitterverse to the trailer seemed to be as divided as our current political atmosphere is – with some full of praise for the performances while others not so impressed by it.
And The Bad
The Accidental Prime Minister is set to release on 11 January 2019. The first month of the new year will also see the release of Uri: The Surgical Strike (on the same date as the release of The Accidental Prime Minister) and Thackeray. Twitter users were quick to take note of this, as they commented:
At the launch of the film's trailer, Anupam Kher said, “The biggest challenge for me was the voice. It is the most difficult role I have ever done because everyone knows Manmohan Singh very well.” He added that he prepped very hard for the role, watched videos of the ex-PM for hours, and even meditated.
The film features Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh, German actor Suzanne Bernert as former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Ahana Kumra as Priyanka Gandhi, Arjun Mathur as Rahul Gandhi and Akshaye Khanna in the role of Sanjaya Baru.
Based on Sanjaya Baru’s book of the same name, let’s see if the film manages to kick up a controversy the same way as the book did.