[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister was released on Thursday. The film chronicles the life of politician-economist Dr Manmohan Singh who served as India’s Prime Minister from 2004-2014.
The film delves deep into the internal politics of the Congress party. In what appears to be a gripping drama, the trailer highlights Dr Singh’s alleged conflicts with his party and former Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
Starring Anupam Kher as former PM Manmohan Singh, this film is based on the book of the same name by Sanjaya Baru. Akshaye Khanna plays Baru, who was the media advisor of Manmohan Singh. While German actor Suzanne Bernert plays Sonia Gandhi, Aahana Kumara will be seen as Priyanka Gandhi. Arjun Mathur plays Rahul Gandhi. The film is helmed by debutant Vijay Ratnakar Gutte.
The film has been garnering a lot of attention owing to the striking resemblance of its characters with the real life counterparts. Although some would agree that Kher has transformed himself into looking like Manmohan and has adapted his mannerisms quite well, others disagree.
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The movie is being released just before the Lok Sabha elections in 2019, just like Thackeray, Uri: The Surgical Strike and Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi. While, Uri and The Accidental Prime Minister are releasing on January 11, Thackeray and Manikarnika are scheduled for January 25. This has created a buzz on social media.