‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ Trailer: The Entire Cast Wins Hearts With Their Acting Finesse27th December 2018
After a long wait, the trailer of one of the most awaited films, The Accidental Prime Minister, has finally been released. The film features veteran actor Anupam Kher as the former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. It also has Akshaye Khanna, Suzanne Bernert, Aahana Kumra, and Arjun Mathur in the key roles. The film is based on Sanjaya Baru’s (who served as Dr Manmohan Singh’s media advisor and chief spokesperson from May 2004 to August 2008) memoir of the same name.
The Accidental Prime Minister has been one of the most talked about films ever since the first look of its entire team was revealed. Each character in the movie bears a striking resemblance to their real life counterparts and after looking at the trailer, it is clear that each one of them have worked really hard to adapt their mannerisms as well. Anupam Kher has completely nailed it as Dr Manmohan Singh and Akshaye Khanna has impressed with his power-packed performance. Akshaye Khanna is also seen breaking the fourth wall often in the trailer and interacting directly with the audience. Suzanne Bernert, who is essaying the role of the former president of the Indian National Congress, has shown her acting finesse by performing the challenging role with utmost precision and perfection. While we did not get to see much of Aahana Kumra (as Priyanka Gandhi) and Arjun Mathur (as Rahul Gandhi) in the trailer, they sure have proved to be the perfect choices in their brief appearances.
The trailer of this political drama showcases the dynamics of the UPA administration during Dr Singh’s tenure as the Prime Minister of the nation. Dr Singh has been portrayed as a victim of the politics within the party. The focus has primarily been on Sonia Gandhi’s constant intervention in Prime Minister’s functioning with her main motive being setting the stage right for her son Rahul as the future Prime Minister.
Talking about his book to one of the media portals, Sanjaya Baru had earlier said, “The book humanises him. It brings him out as a human being. The younger generation today thinks of him as some kind of robot, a statue. The ‘Singh is King’ image is gone. He has become an object of ridicule, not admiration. I am showing him as a human being, I want there to be empathy for him.”
In the foreword of his book, Sanjaya Baru has written, “The Manmohan Singh of UPA-1 was not the ‘puppet PM’ that he came to be seen as in UPA-2. He was certainly an ‘accidental prime minister’, as he readily confessed, to all and sundry, but that did not prevent him from occupying the country’s most important chair with both dignity and great competence.” He further adds, “On the other hand, the public perception that he accomplished this feat through unquestioning submissiveness lies at the heart of the image problem that has come to haunt Dr Singh.”
At the trailer launch, Anupam Kher spilled the beans on the rigorous homework that he did to prepare for the role. He 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.” Kher further added that he worked really hard to prepare for the role. He watched videos of Dr Singh for hours and even meditated to prepare himself for the role.
The Accidental Prime Minister is the directorial debutant of Vijay Gutte and has been written by Mayank Tewari. The film is slated for release on January 11, 2019. Here, watch the trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister: