The film on Narendra Modi released a day after Mr. Modi won a second term to office. The film titled “PM Narendra Modi” directed by Omung Kumar, stars Vivek Oberoi who plays the character of Modi.
The film starts with a lengthy disclaimer, as most of Mr. Modi’s life is twisted to portray him in colors of perfection.
The two hour long films starts with a young Modi who is an obedient son to his parents, a brilliant student and a patriot who has high regards for the Indian flag and soldiers.
The film has bike chases sequences, slow motion shots, monologue dialogues that compare running a government to making a perfect cup of tea.
The film completely ignores the 2002 Gujarat riots that occurred when he was chief minister, and the marriage that he walked out off.
In a dubious scene the films shows communal violence between two violent mins, and just when they’re about to go rogue they notice Mr. Modi on television and magically drop the weapons their holding, walking away peacefully and in harmony.
Apart from pleasing the regime and Mr. Modi, the film shows former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Manmohan Singh in a poor light.
First post gave the movie zero stars, while India Today reviewers called said,”Vivek Oberoi did not have to act in the film. His impression of Modi is so off point that through the 2-hour-15-minute film, you are constantly comparing him to our Prime Minister and thinking… maybe Modi IS a better actor than Oberoi.”
Below are a few reactions :
@nitin_gadkari What you said is absolutely bullshit, only you and the members of your party will like the #narendramodimovie , a movie which is made up of false incidents and it will never inspire the younger generation of India.#Modimovie #ModiMadeDisaster
— Amal Xavier (@Curious_amal) May 21, 2019
Simple storytelling. Captivating drama [second hour]. Strong emotions [mother-son]. Winsome portrayal by Vivek Anand Oberoi… Omung Kumar encompasses crucial events from #Modi ji’s life [till 2014] in #PMNarendraModi… A treat for #PMModi fans!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 24, 2019
In the biopic, #PMNarendraModi, #VivekOberoi's fails to act like PM #Modi. His acting skills resemble #RahulGandhi's.
— Sameer Ranjan Bakshi (@BekaarNews) May 25, 2019