Plot = The movie is a cinematic representation of the book written by Mr. Sanjay Baru (Media Advisor & Strategist of our former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh), in the same name, which traces the entire journey of Dr. Singh at the PMO.
Opinion = So, after a hell lot of controversies, allegations, protests and propaganda, the movie has finally managed to hit the multiplex.
I cannot consider the release of any other movie as perfectly timed, as this one.
The general elections are just six months away and we got a movie for brainwashing the voters against the opposition.
The makers have tried their level best to be as honest and closer to reality, as possible, but, the release date of this movie has raised grave concerns for me.
I doubt their intention behind making this movie and releasing it so close to elections (considering the protagonist himself is a hardcore BJP Supporter)
The entire movie showcases the top level bureaucrats of the UPA Government in a bad light.
Upto an extent, they are correct, but we cannot blame them for every scam and goof ups done during their term, at the PMO, as the entire power and authority was retained by the party supremo, and everyone else were reduced to a mere PUPPET (including Dr. Singh).
The movie showcases real life incidences, including all the SCAMS like 2G, CWG, Coal Block, etc, which were strategized and executed during the tenure of the UPA Govt. and how Dr. Singh abstained himself from all the wrong doings, and got acquitted with a CLEAN CHIT.
As an audience, your respect for Dr. Singh will increase in manifolds, after watching this flick.
On the contrary, you will also start detesting the deeds of the GANDHI FAMILY, who are only competing for and concerned about retaining their power.
The movie is highly engaging right from the first frame. It was a daunting task to showcase the political environment during the UPA alliance, in an entertaining manner, as, during that time, the countrymen were least interested in politics and were already fed up with various scams.
Still, the makers have scored full marks on the Entertainment parameter.
Many key issues and scams are showcased in a frivolous manner, which never goes overboard or too technical.
The movie will be appreciated by the CLASSES and will be accepted by the MASSES.
Its a must watch for every Indian, for understanding the intentions and vision of one of the greatest Prime Minister our country ever had!!!
Performances = The movie completely belongs to its protagonist Mr. Anupam Kher. I can only state one thing about his performance that, I did not see Anupam Kher, but Dr. Manmohan Singh himself on screen. It’s a ‘performance of a lifetime’.
Actor Akshaye Khanna, as Sanjay Baru, also gave equal support to Mr. Kher. He actually acted as the SUTRADHAAR of the entire setup. Akshaye gave a highly impressive performance.
Suzanne Bernert, Aahana Kumra and Arjun Mathur, as Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi, respectively, were perfect for their roles, but lacked meat and depth in their characters.
The supporting cast was decent in their performances.
Direction & Other Technical Aspects = Debutant Vijay Ratnakar Gutte has written and directed this movie. As a pilot project, he has shown a lot of potential. He took a risk (as a Director) of taking up a political drama, and came out with flying colors. At no point did his presentation become heavy or cumbersome. Technically, the movie is brilliant, with an excellent support given by the background score and the cinematography.
Rowdy Rating = 4 / 5