The Accidental Prime Minister Preview: Anupam Kher's Political Drama Releases Amidst Controversy


The Accidental Prime Minister is also highly politicised - which may work for some viewers while disappointing viewers looking for some light content. The film has been accused of misrepresenting Congress' internal politics ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and appears to portray Dr Manmohan Singh at the receiving end of a manipulative power struggle.

The Accidental Prime Minister featured in headlines not just for the controversies but also because of Anupam Kher's stunning transformation into the onscreen persona of the former Prime Minister. This is a movie which talks about modern Indian politics, made with fantastic amount of brilliance by the directors and the producers and the cast is phenomenal. The veteran actor shared a video on social media in which his mother, Dulari Kher, heaped praises on her son as well as the former Prime Minister.

The court had admitted the case and fixed 8 January to hear the case in the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate court.

Helmed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, the film is based on a book by Sanjaya Baru with the same title. In the film, Anupam Kher is seen essaying the role of Dr. Manmohan Singh while Akshaye Khanna is seen playing the role of Baru.

"The release of film is likely to cause unaccountable damage to high profile public personalities i.e. Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi", it claimed, adding, "it seems that film has been produced in a selected manner and it clearly shows that it's a political propaganda with some other motives". The film sparked a row over the alleged distortion of facts.

Apart from the political jibes, in Delhi, the youth wing of Shiromani Akali Dal urged cinemas not to show the film, saying it would defame both Manmohan Singh and the country across the world.