Mere Pyare Prime Minister : Protogonists Voyage to meet Head of State, Reprises premise of SRK's ' My Name Is Khan', Targeting Rising Rapes.
Mere Pyare Prime Minister, Releasing this week, is a social-drama film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. It stars Anjali Patil, Om Kanojiya, Atul Kulkarni, Makrand Deshpande, Niteesh Wadhwa and Rasika Agashe. The musical trio of Shankar Ehsan Loy joins hands for the music to the lyrics penned by Gulzar.
Stories narrated from the perspective of a Specially-abled character in an extraordinary situation always result in Dramas with huge scope for laughter and emotions. Filmmakers often use a voice that cannot be hated to shed light on controversial Subjects. For example, PK (2014), My Name is Khan (2010), Forest Gump (1994) to name some. Along with Specially-abled characters, Children also bundle-up great amount of innocence and Kindness in themselves.
Mere Pyare Prime Minister is one such attempt which tells the story of a boy, played by Om Kanojiya, who reaches out to the Prime Minister requesting basic sanitation facilities after his single mother, played by Anjali Patil, is raped.
"This happens on a fateful night when this young woman goes out to defecate in open and gets raped. It is a very traumatic moment for both the mother and the son. It is not just the physical assault that disturbs an individual, it is the psychological damage that stays on. This kid now wants his mother to be safe at all costs. First thing that he wants to do now is to build a toilet for her. What is all the more shocking is the statistics accompanying this, Do you know that 50 percent of the rapes happen in our country on the women who go out to defecate in open. Just imagine, this is so much preventable. Other than the basic hygiene factor that comes with good sanitation facilities, we are also talking about women's security here. In the film, the kid takes matters in his own hands to help his mother" - Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, in a recent Promotional Interview.telugu
Mere Pyare Prime Minister is shot in a real slum in Mumbai's Ghatkopar East, where an entire hill is covered by the slums. After Gully Boy, Mere Pyare Prime Minister is the second film of the year that will have a backdrop of the slums.
FYI, Did you Know? There is a Telugu movie, Rajaana(2011) written and directed by V. Vijayendra Prasad of Baahubali fame, which has the same premise of a child's voyage to meet the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, to shed light on atrocities of feudal lords in their village.