Mere Pyaare Prime Minister Review: Dull Attempt to showcase the well intention-ed story.Modified On: 15 March 2019 | Reviewed By: Saurabh S Nair
A boy from a Mumbai slum dreams of building a toilet for his mother in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s movie.
Bollywood is trying to tell the tabooed stories occurring around the society since two-three years.
Movies like Padman and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha are some of the examples. Mere Pyaare Prime Minister also enters into the list.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Mere Pyare Prime Minister (MPPM) tells the story of a child in Mumbai whose campaign for a toilet in his slum begins when he realises the danger his mother faces while relieving herself in darkened public places since there is no toilet available to her.
It tooks long-time for the narrative to reveal the premise of the story where little Kanhaiya a.k.a. Kannu discovers his cause.
The story picks up from then on, but the writing of the protagonist is not particularly novel or deep, and the actor himself does not manage to give the character an edge.
Young Om Kanojiya who plays Kannu is not as dynamic as the many excellent child artistes Bollywood has discovered in the past decade nor quite as talented.
The main problem with the film is that if the child wants to give justice his mother and the problem is due to lack of sanitation, and building a toilet then Kanhu had have addressed his letter to the most powerful local administrator, but Mere Pyare Chief Minister or Mere Pyare Municipal Commissioner doesn’t quite have the same ring.
The issue this film is dealing with is tabooed and can make viewers uncomfortable but that is how in the real life things occur.
But the solutions presented in such films are so simplistic and easily achieved that it is hard to digest.
Instead of creating an open discussion this film in the urge of third act structure doesn’t really helps the viewers understand the problem.
Hence, making this film a dull attempt to deal with the solution.
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