PM Narendra Modi Movie Review: The film is a gift to Narendra Modi for winning elections.Modified On: 24 May 2019 | Reviewed By: Saurabh S Nair
It’s an out and out praising a person through 135 minutes in which each and every frame of the film is made and dedicated for the person for which this film is been made.
The new poster of the film PM Narendra Modi says Aa Rahe Hain Dobara, Ab Koi Nahin Rok Sakta (He is back, no one can stop him now). This tagline summarises the motive of the film.
This movie was made to boost the election campaign but turned out even more effective due to its delayed release. Now this movie looks like a tribute to Modi for his win in elections.
The film takes us to a journey of a man who rises from a tea seller to the Prime minister of India. At one point the protagonist's father says that my son his my father.
The film is made carefully excluding the controversy and less known facts such as Modi’s wife Jashodhaben, who we know little.
Perhaps the only element of surprise is the lengthy disclaimer, which seeks to remind viewers that the movie “intends to inspire nationalism and reverence for our great nation”.
The film contains an immense number of seen of Islamophobia when a Muslim man pretends to be a Hindu during the 2002 riots and shouts “Jai Shri Ram” to save his life, the irony goes unnoticed.
Ironically it has the lengthy disclaimer, which seeks to remind viewers that the movie “intends to inspire nationalism and reverence for our great nation”.
In many scenes, Modi is a superhero without a cape, who digs canals to bring water to rural women. After an earthquake, he cradles survivors in his arms. He supervises security operations in the wake of an armed attack on the Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar in 2002. He plants the Indian flag in Kashmir in the face of a threat from terrorists. He gives a speech despite the imminent danger of being assassinated.
The film also has elements which are expected such as showing negativities of the opposition party, lots of Nehru-Indira bashing and showing Pakistan its place.
Vivek Oberoi who portrays the protagonist Narendra Modi has not imitated or copied his mannerism which should have been a good factor but its tedious to see his mediocre acting making the audience convince that he is the protagonist.
There is barely any room for other characters, including Zarina Wahab as Modi’s mother, Manoj Joshi as Amit Shah, and Anjan Srivastav as Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
In conclusion, the film can’t be trolled because it’s made to celebrate, celebrate the victory of a leader who is here to stay, for another five years.
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