Cinema or movie is a very strong medium and leaves a big impact on the mindset of people which can help bring major changes in society. Movies can reflect the reality of a society, its shortcomings and can suggest measures to overcome them.
There are few Indian movies based on Indian politics which have affected its viewers in the same way. PM Narendra Modi, The Accidental Prime Minister, and Thackeray are few such movies.
The Accidental Prime Minister
Directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte and with Anupam Kher in the main lead, The Accidental Prime Minister is a movie based on ex Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s tenure as a prime minister. The movie is about how Manmohan Singh managed his cabinet and led the country.
The writer of the movie which is actually based on a memoir by Sanjay Baru is Mayank Tiwari. The other star cast of the movie is Akshaye Khanna as Sanjay Baru, Suzanne Bernert as Sonia Gandhi, AahnaKumra as Priyanka Gandhi and Arjun Mathur as Rahul Gandhi.
The movie received a mixed review from the critics on its release on 11th January 2019. The controversy surrounding the movie reflects the real political scenario in the country. The Congress party called it “political propaganda”, “incorrect presentation of the facts”, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party promoted its trailer on its twitter handle.
Released on 25th January 2019 in Indian movie theatres, Thackeray is a Bollywood biopic, Balasaheb Thackeray. Nawazuddin Siddiqui has played the role of Balasaheb Thackeray and Amrita Rao has played Meena Tai Thackeray wife of the Shiv Sena Supremo, in the movie. It is directed by Abhijit Panse and is made in both Marathi and Hindi language. Avantika Akerekar has played Indira Gandhi, Rajesh Khera as Morarji Desai and Nikhil Mahajan as Sharad Pawar in the movie.
The movie received critical acclaim and Nawazuddin’s performance was lauded by all. Amrita Rao as Meena Tai Thackeray has done a very commendable job too.
Balasaheb Thackeray has left a huge mark on the Indian political scene, leading Maharashtra and the financial capital of the country for many years. The movie based on his life is a great watch.
PM Narendra Modi
The Modi wave is not only taking over India but the whole world. A biopic based on the man himself, “Narendra Modi’, is a movie to look out for. The movie PM Narendra Modi was released on 24th May 2019. It is directed by Omung Kumar and has Vivek Oberoi as the main lead.
Vivek Oberoi has done a great job in portraying Narendra Modi, which is being loved by all Modi’s admirers. The film tells the story of Modi’s life, his struggles, his determination and courage, his dedication to India and its people. It portrays the various socio-political changes Modi has brought in Gujarat and the whole country.
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