Cast: Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna, Arjun Mathur, Suzanne Bernert, Aahana Kumra
Director: Vijay Ratnakar Gutte
Genre: Political Drama
Duration: 1 hr 52 mins
Average combined rating of all critics: 2.1/5
The second Friday of New Year 2019 saw the release of political drama movie "The Accidental Prime Minister". Directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, this biographical film is based on the book by the same name by Sanjaya Baru. It stars Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh, Akshaye Khanna as Sanjaya Baru, Suzanne Bernert as Sonia Gandhi, Aahana Kumra as Priyanka Gandhi in lead roles.
The plot of the movie revolves around the tenure of Manmohan Singh and the course of Indian politics during UPA 1. It is about Singh's troubled relations with his ministers and his cautious equation with Sonia Gandhi. The movie also shares the moment of Nuclear deal. The movie earned a lot of applause from film critics and viewers alike. Let's find the ratings from leading media houses.
The Times of India: 3.5/5
Bollywood has produced several political dramas that are intense, complex and dark, The Accidental Prime Minister has all of that in measured tones. It leaves you more entertained than informed, and we don’t think it’s by accident. Read More
Starring Anupam Kher in the title role, what The Accidental Prime Minister deserves credit for, is not skirting the issue of naming names of political heavyweights integral to the story. It also allows a glimpse into the most enigmatic and possibly rather misunderstood Prime Ministers of our times. Read More
Co-written and directed by first-timer Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, the film has an unequivocal agenda and spares no effort to make its point in bold relief. If there is anything at all going for it, it is the fact that it breaks something akin to new ground: it is Bollywood's first 'fiction' film about real politicians and bureaucrats who held sway over India not all that long ago. Read More
India Today: 1/5
The Accidental Prime Minister tells us nothing that we do not already know. For a film that promises to give the audience an 'inside view' of the political turf war in the PMO, it barely scratches the surface. The India-US nuclear deal, 2G scam, Anna Hazare's anti-corruption hunger strike and Coalgate find a place in The Accidental Prime Minister, but are merely glossed over. Read More
It’s Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s debut and here he has misarranged a lot of things. Flawed from the script level, there’s not a major levelling at the director’s stage as well. This was a very interesting topic and it needed the expertise of someone way too experienced. Read More (INDIAONLINE)