IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director: Vijay Ratnakar Gutte
Release Date: 11 January 2019
Star Cast: Aahana Kumra, Anupam Kher, Suzanne Bernert
The Accidental Prime Minister opens with a heavily pixelated TV news footage from the 2004 victory of the UPA in the general elections. This quickly gives way to the actors behaving and looking strikingly similar to all real life political players, which is one of the highlights of the film.
Kher leads the pack as the submissive Prime Minister, who is sworn-in amidst wide-ranging skepticism within the ranks. His performance progressively grows on you, gradually evoking empathy for his character. Kher makes Singh’s trademark soft spoken demeanor and skittish walk, his own. You will find yourself rooting for him, whether he is mustering courage to do the right thing, or succumbing to the powers that play him (read: dynasty politics).