The Accidental Prime Minister looks like a disorganized theatre play.

Updated: Jan 12, 2019


The Accidental Prime Minister looks more like a random act on a stage with some very bad technical aspects . There is no element in this movie which makes it worth a watch. The movie is nothing like the trailer.


The movie starts when Congress won 2004 elections clearly because of Sonia Gandhi's campaigning but she was scared to take the seat of Prime Minister as previous members of her family were somehow assassinated by someone. So she chooses Dr Manmohan Singh to take the seat of PM. Manmohan Singh then appoints Sanjaya Baru as his media advisor who is the writer of the novel The Accidental Prime Minister : The making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh from which the story of the movie is adapted.

Dr. Manmohan Singh is crushed in between the family politics and the right decisions he should take while being a Prime Minister. His decisions are condemned by his own party members. And he is in a political war with his own party rather than the opposition party.




This movie has a perfect star cast , similar to the faces of all the ministers of Congress. Akshay Khanna as Sanjaya Baru breaks the fourth wall and interacts with viewers like Kevin Spacey did in House of Cards while playing Frank Underwood. Though he did a satisfactory job. Director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte takes up some good storytelling elements but doesn't know how to use them. This interactive device which he used with his characters has no end, it doesn't let you absorb the intent of the movie. Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh is a bit irritating after some point though he is performing like real Manmohan Singh but it looks too unsatisfying on the screen. Other actors like Suzanne Bernert as Sonia Gandhi was just okay while Arjun Mathur as Rahul Gandhi performed really good. The cinematography looks as if it is done by an intern at cinematography. The CGI is one of the worst aspect of this movie. The background score at some places is remixed and copied by famous political shows like House Of Cards and The Crown.


Overall, this movie isn't as great as the trailer was , it looks more like a play with some cringe dialogues and no connections between all the acts of the play. There were only four people in the cinema hall at the time when I went to watch it and two of them slept so tight that I could hear them snoring even from a long distance as if this movie gave them the sleep they always wanted to have.


Acting- 2/5

Script-1.5/5

Cinematography-1/5

Direction-1/5

Music-1/5

Final Verdict- 1/5


You can skip this one.



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