The makers of The Accidental Prime Minister have released the trailer of the movie, and has received positive response from viewers on social media. It features Anupam Kher playing the role of former PM, Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Based on a book by the same title and written by Sanjaya Baru, The Accidental Prime Minister showcases Singh's journey as the PM of India from 2004 to 2014 under UPA regime.
The trailer of the movie shows Anupam Kher getting into the shoes of Singh, perfectly resembling the latter's appearance and body language. The film also features Akshaye Khanna as the PM's advisor, Suzanne Bernert as Indian National Congress former president Sonia Gandhi, Aahana Kumra as Priyanka Gandhi and Arjun Mathur as Rahul Gandhi among others.
The trailer shows that the makers of The Accidental Prime Minister have given great attention in making each of the characters resemble the real-life personalities. While the movie is highly controversial as it does not show the Congress party leaders in much good light, its trailer started trending on social media as soon as it got released, and has been liked by many.
Watch the trailer and see some of the reactions from people in the industry:
Inspite of differing political views of many of us I've never seen #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister as a film that takes sides. I see it as an important cautionary tale, a drama about a democracy that has always been bogged down by personality cults. https://t.co/tSVrEqFZvE— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) December 27, 2018
BRAVE & BRILLIANT ????— Girish Johar (@girishjohar) December 27, 2018
Trailer of #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister @AnupamPKher #AkshayeKhanna @mathurarjun @AahanaKumra & @suzannebernert.
Directed by @GutteVijay.
Releasing on 11th Jan, 2019. @PenMovies @Bohrabrosoffic1 @TAPMofficial
Saw #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister trailer,to be out soon!Characters look authentic and r called by real names,not similar-sounding names. @AnupamPKher @IAmAkshaye @GutteVijay @mehtahansal @suzannebernert @mayankis @bohrabrosoffic1 @PenMovies @AahanaKumra @mathurarjun @ashokepandit pic.twitter.com/RTOWxUmYo2— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) December 27, 2018
Directed by Directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte., the movie is slated to be released on January 11, 2019.