The Accidental Prime Minister is the political backdrop film directed by debutant director Vijay Gutte. In this flick actor Anupam Kher played the lead role of former prime minister Manmohan Singh. The film is based on the story of ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ book written by ex-PM, Sanjaya Baru (played by Akshaye Khanna in the movie).
The Accidental Prime Minister 1st Day Box Office Collections
The film is expected to open at Rs 3 crore on its first day, as per trade analyst Girish Johar. Johar trusts The Accidental Prime Minister’s business may get influenced by Uri: The Surgical Strike, featuring Vicky Kaushal.
Johar said, “The controversies around the film have increased the awareness around it. Also, the story involves the premier family of the country so there is a lot of political buzz around it. Some are even looking at it as political agenda. Anupam Kher playing the role of former PM Manmohan Singh has also raised many eyebrows. So, with so much talk happening around the film, it is expected to earn Rs 3-4 crores on its opening day.”
The film scored negative reviews from various sources. A film critic rated the film with a rating of zero.
Film Critic Gupta noted, “What comes as a surprise is just how shockingly bad and shoddy the film is. There is a complete absence of any art or craft in its making. Almost all the characters, including the two main leads, Singh (Kher) and Baru (Khanna), come off as caricatures.”
She added, “Kher minces through the film, his voice reedy, thin, shaky, his body language nervous and unconfident: at no point does Kher’s Singh look like a man who inhabited the PM ki kursi for two full Lok Sabha terms with any conviction.”
Aside from Uri, Rajinikanth’s Petta and Ajith’s Viswasam also released for the current week. However, they are probably not going to influence The Accidental Prime Minister’s the same old thing. However, Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan’s Simmba, which is as yet ranking strong numbers, maybe a grouch for the producers of this Anupam Kher starrer.