The Accidental Prime Minister Movie Review

Manmohan Singh Could Be The Accidental Prime Minister But Anupam Kher Is The Right Choice For The Role Of The PM

The Accidental Prime Minister is a biographical film on the political life of the 13th Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh. This movie has many distinctions like it is a debutant movie of director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte. The movie brings the hidden side of the PM Manmohan Singh to light.


Anupam Kher plays PM Manmohan Singh in the movie. He looks confused but maintains a calm posture. He’s many pressures working on him from different directions but he’s told to stick to his guns and not utter a single word. His media advisor Sanjaya Baru (Akshaye Khanna) suggests Manmohan Singh to speak up against the things maligning the PM but he chooses to remain silent. Manmohan Singh negotiates nuclear deal with the US in the capacity of PM and also manages all the scams that are unearthed during his rule. He even offers to resign in the favor of Rahul Gandhi.

the accidental prime minister

Highlights of the movie 

  • Anupam Kher looks real Manmohan Singh in traditional Punjabi attire
  • The movie has all the heavyweight politicians of that time
  • The story is based on the book of the same name
  • The characters use the real name of the people they represent

The Accidental Prime Minister First Look & Poster 

The poster design gives it the look of a cover page of a book. It has the faces of Akshaye Khanna and Anupam Kher. The movie name figures on top and the background is made dark with pencil.

Why watch the movie?

It is a political satire based on real life events. Watching the movie is like reading the book it is based on.

Movie Trailer

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