Featuring Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna in the lead roles, The Accidental Prime Minister is a biopic based on the non-fiction book of the same name. The movie sheds light on Dr Manmohan Singh’s tenure as the Prime Minister.
Over the last few years, many biopics have been released in Bollywood. A recent addition to this list was The Accidental Prime Minister. Trying to give an insider view into the PM tenure of Dr Manmohan Singh, the movie does not hold back in giving an unfiltered depiction of Indian politics. After a decent run at the box office, the movie now makes its way to ZEE5. Now, isn’t that good enough reason to watch The Accidental Prime Minister online? Still a bit unconvinced? Let us look at some strong reasons why you should check out the movie online on ZEE5.
A Glimpse into the past political scenario
Dr Manmohan Singh’s tenure as the Prime Minister was a tumultuous time wherein there were a lot of scams taking place, along with staunch criticism from the opposition. The movie, just like the movie, tries to give a glimpse into the inner working of the government during this intense phase. So, irrespective of your scale of interest in politics, this movie’s perspective is as unique as it gets.
From Page to Screen
Apart from biopics, another trend that is going strong in the movie and web series space is book adaptations. In this case, the movie seems to be a rather faithful representation of the book. Based on the experiences of Indian policy analyst Sanjaya Baru, the book traces back his time as the media advisor to Dr Manmohan Singh. One exercise that always is an intriguing activity in book adaptation is comparing the scenes with excerpts from the book. Which scenes did the movie miss? How did the visually depict a pivotal scene from the book? You are sure to love this activity and further appreciate the movie and the book in the process.
Performances of actors as well-known politicians
Unlike most movies based on real-life events, this movie does not hold back from depicted real politicians using their actual names. Anupam Kher as Dr Manmohan Singh, Arjun Mathur as Rahul Gandhi, Aahana Kumra as Priyanka Gandhi – such is the depiction of these politicians on screen and you will be stunned to see the resemblance between the real and reel characters.
No Frills Storytelling
When it comes to Bollywood movies, songs seems like an indispensable part of the storytelling process. However, many a time, songs do not really fit into the narrative. The makers of The Accidental Prime Minister took the smart call and did not force fit songs and other distractions. Rather, they chose to focus solely on the subject matter, keeping the film without flab and on a tight runtime.
The above-mentioned reasons make The Accidental Prime Minister incredibly promising to watch, especially since it is available online on ZEE5 now. So, whether you are chilling at home or travelling, look back at the tale of the past government as the country decides the fate of the new one, this election season.