The Accidental Prime Minister Review: A Disappointing Launch for the BJP’s 2019 Campaign

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The Accidental Prime Minister Review: A Disappointing Launch for the BJP’s 2019 Campaign

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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he Accidental Prime Minister is a movie starring the husband of a sitting BJP MP and the son of a former BJP MP, and directed by the son of somebody who stood for the 2014 assembly elections on a BJP ticket. So it’s safe to assume that none of these chaps have any ulterior motive in sucking up to Modiji by making a propaganda movie just four months before the general elections.

At first, The Accidental Prime Minister appears to be a layered film. In order to go and enjoy it, you first create a little dent in your pocket by spending on fuel to get to the theatre, and thereafter owing to inflation and GST, you exhaust your life savings on popcorn. I don’t know if it’s by design but before you watch the Manmohan Singh biopic, you witness the Modi biopic unveil in front of you.

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