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Reactions pour in on 'Accedental Prime Minister', The one by Omar Abdullah is most intriguing

The film is based on the controversial book of Manmohan Singh's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru "The Accidental Prime Minister"

Friday December 28, 2018 5:35 PM, ummid.com News Network

Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh

[Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh in "The Accidental Prime Minister". (Video grab)]

Mumbai: The producers on Thursday released the official trailer of 'The Accidental Prime Minister' and reactions are pouring in from different corners. Some spreading the lies about a ban on the film in MP, some others are demanding its special screening before the release. However, the reaction of former chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir Omar Abdullah is the most intriguing.

"Can’t wait for when they make The Insensitive Prime Minister. So much worse than being the accidental one", Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter taking a jibe on Prime Minister Modi and Congress both.

Omar Abdullah's above message was followed by another one in which he invoked the debate on intolerance.

"As much as the Congress, it’s branches/off-shoots & other well wishers of Dr Manmohan Singh may find the movie disagreeable, we can’t talk about intolerance & then threaten to stop all screenings. Dr Singh’s record & legacy won’t be the product of one single movie or book", he wrote responding to Maharashtra Youth Congress leaders who threatened to stop the release.

"The Accidental Prime Minister", is a biopic and chronicles the life of politician-economist Dr Manmohan Sigh who served as India’s Prime Minister from 2004-2014. Manmohan Singh is also credited for the economic reform he had undertaken when he was the Finance Minister in the Narsimha Rao cabinet.

The film is based on the controversial book of Manmohan Singh's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru "The Accidental Prime Minister". BJP leader Anupam Kher is playing the role of Manmohan Singh. Looking at the trailer, it appears that while the film is portraying Manmohan Singh in a positive role, the focus is on Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi.

The film claims India, the country of more than 100 crore people, is run by a single family and just by 2-3 people. The film also gives the impression that Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister was a "temporary arrangement" till Rahul Gandhi is ready to take over the charge.

The film will hit the screens on January 11, 2019. However, the timing of the release coming just months before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections had angered the Congress. The party leaders are also upset as the BJP tagged the video link of the film's trailer with comments slamming the Nehru Gandhi "dynasty".

"Riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years. Was Dr Singh just a regent who was holding on to the PM’s chair till the time heir was ready? Watch the official trailer of #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister, based on an insider’s account, releasing on 11 Jan!", the BJP said on its official Twitter handle, the link of the video tagged.

Other opposition parties also joined the Congress and criticised the BJP for acting like a "promotional partner" for the film. RJD MP Manoj Jha Friday alleged the party opened up its coffers for the film and said that movies should also be made on alleged irregularities in the Rafale fighter jet deal, demonetisation and farmers' suicide.

"Films should also be made on embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya and fugitive billionaire jewellers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi", he added.

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