“PM Narendra Modi” Review: Ends Up Missing All The Marks

Mohnish Singh |May 24, 2019

“PM Narendra Modi” is one of the most controversial biopics of recent times. Based on the life of honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the movie features Vivek Oberoi in the titular role. Omung Kumar wields the megaphone.

PM Narendra Modi, a biopic on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been in news ever since its announcement. Ahead of its initial release, the film underwent a lot of problems, faced protests from several political parties and was termed a propaganda film. But today, the Vivek Oberoi starrer finally sees the light of day. Let’s find out whether it deserves a watch.

PM Narendra Modi Review: Story

PM Narendra Modi chronicles the life of Narendra Damodardas Modi from his young age, when he was a tea-seller, to him becoming the Prime Minister of India with a landslide victory in 2014. The movie also sheds light on Emergency, turbulent as well as prosperous times his home state Gujarat faced during his tenure as the Chief Minister. How various aspects of his life unfolds on the screen, you need to watch the film to find out.

Pm Narendra Modi Movie Poster
PM Narendra Modi Movie Poster

PM Narendra Modi Review: Performances

 PM Narendra Modi is a one-man show all along, just like the BJP government at the center. Vivek Oberoi, who plays the powerful politician in the biopic, seems so excited to play the titular role that he finds it absolutely unnecessary to act normal. He is always hyper and smug and hams like never before.

Most of the people would still remember the time when Vivek Oberoi had showed great promise by delivering superlatives performances in films like Company (2002), Saathiya(2002) and Yuva (2004). It is so sad to see how he has lost his seen over the years.

Talking about the other actors in the movie, nobody gets something substantial to play. The entire focus here is only on one actor and that is, without an ounce of doubt, Vivek Oberoi. All other characters have been reduced to nothing in front of Oberoi and that is sad.

PM Narendra Modi Review: Story, Direction & Other Technical Aspects

Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been at the helm of affairs for the past five years and is set to rule for another five years. People who have a keen interest in politics know major highlights of his life and career. The biopic on his life does not bring forth any new, unknown aspect of his life and that is disappointing.

Producer Sandip Ssingh is also credited as the co-writer of the film. He had an opportunity to remain neutral as a filmmaker and maintain some level of objectivity, but he chooses to be on one side and that is clearly shown in the story of the film. His film just whitewashes a figure that has not had that clean an image.

Director Omung Kumar also seems to be doing nothing extraordinary than just toeing the line. He fails as a filmmaker again. We know his caliber as a filmmaker, but somehow he has started investing his time and energy into projects which do not tap into his talent completely. He needs to rebound soon.

If you somehow manage to divert your attention from various flaws that the film has, you would realize it has some merits too. The cinematography of the film is good. The production value is good too. The film has been shot in record time, but it does not let you feel so. That is indeed praiseworthy. Music is average and so is editing.

Final Verdict

PM Narendra Modi deserves a watch not because it is a great film. You can watch it because the time of its release coincides with the grand return of Prime Narendra Modi to the power and learn how he reached where he is today. If you are pro-BJP, you are going to love the film, turning a blind eye to its various flaws. If you are not very fond of the saffron party, it will entertain you for being an uninspiring, comical hagiography. PM Narendra Modi is a so-bad-it-could-be-fun kind of a film. I am going with 2 stars.

Banner: Legend Studio, Anand Pandit Motion Pictures
Director: Omung Kumar
Starring: Vivek Oberoi, Manoj Joshi
Runtime: 2 Hours 15 Minutes
STARBIZ Rating: 2/5

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