Synopsis/Plot : Based on the memoir by Indian policy analyst Sanjaya Baru, the Accidental Prime Minister explores Manmohan Singh's tenure as the Prime Minister of India, and the kind of control he had over the cabinet and the country.
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The Accidental Prime Minister is an amusing and engaging look at the term of Dr Manmohan Singh as India's PM.
The film bravely names real characters and shows them in the light they are perceived in. We wish the writing had more depth with more focus on defining the individual characters.(more)
Source: Ronak Kotecha,, Times Of India
Anupam Kher's Film Is Indescribably Vapid
The director has no pretence of balance or objectivity. Witness Kapil Sibal's 'performance' in his famous "zero loss" press conference. The man is all at sea. The scene would have been funny hadn't its execution been so silly. The unkindest cut is reserved for Ahmed Patel. He is reduced to a connivi...(more)
Source: Saibal Chatterjee , NDTV Movies
A shoddy propaganda film
Singh may well have been an 'accidental' PM, in Baru's succinct words, and history may or may not judge him differently. But it is no accident that the film is out now. The release is completely intentional: the polls are around the corner.(more)
Source: Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Anupam Kher delivers an appalling performance.
The Accidental Prime Minister is made by people in no danger of knowing too much. Agitprop, for them, may simply be a way to describe Mona Darling. The opening credits, featuring the words "directior assistant," announce as much. This is propaganda by people who can't spell.(more)
Source: Raja Sen., Hindustan Times
Anupam Kher parodies Manmohan Singh in brazen propaganda
Vijay Ratnakar Gutte's The Accidental Prime Minister is so unsubtle in its disdain for the Nehru-Gandhi family and the Congress, that it could almost pass off as a creation of the social media cell of the ruling party.(more)
Source: Samrudhi Ghosh, India Today
It's not all about loving the family
Not because they are overwhelmingly good but because they are unfailingly and irredeemably bad. Vijay Gutte's The Accidental Prime Minister, based Dr Sanjaya Baru's book, throws light on the dynastic control and power play at the PMO during the reign of Dr. Manmohan Singh. It left me with barely a ...(more)
Source: NAMRATA JOSHI, The Hindu
Vijay Ratnakar Gutte's Film Is Narratively Incoherent, Technically Sloppy And Flat-Out Tedious
Anupam Kher's portrayal of Dr. Manmohan Singh focuses on an overtly high-pitched voice and an awkward shuffle that comes dangerously close to caricature(more)
Source: Anupama Chopra, Filmcompanion.in