Critics Review


The film chronicles Narendra Damodardas Modi's life and events leading up to his swearing-in ceremony as the Prime Minister of India in 2014.

Whether you believe or don't believe in the political philosophy of Narendra Modi is secondary, as a film, this one is too lopsided for you to appreciate. It leaves a lot unanswered. While it firmly believes 'Modi ek insaan nahi, soch hai', we wish the script was as thoughtful.(more)

Source: Renuka Vyavahare, Times Of India


Vivek Oberoi film deifies the PM

This is a monumental ode to hubris. The film, PM Narendra Modi, is an embarrassment, and even if every scene were true, the smugness is cringeworthy. The Constitution of India does not begin with the words 'I, the person of India�'. At least not yet.(more)

Source: Raja Sen., Hindustan Times


Vivek Oberoi hams his way through an unwittingly farcical, comical hagiography

In PM Narendra Modi, the hero espouses an earnest, asexual, aggressive machoism, initially speaking of wanting to renounce the world and follow the path taken by Lord Buddha, and in the climatic moments ascribing his decisiveness � as the real life Narendra Modi has done � to a 56-inch chest. You see, his political journey is not a consequence of personal ambition, it is the answer to the public's prayerful longing for "ek sachcha mard (a real man)" to lead them, to quote the words of a character early in the film.(more)

Source: Anna MM Vetticad,


An obsequious love letter

The film works as a good indicator for what lies ahead, if Modi's (unverified) past is anything to go by. After shown walking barefoot on snow-capped Himalayas as a sanyasi (monk) the politician goes to Kashmir and advocates the removal of Article 370, citing "Akhand Bharat" (undivided India). During an interview, he blames Nehru for the creation of Pakistan and promotes Hinduism as a way of life. (more)

Source: Kennith Rosario, The Hindu


Modi wins India to make Vivek Oberoi a star

Vivek Oberoi plays PM Narendra Modi in the biopic of the Indian Prime Minister, and he does a mighty unimpressive job at that. The biopic fades in front of the story of Modi the man that we have seen in front of our eyes.(more)

Source: Ananya Bhattacharya, India Today


An unabashed hagiography

As a bio-pic, PM Narendra Modi inhabits muddled, post-truth territory. As a hagiography though, genuflecting at the altar of the man, it's perfect. It's uncritical, unquestioning, high on rhetoric. And there'' nothing accidental about it.(more)

Source: Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express