PM Narendra Modi Movie Review: Modi Wave Hits Theaters
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won with a thumping majority and his mammoth victory will certainly work in favour of Vivek Oberoi’s latest release PM Narendra Modi.
The biopic shows the journey of Narendra Modi from being a 'chailwala' to the Prime Minister of India. The film was supposed to release before elections however, the opposition, as expected, opposed the movie and the release date got pushed. With Modi’s wave engulfing the nation, we believe that there couldn’t have been a better time for Vivek’s movie to hit the theaters.
The film went on floors in January and was ready within two months time. This got me really worried as I felt that the makers must have compromised on the quality however that’s not the case. It didn’t turn out to be as bad as I had expected.
Vivek has played PM Modi and both his looks and his acting are very inconsistent in the film, at some places they are good while they are quite unconvincing in others. Vivek is a good actor but he could have done better.
Oberoi is a huge Modi fan and he has got his body language and other nuances right. Vivek is fine but if a superstar would have played Modi on the big screen, it would have been a different ball game all together.
The film touched upon various aspects of NaMo’s life however it doesn’t tell you anything that’s not already in public domain. Narrative is very fast and as things keep happening one after the other, it seems a bit rushed.
PM Narendra Modi is director Omung Kumar’s fanboy account of PM Modi but as we have seen Modi become this global giant in front of our own eyes, even while watching the film you think ‘Modi Hai To Mumkin Hai’ The makers have taken a lot of creative liberties and the climax especially is bad. They should have ended it with Modi’s 2014 victory as there couldn’t have been anything more dramatic than that.
Good part is that the film has addressed all the major controversies associated with Modi. However, the focus has been on his achievements, right from the famous Gujarat model to his great effort at maintaining peace in his state and the nation. Modi’s journey has been extraordinary and we can’t deny that.
The story is very linear and other characters don’t get much scope to do anything in the biopic. Manoj Joshi has played Modi’s friend and confidante Amit Shah and is looking strikingly similar to him. Modi has struggled a lot to reach the pinnacle but this film wasn’t able to do justice to it. However, as something or the other keeps happening in the movie, it keeps you engaged and entertained.
Cinematography is good, dialogues are damdaar but dialogue delivery could have been better. Background score is good and camera work too is fine. Screenplay is crisp, story could have been better.
A popular leader like Modi certainly deserves a better biopic that this and in the next film, I would want to see other people’s point of views as well. As far as PM Narendra Modi is concerned it will be treat for Modi's fans.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFy7HZGUUUA