‘Mere Pyare Prime Minister’ Movie Review: A slice of life drama that will tug your heartstrings
Directed By: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Produced By: Dr. Jayantilal Gada (PEN) & PVR Cinemas
Cast: Anjali Patil, Om Kanojiya and Niteesh Wadhwa
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 3.5/5
Even though ‘Mere Pyare Prime Minister’ is a painful film to watch, I would still say that it is important that you watch it. It will not entertain you (in fact, it’ll make you feel troubled and disturbed) but it’ll make you feel deeply. It’ll make you care about the country that we live in. Just because we live in a world where electricity, toilets and water is taken for granted, we must not ignore (or turn a blind eye) people who aren’t so fortunate. To look at their heartbreaking stories is to exercise empathy, one of our main duties as a human being.
Coming to the plot, Kanhu and Sargam (Om Kanojiya and Anjali Patil) are an adorable mother-son duo, who go about their unfortunate lives with a smile on their face and a joke on their tongue. Everything changes when Sargam gets raped while walking alone in the night. What follows is a heartbreaking tale that makes your heart sink deep.
While the music of the film is forgettable and the cinematography considerably weak as compared to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s earlier films, the thing that makes this film a winner is its honesty.
Despite access to big stars (many actors would give an arm and a leg to work with the ‘Rang De Basanti’ director), Rakeysh made this film and you can see why. You forgive the slow pace of the movie because the smile on the face of the characters are real. They’ve really dug deep to get into the skin of their roles. Alas, the film may not do well at the box office, because we (as an audience) would rather watch ‘Total Dhamaal’. Shame.
Even though it’s not an entertainer, do watch this film with your entire family before they take it down.