Love them, hate them but you can’t just ignore their stellar performance in The Accidental Prime Minister as per Twitterati, who are lauding Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna ever since the movie released today. The movie, whose trailer was marred with controversies since Day 1, opened to houseful theatres today even though it was tagged as propaganda in the political arena, sprouting tensions for the filmmakers and the cast alike, long before its release.

Helmed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, the film is based on a book by Sanjaya Baru with the same title. Sanjay was the former media advisor of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. In the film, Anupam Kher is seen essaying the role of Dr. Manmohan Singh while Akshaye Khanna is seen playing the role of Baru. Amidst all the obstacles, the film hit the cinemas today and this is what Twitterati had to say:

Earlier, Anupam Kher had said that films like The Accidental Prime Minister should be sent to Oscars. The actor was talking to the entertainment portal, Spotboye, and explained how The Accidental Prime Minister is different from most Indians films that are popular and are sent to coveted film awards. He had said, “For how long can we keep selling the poverty of India, the backwardness of India, the backward class of India, the class distinction in India, the elephants in India, the monkeys in India? This is a movie which talks about modern Indian politics, made with amazing amount of brilliance by the directors and the producers and the cast is phenomenal. We should send this kind of movie for Oscars.”

The veteran actor had been defending the content of his film after many people criticised it for hitting the theatres before Lok Sabha elections. In fact, the trailer of the film too got vanished from YouTube. The same was reported by Kher himself on his social media.