New Delhi: Maharashtra Youth Congress on Thursday wrote to makers of The Accidental Prime Minister asking to show the movie to them before release, news agency ANI reported on Thursday. Earlier in the day, the trailer of the movie was released.

The tweet further added that if some scenes are found unfactual, they should be deleted else Youth Congress will not let the movie be screened anywhere in the country.

The film, which is slated to hit the silver screen on January 11, 2019, based on a book written by Sanjaya Baru. The trailer of “The Accidental Prime Minister” begins with director Hansal Mehta’s voiceover reminding us what a thankless job Manmohan Singh had taken over.

The trailer introduces us to Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh. Here’s where the plot really thickens. I mean, the turban is fine, the voice is tucked down, the vocal chord seems as if the winter chill had got into it, the resemblance is impressive if you are into imitations. But is that what this film aspires to do? In that case, a mimicry artiste would have been even better than Anupam.

The trailer of “The Accidental Prime Minister” comes just a day after the trailer of “Thackeray”. Both are propagandist cinema meant to show the protagonist in the brightest light possible. But Thackeray has Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Not that it makes much of a difference.

Neither Singh nor Balasaheb would have imagined sailing in the same boat some day. Cinema is definitely more democratic than politics.