Coming out at the heat of anticipation, the trailer of Omung Kumar Directorial PM Narendra Modi finally came out on Wednesday. Playing the titular role, actor Vivek Anand Oberoi essays Modi through various stages of his life.
The trailer gives a good glimpse into what producer Sandip Ssingh wrote out to be Modi’s early years as a tea seller, his stint with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), his self-imposed exile from marriage and family, him serving as Gujarat’s Chief Minister during riots and the escalation of his party in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections which he eventually won. The trailer also included strong nationalist dialogues against Pakistan like, “I warn Pakistan, if they attack us again, I will cut off their hands. You have seen our sacrifice, now witness our revenge” and his man of action persona by showing him rescuing Muslims during the communal riots in Gujarat in 2002. Another scene showed Vivek as Modi, personally supervising the response to the attack on the Akshardham temple in 2002.
Watch the trailer here:
Vivek came dressed as Modi at the trailer launch in Mumbai, which was also attended by other actors in the film including Zarina Wahab, Barkha Bisht Sengupta, Darshan Kumaar and Suresh Oberoi along with director Omung.
“I am glad that it is a well-made film but at the same time, I am amazed how the whole team put so much hard work to finish the film within a certain time. So, I pray to Almighty that the film becomes a successful venture and people appreciate the hard work of the team,” said Vivek’s father Suresh who essays a fictional character in the movie.
Talking about the film being termed as a propaganda film, Sandip said, “We are filmmakers and we did our job by making the film. How politicians are going to respond to that is up to them. Now the trailer is out. I know that people are constantly talking on the point if it is a propaganda film, but let the audience judge after watching it. As makers of the film, we are focusing on how we are releasing the film. We are trying to present a true story in an honest manner to our audience. We have made the film with honesty.”
The biopic is slated to hit cinema screens on April 5, a few days before the Lok Sabha elections.