Prime Minister Narendra Modi biopic which was slated to release on April 5 has now got a new release date. The Vivek Oberoi starrer will now hit the theatres on April 11. The makers of the film were expecting to receive the Censor certificate on April 3 but was denied for the same. Now, Censor Board has asked for four cuts and director Omung Kumar and producer Sandip Ssingh had made the changes so far. However, the makers have not received any official letter from the Censor Board and the verbal orders are invalid, hence the film got postponed.
Sharing the poster of the film, Indian film critic and trade analyst took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to share the news. He wrote, “New release date for #PMNarendraModi: 11 April 2019 [Thursday release]… Stars Vivek Anand Oberoi in the title role… Directed by Omung Kumar B… Produced by Sandip Ssingh, Suresh Oberoi, Anand Pandit and Acharya Manish.” (sic)
Earlier, film producer Sandip Ssingh spoke to IANS and said, “We are bringing this film a week early on public demand. There is a lot of love and anticipation among the people and we don’t want them to wait longer. This is a story of 1.3 billion people and I can’t wait to show it to them.”
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.”
Talking about the film, the biopic will discover the journey of Narendra Damodardas Modi from his humble beginning to his years as Gujarat Chief Minister onto his landmark win at the 2014 general election, finally becoming the 14th Prime Minister of India. It is being directed by National Award-winner Omung Kumar. The biopic will be shot extensively in Gujarat and across locations within the country.