Earlier slated to release on April 12, ahead of Lok Sabha 2019 elections in May, the NaMo biopic, PM Narendra Modi has now been preponed and will hit the cinema screens on April 5. The Vivek Oberoi starrer will then clash with John Abraham‘s RAW-Romeo Akbar Walter at the Box Office.
Sharing the second poster of the movie with the latest news, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “New release date… #PMNarendraModi will arrive one week *earlier*: 5 April 2019… And here’s the second poster of the biopic… 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).
Film’s producer Sandip Ssingh told news agency IANS, “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.”
The second poster was initially to be released by Amit Shah on Monday but following the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday, the poster release date was shifted and invitees were accordingly informed. The second poster shows Vivek as PM Modi, surrounded by kids coming from different religions, as identified by their attires in tricolour with a tag line at the top which reads, “Deshbhakti Hi Meri Shakti Hai.”
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.