When movies like My Name is RaGa, The Accidental Prime Minister, have been coming up for political agendas just a few months before the election, a movie that has stood out of the clutter is Mere Pyare Prime Minister. At first, this movie too would sound like a propaganda movie but it is exactly not that. The Mere Pyare Prime Minister trailer released yesterday and it has managed to trend on YouTube and for all the right reasons.
The two and a half minute trailer sets the tone of the movie explicably and keeps you so gripped that waiting a month would get difficult for the movie to show up in theatres. The movie is about an 8-year-old boy who dreams of building a toilet for his mother which brings him at the door of the Prime Minister’s house. Here, watch the trailer of the movie first:
It sensitively takes you through a great relationship between a mother and her son who live in the slums and are privy to open defecation. Kanhaiya, the boy, on street does odd jobs to help his mother with some extra money, and in a scene is shown selling condoms as well. Though the movie starts on a cheerful note, it dives straight into tragedy when Sargam, the mother, played by Anjali Patil is raped by a stranger on her way back to home after the middle of the night defecation.
Shaken by his mother’s distraught condition, the little boy decides to write a letter to the Prime Minister ‘Mere Pyare Prime Minister, Meri Arzi Sunlo Zara’ urging the government’s ‘system’ and the ‘Prime Minister’ to do something about the safety of women in the country.
What is extremely interesting is that the dialogues of the movie in the small trailer create a great impact, leaving you in deep thought. Like “Mr. System”, “Maangne se kuch nahi hota, karne se hota hai”, “Aapki maa ke saath aisa hota toh aapko kaisa lagta”, and “Tere saath rape hua hai, mai kyun maafi maangu, ise bol tujhse maafi maange.”
Last year, we saw another movie talking about the problems of open defecation in the country, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and this one just seems to take on the baton and the discussion further along with the most pressing issue of women safety in India. This little kid’s urge to the most powerful man in the country as per him, to the Prime Minister is a fresh tale to tell with the old concerns to talk about.
The movie stars Om Kanojiya as Kanhu, Anjali Patil as Sargam, Atul Kulkarni as PM official, Rasika Agashe as Rabiya among others. It is directed by the Rang De Basanti, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra who has always given us versatility in terms of his tales and storytelling. This one too is completely different from his previous movies and is wrapped in huge hopes, both from the audiences and the prime minister for their support.
It was supposed to release in 2018 but now, will open in theatres on March 15, 2019.
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