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Narendra Modi’s biopic sparks a meme fest on Indian social media

March 25, 2019
 

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After the trailer of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biopic, starring Vivek Oberoi in the lead role was released, the Indian public has lashed out against the film titled PM Narendra Modi, calling it a publicity stunt ahead of the elections.

The film was made to promote Prime Minister Modi’s journey from a tea-stall worker to serving in India’s highest office, however, it has become the brunt of jokes.

Oberoi plays Modi who, in the movie, is seen as a messiah of the people, giving a befitting reply to Pakistan and taking on the opposition. He is also portrayed as leader of the masses but the image the movie is trying to promote didn’t ring a bell with the public.

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The trailer was mercilessly trolled by Indian netizens. They took jabs at the premier, the actor and even his political party.

The trolling reached such great heights that sections within the BJP, PM Modi’s party, are worried if the film will actually serve the purpose of taking Prime Minister Modi towards victory or if it will instead drive potential voters away.

To make matters worse, Javed Akhtar recently called out the film’s publicity and posters where his name was mentioned as one of the lyricists. Akhtar tweeted his protest, saying he had nothing to do with the biopic.

Another well-known lyricist Sameer, whose name was also in the credits, has come forward to state he is not a part of the project either.

Meanwhile, DMK Dravidian parties in India have asked that the controversial biopic be banned as it could affect the outcome of the election. The movie will be released on April 5 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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    bhaskar   March 26, 2019 1:14 pm/ Reply

    the movie in Telugu and Tamil ?? ? will be mixing sambaar in Dhokla.

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