It Is Raining Political Biopics
After Parliament, we are feeling like that there’s political wave in film industry too.
2019 is going to witness a different kind of Bollywood movies with upcoming releases such as Thackeray, The Accidental Prime Minister, and Narendra Modi. Now, the matter of discussion is that all this is happening just ahead of Lok Sabha election 2019. These back to back movies, what is the secret behind all these releases? Are the political parties taking the support of cinema to narrate nationalism? Or is this a divisive propagandist politics?
Manto actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is in news for ‘Thackeray’- based on the life of the late politician Bal Thackeray, founder of Shiv Sena. On twitter, we found a tweet posted by some actor, “Nawazuddin has repeated 'Uthao lungi bajao pungi' (lift the lungi and *'#$ him) in the film #Thackeray. Clearly hate speech against South Indians… In a film glorifying the person who said it! Are you planning to make money out of this propaganda? Stop selling hate! Scary stuff!”
Next is The Accidental Prime Minister, Anupam Kher starring as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, digs deep into the internal politics of the Congress party and how the prime minister found himself in the middle of it. Is this a BJP’s obvious move to sway people away from congress?
Now, another political biopic is ready to go on floors next month- PM Narendra Modi. The storyline would cover the initial days of our honorable Prime Minister to becoming NAMO of world’s largest democratic country, India.
Well, what do you think, is this all happening just to promote the party for upcoming elections? As we all already know that BJP has faced major loss in large states in the recent elections.