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Political theatre

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09.01.2019

In the run-up to the 2019 General Elections, several Bollywood movies are set to add an element of spice — if not melodrama — to the electioneering.

And there’s nothing ‘accidental’ about this unusual development taking place in an election year.

A biopic on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh — The Accidental Prime Minister — is ready to hit the screens. The same holds true for Uri –The Surgical Strike, a movie based on the surgical strike carried out by the Indian Army on terror camps across the Line of Control.

Has The Accidental Prime Minister deliberately caused a lot of drama? (Photo: YouTube/screengrab)

Thackeray, a bilingual biopic on the life of Bal Thackeray, the founder of Shiv Sena, is also likely to be released soon. In a state like Maharashtra, where Sena mouthpiece Saamana often impacts regional political sentiments, the movie is bound to boost the party’s image ahead of the elections.

But then, an even bigger entertainer is on the cards — the biopic titled PM Narendra Modi.

Director Omung Kumar, who, in the past, has........

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