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PM Narendra Modi is an upcoming Indian biographical film directed by Omung Kumar and jointly produced by Suresh Oberoi, Sandip Ssingh, and Anand Pandit. The film is based on the life of Narendra Modi, the 14th Prime Minister of India; starring Vivek Oberoi in the lead role who is also credited as co-writer of the film. The first look of the film was released in January 2019.[4][5] The film will release in 23 different languages.[6]

PM Narendra Modi
PM Narendra Modi.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byOmung Kumar
Produced bySuresh Oberoi
Sandip Ssingh
Anand Pandit
Acharya Manish
Zafar Mehdi
Written byDialogues:
Haarsh Limbachiyaa
Anirudh Chawla
Vivek Oberoi
Screenplay byAnirudh Chawla
Vivek Oberoi
Story bySandip Ssingh
StarringVivek Oberoi
Music byHitesh Modak
Shashi-Khushi
A. R. Rahman
CinematographySunita Radia
Edited bySanjay Sankla
Production
company
Legend Global Studio
Anand Pandit Motion Pictures
Distributed byPanorama Studios
Anand Pandit Motion Pictures[1]
Release date
  • 24 May 2019 (2019-05-24)[2]
Running time
136 minutes[3]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Contents

PlotEdit

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Initially actor Paresh Rawal was to play Narendra Modi in biopic that he was also producing.[10][11] Before that film was materialised, PM Narendra Modi was announced in parallel with Vivek Oberoi selected to play the lead role.[12][13]

FilmingEdit

Filming began on 27 January 2019 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.[14] Some vital scenes in the film chronicling Modi's early life and political journey was filmed in Uttarkashi district. Final schedule of filming was held at Mumbai.[15] Vivek was injured during the shoot while doing a scene in Uttarkashi.[16]

ReleaseEdit

NSUI's Goa unit of the student wing of Congress Party, has written to Election Commission to ban the screening of the film claiming it violates the model code of conduct of elections.[17] A plea filed at the Supreme Court of India to stop the release was rejected. The court said the constitutional body Election Commission is the appropriate authority to address the petitioner's concerns.[18] On 9 April 2019, the film was certified by the CBFC alloting 'U' certificate with run time of 130 minutes.[19] Election commission has stopped the release of the movie till the elections are over saying, "that any biopic 'which has the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections should not be displayed in the electronic media'".[20]The film is scheduled to have its release on 24 May 2019.[2][21]

MarketingEdit

Producers Suresh Oberoi and Sandeep Singh released a first-look poster of the film on 7 January 2019, revealing actor Vivek Oberoi as the eponymous Modi.[5] The official trailer of the film was released on 20 March 2019.[22] Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC), set up by the Election Commission, has served a notice to the producers and T-series over an advertisement which was carried in two hindi newspapers announcing the movie trailer with an image of Narendra Modi.[23]

SoundtrackEdit

PM Narendra Modi
Soundtrack album by
A. R. Rahman,Hitesh Modak and Shashi-Khushi
Released29 March 2019 [24]
Recorded2018
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length21:26
LanguageHindi
LabelT-Series
External audio
  Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The music of the film is composed by A. R. Rahman, Hitesh Modak and Shashi-Khushi while the lyrics are penned by Javed Akhtar,[25] Prasoon Joshi, Sameer, Abhendra Upadhyay, Irshad Kamil, Parry G. and Lavraj. Two songs, one Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walon from Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt starrer a 1997 unfinished film Dus and the other Ishwar Allah from the film 1947: Earth, starring Aamir Khan, Nandita Das and lyrics by Javed Akhtar used in this film[26]

Initially, Javed Akhtar and Sameer were unaware about their works from old films being reused in this film. They tweeted they have not written any songs for the film after finding their names on the film' credit row.[27][28] The film's producer Sandip Ssingh clarified that the credits were given because their songs from previous movies were included.[29]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Saugandh Mujhe Iss Mitti Ki"Prasoon JoshiShashi-KhushiSukhwinder Singh, Shashi Suman3:55
2."Namo Namo"Lavraj, Parry GHitesh ModakSandip Ssingh
Rap: Parry G
2:11
3."Hindustani" (Original lyrics by Sameer)SardaraaShashi-KhushiSiddharth Mahadevan, Shashi Suman3:30
4."Fakeera"Irshad KamilA. R. RahmanShashaa Tirupati, Naresh Iyer3:44
5."Junoon"LavrajHitesh ModakJaved Ali3:37
6."Ishwar Allah" (Original lyrics by Javed Akhtar)LavrajHitesh ModakSuvarna Tiwari4:29
Total length:21:26

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (26 March 2019). "After backing the biopic as producer, Anand Pandit has acquired all-India distribution rights of #PMNarendraModi along with Panorama Studios" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (3 May 2019). "New release date for #PMNarendraModi... Will now release on 24 May 2019, after the Lok Sabha election results, according to a statement issued by the producers... Stars Vivek Anand Oberoi in title role... Directed by Omung Kumar" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "PM Narendra Modi". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  4. ^ "PM Narendra Modi first look out, Vivek Oberoi plays the lead role". Hindustan Times. 2019-01-07. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  5. ^ a b "PM Narendra Modi first look: Vivek Oberoi to play India's 14th Prime Minister". The Indian Express. 2019-01-07. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  6. ^ "This Is How Vivek Oberoi Looks As PM Narendra Modi In His Biopic". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  7. ^ "Vivek Oberoi's first look as PM Modi revealed; CM Fadnavis says film will create history". The Economic Times. 2019-01-07. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  8. ^ "PM Narendra Modi Poster: Vivek Oberoi is Unrecognisable in This Biopic". News18. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  9. ^ "After The Accidental Prime Minister, a film on PM Narendra Modi to go on floors with Vivek Oberoi in the lead? | Entertainment News". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  10. ^ "Harshvardhan Kapoor to get prosthetics to portray ageing in Abhinav Bindra biopic? - Bollywood actors who are doing biopics in 2018". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  11. ^ "Paresh Rawal confirms Narendra Modi biopic: It will be a hugely challenging role". The Indian Express. 2018-06-04. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  12. ^ "Will Vivek Oberoi be able to woo us as PM Narendra Modi knowing our Mann Ki Baat?". www.dailyo.in. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  13. ^ Mathur, Vinamra (2019-01-02). "Paresh Rawal quits the Narendra Modi biopic, Vivek Oberoi steps in to play the PM!". Bollyworm. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  14. ^ "Narendra Modi biopic filming begins in #Ahmedabad today". Twitter. 2019-01-28.
  15. ^ "Film on PM Modi's life, starring Vivek Oberoi, to be released on April 12". Business Standard. 2019-03-15.
  16. ^ "Vivek Oberoi hurt while shooting for PM Narendra Modi biopic, resumes shooting". India Today. 2019-03-11.
  17. ^ "Cong Demands Ban on Screening of Modi Biopic During Elections". The Quint. 2019-03-16.
  18. ^ "PM Narendra Modi' team thanks Supreme Court for justice". Times of India. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  19. ^ "PM Narendra Modi biopic gets U certificate from Censor Board. Release date April 11". India Today. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  20. ^ "PM Modi Biopic Stopped By Election Commission Till End Of Elections". NDTV. 10 April 2019. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  21. ^ "Vivek Oberoi starrer PM Narendra Modi to release on 24th May 2019 after the Lok Sabha Election 2019 results". Bollywood Hungama. 2019-05-03. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  22. ^ "PM Narendra Modi - Official Trailer - Vivek Oberoi - Omung Kumar - Sandip Ssingh". T-Series on YouTube.
  23. ^ "EC panel issues notice over ad on Modi biopic". The Hindu. 2019-03-24. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  24. ^ "PM Narendra Modi - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Jio Saavn.
  25. ^ "PM Narendra Modi Producer Sandip Ssingh Responds to Javed Akhtar Credit Row". News18.com. 23 March 2019. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  26. ^ "Salman Khan's song 'Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walon' used in Vivek Oberoi starrer PM Narendra Modi". Bollywood Hungama. 2019-03-23. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  27. ^ https://twitter.com/Javedakhtarjadu/status/1109064986729635841?s=19
  28. ^ https://twitter.com/SameerAnjaan/status/1109126529290657793
  29. ^ "'PM Narendra Modi' songs credit row: Javed Akhtar's old songs were used, says producer". The Hindu. 23 March 2019. Retrieved 23 March 2019.

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