BJP MP Dr Subramanian Swamy has given an overwhelmingly positive review to Anupam Kher-starrer The Accidental Prime Minister which chronicles the Prime Minister-ship of Dr Manmohan Singh.
Taking to Twitter, the Rajya Sabha MP has called the movie "superb" citing his half-century-long knowledge of Dr Manmohan Singh. Dr Swamy has spoken about having a hand in Dr Singh becoming the Prime Minister, offering that it came about because he blocked Sonia Gandhi from taking up the post after the Congress-led UPA displaced Atal Bihari Vajpayee's NDA government after the 2004 elections. He has praised Anupam Kher over the film, but has, nonetheless, claimed that there are two places where there are perhaps inaccuracies.
A set of photos on the same thread reveals that Dr Swamy watched the film at a private screening in Mumbai.
Anupam Kher, who essays the role of Dr Manmohan Singh in the film, has responded to Dr Swamy's review, calling the latter's endorsement a "tight slap for the people who had their own agenda to unfairly criticise the hard work I put in."
The Accidental Prime Minister, which released across India on January 11, had been heavily politicised ever since its trailer debuted, despite the film being based on a high-profile and bestselling book of the same name by Sanjaya Baru - then PM Manmohan Singh's former media advisor. The Congress adopted a range of means to block or impede its release and its workers even vandalised a cinema screen where it was playing in Kolkata. The BJP, on the other hand, tweeted the trailer out, issuing a political attack at the Congress. At that point, Anupam Kher had to intervene.