The release of 'Accidental Prime Minister has sparked protests in Kolkata, and even the chief minister of the state has expressed her displeasure over the 'propaganda' film, questioning its time of release.
Speaking on the film, she even suggested that there should be a film titled 'Disastrous Prime Minister' taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Speaking in Barasat, she said, "I really doubt if Modi will be able to stick to his throne.They have asked puja committees to pay income tax and they want to earn from that money. Before elections, they have suddenly made a film accidental PM."
"What is the meaning? This is wrong. These people are doing drama over this film. If they are screening accidental PM then they should remember one must make another film 'Disastrous PM'," she said.
Earlier on Friday, Congress workers began violent protests in Kolkata against the release of the film "The Accidental Prime Minister". The protestors were burning effigies of PM Narendra Modi and sloganeering against the Prime Minister and the BJP.
The protestors have alleged that the film has no context and is maligning for former PM Manmohan Singh and hence want to stop the film from releasing. They have claimed that the film is BJP propaganda and not realistic.
The film which is based on the book with the same name by Sanjay Baru is on Dr. Manmohan Singh's term as Prime Minister between 2002 to 2012.
Republic reviewed the film and stated that the Accidental Prime Minister is not a political thriller or a propaganda film. It's actually an honest (and kind, to fulfill Dr Manmohan Singh's prophecy) attempt to depict the Prime Minister-ship of what is made out to be a very likeable man who hides a steely resolve beneath a wispy exterior. While the acting is superlative and some of the exchanges - between Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, with his wife Gursharan Kaur, involving Rahul Gandhi, between Sanjaya Baru and Ahmed Patel, are delightful, something keeps it from all coming together cohesively.