The Accidental Prime Minister
The Accidental Prime Minister Story
The Accidental Prime Minister is a 2019 Bollywood biographical-political-drama, which has been helmed by Vijay Ratnakar. The movie stars Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh, who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014. The Accidental Prime Minister is produced by Sunil Bohra and Dhaval Gada under the banner Pen Marudhar Pvt.Ltd. The movie has its screenplay written by Mayank Tewari.
The film opens with the victory of Congress party in 2004 elections under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi (Suzanne Burnert). While her advisors want her to assume office as PM, she decides to step aside and nominates economist Dr. Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister instead. From thereon, we get a closer look at what happened behind the doors through Baru’s eyes where he describes how Manmohan Singh was consistently undermined by Sonia Gandhi and her loyal group of leaders during his ten-year tenure in the UPA government.