coming to theatres near you on April 12, a day after the first phase of voting for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections commences.
Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi will be essaying the role of Narendra Modi in the biographical drama. Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the release date of the film on his Twitter handle. He wrote, “Release date finalised… PM Narendra Modi to release on 12 April 2019… Stars Vivek Anand Oberoi in the title role… Directed by Omung Kumar… Produced by Sandip Ssingh, Anand Pandit and Suresh Oberoi.”
The release date of the film coincides with the 2019 general elections that will be held from April 11 to May 19. The first phase will cover 91 constituencies across 20 states, including Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Chhattisgarh.
‘PM Narendra Modi’ was launched on January 7 in Mumbai by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
The film went on floors on January 28 in Modi’s home state Gujarat. It is also being shot at several other locations across Delhi and Uttarakhand.
The film will traverse the journey of Modi from his humble beginnings to his years as a chief minister and finally his landmark election as the Prime Minister. Vivek, who had been missing from the acting scene lately, has done films like ‘Krrish 3’ (2013), ‘Omkara’ (2006), ‘Company’ (2002) and ‘Saathiya’ (2002).
Apart from Vivek, the film also stars Boman Irani, Darshan Kumaar, Zarina Wahab, Manoj Joshi, Prashant Narayanan, Barkha Bisht Sengupta, Akshat R Saluja, Anjan Shrivastav, Rajendra Gupta and Yatin Karyekar in pivotal roles.
The biopic will be helmed by Omung Kumar, director of some critically acclaimed films including ‘Mary Kom’ and ‘Sarbjit’. The biographical drama is being produced by Sandip Singh.