The Vivek Oberoi starrer film on Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has finally got a release date. PM Narendra Modi, which was earlier scheduled to release on April 5, will now hit the theatres on April 11. That is the first day of the Indian elections. The Lok Sabha election is scheduled to be held in seven phases beginning April 11 and concluding on May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
This comes just a day after the makers of the PM Narendra Modi confirmed that the film will not release on April 5 as scheduled. The director of the film, Omung Kumar took to his Twitter handle to announce the new release date of the upcoming film. "Thank you everyone for your support. Here's the date when our film #PMNarendraModi will be releasing. 11th April. Jai hind," he wrote along with a new poster of the film. The poster features Vivek as Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
— Omung Kumar B (@OmungKumar) April 5, 2019
The film depicts the journey of Modi from his humble beginnings to his years as a Chief Minister and finally his landmark election as the Prime Minister of the country. Vivek plays the titular role of Prime Minister Modi in the biopic and will be seen essaying as many as nine different looks. This is the first time that the 42-year-old actor will be seen playing a real-life character in the upcoming drama. 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 trailer of the film had sparked off a meme-fest and it was heavily trolled. There were also cases filed against it alleging releasing a film like this would influence voters. However, the court granted the ruling in the favour of the film.