If advance reports of director Karthik Subbiraj’s Petta are to be believed, then Rajinikanth has another blockbuster on his hands just a month after the super-success of 2.0
And that really puts the Manmohan Singh bio-pic in an awkward position. Sandwiched as it between the declared success of Rohit Shetty’s Simmba and expected success Petta, the Manmohan Singh bio-pic finds itself in a deadlock.
Personnel from a leading multiplex chain says political bio-pics have few takers in India, “And that too someone as non-controversial as Manmohan Singh. Audiences are far more interested in the aggressively anti-Pakistan film Yuri and the Rajinikanth film Petta which open this Friday.”
In the meanwhile, the makers of The Accidental Prime Minister are trying to generate interest in their product through controversies. It is rather amusing that a non-controversial figure like Manmohan Singh is now at the vortex of such debate and discussion on his status in the political hierarchy.