Will Rajinikanth Sweep Manmohan Singh Out Of The Box Office?

Petta versus The Accidental Prime Minister?
Will Rajinikanth Sweep Manmohan Singh Out  Of The  Box Office?
Stills from 'Petta' and 'The Accidental Prime Minister'

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.