Movie : Mere Pyaare Prime Minister
Star Cast: Anjali Patil, Om Kanojiya, Rasika Agashe, Adarsh Bharti
Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
A story about four children living in a Mumbai slum in India. An eight-year old Kanhu writes a letter to the Prime Minister after a dramatic incident with his mother. A small boy has to achieve the impossible.
The script of the film is penned by Manoj Maitra ta, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Hussain Dalal and that’s where the problem lies with the multiple approaches to a solo subject. The story is not very stable and there are many scenes added without any strong resemblance to the story. The intent is pure and that’s visible from the frame 1 but you can’t sympathise with it for too long.
Performance: Anjali Patil who was last seen in Newton is a versatile actress and done full justice to her role. Om Kanojiya is a star! This 8-year-old kid is a scene stealer. Om gets a lot of space to display it. The entire movie is burdened on him and other extremely talented child artists. Rasika Agashe as Rabiya is very good. She nails an emotional scene making it very hard to forget it. From the kids, Adarsh Bharti (Ringtone) is the smartest and talented.
Verdict: A superficial attempt at highlighting class differences in Mumbai –sadly 103-minute film ultimately makes no point convincingly. With no big star in the lead, Om Kanojiya and National-award winner Anjali Patil bask in the spotlight and leave a strong mark.