The Accidental Prime Minister (film)

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The Accidental Prime Minister
The poster features side-view of face of Manmohan Singh and the title appears at bottom.
First-look poster
Directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte
Produced by Bohra Bros. Ashoke Pandit
Written by Mayank Tewari
Based on The Accidental Prime Minister
by Sanjaya Baru
Music by Salim-Sulaiman
Distributed by Bohra Bros. Production
Release date
  • 21 December 2018 (2018-12-21)
Country India
Language Hindi

The Accidental Prime Minister is an upcoming 2018 Indian biographical political drama film directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte and written by Mayank Tewari. The film stars Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh, the economist and politician who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014 under the United Progressive Alliance. The film is based on the 2014 memoir of the same name by Sanjaya Baru.[1] It is scheduled to release on 21 December 2018.



Principle photography begun on 5 April 2018 in London.[2] The London-based shooting schedule concluded on 21 April 2018 and next is India.[7]


The first look of the film was released on 6 June 2017 through Anupam Kher's official Twitter handle.[8]


Former Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani said, filmmakers will need to obtain a No-objection certificates from former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Indian National Congress President Rahul Gandhi for the film.[9]


  1. ^ "The Accidental Prime Minister first look: Anupam Kher 'overwhelmed' with response, writes personal thanks". The Indian Express. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Anupam Kher starts shooting for Manmohan Singh movie The Accidental Prime Minister, see photos". New Delhi. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  3. ^ Ohri, Raghav (2018). "German actress to play Sonia Gandhi in 'The Accidental Prime Minister'". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2018-07-13. 
  4. ^ "The Accidental Prime Minister: After Rahul Gandhi, Anupam Kher introduces reel life LK Advani, Lalu Prasad Yadav". The Financial Express. 2018-07-04. Retrieved 2018-07-13. 
  5. ^ "The Accidental Prime Minister". The kinopoisk-Russian website about cinematography. Retrieved 2018-08-22. 
  6. ^ "The Accidental Prime Minister". The kinopoisk-Russian website about cinematography. Retrieved 2018-08-22. |
  7. ^ "Anupam Kher wraps up London schedule for The Accidental Prime Minister". The Indian Express. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "The Accidental Prime Minister first look: Anupam Kher looks convincing as Manmohan Singh". Firstpost. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "The Accidental Prime Minister movie needs NoC from Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi, says Pahlaj Nihalani". June 8, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017. 

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