Mere Pyare Prime Minister is one of the sermonizing films barely develops the trailer: Kahnu (Om Kanojiya) writes a letter to the Prime Minister after his mother Sargam (Anjali Patil) is raped while on her way to using an open-air facility in a slum in Mumbai. Open defecation is a huge problem facing India, It’s s the human practice of defecating outside (in the open environment) rather than into a toilet. People may choose fields, bushes, forests, ditches, streets, canals or other open space for defecation. This film will focus on the practice of Open defecation which is strongly related to poverty and exclusion particularly, in the case of slums and informal urban settlements in developing countries. Kanhu and his single mother Sargam live in the Gandhi Nagar slum in Mumbai. Accompanied by their supportive neighbors and friends, they seem to live a happy life in spite of all their difficulties.
Mere Pyare Prime Minister Movie Trailer :
Mere Pyare Prime Minister Movie Review :
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra getting his groove back, by giving us an honest look into life in the slums of Mumbai. The first and foremost thing that struck you about Mere Pyare Prime Minister is the innocence and purity of its characters. Rakeysh Mehra delivers his most forthright, exclusive, honest and intimate movie. There have been quite a few films in the past that focus on the lives of slum dwellers. The dialogues are light and fine, the writing is good. This movie affirms to deal with Open defecation, Sexual violence, and sanitation but is not priggish at any point. The mother-son shares powerful and affectionate bond as the mother stitches clothes and kanhu does odd jobs while working on a newspaper vending stall. The film’s log-line states, “8-year-old Kanhu living in a slum of Mumbai, writes a letter to the Prime Minister after an ugly incident happens with his mother. Will the Prime Minister meet him?”
The four children – Kannu, Ringtone, Niraala, Mangla and their chemistry is the superlative part of the film. The weakest part of the movie is their journey to Delhi that the kids partake in, could have been made a bit more engaging. The issue of women’s safety, the manner in which Sargam overcomes her horrifying undergo, and the performances are gain, with Patil, Wadhwa, Agashe, Anand, Bharti and Prasad deserving special mention. Overall, the movie is pretty good but the fact that so many Indians and our country still do not have toilets in 2019 is a matter of national humiliation, and it is a relief to see an orthodox Bollywood filmmaker zeroing in on the risk that poor women take every day with the very basic, very human act of defecation. A World Bank (WB) research in India has concluded that merely building toilets won’t stop Indians from defecating in the open as long as their attitudes towards latrines do not change.
Mere Pyare Prime Minister Movie Cast :
Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Writers: Hussain Dalal, Manoj Mairta
Stars: Rasika Agashe, Sonia Albizuri, Syna Anand
India has, for long, been facing a herculean task to end open defecation. Since 1970, many programmes have been initiated but all of them failed to bring the desired result. Because of such movies, we think about these problems. This movie is an insipid experience with powerful scenes and hearted moments. Mere Pyare Prime Minister manages to inscribe the rather foul topic of open defecation with a humorous premise. When a Bollywood filmmaker turns cheerleader for a government drive, especially when the jury is still out on its success rate, you know you’ve been had. So whether you have pressing matters to attend to or not, please take a detour to this. Each of us needs to raise a stink about what our countrymen do in the open. If for nothing else, Mere Pyare Prime Minister will probably be remembered for its brazen soft-soaping of the establishment.