PM Narendra Modi is a 2019 Hindi-language biographical drama film directed by Omung Kumar, and written by Anirudh Chawla and Vivek Oberoi. The film is jointly produced by Suresh Oberoi, Sandip Ssingh, Anand Pandit, Acharya Manish under the banner of Legend Studios. The film’s plot is loosely based on the life of Narendra Modi, the 14th Prime Minister of India. The film stars Vivek Oberoi as Narendra Modi, Manoj Joshi as Amit Shah, Boman Irani as Ratan Tata, Barkha Sengupta as Jashodaben, Aanjjan Srivastav as Atal Bihari Vajpaye, and Zarina Wahab as Hiraben Modi.
Principal photography for the film began in January 2019. The soundtrack was composed by Hitesh Modak and Shashi-Khushi. The credits in the movie for lyrics were given to Javed Akhtar, Sameer, Abhendra Upadhyay, Irshad Kamil, Parry G. and Lavraj, and released by T-Series. Javed Akhtar later confirmed that he has not written any songs in the film and is shocked along with Sameer to see their names in the credits. The film was theatrically released in India on 24 May 2019. It received generally negative reviews from critics, who termed it a hagiography and panned Oberoi’s performance. It has grossed over ₹2 crore worldwide.
Narendra Modi begins his career as a poor tea seller. He leaves his home at a young age, denying his marriage with Jashodaben, to become a Sanyasi in the Himalayas. After his journey, he returns to Gujarat, becomes a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh member and gets assigned to the Bharatiya Janata Party in 1980, after fighting back the State of Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi in 1975. He also leads the Ekta Yatra to unite all Indians. He heads along the Indian Army and some other members, fighting against the terrorists to the Lal Chowk and plants the national flag of India.
He struggles and ground works in many areas of Gujarat to help people and gain support. Due to the teamwork of the people and the BJP members, the Party wins the Gujarat CM elections and Keshubhai Patel becomes the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Soon, he feels insecure seeing Modi’s rise to fame and popularity. He forces the BJP founders- Atal Bihari Vajpayee, L. K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi to transfer Modi to some other place. In grief, Modi submits his resignation which is eventually declined as he had done a lot of work for the party. He was transferred to New Delhi for groundwork. He returned to Gujarat from Delhi in 2001, just a month before the events of the 2001 Gujarat earthquake. He replaced Keshubhai Patel from his position and was also chosen as the CM Candidate for the upcoming election, and he became the Chief Minister.
Just after being elected, he faced the 2002 Gujarat riots. He sought help from other state governments and from the federal government, but in vain. Due to his planning and strict law enforcement, he was successful to end the violence. Just after the riots ended, an attack on the Akshardham Temple by the terrorists again brought tensions among the communities. Finally, the tensions got solved, peace was brought amongst people, the work of reconstruction and further developments were begun. Under his tenure, Gujarat became the best state of India, and 3rd best state of world. Streets were planned, roads were constructed, employment opportunities were brought, many Indian as well as international companies began to invest in Gujarat, corruption was eliminated, security was tightened, etc. By seeing his work, the BJP heads asked him to be the PM Candidate for the 2014 Indian general election. He campaigned all over India. His popularity resulted in him being prominently targeted by terrorists. He also survives an attempt made by the terrorists to assassinate him.
The film ends with Modi taking his oath as the 14th Prime Minister of India.
Vivek Oberoi as Narendra Modi
Manoj Joshi as Amit Shah
Darshan Kumar as Corrupt News Reporter
Boman Irani as Ratan Tata
Barkha Sengupta as Jashodaben
Aanjjan Srivastav as Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Zarina Wahab as Hiraben Modi (Narendra Modi’s mother)
Suresh Oberoi as Narendra Modi’s Guru in Himalaya
Naresh Vohra as Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi
Bhavik Bhojak as Inspector Arjun Patel in Akshardham- Gandhinagar