Release Of Biopic ‘PM Narendra Modi’ Delays, Likely To Get April 12 Date

The release date of the biopic ‘PM Narendra Modi’ has been delayed as the clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification is awaited. The film was earlier given a release date of April 5, prior to the Lok Sabha Polls. 

Following the Election Commission’s decision on Wednesday to not impose a ban on the release of ‘PM Narendra Modi’ biopic and rather refer it to the CBFC, the fate of the movie now lay at the hands of the Censor board. The EC had said that the CBFC is the competent authority to decide on the matter.

Sources claimed that the film will now be released on April 12, a day after the first phase of the elections. 

The Opposition has been demanding that the release of the film be deferred till after the election, accusing the government of using cinema as propaganda. However, the BJP said that the matter is within the purview of the constitutional right to freedom of expression and any kind of prohibition will infringe upon the basic fundamental right. Besides, the party has nothing to do with the film or its makers, said the BJP.

The BJP told the Election Commission that it supported the scheduled release of the ‘PM Narendra Modi’ biopic and a ban on it will only curtail the fundamental right. “Independent artists, influenced by the lifestyle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, created the film but the BJP is in no way involved in it. There is no content related to the election which can be banned under the model code of conduct” the saffron party stated. 

The EC had also sought a response from the makers of the film but they insisted that the timing of PM Narendra Modi and the Lok Sabha election, the first phase of which kicks off six days after the release of the film, is ‘purely coincidental’. 

Omung Kumar’s PM Narendra Modi Finally Receives A Release Date

Omung Kumar’s ‘PM Narendra Modi’ has finally received a release date. Vivek Oberoi leads the movie in the titular role and is scheduled to release on April 12, 2019. 

Taran Adarsh tweeted: “Release date finalised… PM Narendra Modi to release on April 12, 2019. Stars Vivek Oberoi in the lead role. Directed by Omung Kumar… Produced by Sandip Ssingh, Anand Pandit and Suresh Oberoi.” The film went on floors in January this year and it has extensively been shot across a variety of locations including Gujarat, Uttarakhand and Mumbai.

Speaking of his association with the project, film’s producer Sandip Ssingh said in a statement: “This is a very special film and a story that needs to be told. I hope this story of faith inspires the audiences. We are excited and happy to release the story of 1.3 billion people.”

Apart from Vivek Oberoi, PM Narendra Modi stars Boman Irani, who will be seen playing the role of business tycoon Ratan Tata. The film will also features veteran actress Zarina Wahab, who will play the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben Modi and TV actress Barkha Bisht Sengupta, who will be seen portraying PM Modi’s estranged wife Jashodaben Narendrabhai Modi in the film.

PM Narendra Modi is a biopic on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it will release in 23 languages across the country.