The release of ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ trailer on YouTube has evoked an overwhelming response on the lines of ‘Uri’, ‘Thackeray’ etc. Garnering more than 5 million views and counting, ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’, based on the book of the same name, has minced no words in criticizing the autocracy exercised by the Nehru Gandhi dynasty throughout the 10 years of UPA rule [2004-2014].
The movie trailer is a massive hit amongst the audience, but a living nightmare for the left liberals. In order to calm them, the makers put a disclaimer before the trailer, that the movie is based more on the book rather than the real-life events. Even Hansal Mehta, the creative producer, posted a tweet on the same note:-
However, that didn’t stop the left liberals from demonizing the trailer itself. Throwing their oft-repeated values of ‘right to dissent’ and ‘freedom of expression’ to the winds, they started judging the movie by its trailer itself. Is the ‘do not judge a book by its cover’ only reserved for movies like ‘Mulk’ or ‘Padmaavat’, dear liberals?
Leading the pack was self-declared liberal and wannabe comedian Vir Das, who declared the premises of the movie as ‘outright fictional’ and ‘politically motivated’, as shown in the following tweet:-
We don’t need rocket science to understand how progressive our Vir Das is. When he accused PM Modi of doing nothing for the development of the nation, and an active Twitter user responded to him with blunt facts, this is how he responded:-
When he received brickbats for his cryptic tweet, he tried to shift the goalposts with an even more absurd rant:-
If Vir Das’ rants weren’t enough, left-liberal mouthpiece India Today upped their ante by declaring ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ a ‘hitjob on Congress’. Written by Ananya Bhattacharya, the article says in one excerpt:
“Mahabharat mein do families thi. India mein toh ek hi hai (The Mahabharat had two families. India has only one),” begins the trailer. Akshaye Khanna (back in action after Ittefaaq) plays Sanjay Baru in this film. He mouths his dialogues with a veiled sneer. Suzanne Bernert essays the role of Sonia Gandhi in this dramatised version of The Accidental Prime Minister. The disdain for the Gandhi family on the part of the filmmakers is a little hard to hide. In just the way the actors who play members of the Gandhi family say their dialogues here is offensive, to say the least. Offensive to even a layman who has absolutely no stake in whether Congress or the BJP makes it to the throne in 2019”
Had this been said about films like ‘Mulk’ or ‘Mukkabaaz’, the entire left-liberal cabal along with Vir Das would’ve gone hammer and tongs against the BJP, even asking PM Modi to resign. However, since this is about bashing the BJP, even where there is no credible proof for the allegations, this is absolutely cool. No wonder a wise person rightly quoted, ‘The only veil that resists to be lifted is the veil of hypocrisy.’
Matters, however, came to the head when the head of Maharashtra Youth Congress issued a threatening letter to the makers of the movie. In the letter, he states that the Congress demands a preview of the movie, and if some scenes are not factual, they must be deleted, else the Congress will not let the film release anywhere in the country. Following is the letter, as posted by ANI:-
Now is this not a threat to freedom of expression? Is this not being fascist against dissent? Curiously, there is a deathly silence throughout the left-liberal media, who would’ve otherwise cried hoarse had this threat been issued by any right winger. If ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ has done something right, it is to upset the left liberals rather brutally. We hope that the movie doesn’t turn out to be another damp squib like ‘Indu Sarkar’ and hit the Congress party on every right note.