PM Narendra Modi Reviews (Top Critics)
By MAYUR SANAP (1.5/5)

As the entire nation is glued to their television screens to see who will sit on the prime minister's chair for the next five years, it's no surprise that 'PM Narendra Modi', his biopic, comes just a day after the Lok Sabha election results. National award-winning director Omung Kumar B, who previously attempted biopics on Olympic boxer Mary Kom and alleged Indian spy Sarabjit Singh, takes a slavish approach to one of the most controversial, as well as influential politicians in Indian history.

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By Utkarsh Mishra (1/5)

When the trailer of Omung Kumar's PM Narendra Modi was released, a dear friend of mine made a remark that sums up the Vivek Oberoi-starrer well. "I am so disappointed," he said. "We cannot even do propaganda well." "The Soviets had an Eisenstein, who wrote film theory like we brush our teeth; the Nazis had Riefenstahl, who is so influential that a pool as diverse as Spike Lee and Star Wars cite her work," he added

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By Komal Nahta

The film starts from Narendra Modi's childhood when he used to sell tea with his father, and his love for the country even then. It then traces his entry into active politics, his rise as a dependable party worker for the general public, and then his election as the chief minister of Gujarat after crossing a number of hurdles.

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By Vishal Verma (1/5)

Mitron, Bhaiyon or Behano (friends, brothers and sisters), In reality, this 'unofficial' biopic is the more essential and necessary for an actor like Vivek Oberoi and not the charismatic Indian leader. In fact, if I say Vivek Oberoi has tried to cash on the popularity of Modi and the election fever (considering his initial release date) then it won't be wrong in my opinion. This movie is an attempt by Vivek Oberoi to revive his acting career.

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The Hindu
By Kennith Rosario

Omung Kumar's PM Narendra Modi is tailored for an election campaign but works equally well as (56-inch) chest-thumping now that the BJP has regained power. The obsequious biopic has faithfully incorporated every rhetoric, slogan and claims Modi has made in his rallies and "interviews".

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By Mohar Basu (1.5/5)

Going by his recent decision to laugh at something utterly inappropriate that he shared on Twitter, it could be deciphered that Vivek Oberoi's sense of judgment is clouded. But, even then, it's not rocket-science for anyone to conclude that this film, a biopic on Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, is far from being a well-rounded biopic.

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By Umesh Punwani (2/5)

The story is set throughout the country, but it starts of course with Gujarat. We see Naru aka Narendra Damodardas Modi selling tea for his living. He stays with his parents and siblings with a vision of doing something for the country. Saluting wherever he sees Indian flag and he sees it very frequently, Narendra is confused in choosing his career from - an army-man, a monk or something in politics. He decides to become a monk and goes to hills, to spend the rest of his life.

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By Meena Iyer (3/5)

Having done two biopics earlier - Mary Kom and Sarbjit - Omung Kumar could have become some kind of an expert. However, his craft shows no visible improvement. Also, the writing team (novices, it appears) have chosen the most-obviously flattering episodes and instances to show how Modi's magic was created.

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By Nandini Ramnath (1/5)

Originally intended to be a vote catcher until its release was postponed by the Election Commission of India, PM Narendra Modi works perfectly as a victory parade. Omung Kumar's biopic stars Vivek Anand Oberoi as the man of every moment, whether as a child selling tea, the chief minister of Gujarat and the aspiring prime minister in 2014.

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The Times Of India
By Renuka Vyavahare (2.5/5)

A balanced biopic will engage you, irrespective of your personal views, whereas a story that worships the protagonist and whitewashes controversies is something that you will lap up if you are a believer, and dismiss if you aren't. This one falls in the latter category.

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By Anna M.M. Vetticad

This week's new Bollywood release, director Omung Kumar B's PM Narendra Modi, is not a biography. It is an unwittingly farcical, comical hagiography of Narendra Modi and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), and even that is a euphemistic description. To put it simply, this is a highly fictionalised account of the present Indian prime minister's life.

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The Indian Express
By Shubhra Gupta (2/5)

Sometimes the arrival of a film in theaters becomes a marker. The PM Narendra Modi biopic, called, what else, 'PM Narendra Modi', comes out the day the BJP celebrates its historic mandate to rule India for a second consecutive term. The Vivek Oberoi starrer wasn't allowed to be released during the elections, but no matter, it's here now, and doubtless, the faithful will flock to it, bathed in joy and delirium, chanting, along with film, Modi, Modiiiiii, Modi, Modiiiiii.

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Hindustan Times
By Raja Sen (1/5)

In 1975, Narendra Damodardas Modi was 25 years old. According to the film PM Narendra Modi, he had already made an impact seismic enough to make the power centres shiver. The on-screen Indira Gandhi is so threatened by the meteoric rise of this young leader that she feels the need for desperate measures. 'Throw him in prison,' she instructs, 'and declare an Emergency.'

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By Ananya Bhattacharya (1/5)

Modi has won Varanasi. India 2019 too. The Modi-led BJP is looking at its second consecutive Lok Sabha win. And in the theatres, Vivek Oberoi is teaching people the recipe for perfect bed, err, morning tea. The tea with adrak and elaichi and Amul milk that can open your eyes and make you see the Modi wave that India is embracing for the next five years. In Omung Kumar's PM Narendra Modi, the biggest takeaway is this tea straight from a Sanjeev Kapoor show.

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