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PM Narendra Modi biopic: Makers move Supreme Court against Election Commission’s ban on film

PM Narendra Modi biopic: Makers move Supreme Court against Election Commission’s ban on film: The election supervisory body had earlier ruled that no documentaries can be released for the duration of elections as the political content in such movies “threaten level playing field”. The pronouncement to stall PM Narendra Modi arose on 10 April, a day after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) approved the film a ‘U’ certificate. At first, the biopic was planned for release on 5 April but due to the political issues its release date is pending to be announced.

PM Modi Biopic Stopped By Election Commission Till End Of Elections

PM Narendra Modi is directed by the maker Omung Kumar who has also directed Mary Kom. The movie courted controversy ever since the release of its trailer, with several political parties saying that releasing it earlier the general election would be a violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).

PM Narendra Modi is an upcoming Indian biographical film on current Prime Minister of India which is jointly produced by Suresh Oberoi, Sandip Ssingh, and Anand Pandit. The film is grounded on the life of Narendra Modi, the 14th Prime Minister of India; casting Vivek Oberoi in the lead role who is also ascribed as co-writer of the film. The film is going to release in 23 different languages.

Biopic on PM Modi: SC to hear on Apr 15 plea challenging EC’s ban on release of film

The film stars Rajendra Gupta as Modi’s father, Manoj Joshi as Amit Shah, Prashant Narayanan as a fictional business tycoon named Aditya Reddy, Zarina Wahab as Modi’s mother and Barkha Bisht Sengupta as Modi’s wife. Boman Irani as Ratan Tataand and Yatin Karyekar also feature in prominent roles. The first look of the film was released in January 2019.

The film is about our present Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It displays the struggle he faced and how he turns out to be CM and then PM after being from a very poor family. In this movie, Vivek Oberoi is playing the role of Modi. On the other hand, he told everyone that he doesn’t even consider this movie as a propaganda film.

He said, “It is just a coincidence that the film is releasing ahead of the election. It is not a propaganda film. I am an individual who has a credible body of work over the last 18 years, more than 45 films and more than 26-27 awards. So I stand my ground there. I don’t need to make him appear as a hero. He is a hero to billions of people across the world.”

Few days ago, the PIL puts a question mark on the release of the film as it appears that it is being released for publicity. If the film is released, then it can give PM Modi make more speed in attaining votes. The SLP has also demanded the makers to eliminate the trailers from the social media sites.

The petitioner said, “We have conveyed the urgency in front of the Chief Justice that the film would be released on April 5. EC’s standing counsel is of the view that we have not got the notice up till now.”

In the meantime, makers of biopic ‘PM Narendra Modi’ move the Supreme Court contrary to the delaying of the film’s release. On the other hand, Supreme Court agrees to hear the case on April 15, 2019.