“Mere Pyare Prime Minister” (transl. “My Dear Prime Minister”) is a compelling Indian Hindi-language social-drama film released in 2018. The movie was skillfully directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and features a talented ensemble cast including Anjali Patil, Om Kanojiya, Atul Kulkarni, Makrand Deshpande, Niteesh Wadhwa, and Rasika Agashe.
Mere Pyare Prime Minister Hindi Movie 2018 Cast, Plot, & Release
Set against the backdrop of a deeply poignant narrative, “Mere Pyare Prime Minister” delves into the life of an eight-year-old boy who, after his mother becomes a victim of rape, embarks on a courageous journey by writing a letter to the Prime Minister of India. This heartfelt film shines a spotlight on the critical issues of open defecation and the sanitation challenges prevalent in slum areas, shedding light on the harsh realities faced by marginalized communities.
At the heart of the film “Mere Pyare Prime Minister” lies the compelling story of Kannu, an eight-year-old boy residing in a slum community. Fueled by his desire to improve the living conditions for his mother, Sargam, Kannu is deeply affected when she falls victim to a traumatic incident while venturing out at night to defecate in the open.
Driven by a newfound sense of responsibility, Kannu takes it upon himself to bring about positive change in the slum. His ambitious mission centers around constructing a toilet facility, a symbol of dignity and basic hygiene, for his beloved mother. Determined to make his voice heard, Kannu pens a heartfelt letter to the Prime Minister, outlining the dire situation faced by his community.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Om Kanojiya||Kanhaiya ‘Kanhu’ ‘Kanna’|
|Atul Kulkarni||Prime minister’s official|
|Makarand Deshpande||Sainath Adgale|
|Sonia Albizuri||Eva Patten|
|Niteesh Wadhwa||Pappu Pandey|
|Jigyasa Yaduwanshi||Lady Cop|
Niteesh Wadhwa is playing lead roles
Renowned director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, known for his exceptional storytelling centered around the city of Delhi, took a departure from his usual milieu with the film “Mere Pyare Prime Minister.” This time, he chose to explore the lives of people living in the slums of Mumbai, shifting his focus to a different geographical and social setting.
Anjali Patil, a recipient of the prestigious National Award, was chosen to portray the role of the child protagonist’s mother in the film. Additionally, three talented kids from the slums were selected to portray the role of his friends, adding an authentic touch to the storytelling.
The principal photography began in May 2017
The film’s music is composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy and the lyrics are written by Gulzar.
The film was released in India on 15 March 2019.
Theatrical Release Poste
|Box office||est. ₹03.9 million|
|Directed by||Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra|
|Distributed by||Pen India Limited|
|Edited by||Meghna Manchanda Sen|
|Produced by||Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Aham Brahmasmi Entertainment
|Release dates||23 October 2018 (Rome Film Festival)
15 March 2019
|Running time||104 minutes|
|Written by||Manoj Mairta
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
The film became available as VOD on Netflix on 30 May 2019.
In a review by Rajen Sen of Hindustan Times, “Mere Pyare Prime Minister” received a rating of three stars out of five. Describing the film as an earnest fairy tale, the review characterized it as modest but falling short of being truly memorable.
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