Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not having a good run lately. He’s losing support, faces protests over rising rate of unemployment and a slowing economy in his country.
And to make matters worse, a movie that features him is also getting brutally trolled by Indians over social media after the reveal of its first poster.
Vivek Oberoi to play the role of Modi
Vivek Oberoi is all set to portray the Indian leader in the upcoming political biopic. The movie is being directed by Omung Kumar.
Oberoi, whose Bollywood career virtually tanked during the past few years, was chosen to portray the controversial yet populist leader. Many people were only too happy to pick up on both the actor and their leader.
Lets take a look at how savage people got regarding the whole thing.
As we mentioned before, Oberoi’s career was pretty much in cold storage, and then came this movie:
Vivek Oberoi's career gets a new life, thanks to the #PMNarendraModi biopic. Now, Arbaaz Khan is waiting for someone to make Roger Federer's biopic.
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) January 7, 2019
Even the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir didn’t spare him:
Life is unfair Dr Manmohan Singh got someone of the calibre of Anupam Kher. Poor Modi ji has to settle for Vivek Oberoi. Salman Khan hota toh kya maza aata.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) January 8, 2019
Modi’s rule has been characterized by rising levels of unemployment, and people decided to drive this point home over the movie as well:
Pattern of Vivek Oberoi’s last 4 movie titles (including the upcoming) is hilarious
“Grand Masti, Great Grand Masti, BankChor, Narendra Modi”
— Ankit Acharya (@tabirock007) January 10, 2019
Some saw this as an attempt to butter up to the leader of the day:
“Movies” have become the go-to tool for this government. For certain #pliable “actors” wanting to cosy upto to Sarkar in desperate hope to create political careers for themselves. https://t.co/t9qSBklo4v
— Vinayak Dalmia (@VinayakDalmia) January 7, 2019
Some of us have questions regarding the producers behind this film:
The best Virtual
Election Canvassing ever!
Guys please find out when did this
"Legend Global studios"
was formed? Maybe last year?
(ie 7 days back?) 😂😅#NarendraModiBiopic
"Vivek Oberoi to play PM Narendra Modi in a new movie" https://t.co/n91P63S8bq
— RAJINIFIED ɴᴀᴛʜᴀɴ ❁ (@ShaSherNat1610) January 7, 2019
Ok this one’s pretty funny if you think about it:
— Anisha Dey (@AnishaD44462165) January 8, 2019
— Dhawal Odedra (@Dhawal_Odedra) January 7, 2019
Even Modi’s failed demonetization policies weren’t spared in the process:
Movie on Narendra Modi being made with VIVEK OBEROI playing role of PM Modi
Did you know what was VIVEK'S LAST MOVIE
wow how appropriate@kukk44 @deepsealioness @joBeeGeorgeous @AudaciousQuest @KPadmaRani1 @geetv79 @nehasamee11 @kunfaaya @rohini_sgh @YourGalNeha @IYC
— Anthony Saldanha (@AnthonySald) January 8, 2019
Modi is all about optics, and jet-setting across the world. Obviously people were going to mention this aspect of his public persona here as well:
Scenes from Movie Narendra Modi:
-Boarding plane- Departing plane-Boarding – Departure-Boarding – Departure – Election Campaign- Boarding – Departure – Mann ki baat – Wedding ceremonies – Instruction from Ambani & Adani – Boarding – Departure.
Cakewalk for Vivek.
— Blue Tigers (@Shahcarsm) January 8, 2019
At least there’s some ‘praise’ there as well (we kid):
— Rafale Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) January 7, 2019
Political biopics are all the rage in India right now. And this meme captures it all too well:
— Akshay Shinde (@chucklesomedits) January 9, 2019
Well then there’s something that politicians excel at:
vivek oberoi once compared his performance in krrish 3 to heath ledger’s joker. you know who else makes tall claims? pic.twitter.com/1jXeLF0fnO
— good shape (@floydimus) January 4, 2019
Vivek Oberoi is playing Narendra Modi in biopic. Someone will be playing Rahul Gandhi. I say shoot the movie after the general elections. At least one of them will be free at that time to play the role himself!
— Roflindian (@Roflindian) January 4, 2019
I think that is enough trolling for one day:
Forget Infinity War, #PMNarendraModi will be the biggest crossover movie.
— Dushyant (@the_sashiks) January 7, 2019