The President is coming movie review
Movie Cast: Konkona Sen Sharma, Ira Dubey, Shernaz Patel, Namit Das, Vivek Gomber, Satchit Puranik, Shivani Tanksale, Anand Tiwari, Imran Rasheed and others; Director: Kunaal Roy Kapoor; Rating: 3 out of 5.
The 100 minute film takes a dig at the wannabes with American dreams, the yearning for green cards, H1-B visas, truckloads of greenbacks.
The story is set in 2006 when George Bush was to visit India and had made public his wish to shake hands with one Indian under the age of 30. A PR agency was hired to shortlist the probable candidate. The two-woman PR agency (Shernaz-Shivani), carries out an all India search and then shortlists six people for the final race.
The chosen ones include Maya Roy (Konkona Sen Sharma), a Bengali novelist who is passionate about tribal midgets; Kapil Dev (Anand Tiwari), a Gujarati stock-broker who idolizes the Ambanis; Rohit Seth (Vivek Gomber), an accent trainer at a call-center who was deported from US for being an illicit immigrant. Ramesh S (Namit Das), a nerdy software engineer from Bangalore; Ajay Karlekar (Satchit Puranik), a fundamentalist behind the façade of a social worker; Archana Kapoor (Ira Dubey), the self-consumed brainless heiress of a billionaire.
The film is all about tongue-in-cheek comedy. It pokes fun at India and America while exploring their strange relationship. It is a precise, worth the money comedy which provides entertainment without beating the “bush”.