Bollywood down with political fever

Politics is the talk of the town as elections are nearing. Our film industry is no exception. A number of films with a political backdrop are up for release in April 2014. The past weekend saw the release of two films (Youngistaan, O Teri); both are the portrayals of Indian politics and its functioning. With the election process starting on April 7 and results likely to be out by May 16, a bundle of Bollywood films with a political backdrop and connotation will hit the screens back to back after elections.


11th April – Bhoothnath Returns:
This film is a political satire. Boman Irani is a corrupt politician and ‘Bhoothnath’ Amitabh Bachchan gets a reason to scare souls. Despite being dead, he fills in his nomination for candidature and gives Boman a run for his money in his own backyard. The film is set in comic genre. Nitish Tiwari had earlier co-directed Chillar Party with Vikas Bahl. While Vikas has already given a super hit by going solo with Queen, all eyes are on Nitish now.


18th April – Dekh Tamasha Dekh:
Dekh Tamasha Dekh is a political and social satire based on a true story; it revolves around the search for the religious identity of a poor man crushed under the weight of a politician’s hoarding. Satish Kaushik plays the politician whose fallen hoarding brings in all the ‘dhamaal’ in this socio-political satire.


25th April – Kaanchi:
Kaanchi – Mithun Chakraborty plays a corrupt politician in this film which is about an innocent rural girl’s (played by newcomer Mishti) fight against power. With another veteran Rishi Kapoor playing an important part as well, Kaanchi is a story of the inner power of a woman who represents millions of suppressed youth against injustice in the country. It a story of an innocent rural beauty and her fight against tyrannical system.


25th April – Revolver Rani:

Revolver Rani is a satirical and unusual love story set against the backdrop of politics. It has Alka Singh (aka Revolver Rani), the leader of a political party, and her obsessive love for Rohan Mehra, a rising star of Bollywood. The film is appearing to be eccentric and even the political tinge would be bearing an out and out humorous stage and setting.


April – P Se PM Tak:
P Se PM Tak’ is a political satire. It is dark & grotesque with the bright comedy in it. The film is about a prostitute (played by Meenakshi Dixit) who by a fluke becomes the Chief Minister and then moves up to the ladder to the position of a Prime Minister. Kundan Shah’s last commercial success was Kya Kehna [2000]. While it going through some troubles put on it by the Censor Board, Kundan Shah’s P Se PM Tak is likely to release sometime in April.

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