Election fever is real and tensions are high in India as the world’s biggest democracy is set to hold elections this year. Naturally, politics and movies go hand in hand in India and many Bollywood films are set to release during this intense election season.
The trailer for the movie on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi released online
The movie, titled “PM Narendra Modi”, stars Vivek Oberoi.
And It’s already setting records for a Bollywood film trailer having the MOST DISLIKES in 24 hours.
For reference, this record was originally held by RACE 3 starring Salman Khan and that trailer had a whopping 188k dislikes in 24 hours!
Not, only do people REALLY dislike the trailer but they’re hardcore TROLLING the movie
From calling out PM Modi’s facade AND Vivek Oberoi’s lack of acting skills
But everyone must admit , MODI is a better actor than Vivek😊
— ನಾಗರಿಕ/citizen Khaleel AK (@beyondkhaleel) March 20, 2019
To Modi’s economic policies and Vivek’s acting career
People are being straight up SAVAGE about this film
— Saira Shah Halim سائرہ (@sairashahhalim) March 22, 2019
Even the dialogues featured in the film have people LOL-ing
— Amritesh Pratap (@stark_ap) March 20, 2019
Some of these responses are just straight up BRUTAL
#PMNarendraModiTrailer shows Modi as a brave man who isn't afraid of anything. I'm sure then, movie will show him doing a Press Conference as well.
— Chocobar Jet Lee(Vasooli Bhai) (@Vishj05) March 20, 2019
People actually found watching the trailer comparable to TORTURE
— Zizou El Capitano (@IntM_student) March 20, 2019
And others found it easier to just GIF their feelings instead of using words
— Gaggi (@Gaggimundi) March 22, 2019
You KNOW you’ve messed up when a Salman Khan GIF is being used to call out your film
Especially if you’re the ex to Salman’s ex.
— ⫷ PREZ VERDE ⫸ ™️ (@PresidentVerde) March 21, 2019
When all else failed it was memes to the rescue
— Yash (@ydspeaks) March 20, 2019
In fact, scenes from the trailer have already been preserved and incorporated into the memes hall of fame
— Rohan Shrikhande (@ShrikhandeRohan) March 21, 2019
Some people just find the whole thing extremely comical and have simply labelled the movie as a “comedy”
And the Oscars award for the best movie in the comedy genre goes to..#PMNarendraModiTrailer
— Sach!n (@Sachink0202) March 20, 2019
Buss, FITTAY MOO, honestly.
— batutaah (@batutaah) March 21, 2019
— Rammy (@Rammys_Tweets) March 20, 2019
And it’s not just ordinary citizens that are calling out the makers of the movie
Even famed Indian lyricist, poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar expressed his concerns about the film on his social media. Apparently, he has been falsely been credited for writing one of the songs for the movie even though he had ZERO involvement. Matlab WTH!?
Am shocked to find my name on the poster of this film. Have not written any songs for it ! pic.twitter.com/tIeg2vMpVG
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) March 22, 2019
Social media is just RUTHLESS when it comes to this trailer.
— Bobins Abraham (@BobinsAbraham) March 22, 2019
Brutal. But also, HOW TRUE?!
The #modi movie trailer is beyond parody…and javed akhtar claiming his name wrongly added is just soooooo funny…and so apt for a party that thrives on fake news
— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) March 22, 2019
I mean HADD hoti hai , yaar.
Is it really trolling if it’s just someone spitting out nothing but the truth?
Vivek Oberio has done a press conference promorting his movie on PM Narendra Modi while PM Narendra Modi has not done a press conference yet… Kahan milega itna content?
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) March 22, 2019
Honestly, we’re LOVING how these “trolls” are calling out the movie for the propaganda filled narrative that it is and how absolutely HILARIOUS some of these critiques are. While film is obviously an important medium to tackle real-life issues, using a movie to sway the general public’s votes during election season isn’t exactly ethical behavior. It’s great to see how the internet isn’t falling for this clever vote garnering tactic and instead just tackling the whole situation by how it knows best- ruthless trolling.
Comment down below on what you think of the whole situation and what your take is on using cinema as a tool to obtain votes during Indian election season?
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