Mere Pyare Prime Minister Review: A Brutally Honest Depiction Of The Plight Of The Down Trodden With Some Realistic Performances!

Mere Pyare Prime Minister Review: A Brutally Honest Depiction Of The Plight Of The Down Trodden With Some Realistic Performances!
Starring : Om Kanojiya, Anjali Patil
Directed By: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
3/5 Stars

The highlight of this Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directorial is the sheer honesty and brutal nature with which the plight but innocence of each character is depicted. The film deals with the hard hitting issues like sanitation, open defecation and women's safety in the slums of Gandhi Nagar. The film deals with the efforts of Kannu (Om Kanojiya) a boy living in the slums to build a toilet for his mother Sargam (Anjali Patil) with the help of his friends when his mother is sexually assaulted while she is out one night for defecating near the railway tracks. 

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has shifted his focus to a small budget film like this but has delivered the message with due conviction. The film does not have a message which we have not seen before but it deals with it through a realism and depth within the characters.

The writing by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra along with Manoj Mairta and Hussain Dalal brings out the subtle nuances of the plight of each characters. The innocent banter of the children regarding their plight is beautifully curated. The plight of the mother as a rape victim is not thoroughly victimized which was a treat to watch. 

The journey of the kids to meet the Prime Minister Of India in Delhi and their meeting with Atul Kulkarni is amiable to watch but somehow seems too good to be true. The scenes are shot in a realistic manner with the kids stealing the show. But somehow the eventual ease in which the kids pull off such a mammoth task is a little hard to believe.

There are some light moments in the incidents and the dialogues of the film. When the young boy tries to use a Western toilet for the first time is truly endearing to watch. The other epic scene is when the children sell condoms in the road. The romantic and honest camaraderie between the boy's mother and a kind local book stall owner (Niteesh Wadhwa) also adds to the beauty of the film.

But it is the children who steal the cake in this one. All the child actors like Om Kanojiya, Adarsh Bharti, Prasad and Syna Anand are just brilliant in their portrayals. The most innocent moments are their banters in the film. They are the true heroes of the film. 

Anjali Patil as the mother is phenomenal to watch. She beautifully sinks her teeth into the character. Her happy camaraderie with the boy or her pain as a rape victim is depicted by her within a wide range of emotions. The only cast which was wasted her was Makarand Deshpande. Even Rasika Agashe did full justice to her role.

The editing by Meghna Sen is intricate and acts as a fine catalyst to move the story forward. The manages to deliver its message with conviction. However the music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy fails to create an impact with the required expectations. The realistic locales of the slums are beautifully captured by Pawel Dyllus. Watch this one to capture the realties of the down trodden through some honest performances.