ZEE5 to premiere ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’


After back to back global digital premieres of blockbusters including the Ranveer Singh starrer ‘Simmba’, ZEE5 now adds another highly acclaimed film to the list for its global audiences, ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’. Starring renowned actors Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna, Suzanne Bernert and Aahana Kumra, this political biopic on the journey of former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, premieres for ZEE5’s global audiences on 25th May 2019.

Directed by Vijay Ratnakar and written by Mayank Tewari, the film is based on the 2014 memoir by Sanjaya Baru, political commentator and media Advisor to the Prime Minister. ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ explores the tenure of Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister of India. Despite its heavy context, the film has been lauded for its light-hearted and humorous narrative that takes you through an important era of one of the world’s largest democracies.

Commenting on the global premiere, Ms. Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer – ZEE5 Global says, “At ZEE5, we’re always looking to bring a range of new and differentiated content to our audiences in global markets to cater to multiple segments. The Accidental Prime Minister is one such film that will keep our audiences captivated from start to finish.”

Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, Director, The Accidental Prime Minister commented, “We are delighted that ZEE5 will be hosting the digital premiere of The Accidental Prime Minister as they have knack for quality content. The film is a story of one of the most powerful personalities in India and remarkable performances by actors Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna, are worth watching. The movie has been well received in the theatres and with the digital premiere, we hope it will be enjoyed by a wider audience globally.”

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