The trailer of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's directorial ‘Mere Pyare Prime Minister’ was released on 10 February.
‘Mere Pyare Prime Minister’ deals with the sensitive issue of open defecation, sanitation and sexual harassment. The trailer opens with Kanhu and his two friends walking to the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Outside the gates, they greet the president's bodyguards on horseback and ask them whether the prime minister resides there. The trailer slowly unveils the reason why the kids want to meet the Prime Minister.
Kanhu is an eight year old, living in the slums of Mumbai with his mother who raised him single-handedly. Following an incident where his mother is sexually harassed, he writes a letter to the prime minister. He then struggles to get it delivered. Then he decides to hand deliver the letter to the PM.
The cast includes Atul Kulkarni, who plays an official at the Prime Minister’s Office who helps the young boys from Mumbai navigate their way through the corridors of power. The role of the mother is played by award winning actress Anjali Patil. Mehra found the lead actors of his film while on a recce in the slums of the city.
The lyrics for the songs have been penned by Gulzar while the background score has been provided by Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy.
The film is scheduled to release on March 15, 2019.