I have been born and brought up in Mumbai, and even though it is the financial city and the whole of India can be represented as the slums and poverty shown in movies. It definitely is a growing issue. If you have ever taken a train early morning in Mumbai, you will see a row of people defecating on the railway lines, while apparently that is poor people’s porn, the sad truth is they do not have a place to defecate privately.
This movie, is a young boy’s story of how he wants to make his mom’s life better after she gets raped while on her way back home from her nature’s call. While, the film deals with a very heavy themes, like rape, STD awareness , poverty , children used by drug dealers , the director hasn’t strayed from the real issue of the lack of toilets.
I would also like to appreciate the lover’s concern of getting her checked for STD. He offers to do it himself, and then asks her to do it with him, which is such a good gesture of support and done so subtly.
The only not so great part about the movie was the the children’s journey to Delhi. I feel I would love to see a little more of them getting into the real world on their own, even though they already face a lot of sad truths about their life on an everyday basis. I liked how the children, do act dead and collect money , and also collect money based on religion which apparently is a very common thing in India.
Mere Pyare Prime Minister, is a slice of life movie which you might witness or come across, however from a different perspective altogether. I feel it rather is an important movie and is worth the watch.