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The President Is Coming (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 9 January 2009 (India)
In 2006, George Bush, President of The United States, visited India. In addition to the many diplomatic and political things on the agenda was a rather unique event - a meeting with one of ... See full summary »

Director:

Kunaal Roy Kapur

Writer:

Anuvab Pal
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Cast

Credited cast:
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Maya Roy
Shernaz Patel ... Samantha Patel
Shivani Tanksale Shivani Tanksale ... Ritu Johnson
Anand Tiwari ... Kapil Dev Dholakia
Namit Das ... Ramesh S.
Vivek Gomber Vivek Gomber ... Rohit Seth
Satchit Puranik Satchit Puranik ... Ajay Karlekar
Ira Dubey ... Archana Kapoor
Imran Rashid Imran Rashid ... Mohammed Aslam
Paul Knox Paul Knox ... Michael Frayn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Faezeh Jalali ... Nun
Akarsh Khurana ... Presidential Chef
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Storyline

In 2006, George Bush, President of The United States, visited India. In addition to the many diplomatic and political things on the agenda was a rather unique event - a meeting with one of the young faces responsible for shaping "The New India". This is a fact. The rest is fiction. The US Consulate hires a dysfunctional PR agency that "knows America" to find 1 young Indian to be the face of the New India before The American President. The agency brings in 6 Young Indians who have been selected by NDTV as the "top Indian achievers under 30". The winner is to be selected in a day through a round of bizarre tests that get progressively tougher in a room in the US Consulate. The President will shake their hand among a long line of waiting Indian luminaries, the next day. Each is desperate to win and will resort to any means to do so. Written by Uncle Sam

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Taglines:

Six Hundred Million Young Indians. He Wants One.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Good Story ..... Bad Movie
16 February 2009 | by RamReddySee all my reviews

The story idea was decent. But the movie was bad, very disappointing. I felt the director didn't do a good job because the screenplay was lacking. There were a couple of good scenes that made me laugh. But most of the jokes were contrived.

You can't get away from criticism by calling it a documentary (i.e. low budget). It needs to be compared to a commercial movie. My test is simple - Was it an entertaining movie? After sitting through the whole movie - the answer is No. I felt cheated because the movie could have been better than the final product that was presented.

Konkona Sen Sharma was a waste. I decided to watch the movie as I saw her name in the titles.


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Release Date:

9 January 2009 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,235
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R.S. Entertainment See more »
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