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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
Given that original ideas are becoming more limited in Indian cinema, Kunal Roy Kapoor's satirical comedy 'The President Is Coming' comes as a breeze of fresh air. Not only that, but it is one of the funniest films of recent time. The writing is just terrific. The themes are well introduced with a touch of humour and the clever dialogues are laugh-out-loud hilarious.
Kapoor has also finally exposed the hidden comedic flair of Shernaz Patel (she actually looks quite hot here) and Konkona Sen Sharma (very sexy too). These two actresses are known for their portrayal of intense characters and it was a pleasant surprise to see them in comic parts. While Patel's role demands her to be more physical with comedy, Sen Sharma's role demands both subtlety and 'physicality'. The women are a riot. Would love to see these two in more comedies. Shivani Tanksale as Samantha's pushover rival and Anand Tiwari are hilarious. The rest of the cast also get to draw their fair share of laughter and they are just as wonderful.
The film was made on a low budget which works in its favour and it is suitably executed like an episode of a reality show. Thus, the editing and cinematography might not be the kind you witness in slick high-tech movies but that's pretty much the point.
Kunal Roy Kapoor proves to be a talented director because he does a very commendable job. I would surely look forward to his future projects if he stays on the same track. As for, 'The President Is Coming', I wouldn't recommend watching it with kids or parents but it's a great film for mature people looking for laughter (although ). Out an out howlarious!
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