One of the first movies to get released in 2009 is The President Is Coming, an eccentric comedy that is based on the American President George Bush’s visit to India in 2006. The movie seems to be a pretty good laugh and has been very well accepted by the critics worldwide.
“The film has a raw look and lacks finesse when it comes to production values. But there is a delightful tongue-in-cheek tenor running through it, which makes you overlook the unpolished feel and the loose editing.”
The lead character has been beautifully played by Konkona Sen Sharma, a noted actress of the new generation in Bollywood. It depicts the behind-the-stage scenes where a suitable Indian is to be selected to shake hands with the President as the sole representative of the rising and shining India.
The fun part starts when ten contestants fight with each other to perform the honour. Basically, the comedy is done keeping in mind the multiplex audience and some jokes are very metrosexual. The music of the movie is average and is done by a Los Angeles based Indie band, Goldspot.
The direction is done by Kunaal Roy Kapur.
“Director Kunaal Roy Kapur knows what he’s talking and for a first-timer, makes a remarkable debut,” says noted Bollywood movie critic Taran Adarsh.