Main Atal Hoon is a biographical film directed by Ravi Jadhav and written by Rishi Virmanu. It stars Pankaj Tripathi as Former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The film is produced by Vinod Bhanushali, Sandeep Singh and Kamlesh Bhanushali under the banner Bhanushali Studios Limited and Legend Studios.
The film was theatrically released in India on 19 January 2024.
Pankaj Tripathi as Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Piyush Mishra as Krishna Bihari Vajpayee
Raja Rameshkumar Sevak as L. K. Advani
Daya Shankar Pandey as Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya
Pramod Pathak as Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
Payal Nair as Indira Gandhi
Harshad Kumar as Pramod Mahajan
Prasanna Ketkar as M. S. Golwalkar
Haresh Khatri as Jawaharlal Nehru
Paula McGlynn as Sonia Gandhi
Gauri Sukhtankar as Sushma Swaraj
Krishna Saajnani as Reporter
MOVIE REVIEW: “Main Atal Hoon,” inspired by Sarang Darshane’s book ‘Atalji: Kavihridayachye Rashtranetyachi Charitkahani,’ attempts to capture the essence of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s life. While Rishi Virmani and Ravi Jadhav’s story presents a potentially great biopic, the film falls short of its promise. The film fails to capture the depth and resonance required for an impactful biopic. The dialogues, although sharp, lacks the intended impact.
Pankaj Tripathi delivers one of his best performances, truly embodying the character of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. However, his stellar portrayal is overshadowed by the flaws in the script and its execution. Supporting actors like Pramod Pathak, Raja Rameshkumar Sevak, and Daya Shankar Pandey deliver decent performances.
Ravi Jadhav’s direction is commendable in parts, with a few standout scenes, but the film struggles due to its attempt to cover too many life episodes in a disjointed manner. The constant jumping from one incident to another leaves many sequences unimpressive, either due to inadequate explanation or rushed depiction. The screenplay fails to delve into crucial episodes of Vajpayee’s remarkable life and career milestones. This lack of depth prevents the audience from forming a meaningful connection with the film.
Main Atal Hoon Movie Rating:
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 2.3 out of 5 Stars (Below Average)