'My Name is RaGa': After Modi, Rahul Gandhi gets a biopic


It's raining political biopics in Bollywood. With two Narendra Modi biopics in the offing, the latest to join the bandwagon is a biopic of Congress scion Rahul Gandhi. Directed by Rupesh Paul, My Name is RaGa, will trace Rahul Gandhi's personal and political journey.

Paul's filmography includes My Mother’s Laptop, Saint Dracula 3D and the yet unreleased Kamasutra 3D. “The movie has no intentions to glorify Rahul or to demystify him,” Paul said in the press release. “It’s the story of a coming back of a human being who had been ridiculously attacked. Anyone who has fearlessly confronted defeat and failure can relate to this story. In that sense, I don’t want to call this a biopic, it’s a story of any man who becomes unstoppable after he wins over a catastrophic life.”

In the recently released teaser, the film takes a look at Rahul, a child disturbed by the tragic deaths of his grandmother and father. It also gives us glimpses of a reluctant political entry, emotional conflicts and Rahul fighting it out in the public platform. Rahul Gandhi is essayed by Aswini Kumar. Himant Kapadiya is Modi, and Anupam Kher's brother, Raju Kher essays Manmohan Singh.