The messengers of the Prime Minister’s team were unconvincing at best with the show stopper film star Mithun Chakraborty an utter flop. He should have realized that during the pandemic people’s tastes about movies had undergone a huge transformation. Even stars like Shah Rukh, and Salman have been digitally disrupted by real actors like Manoj Vajpayee and Pankaj Tripathi. Presenting an aging actor who clearly has lost his magnetism was a poor choice.
Bringing out jaded one-liners from ancient movies which the new generation hasn’t even heard of, was also a bad idea. Worse was the new slogan which was tacky and only provided fodder for social media memes and a flurry of jokes.
My take on the Sunday matinee political show is that the lady skilfully turned this into a one-n-one war between a heavyweight Prime Minister versus a Chief Minister of a small state. This is the classic David & Goliath tale. I have no idea about what the endgame would be, but as of now the first game of the set, to borrow tennis parlance, has gone in favour of Mamata Banerjee 40-0.
(The author is a Communication expert based on Kolkata. Views are personal)
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