PM Modi lauds Vivek Agnihotri for 'The Vaccine War'; says Indians filled with pridetext_fields
Jodhpur: In a recent speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised The Vaccine War, the most current film by Vivek Agnihotri. He remarked on the movie and complimented the crew for emphasising the message. Nana Patekar, Sapthami Gowda, Pallavi Joshi, Raima Sen, and Anupam Kher star in The Vaccine War.
Modi said in Hindi, “I have heard that a film called The Vaccine War has been released, which depicts the relentless efforts of our country's scientists who worked day and night, dedicating themselves to the cause of fighting COVID in their labs, like sages. Even our female scientists have worked so wonderfully. In this film, all these aspects have been portrayed. Indians are filled with pride after watching the film, knowing what our scientists have done,” the Hindustan Times reported.
“I congratulate the makers of this film for highlighting the importance of scientists and science,” he added. In reply, Vivek tweeted, “It’s heartening to hear PM @narendramodi acknowledge the contribution of Indian scientists, specially women scientists in making the indigenous vaccine under his leadership. Women scientists called and got emotional ‘first time a PM praised Virologists’ they said. GRATITUDE.”
The Vaccine War is produced by Pallavi Joshi and I Am Buddha, and it is directed by Vivek Agnihotri of The Kashmir Files fame. On September 28, it was made available in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
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According to the filmmaker, the movie is based on the true story of Indian scientists who battled Covid-19 by creating a cost-effective vaccination for India and the rest of the world. The movie apparently cost 10 crores to make, but it hasn't done as well as anticipated. The movie has so far made 8.15 crore at the box office, according to sacnilk.
Talking about the low numbers of the film, Vivek had previously told Koimoi, “If in a new bookshop, you decide to sell only two books. You keep Playboy and Bhagavad Gita, then you will see for yourself that which book sells more? If 1000 Playboy copies are sold and only 10 copies of Gita are sold, so will you say that Gita is a flop?”