Hot on the heels of Oscar-nominated SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, is a satirical comedy called THE PRESIDENT IS COMING! The President Is Coming is an English film directed by debutante Kunaal Roy Kapur based on his own popular play by the same title which was premiered at the Royal Court/Rage Theatre Festival in Mumbai in January 2006. The film is written by Anuvab Pal stars Konkona Sen Sharma as a Bengali writer and social activist.  The film explores a day in the life of 6 contestants who will stop at nothing as the US President is coming to town. Konkona plays as Maya Roy, one of the six contestants who will represent New India in front of the President. In 2006, George W. Bush, President of the United States, visited India. In addition to the many diplomatic and political things on the agenda was a rather unique event – a meeting with one of the young faces responsible for shaping “The New India”. The six contestants are Maya Roy India’s best young Writer, Ajay Karlekar India’s best young and energetic Social Activist, Archana Kapoor India’s best young Indian Entrepreneur, Rohit Seth Call Center Accent Trainer, Kapil Dev Dholakia India’s best young Stock Investor, Ramesh S Software Engineer. Maya Roy (Konkona Sen Sharma). She is one of the 6 contestants in a talent contest, who will stop at nothing to be the person to represent New India in front of the visiting US President, George Bush.
They have to undergo bizarre test and activities to top the list. In the end only two are left Kapil and Maya. Kapil is caught cheating in the final round and Maya is selected. But with bizarre turn of events she is not the one who shakes the hand.
This is a very funny story. I wonder when local producers can elevate their production to the status of Hollywood. Yasmin should start producing films in English and what happened to KRU plan to release a film in Hollywood not so long ago?
THE PRESIDENT IS COMING