Politics of Love

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Politics of Love
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Directed by William Dear
Produced byGovind Menon
William Sees Keenan
Written byGary Goldstein
Starring Mallika Sherawat
Brian J. White
Loretta Devine
Gerry Bednob
Ruby Dee
Release date
  • August 26, 2011 (2011-08-26)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States

Politics of Love [1] (also known as Love Barack) is a 2011 romantic comedy film directed by William Dear. Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat and American actor Brian J. White play leading roles.



The film involves the unexpected romance that develops between an Indian-American, Democratic campaign worker Aritha (formerly Rithika) Gupta (Mallika Sherawat) who falls for an African-American Republican Kyle Franklin (Brian White) in the month leading up to the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election. [2]


Release and box office

Politics of Love was released in US theaters on August 26, followed by its digital distribution on demand from September 3, 2011. [3]


Politics of Love is amusing entertainment according to the Los Angeles Times . [4] Politics of Love is a light and amusing fun movie. Mallika Sherawat was panned for her performance in this film, quoted as "trying too hard". [5]

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