Article 15 is upcoming film about casteism in India which is directed by Anubhav Sinha. It stars Ayushmann Khurrana as a police officer who is investigating the brutal murders of Dalit girls and it is apparently based on a real story. The United Nations had even issued a statement about the murders as well as a water cannon was used on protestors in Lucknow who were protesting against the murders. Anubhav Sinha's film 'Mulk' last year was also about the stereotyping of Muslims and Sinha aims to bring social awareness through his projects.
Ayushmann Khurrana, one of Bollywood's leading men, has always been known to take up projects that are 'different' from the kind of work everyone else is doing. And perhaps this is the reason why he has begun to get critical acclaim from audiences and his films also do well at the Box Office. His debut film Vicky Donor was a critical and commercial hit and his recent film Andhadhun starring Radhika Apte and Tabu was not just a domestic success but an international hit too. The film earned 300 crores in China already.
Article 15 was recently released and viewers have nothing less than excellence in expectations from Khurrana's new flick as reviews have already started pouring in from all over the world.
Article 15 stars Ayushmann Khurrana as Ayan, Muhammad Zeeshan Ayyub as Nishad, Rojini Chakraborty as Dr. Malti Ram and Kumud Mishra as Jadav. The film is written by Gaurav Solanki and Anubhav Sinha and is directed by Anubhav Sinha as well.
The story of Article 15 is based on the 2014 gang rapes and murder of two teenage girls in Budaun district, UP. The case was reported on widely and the CBI had concluded that there were no rapes and the suspects were released. However, a year later, the closure report was rejected and later it was found out that the girls were indeed raped and murdered by the suspects.
Social Media is abuzz with positive reviews of Ayushmann Khurrana's action thriller and this is what the users are saying.
Actors like Swara Bhasker and Maniesh Paul also tweeted positive reviews, while Ayushmaan shared a small video with the ratings for the film.
Stellar choice of film @ayushmannk Impactful performances by everyone! #AyushmannKhurrana #ManojPahwa #KumudMishra @Ashishsverma @sayanigupta #RonjiniChakraborty & everyone else in this talented cast. Kudos to you all! Thank you for making this film. #Article15 is a MUST WATCH pic.twitter.com/kt6FkS9co3— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) June 26, 2019
Saw #Article15 last nite...BRILLIANT is the word... @ayushmannk is excellent as always!!Special mention to #KumudMishra sir and #manojpahwa sir!!so much to learn from them... but all boils down to the captain of the ship @anubhavsinha !!hats off sir!!— Maniesh Paul (@ManishPaul03) June 27, 2019
.5— Chetna Kapoor (@chetnak92) June 27, 2019
Take a bow, Anubhav Sinha! 'Article 15' will literally dazzle your senses and mind.If the purpose of art is to comfort the discomforted and discomfort the comforted, Article 15 exemplifies it. One of the best movies made in B'wood. @ayushmannk @anubhavsinha #Article15
.@anubhavsinha's #Article15 is a riveting, important film, that will haunt you for days. Terrifically shot, edited, it's brilliant piece of filmmaking. Stylistically it reminded me of #TrueDetective. Exceptional performances by @ayushmannk @sayanigupta #ManojPahwa @Mdzeeshanayyub— Aseem Chhabra (@chhabs) June 26, 2019
Trade Analyst Girish Johar has weighed in on the Box Office Collection Prediction for the film and has suggested that Ayushmann is coming after the "success of Badhaai Ho and Andhadhun" and that "Anubhav Sinha also delivered a hit with Mulk". Johar says that the trailer was "hard hitting and is nailing the issues which we as a country are brushing under the carpet. Now, it remains to be seen how the audience will take it but to me, it looks quite interesting.” He suggests that the film is looking at 5 crores on day 1. This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.