Article 15, directed by Anubhav Sinha, is a movie based on Article 15 in the Constitution of India which prohibits discrimination on the basis of religion, race, caste, creed or sex. It powerfully portrays how scheduled castes still face a lot prejudice and violence, especially in the smaller towns and villages of India. Despite the controversial subject, most people are appreciating the film and Ayushmann’s amazing performance as a clueless police officer trying to put an end to caste discrimination in his jurisdiction.
Here’s a look at what netizens are saying about the movie:
User Anup (@mkanup) said, "Kudos to writers @anubhavsinha and #GauravSolanki for bringing this masterpiece to audience. Brilliantly written and very well portrayed by @sayanigupta , @ayushmannk and others."
Whereas a user, Divyajot Singh (@d1vyajot) said, "#Article15 is a must watch. It is a reality check. It is a perspective giver. It is a teacher. It is the best film to come out this year so far. Thank you @anubhavsinha and @ayushmannk You have changed a part of me.
#Article15 is a must watch.— Divyajot Singh (@d1vyajot) June 28, 2019
It is a reality check. It is a perspective giver. It is a teacher.
It is the best film to come out this year so far.
Thank you @anubhavsinha and @ayushmannk You have changed a part of me.
Pratik Thool (@pratik_thool) added, "The bitter truth of society comes out@ the era of secularism, fraternity, democracy the cast system issues always on top #Article15 AB FARQ LAAYENGE!!! must watch" whereas Tatpurush soni (@TATPURUSH) tagged director @anubhavsinha and said, "Article 15' is designed like a crime thriller. And what works for the film is that it’s thought provoking, hard-hitting while unflinchingly bringing to light burning social issues. It is gruesome, it is raw and it is a must-watch."
Kudos to the movie #Article15, great movie. Talking about the inequality and justice needed , inclusion of every section of people in every field. I wonder why don't we see any superstar from the so called "lower" caste in bollywood. #Article15 @ayushmannk @anubhavsinha— Saumya Gupta (@SaumyaG76633336) June 29, 2019
Several Bollywood celebs and filmmakers have also watched and appreciated the movie:
Saw #Article15 again. It is essential viewing both as a fantastic film-making and as an important story of our times. The film is atmospheric, riveting and very well acted. दोबारा बधाई @anubhavsinha @ayushmannk and the entire team.— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) June 26, 2019
In Gaura & Nishaad’s characters u see clearly Dalits fighting their own fight. If anything the film puts in clear perspective that the retaliatory violence by the oppressed cannot be equated with the oppressive violence of a status quo loving State & society. #Article15 https://t.co/0I8Hg32Gj0— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) June 28, 2019
बातें बहुत हुई काम शुरू करें क्या ??— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) June 26, 2019
Can’t possibly write names of all people involved coz of the limited space here and each n everyone deserves a mention so will just end with May Your Tribe Grow
The current run at the box office includes Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh which is getting mixed reviews but sailing at the box office and the July box office will see Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 and Kangana Ranaut's Mental Hai Kya. Whether Article 15 will be able to collect enough box office appreciation as it is getting the love and the positivity online remains to be seen. According to trade website, Box Office India, Article 15 has managed to "come out with a fair first day collections of 4.75 crore". Says the website that Article 15 had "good evening growth which pushed the film and the collections are far better than the last film of Ayushmann Khurana Andhadhun which opened to 2.45 crores".