Ayushmann Khurrana is back to set the Hindi film industry on fire with his upcoming Indian crime drama film ‘Article 15’ directed by Anubhav Sinha (of Mulk fame). The gritty and powerful fim teaser was already out and hinted at a thrilling story about Ayushmann Khurrana (as a seemingly noble police officer) who decided to stand up and bring back in action Article 15 of the Indian constitution.
Watch the trailer here:
Article 15’s Trailer which revolves around a hard-hitting story of discrimination has received a mix of apprehension and excitement. The movie plot is all about discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, sex and place of birth.
What is Article 15?
Article 15 of the Indian Constitution prohibits discrimination of Indians on basis of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. It broadly entails
Provisions under Article 15:
Article 15(1): It prohibits the the state from discriminating against a citizen on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth.
Article 15 (2): Article 15(2) elaborates that no Indian citizen can be discriminated against on basis of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth. It states that no citizen shall be denied access to shops, public restaurants, hotels and palaces of public entertainment. It also adds that no citizen shall be subject to any disability, liability, restriction or condition with the use of wells, tanks, bathing ghats, roads and places of public resort maintained wholly or partly out of State funds or dedicated to the use of the general public.
Article 15 (3) and (4): The Article also states that the article cannot be used as an argument to make special provisions for women, children or any other backward classes. “Nothing in this article or in clause ( 2 ) of Article 29 shall prevent the State from making any special provision for the advancement of any socially and educationally backward classes of citizens or for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes,” the article states.
Article 15 (5): An amendment was made in the article in 2018 after the government announced 10% reservation in colleges and universities for economically weaker sections. It states, “Nothing in this article or in sub-clause (g) of clause (1) of article 19 shall prevent the State from making any special provision, by law, for the advancement of any socially and educationally backward classes of citizens or for the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes in so far as such special provisions relate to their admission to educational institutions including private educational institutions, whether aided or unaided by the State, other than the minority educational institutions referred to in clause (1) of article 30.]”
Anubhav Sinha’s ‘Article 15’ is definitely a thought-provoking and hard hitting movie with the top notch cinematography and powerful dialogues that will keep you hooked.
Here’s what everyone is saying:
#Article15 is one of those shocking movies that leaves you totally stunned and question everything even after hours of consuming it. Out in cinema this weekend DO NOT MISS IT!!! Kudos to the team @anubhavsinha @ayushmannk @anuragbedi@ZeeStudios_ #MajorWinner
— Amul Vikas Mohan (@amul_mohan) June 25, 2019
— Basharat Peer (@BasharatPeer) June 25, 2019
#Article15 ‘s piecing commentary on the caste system and the abhorrent discrimination in this country ,hits the bull’s eye .It is ruthless in its pursuit of justice and equality.The impactful dialogues is specifically effective. @anubhavsinha ‘s objective is crystal clear.
— Rudrani Chattoraj (@rudrani_rudz) June 25, 2019
#Article15 is relentless, dark, disturbing, heart wrenching, well intentioned caste based cop drama. It shows the ugliest side of our inhuman behaviour towards the people ‘who are like not us’. Director @anubhavsinha and @ayushmannk deserves kudos for showing us the mirror.
— Ravi Jain (@ravijain0701) June 25, 2019
The suspension of disbelief required for #Article15 lies in us hoping that police officers like Ayan Ranjan exist in the system. One could be fussy and do some nitpicking but the relevance and intensity of #Article15is for everyone to see.
— Suresh Mathew (@Suresh_Mathew_) June 25, 2019
@anubhavsinha slowly sucks you into the world of #Article15. Ewan Mulligan’s images, compelling performances by @ayushmannk #KumudMishra#ManojPahwa etc., a powerful story & the dialogues keep you gripped in a film does not shy away from putting a mirror to society.
— Udita J (@UditaJ) June 26, 2019
A well-made film, #Article15 shocks you with the terror that exists in the name of casteism. @ayushmannkonce again impresses with his unconventional choice. @anubhavsinha doesn’t glorify the crime but emphasizes on the need to change. @sayanigupta‘s powerful act can’t be missed.
— Monika Rawal (@monikarawal) June 26, 2019
Ayushmann Khurrana Interview with Anupama Chopra | Article 15 | Film Companion
In an interview with Anupama Chopra for Film Companion, Ayushmann Khurrana pured his out about his upcoming movie ‘Article 15’ starring Isha Talwar, M Nassar, Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub. Also, he talks about the necessity of selecting such movies with important subjects, living up to people’s expectations, and his upcoming movies.
We can’t wait to see how this Abhinav Sinha directorial starring Ayushmann Khurrana alongside Isha Talwar, Sayani Gupta and Kumud Mishra, will turn out on the box office.
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