Ayushmann Khurrana's socio-political drama film Article 15 has hit the screens today. Helmed by Mulk-maker Anubhav Sinha, Article 15 touches upon the sensitive topic of casteism. The film offers a realistic take on Article 15 of the Indian Constitution, which prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, and sex or place of birth. According to reports, Article 15 is inspired from the Badaun gang rape and murder case. The Film Certification Board of India has given Article 15 the 'UA' certificate (unrestricted public exhibition) with parental guidance after five modifications.
According to film trade analyst Girish Johar, Article 15 will earn between Rs 5 and Rs 7 crore on its opening day. The film is facing a stiff competition from Shahid's blockbuster film Kabir Singh at the box office. Hailing the performance of Andhadun-actor, Johar said, "Carrying his vision forward Ayushmann again treads a different & difficult path...and yet again comfortably."
Harsh. Cruel. Spine Chilling. Truth. @anubhavsinha— Girish Johar (@girishjohar) June 27, 2019
is in FULL FORM. Post #Mulk now #Article15 he has delivered and how 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💥 Carrying his vision forward @ayushmannk again treads a different & difficult path ..and yet again Comfortably 👏🏻💕😊👍🏻. BRAVO ! 💐
Film is EXCELLENTLY layered & Effective... has great performances from #ManojPahwa@sayanigupta#KumudMishra and team.#Article15 brings out issues which cant be brushed under the carpet... "Farq Bahut Kar Liya Ab Farq Layenge" 💕💥👏🏻😊👍🏻💐 @anubhavsinha@ayushmannk— Girish Johar (@girishjohar) June 27, 2019
Several Bollywood celebrities who watched Article 15 have also appreciated the content of the movie as well as performances. Citylights director Hansal Mehta said, " Article 15 is very well written. Director Anubhav Sinha and writer Gaurav Solanki make a great team."
Mehta liked Article 15 so much that he watched it twice and called the movie 'atmospheric, riveting and very well acted'.Mehta also gave double congratulation to the team of Article 15.
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
Actress Swara Bhasker also lauded Article 15 film and said, "Impactful performances by everyone..." She further thanked the filmmaker and the entire cast for the film's content and said ' amust watch movie'.
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
Pink-famed actress Taapsee Pannu also praised film's cast.
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 💪🏼
Article 15 was selected as opening film for the 10th edition of the London Indian Film Festival and was premiered on June 20.
The film features Ayushmann Khurrana as IPS officer who investigates a rape and murder of a woman belonging to a lower-cast community. The film cast includes Manoj Pahwa, Isha Talwar, Sayani Gupta and Ronjini Chakraborty.