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ReadersReviews: Article 15: '5 stars'

July 02, 2019 11:20 IST

Anubhav Sinha's Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Article 15 has been getting rave reviews from film critics and audiences alike.

We asked readers to send in their reviews of the hard-hitting film.

 

Prabhat Kumar

A must-see movie for those, who love to see India as a developed nation.

A dialogue of the film says, 'Hamne toilet me to commode me dhone ke liye to tonti lagwa liye, lekin usi ke gutter me utarkar koi nange badan aaj bhi safai karta hai iska khayal nahi aata.'

This is the truth of the present society in India, aiming to be a world leader in the near future.

Really, how many of us revisit hypocrisy within our self? The film is able to communicate a lot of messages alongwith humour.

Director Anubhav Sinha, their cast and crew deserve a lot of praise. Special thanks to Manoj Pahwa and Zeeshan Ayyub.

I rate this five out of five stars.

 

Pranav Sodha

The director has achieved his target to show depth of the social message.

It was very good written and everyone has done their role well.

Some changes I suggest -- strong villain and high-voltage drama.

A special word for Ayushmann: Hey Mogambo, your acting rocks!

I rate this four out of five stars. 

 

Dr Burla Nitin Niranjan

With great expectations comes huge disappointment.

Yesterday I watched this movie, expecting that Anubhav Sinha would do justice to Article 15.

It's like a bottle of soda -- fizz when opened and a pale feeling afterwards.

The first half was a bit engaging, but the second half was totally disappointing. 

Ayushmann Khurrana tried his best to do justice to his role, but there was no real substance in the story itself.

You will feel bad or terrible in a few scenes.

Also, in the 21st century, do such people exist -- who still think about caste and creed?

At the end of the movie, I was a like a teacher of 3 Idiots, who asks Aamir Khan aka Ranchod Das Chachad: 'Kehna kya chahte ho, Anubhav Sinha???'

 

Darshan Gandhi

The film's heart is clearly mentioned in the opening tribal song.

Initially, the script takes its time to create background of the Lalgaon village, caste discrimination and transfer of IPS office Mr Ranjan (Ayushmann Khurrana).

As soon as the case of double murder and missing girl emerges, the film is in a difference space.

Beautifully written dialogues, especially one liners by Anubhav Sinha and Gaurav Solanki, is the soul of the movie where the current scenario is depicted in satire.

Cinematography by Ewan Mulligan is a visual treat. Apart from Santosh Sivan, he's is one man behind the lens who has captured the beauty of India like no one else.

But beyond the natural beauty of India, lies a cruel face of caste discrimination, gender inequality and of politics.

Performance by Ayushmann Khurrana as Ayan Ranjan is as sincere as his choice of movie selections.

Sayani Gupta is irreplaceable in the movie.

Kumud Mishra as a lower caste constable should be applauded.

Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub has a very small role but he gives his 100% and one can see glimpse of Bhagat Singh in his role.

But the one performer who stands tall is Manoj Pahwa. He has already shown his power-packed performance in Anubhav Sinha's Mulk in which he performed with his body language. This time, he has crossed his own benchmark and given another the power-packed performance.

If one does not feel goosebumps before the interval (while listening to Vande Matram in the background) and during an outstanding scene of the movie when Manoj Pahwa confronts Kumud Mishra on the road, goes to a nearby hospital for a health check-up.

Detailing is at the micro-level, whose few examples are:

Example 1: Doctor who prepared the post-mortem report is asked to communicate in only one language during the cross examination from CBI officer, as it would be difficult for the person doing the documentation while typewriting.

Example 2: Mr Ranjan (Ayushmann Khurrana) only talks to his wife when he is alone.

The movie succeeds in waking up the inner conscience of audience and we are left speechless at how India has progressed 70 years after independence.

Here, sitting in the urban space with all kinds of amenities, it is very difficult to understand how people are still suffering in rural areas, as they are still judge on their castes, religion, gender.

In Hindi cinema, we have already seen Good Police Vs Bad Politicians like Shool, Gangajal, Dev, Singham, Sehar but this movie is in a different league as it is a more realistic movie.

Avoid this movie, if you are looking for any kind of entertainment.

Don't miss this movie if you are looking for a real meaningful, content and well-scripted movie.

Anubhav Sinha has raised his bar from Mulk to Article 15 and now, a lot more can be expected from him with his next venture.

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