After giving back-to-back stupendous performances in Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho, Ayushmann Khurrana is back again to prove that he is one of the most dynamic actors in the Bollywood industry. His latest film, Article 15 touches upon the sensitive topic of casteism in the country. Article 15 of the Indian Constitution prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.
Directed by Anubhav Sinha, the film is inspired by the true events of the Badaun rape and murder. Ayan Ranjan (Ayushmann Khurrana), a city bred IPS officer is given charge of the Lalgaon Police Station. His arrival to the district coincides with a gruesome discovery – two underage girls are found hanging from a tree and there is no trace of the third one. While his subordinates Manoj Pahwa and Kumud Mishra take little interest and try to brush it off as an open and shut case of honour killing, Ayan is committed to getting to the bottom of this case.
Anubhav Sinha’s film is thought-provoking, hard-hitting and brings light to the burning social issues in the country. Sayani Gupta as Gaura plays the character right. She plays a headstrong women from a lower caste. Another outstanding performance is by Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub. This man, even in an extended special performance, leaves a mark. Isha Talwar, who plays Ayushmann’s love interest doesn’t have much to do in this film, but her onscreen chemistry with Ayushmann is amazing.
There are certain scenes in the film that would keep you on the edge. The performances by an ace set of actors is one of the high points of the film. Ayushmann Khurana's performance as the sincere, determined police officer is one of the noted reasons to watch this film. It’s an intense, gripping act as he gets under the skin of his character.
In the end, we would like to say that Article 15 has many surprising moments. So, hurry up and book your tickets this weekend.