Ayushmann Khurana-starrer Article 15 triggers conversations on casteism even before release
Director Anubhav Sinha's thriller named Article 15 captures the interest of movie-goers with an intense trailer. The nearly three-minute trailer released late last month starts with a monologue on the social exclusion of people based on caste.
The director, who is known for his 2018-movie Mulk—which tells the story of a Muslim family whose member got accused of terrorism—seems to be turning his attention to the persistent issue of casteism. The trailer announces that the film is based on true events—the Badaun rape and murder case in which two teenage girls from Uttar Pradesh were allegedly raped and killed, reportedly.
Versatile actor Ayushmann Khurrana stars in the role of a cop who is trying to seek justice for the two girls in the film which has been shot around Lucknow. The actor also took to Social Media (dressed as the character) to talk about the social evil of casteism.
Iss Trailer Aur Baaki Trailers Mein 'Farq' Hai! Kya Aap Taiyaar Hain, Farq Ki Shuruwat Ke Liye? #Article15Trailer OUT NOW! #Article15 In Cinemas June 28 (LINK IN BIO) @anubhavsinhaa @zeestudiosofficial @zeemusiccompany #ManojPahwa @talwarisha #KumudMishra #nassar @sayanigupta @mohdzeeshanayyub @ashishsverma @ronjinichakraborty @shubhro30 #SushilPandey #AakashDhabade @gauravkapata @benarasmediaworks
The trailer's overt mention of certain caste names has reportedly triggered protest from certain sections of the society. At the same time, many people have taken to Twitter to congratulate the actor and the team behind the movie for opening a discussion on the topic.
What an important film to be made.The trailer had me hooked.Bloody hard hitting.Cudos to you @ayushmannk @anubhavsinha and the team to bring a story that shows the true state of our society and the change it needs.All the best.MUST WATCH