Article 15

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Article 15 is set in a tehsil called Lalgoan, somewhere in Uttar Pradesh (India). This is a story of an IPS officer, Ayan Ranjan and his fight against 'India's caste system'. Raised all over Europe, Ayan's understanding of India is mostly bookish and exotic. Little did he know that a small tehsil would turn his life upside down. First day in office, Ayan witnesses a horrific crime against three Dalit minor girls from a lower caste village Harimanpur. From this moment on, he gets entangled between how the traditional system would deal with it, and his basic human instincts that threaten to draw him deep inside. While struggling to maintain his relationship with his wife Aditi, a conflicted Ayan can see the law and justice drift away easily, knowing perfectly well that any effort from his side to obstruct this perfectly oiled machine and its psychology will be catastrophic. With one of the three girls still being missing, and the opportunity to let this case go through inertly, Ayan would need to choose between a path, where he can either come of age or take an easy escape route which most of us prefer. The film's title is a reference to an article of the Indian constitution that prohibits discrimination on the basis of caste, religion, race or sex.

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Critic Reviews for Article 15

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  • A major Bollywood star, the charismatic Khurrana handles this moodier milieu with restrained skill.

    Jun 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Article 15 is a compelling thriller that keeps you guessing until right near the end, putting another feather in Sinha's cap with a remarkably solid thriller that addresses a significant social issue without sacrificing storytelling.

    Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Article 15 is an arresting crime thriller that provides a sharp criticism of an ancient social system and its dangerous embedment within modern India.

    Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • For Article 15 to fully unleash its power, Nishad needed to be more than just a bit player. He is one of many characters who are outlined but not meaningfully fleshed out, and therefore appear tokenistic.

    Jul 2, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Article 15 may have an unsatisfactory element or two, but as a film, it rushes in to tread forgotten grounds. It is what is needed, call it what you will-- a clarion call, a bugle, a shout-out.

    Jul 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A compelling film on the journey of its lead Ayan, but it's one of the smaller characters, Nishad, whose tale now needs to be told urgently as an accompanying piece.

    Jul 1, 2019 | Full Review…

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