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Article 15: A story that needs to be remembered

by Reenu Jojo

Farq bahut kar liya, ab farq laayenge (We differentiated, now we will bring about a difference) - the tagline of the movie Article 15 is a catchy phrase that gives the audience plenty of food for thought. Article 15 (2019) is a Hindi crime-drama film that explores Article 15 of the Constitution of India, which states that the State or any citizen “shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them”. Written by Gaurav Solanki and Anubhav Sinha, the movie is directed by Sinha. The cast consists of Ayushmann Khurrana as the lead, Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Isha Talwar, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Nassar, and Kumud Mishra among others.

The Plot

The Badaun gang rape and murder case of 2014 and the Una floggings of 2016 form the backdrop of the film. It begins on a grim note, with a song that talks about the stark differences between the underprivileged and privileged. The....

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