Post the release of powerful posters and teasers, the makers have now dropped the Article 15 trailer starring Ayushmann Khurrana. Inspired by real-life happenings, the movie talks about Article 15 of the Indian Constitution which prohibits discrimination on the grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.
By the very first look, you will get the idea that the film revolves around how three Dalit girls get brutally gang-raped and then murdered with their bodies left hanging on a tree, after they ask for a hike in their daily wages. Ayushmann Khurrana who plays the cop steps in to investigate and search for one of the three girls, only to discover how deeply-rooted the caste-system is in our society. Below have a look at the trailer for yourself:
In the beginning, when the project’s official announcement was made, Ayushmann had said in a statement,
“I’m always intrigued by the socio-political situation of our country. We hardly see films which present the situation in an unbiased way. Anubhav Sinha is one such director who understands the complexities of our country. I loved Mulk. It was the most balanced film based on communalism and extremism. And it will be an absolute pleasure to work with him on Article 15.”
Before that actor Manoj Pahwa who is also a part of the project shared with IANS,
“This film is not completely based on the heinous crime that took place in Badaun where two girls were raped and hanged. We can say that this film is inspired by that incident and we have included some chunks of it.”
The film has a star cast that includes Isha Talwar, Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, M. Nasser, Ashish Verma, Sushil Pandey, Subrajyoti Bharat, Ronjini Chakraborty, and Zeeshan Ayu.
An Anubhav Sinha directorial, Article 15 is slated to hit the silver screens on June 28, 2019.