‘Article 15’, the upcoming film directed by Anubhav Sinha, starring Ayushmann Khurrana as the police officer is scheduled to release on June 28. The movie which is inspired by the infamous 2014 Badaun gang rape incident came out with a trailer just yesterday. The 2 minutes and 57 seconds long trailer left us with goosebumps and gave us a ton of reasons to watch the investigative drama.
The movie is based on ‘Article 15’ of the Indian Constitution, which prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth; and that is what Khurrana’s movie explores. The trailer begins with a voiceover “Mai aur tum inhe dikhayi he nahi dete hain. Hum kabhi harijan hojate hain, kabhi bahujan hojate hain bas jan nahi ban paa rahe hain”.
The trailer, which resounds with horrific shouts and screams of the girls and scenes of them hung on a tree, has definitely left the audience in a state.
The trailer of the film revolves around Ayushmann investigating the case in depth despite the challenges and rumours that come to the surface.
We can also glimpse communal riots, vehicles on fire and mob violence in the trailer. The story of the film is inspired by three sisters who work on daily wages are harassed for demanding a hike of mere ‘three rupees’ in their respective payments. The harassment happens because of them being Dalits. As a result, two of the three are brutally gang-raped, murdered and their bodies left hanging on a tree.
Ayushmann is seen searching for the last of the three sisters. During the course of his investigations, he unravels a system which is largely divided by cast and to what extent!
Apart from Ayushmann Khurrana, the film also features Isha Talwar, M Nassar, Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra and Zeeshan Ayyub in major roles. We have seen the teaser and trailer of the film and can already say that the film will be a must watch.
Watch the trailer here: