Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, the trailer of Article 15 has finally hit the net. The film is reportedly based on the 2014 Badaun rape case, where two girls were allegedly gang-raped and killed over a caste-based dispute.
Article 15 trailer recounts the story of how two Dalit girls were gang-raped and murdered because they demanded a meagre rise of Rs 3. This film narrates the hard-hitting tale of the honour killing and the feckless attitude of the police department in dealing with the matters.
Ayushmann Khurrana essays the role of a cop, Ayan who early on during the investigation, realises that the local forces are trying to suppress the probe and bury pieces of evidence. When he enquires why an FIR has not been registered yet, a nonchalant constable replies that the case didn't seem important enough.
We also get a glimpse of Kumud Mishra and Manoj Pahwa in the role of cops along with Sayani Gupta, who is essaying the character of the villager.
The culprit's try to stage the murder as a case of honour killing which makes the protagonist refresh our memories about Article 15 of the Indian Constitution. Article 15 prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.
Ahead of the trailer release, the makers had unveiled a clip where Ayushmann Khurrana, dressed as a police officer, offers biting commentary on systemic discrimination. He then goes onto underscore how a large section of India's population faces unprecedented hardship on the basis of caste.
Along with Ayushmann Khurrana, Article 15 also stars Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, Ashish Verma, Sushil Pandey, Subrajyoti Bharat, and Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub.
All in all, with what one has seen of the trailer, I am really looking forward to this one. Directed by Anubhav Sinha and produced by Benaras Media Works and Zee Studios, Article 15 is slated to hit the theatres on June 28, 2019.
Watch The Trailer Here: