Caste n communal politics by the fascists in India is responsible for the deterioration of my beloved India. The film is beautifully-shot, superbly-acted and has a plot that is very very disturbing. Fans of Marshland, Memories of Murder n True Detective S1 will definitely like this. In rural northern India two underage girls r raped n hanged on a tree while a third one is missing. An honest cop investigates the heinous crime but comes face to face with the brutal realities of caste discrimination. As the investigation leads us among the desolated fields, filthy swamps, between thick trees, through tall weeds and abandoned tannery, the landscape never looks less than beautiful. Yet the makers do not shy away from the ugly reality and there are some truly ugly moments including when the girl's bodies' are found hanging. The film is beautifully-shot, superbly-acted and has a plot that is disturbing but a reality still existing in 21st century. Ayushman gave a restrained but terrific performance. Director Anubhav Sinha (Mulk) shud be applauded for making Mulk n Article 15. He has dealt with relevant issues which is plaguing India which unfounately no other filmmakers in India is bothered about. The cinematography by Ewan Mulligan enhances the viewing experience, with the rural landscapes feeling appropriately desolate. There are some high overhead shots that add to the sense of vastness. Zeeshan Ayyub gave a memorable performance, a scholar turned into a rebel. His lines before the climax is heart wrenching. He says in the film that men martyred at the border r outnumbered by those who die cleaning the sewers n no one mourns for them. Very disturbing that India is the only place where manual scavenging still exists, where poor fellas clean human excreta by their bare hands. This ain't not similar to Mississippi Burning. Devgan's Aakrosh is an unofficial remake of Mississippi Burning with a different subject n much scarier than Article 15.
Crime / Drama
Crime / Drama
In the rural heartlands of India, an upright police officer sets out on a crusade against violent caste-based crimes and discrimination.
May 12, 2020