Article 15 starring Ayushman Khurana is based on the caste divisions in the country. The title derives from Article 15 of the Indian Constitution, which prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. The screening of the movies which is based on Badaun gang-rape incident in Uttar Pradesh and deals with caste discrimination has started from Saturday at every cinema hall and multiplex, said superintendent of police (west).
Exhibitors have suspended the screening of Article 15 after various Brahmin organizations protested outside theaters, raised slogans against the actor, the producer, and tore off film posters. Also stopped screening by fringe in Kanpur on Friday, the screening was put on hold at the Sapna cinema hall at mall road was resumed. Directors have been issued to provide adequate police force at every theater to ensure the peaceful screening of the film, circle officer Manoj Gupta said.
In spite of negative reviews, Article 15 also received positive reviews. The Indian express Shubra Gupta wrote, ‘’there’s a lot that’s well done in Article 15, even though some of it is too on the nose, like a primer-explainer of ‘rural caste oppression and urban ignorance. Also, film distributor and trade analyst Raj Bansal posted on Twitter, ‘’Congratulations’’ Ayushman Khurana on your new release. Jai Mehta wrote on Twitter, ‘’Article 15 is a nuanced, poised piece of cinema that should be shown in our schools! Such an important film.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the films box office figure on his twitter. He wrote Article 15 trending very well at urban centers specifically, should mountain the strong momentum.
#Article15 has a healthy weekend... Ample growth on Day 2 and 3... Metros strong, driving its biz... #KabirSingh wave + #INDvENG#CWC19 cricket match [on Sun] restrict overall growth... Weekdays crucial... Fri 5.02 cr, Sat 7.25 cr, Sun 7.77 cr. Total: ? 20.04 cr. India biz.