• Fri. Dec 1st, 2023
“Article 15” is a 2019 Indian crime drama film directed by , starring as a police officer named Ayan Ranjan who is assigned to investigate the disappearance of three young girls from a village in Uttar Pradesh, India. The film takes its title from Article 15 of the Indian constitution, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of caste, religion, gender, or place of birth.


The film follows Ayan Ranjan, a young IPS officer who is posted to rural Uttar Pradesh to investigate the disappearance of three girls from a lower-caste community. He soon discovers that the local police force is corrupt and deeply entrenched in caste-based discrimination. Ayan is initially reluctant to get involved, but he becomes increasingly determined to uncover the truth as he sees the injustice being inflicted upon the victims and their families.

As Ayan delves deeper into the case, he discovers a web of caste-based violence and corruption that runs through the village and beyond. He faces numerous obstacles, including threats to his own safety, but he persists in his investigation despite the opposition he faces.


“Article 15” received critical acclaim for its unflinching portrayal of caste-based discrimination and violence in India. The film was praised for its powerful performances, particularly by , who delivered a nuanced and compelling portrayal of Ayan Ranjan. The film's cinematography, music, and direction were also widely praised.


“Article 15” won several awards, including Best Film at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and Best Director and Best Actor at the Screen Awards. The film also received several nominations at the Filmfare Awards, including Best Film and Best Actor.

Overall, “Article 15” is a hard-hitting and thought-provoking film that sheds light on the realities of caste-based discrimination and violence in India. The film is a powerful call to action for social justice and equality, and it is a must-watch for anyone interested in exploring these important issues.

Directed by ,
Written by Gaurav Solanki
Produced by
Starring , , , , , , ,
Cinematography Ewan Mulligan
Edited by Yasha Ramchandani
Music by Songs:
Anurag Saikia
Gingger Shankar
Zee Studios
Distributed by Zee Studios
Release date 28 June 2019
Running time 130 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget ₹30 crore (US$3.9 million)
Box office est. ₹93.08 crore

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