Taapsee Pannu to Swara Bhaskar, Celebs Shower Praise on Article 15

Article 15, directed by Anubhav Sinha and starring Ayushmann Khurrana, hits the theatres this Friday.

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Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhaskar and Ayushmann Khurrana at the screening of <i>Article 15</i>.

Anubhav Sinha’s directorial Article 15, set to hit the theatres on Friday, has already opened to smashing reviews from critics. Bollywood was also not far behind. From Taapsee Pannu to Swara Bhaskar, celebs were generous in their praise for the content, direction and terrific performance by Ayushmann Khurrana. Shah Rukh Khan was also present at the screening and he congratulated Anubhav Sinha and Ayushmann.

Check out some of the tweets:

The Quint’s Stutee Ghosh said that “Article 15 doesn’t shy away from going into the murky malfeasance of upper caste hegemony and the social injustice so rampant that both the victim and the perpetrator have internalised it unquestioningly. In a grim reminder of the 2014 Badaun gang rape and murder of two young girls found hanging from a tree, the film depicts the various forces at play to protect the perpetrators and further marginalise the victims. It is the taut screenplay by director Anubhav Sinha and co-writer Gaurav Solanki that lends such depth of insight to the narrative that the film shines despite its determined eagerness not to.”

“Watching this film is an overwhelming emotional experience. Article 15 is the best that Indian cinema can be in these troubled times if it chooses to hold a mirror up to our society, compelling us to confront the worst that we are and the best that we can be when we are not busy saving our own skins”, writes Anna Vetticad from

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