On 5th July, 2019; me and Garima while sitting in our cubicles made a sudden plan. It was to watch the recently released flick, Article 15 starring Ayushman Khurrana. While chit chatting about the same, two of my other friends joined me as well. So, during recess I booked four tickets at a not so classy movie hall, Dharma Palace, Noida. N5, N6, N7 and N8 Audi 2, were our seats. The show was for 5 p.m. So, finally the time came, we reached the destination well before our slot and got seated. The 2 hour flick was based on the revolutionary man who wrote our Indian Constitution and how we value the same in our present time. Though we see that India has developed by leaps and bounds, or is developing with every passing day, so my question or as the protagonist asks, “why are we still suffering from this disease of Discrimination”?
The movie depicts about so many injustices that happen around us every day, in remote villages of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana or Delhi. Under age girls are beaten, raped, untouchables are forced, lashed out by the upper caste ones on entering even the holy places and why is this all done? Just because we live in a society where we have created walls of have/have not’s, barriers based on caste, creed, groups, colour or even beauty these days. Black is evil and white is pure whereas the truth is bitter that nothing is black, it’s only the human heart which has turned black or evil on the broader prospect.
The scene which really caught my attention was where, the protagonist asks his fellow supervisors that why can’t the other person drink water in the same glass, to which he is innocently answered, that “Sir, he is from the lower strata thus he has no right to do the same, those are ST’s”. We really need such powerful scripts to bring out the injustice done to fellow humans even in the year 2019 where we at one place we talk about travelling to Mars and making unleashing discoveries.
Now to end, I would really recommend all the generous readers and my beloved audience to watch this movie. I would also like to recommend one of my personal favourite book “Joothan” by Omprakash Valmiki. This masterpiece will evoke pity in your heart as per my analysis, once we are able to inflict the pain upon ourselves then only we will be able to relate with the amount of anguish these people go though.
Now coming back to the movie, Ayushman steals the show with his thunderous performance as a police officer who fights with the system and for the society.
Let’s make India caste free and spread equality as Article 15 says, everyone is equal irrespective of Caste/Creed.