Director Anubhav Sinha has said that his film Article 15 was a compromised vision. The director has said that he was forced to make compromises in his film Article 15, particularly in one shot. The filmmaker was joined by his colleagues Dibakar Banerjee, Vetrimaaran, Nandita Das and Nagraj Manjule in a conversation with journalist Anupama Chopra.
The film’s portrayal of an upper caste man as the hero was met with conflicted reception
Speaking about one particular moment in Article 15 that he is still conflicted about, the filmmaker continued, “That shot of the upper caste hero, walking with the Dalit girl in his arms, according to me, was a compromise, which I had to make. The film’s portrayal of an upper caste man as the hero was met with conflicted reception. The director was referring to a moment towards the end of the film, when Ayushmann Khurrana’s policeman character rescues a kidnapped young girl.
Anubhav said that his decision to not make the character a sole hero
Anubhav said that his decision to not make the character a sole hero and have him surrounded by a team was as far as he could push it. Ayushmann in a recent interview said that if Article 15 had been satirical in tone, it would have made Rs 100 crore at the box office, as opposed to the Rs 65-odd crore it ended up making.