Article 15 is a 2019 Indian crime drama film directed by Anubhav Sinha and produced jointly by Zee Studios and Benaras Media Works. Written by Gaurav Solanki and Anubhav Sinha, it stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Isha Talwar, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, Manoj Pahwa, Veen and Sumbul Touqeer.
The film is based on Article 15 of the Indian Constitution, which prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. While not based on one specific event, the film is inspired by multiple true life events including 2014 Badaun gang rape allegations and 2016 Una flogging incident. Filming began on 1 March 2019 in Lucknow. The film follows a police investigation that commences after three teenage girls go missing from a small village.
It was selected as the opening film for the 10th edition of London Indian Film Festival to be premiered on 20 June. Article 15 released theatrically on 28 June 2019 and received critically acclaimed reviews from critics. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a rating of 93% based on fifteen reviews.
Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Isha Talwar, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, Manoj Pahwa