Ayushmann Khurrana's latest outing 'Article 15' has garnered praise and appreciation for both the content and the acting talent showcased.
B-town celebs including Swara Bhasker, Taapsee Pannu, Suniel Shetty, Manish Paul and other praised the film and spread the message on their social media handles about how the story deserved to be told to the audience.
And now, director Anurag Kashyap who recently saw the film took to his Twitter handle and wrote: "Envy @anubhavsinha to have pulled off Article 15 that he has. Great performances and story telling topped by such incredible cinematography , music, sound. A perfect slow burn of a thriller much like Mississippi Burning and the ilk. Congratulations all involved"
He also further had one tiny little complaint and said: "Bas endtitle mein gaana nahin chahiye tha.."
To this, director Anubhav Sinha replied and wrote: "I always knew some of us will not like the song in the end... They would want to leave sombre... but I wanted them to break in to 'action mode'. That was an informed choice I made.. Sorry.. Agli mein nahin dalunga." [sic]
Here's the interaction -
Meanwhile, 'Article 15' is slowly and steadily picking up pace at the domestic box office. The film, that minted Rs. 5.02 crore on its first day, managed to collect a total of Rs. 20.04 crore in its opening weekend.
The movie also faced tough competition from the much-hyped India vs England World Cup match yesterday.
The film, which opened to positive reviews, managed to rake in Rs. 5.02 crore on its opening day. It collected better numbers on Saturday with earnings of Rs. 7.25 crore and recorded similar numbers on Sunday, minting Rs. 7.77 crore.
'Article 15' became the second-biggest opener of the actor's career after 'Badhaai Ho', which earned Rs. 45.70 crore in its extended 4-day weekend.
The film, directed by Anubhav Sinha, is loosely inspired by the heinous Badaun rape incident where two teenage girls were gang-raped and gruesomely murdered by hanging them while they were still alive.
The movie highlights the caste discrimination in the country through a mix of various incidents. The film's title derives from Article 15 of the Indian constitution, which prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex, and place of birth.
Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, M Naser, Ashish Verma, Sushil Pandey, Subrajyoti Bharat, and Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub are also part of the stellar cast of the film.
The film, produced by Benaras Media Works, released on June 28.
(With inputs from ANI)
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