“Article 375” Review: An Unmissable Edge-Of-The-Seat Courtroom Drama

Mohnish Singh |Sep 13, 2019

“Article 375” stars Akshaye Khanna, Richa Chaddha and Meera Chopra in lead roles. The film raises some important questions about the use and misuse of law.

That the law is blind is something that our Hindi films have been telling us since forever. It needs evidence to prove who is guilty and who is innocent. But what happens when somebody tries to misuse it?

Filmmaker Ajay Bahl’s latest offering Article 375 raises some extremely important questions about the use and misuse of the law, which have hardly been discussed. Let us find out what all the film has to offer to the audience.

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What Article 375 Is About?

Based in Mumbai, Anjali Dangle (Meera Chopra) works as a junior costume design assistant. On an eventful evening, she goes to well-known filmmaker Rohan Khurana’s (Rahul Bhat) residence to show him some costume options for an upcoming shoot.

The same evening Khurana is arrested on the charges of raping her. What happened while Anjali was at his home? How eminent lawyer Tarun Saluja (Akshaye Khanna) and Hiral Gandhi (Richa Chadha) represent Rohan Khurana and Anjali Dangle respectively in the court of law forms the crux of Section 375.

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Is Article 375 Worth Your Time & Money?

Article 375, based on Section 375 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), is without an ounce of doubt one of the most important films of our times. Filmmaker Ajay Bahl deserves praises for making a brave and authentic film which will be remembered for a long time. Article 375 is one of the best courtroom dramas Bollywood has produced over the years.

The movie is gripping from the word go and does not bore you even for a nano-second. Without resorting to any gimmickry and sounding preachy, it successfully delivers the message that it intends to. The writing team deserves special mention for simplifying data, statistics, facts and figures for the common man to understand without raking his brain.

Coming to performances, Article 375 is a brilliantly acted film where Akshaye Khanna stands out the most. The actor gets into the skin of the character like a pro and delivered an intense performance. The character of lawyer Tarun Saluja suites him to the tee.

Richa Chaddha as prosecution lawyer Hiral Gandhi is also good. However, in most of the scenes where she is pitted against Akshaye Khanna, she hardly leaves an impression. Meera Chopra and Anjali Dangle are amazing. She plays her part with full conviction and impresses everyone.

Final Verdict

If you love watching nail-biting courtroom dramas powered by the taut screenplay, deft direction and impeccable performances, you should not miss Article 375 at any cost. It is one of the most important films of the year, which definitely deserves a watch. I am going with 3 stars.

Movie Credits

Banner: Panorama Pictures and T-Series Films
Director: Ajay Bahl
Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Richa Chaddha, Meera Chopra
Runtime: 124 Minutes
STARBIZ Rating: 3 Stars

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