Article 370 movie review: Brilliantly crafted with an eye for detail

Article 370 movie review: Brilliantly crafted with an eye for detail

Article 370 movie review: Brilliantly crafted with an eye for detail

What: Article 370 – starring Yami Gautam Dhar in lead is a brilliantly crafted and acted film that needs to be watched by every Indian. The Aditya Suhas Jambhale directed political thriller deserves tax free status

Article 370 movie synopsis

just before the implementation of the abrogation of Article 370, Zooni Haksar (Yami Gautam Dhar), an Intelligence Field Officer, is appointed by the PMO Secretary (Priyamani) for a classified assignment in Kashmir. Zooni has to lead The NIA operation in Kashmir to ensure peace and unity in the valley and tackle the obstacles posed by the local corrupt local leaders and militants.


Article 370 movie review

Directed by National Award Winner Aditya Suhas Jambhale (Marathi non feature - Aaba... Aiktaay Na?) on a story by Aditya Dhar and Monal Thaakar with the director contributing to the screenplay with Arjun Dhawan, Monal Thakur who also pen the dialogues with additional screenplay by Aarsh Vora.

Article 370 is a movie which will be seen through different eyes. In the ongoing war of narration which has found the ‘right’ spunk since the BJP government is in power lead by the honourable PM Narendra Modi.

The peaceniks and pseudointellectuals of Bollywood are crying foul and labelling movies like URI, The Kashmir Files etc as movies with agenda. Article 370 will also invite the same criticism from those intellectuals who has either praised or kept mum on movies based on criminals like Srk starrer Raees based on the criminal Abdul Latif.

So when we have the peaceniks showing Indian Raw agent recuing the PM of Pakistan in EK Tha Tiger, the need for a movie on Article 370 becomes necessary.

Yes, it has the ‘agenda’ and the timing is perfect like URI, similarly the timing of the Oscar winner Zero Dark Thirty was also questioned.

But a movie needs to be watched as a movie, and Article 370 as a political thriller is accurate in its settings, atmosphere and highlighting the government efforts in implementation of the abrogation of Article 370 and making the dream of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee's One Nation, One Law, One Head coming true.

The movie also exposes the people behind the Kashmiri separatists and radicals.

It depicts the period when the Burhan Wani incident turned into a massive law and order situation in the Kashmir Valley. The elimination of Hizbul Mujahideen’s top commander Riyaz Naikoo by security forces is also shown which will infuse pride in the hearts of true Indian.

Those who are familiar with the J&K history of stone pelting, anti-rallies etc during those times will relate more.

The movies gets into details and shows how the removal of Article 370 happened. How the militants got their funding through Hawala through barter trades etc.

Giving more details will spoil the interest of those who want to watch the movie in theatres.

Article 370 has action, emotion, information backed by an eye for detail, a slow burner in the first half with a terrific second half that will make any true Indian anywhere feel with pride. Also, Article 370 is a no-nonsense action thriller.


Yami Gautam gives a knockout performance.

Priya Mani is exceptional.

Raj Zutshi and Sumit Kaul are fabulous.

Arun Govil as PM is outstanding.

Kiran Karmakar as Amit Shah is excellent.

Article 370 – final words

Article 370 is an important film. The ‘agenda’ is to show how a bold and historic decision of the government suppressed separatism in Kashmir. How peace got restored in the valley. Stray incidents due happen but those huge anti-government rallies and stone pelting has reduced to minimum. Article 370 is a magnificent display of pure patriotism.

The movie deserves Tax Free status.


Rating : 4/5

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