Movie Review – Article 370: Cinematic Styling in a Notable Attempt; Yami Shines in Her Role

Based on True Events, the film “Article 370” has been released. Starring Yami Gautam and Priyamani, this film has a runtime of 2 hours and 40 minutes. Divya Bhaskar has given the film a rating of 3 out of 5 stars.

The Story Behind “Article 370”

The narrative of the film “Article 370” revolves around the tumultuous events surrounding the revocation of Article 370 and the subsequent political strategies that ensued. What was the policy behind the removal of Article 370, and who were the key players behind such a significant decision? These questions form the crux of the film’s storyline. The urgency to eliminate the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir wasn’t a spontaneous decision post-independence. It was a topic of intense debate for two to three years prior.

The situation in Kashmir remained volatile, and the government aimed to curtail violence while also eliminating the contentious provision. In 2016, the encounter of terrorist Burhan Wani marked a significant turning point. The first step towards silencing Burhan was taken then. The responsibility to handle the aftermath fell on intelligence officer Junaid Haqzar (played by Yami Gautam), who is tasked with extracting him from Kashmir and prosecuting him in Delhi for charges of insurgency.

Subsequently, PMO official Rajeshwari Swaminathan (played by Priyamani) is sent back to Kashmir after being appointed as an agent of the NIA. Her mission involves interacting with local politicians, separatists, and militants to normalize the situation. In Delhi, every rule and legal loophole is explored to execute the removal of Article 370.

Yami Gautam

Acting Performances of the Star Cast

The acting performances in “Article 370” are commendable across the board. Yami Gautam shines once again in a role tailor-made for her. Following her outstanding performance in “Uri: The Surgical Strike,” she delivers another stellar portrayal. Yami exhibits exceptional action sequences even in her role as an NIA agent. Priyamani, in her role as the PMO Secretary, portrays her character with depth and seriousness, fitting seamlessly into every role she undertakes.

The surprising element of the film lies in Kiran Karmakar’s portrayal of Home Minister Amit Shah. He has captured Amit Shah’s body language with remarkable precision. Kiran adeptly grasps Amit Shah’s distinctive speaking style, particularly his persuasive speeches delivered in Parliament regarding the removal of Article 370.

Arun Govil‘s portrayal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems slightly lacking in conviction. However, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi impresses in his role as an army officer influenced by ideological principles.

Arun Govil and Kiran Karmakar

Direction Review: Aditya Suhas Jambhale

Aditya Suhas Jambhale takes the helm as the director of “Article 370.” However, the direction exhibits several shortcomings. The film tends to feel more like a documentary at times, lacking the cinematic finesse expected in such a production. Many scenes appear to be overly contrived, and the depiction of the Parliament building seems artificial. Despite the film’s runtime of 2 hours and 38 minutes, there’s a sense that attempts were made to rush through facts hastily. While some directors successfully infuse emotion into their narratives, Aditya Suhas Jambhale’s direction seems to lack this depth in many instances.

Music Review:

The music in the film is rather minimal, with only one song playing in the background. While it serves its purpose in setting the tone, it doesn’t leave a significant impact. After watching the film, the music and background score aren’t particularly memorable.

Finally… Should You Watch the Film or Not?

If you are unaware of the politics behind the removal of Article 370, watching the film could enhance your understanding. Whether the film effectively presents the realities in a cinematic style that might intrigue you is debatable. Such a significant issue has been brought to light, and the film might be worth watching to delve deeper into the subject matter. However, the film’s ability to engage you with its cinematic presentation may vary.

Rasesh Nageshwar

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