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'Anek' initiates conversations that the nation didn't address before; the turbulence in the North East

The cinephiles and intelligentsia of the country and world over are applauding Sinha's guts for making the film.

Published: Tuesday,May 31, 2022 14:20 PM GMT-06:00
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Ayushmann Khurrana in Anek

There are some films that satiate the desires of commerce and some that serve a larger purpose. Anubhav Sinha's Anek can be credited to do the latter. The film released last Friday has expectedly garnered reactions that have been slightly polarising on social media, but what the film achieves successfully is that it educates the audiences who remain oblivious to issues of North East. Anek takes the theme of one's identity as an Indian and delves deeper into its many connotations. 

The cinephiles and intelligentsia of the country and world over are applauding Sinha's guts for making the film. Being the first mainstream movie that highlights the turbulence of the North East, the film has been credited for pushing the envelope with the theme of inclusivity. Staying true to its subject, majority of the film's key cast hails from the region. 

Trade analysts are looking at a lifetime cumulative of approximately 18 to 20 crores, which puts it in a secured space as the film is mounted smartly on a correct budget. 


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Anek is a film that is designed to be a conversation starter and that it successfully achieves. The film highlights multiple issues of the region - from othering, feeling alienated by mainstream, the political ignorance of the region. Andrea Kevichusa's character who is a boxer from the region, also highlights how there's limited opportunities and access meted out to brilliant sportsmen from the region.  The zone has been placed front and center for the first time in a mainstream Bollywood film and that itself paves way to more conversation to ensue on the subject. Anek's win is its ability to get people thinking. 

Anubhav Sinha and Ayushmann Khurrana’s attempt yet again after Article 15 was to address a strong issue and this time shed light on the socio- political conflicts in the northeast which the dynamic duo has been appreciated for.


Anubhav Sinha Ayushmann Khurrana Anek 


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