7 Films Based on The Articles of The Indian Constitution

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Aarakshan (2011) – Article 16

The Prakash Jha film looked at caste-based reservations and affirmative action in the education system and starred Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpayee, Deepika Padukone, and Prateik.

Jolly LLB (2013) – Article 21

Subhash Kapoor's surprise success tackled the question of equality before law in terms of the Rights to Life and to Personal Liberty by recreating an infamous hit-and-run trial that cast a spotlight on the divide caused by wealth.

Satyagraha (2013) – Article 19

The protagonists of the Prakash Jha drama interpret the Right to Assembly as a means to take on a dangerous nexus of politicians and bureaucrats in order to make their point.

Haider (2014) – Article 370

Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of Hamlet looked at life in Kashmir in the mid-90s and Article 370 in context of day-to-day life in the Valley.

Newton (2017) – Article 326

The Amit V. Masurkar film tackled the problems plaguing the Indian electoral system, and through the protagonist (Rajkummar Rao), attempts to explain the process of voting.

Mulk (2018) – Article 20 (3)

Anubhav Sinha's courtroom drama is about many things, primarily about discrimination, but it also makes pertinent points about the importance of there existing a presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.

Article 15 (2019) – Article 15

Also directed by Anubhav Sinha, the film examines the provisions of that article of the Constitution which prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or birthplace.

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