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Article 370 Review

Bubble Rating:
3.5 stars

Director: Aditya Suhas Jambhale

Star cast: Yami Gautam, Priyamani, Kiran Karmarkar, Arun Govil, Raj Arjun, Vaibhav Tatwawadi, Ashwini Koul, Sumit Kaul, Divya Seth Shah, Sandeep Chatterjee, Skand Sanjeev Thakur

Runtime: 2 hours 40 mins

Platform: Theatre

Article 370 Review

Jammu & Kashmir are considered to be the heaven on earth place. It is one of the highest tourist attractions but sadly, that’s also the most dangerous place to be. There was a time when people used to wake up with gun firing and bomb blasts. The state became the subject of a dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947. The state of Jammu and Kashmir was accorded special status by Article 370 of the Constitution of India.

In contrast to other states of India, Jammu and Kashmir had its own constitution, flag, and administrative autonomy. Article 370 movie tells you how and why the state was accorded such special status. It explains the meaning of Article 370 and the process of how the Indian government removed it from the constitution. The process of how parliament decided to pass this bill and how the Prime Minister made it happen and created history.


After the 2016 Kashmir unrest, local agent Zooni Haksar was chosen for a secret mission by Rajeshwari to end terrorism and conflict economy by repealing Article 370 without bloodshed.

Highlights of Article 370

Storyline: Unlike the movies that we have seen on Kashmir including the latest The Kashmir Files, Article 370 touches upon a different aspect of this political state. It tells you how Article 370 was removed from Jammu and Kashmir. It takes you through the legislature and constitutional process which is very informative and at the same time, engaging.

Political aspect: As it is inspired by true events, Aditya ensured to take his audience with the small details of how Article 370 was abrogated. It is a well-researched, meticulously written movie that explains the complex dynamics of Jammu & Kashmir. It is indeed informative and Aditya narrated it in an impactful way.

Authenticity: The facts and presentation of the movie were quite stirring. Aditya maintained the authenticity of the information instead of adding too much drama. He ensured to be intense and crisp while also balancing the emotional quotient. Even with the characters and their looks, Aditya played it with utmost care and genuineness.

Drawbacks of Article 370

Pace of the film: The first half is very slow and there are chances that you even might lose a little attention. In fact, you don’t go along with the movie’s pace as everything seems lost. It goes at a snail speed but interestingly, it picks up in the second half of the movie. Moreover, the second part gets interesting and is palpable.

Climax: The runtime could have been cut down, it seems like a lengthy movie. In order to build up the scenes and the situations, it took time to reach the climax of the movie.

Star performances

Yami Gautam essays the role of NIA agent Zooni who is fierce and strong. For those who have criticised her acting, Yami gives them a befitting reply with her performance in this movie. She leaves no stone unturned for her role in Article 370. Yami Gautam owns it and how!

Priyamani is another diamond in this movie. The way she showed her calm, poise and smartness is commendable. The subtly in her character is impressive and Priyamani did full justice.

Kiran Karmarkar as honourable Home Minister Amit Shah is fantastic. From his way of talking to his look, Kiran adapted little character details well and did complete justice. Speaking of doing justice, Arun Govil also plays his part well. He essays the role of the honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and his performance is apt.

Vaibhav Tatwawadi as Army officer Yash Chauhan is convincing. He makes an impact with his performance. Other supporting cast like Ashwini Koul, Sumit Kaul, Divya Seth Shah, Sandeep Chatterjee, Skand Sanjeev Thakur have done a great job.


Concluding the review, Article 370 is a political drama that shows you the different sides of Kashmir. Overall, it is a strong and hard-hitting movie that might seem like a propaganda movie but it has more to it. Aditya Suhas Jambhale’s directorial venture is an informative movie while maintaining the right amount of drama and emotions. Moreover, Yami and Priyamani are the heart and soul of the movie as they carried this movie with great power.

Watch the Article 370 trailer after the review

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