2022 [HINDI]

Action / Drama / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 67%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 33%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 21265

Plot summary

July 19, 2022 at 05:46 AM


Anubhav Sinha

Top cast

Ayushmann Khurrana as Joshua
Andrea Kevichüsa as Aido
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1.31 GB
Hindi 2.0
24 fps
2 hr 26 min
P/S 6 / 34
2.69 GB
Hindi 5.1
24 fps
2 hr 26 min
P/S 4 / 16

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by swastiksrivastava-14199 8 / 10

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Its not a movie worth for entertainment.... It's certainly not made for that.. The picture would make you aware of the circumstances which are probably faced by the living citizens of North East... And its not probably about North East, about majority of the Indian states are eventually disregarded or are made discriminated with the United power of India by some racial remarks, to be honest... The picture just brings out the mentioned issue infront of all... The plot has been exaggerated a little so the ratings have been cut upon that, but i won't say that the gist is wrong... In the end, the choice is all yours if you would wanna watch it or not... But pls kindly dont expect it to be a entertaining one cause the issues are not...

Reviewed by EngineerSahab 8 / 10

This movie lacked the element of cowardice. Bold film making at its best.

Many of us have already witnessed that movies of this genre deviate from the truth to appeal large group of audiences. However, this one is an example of bold film making. An eye opener for everyone, patriots and nationalists both.

Well, the sky is falling and we have lot of turkeys in the audience seat, for whom the only solution is to dip your head in the sand during uncomfortable situations and during this period you try to deliver an eye opener and you expect it to succeed.

This one is an Oscar entry but won't be tolerated at the box office of today's India.

Kudos! To the whole team of aNEk.

Reviewed by rahul000994 8 / 10

A Gripping Geo-Political Thriller from Ayushmann Khurrana by the Director - Anubhav Sinha !!!

Anubhav Sinha's Anek is a gripping-layered narrative about efforts to negotiate a peace treaty in the North-East India with a separatist group, a process that has gone on for decades without a conclusion. A covert operative, Aman (Ayushmann Khurrana), who goes by the alias Joshua, is tasked with creating a situation that brings Tiger Sangha (Loitongbam Dorendra), the top rebel leader of the region, to the negotiation table. Along the way, Aman finds that everything isn't as black and white as he had initially thought and finds himself conflicted, emotionally and professionally.

With conversational dialogues interspersed throughout the narrative, Anek brings you face to face with the undercurrents of discrimination and alienation from 'mainland' India that exist in different pockets of the northeast. At times uncomfortably so, but then that is the intent of the narration. Anubhav Sinha doesn't use heavy-duty, seetimaar lines or overt jingoism. What works here is subtlety in the dialogues and performances, and some nuanced writing that brings out the essence of the grey that Anubhav Sinha set out to depict through the film.

Anek, through its runtime, draws subtle parallels between the northeast and other parts of the country, in particular Jammu and Kashmir. For instance, Manoj Pahwa's character, Abrar Butt, Aman's superior and a Kashmiri himself, looks out of an airplane's window while on a flight to the northeast. Taking in the breathtaking view, he says, "Agar Firdaus bar Roo-e Zameen Ast, Hameen Ast-o Aameen ast-o Hameen Ast" - Khusro's well-known line that describes the picturesque beauty of Kashmir. Through the window of that plane, the director offers you a glimpse of the outer beauty and inner turmoil of both regions.

The film is engaging, but it could have done with a tighter screen time by trimming 5-10 minutes . It's a tad slow pre-interval and comparatively fast-paced post that, and unpacks a lot in that timespan.

With some powerful performances by Ayushmann Khurrana, Manoj Pahwa, Andrea Kevichüsa, Kumud Mishra, Loitongbam Dorendra, and JD Chakraverti, the film leaves the audience with plenty of unsettling questions - primarily, what makes you an Indian. The use of silences, regional dialect, folk songs and the background score, the production design, the visual tone, cinematography and action pieces, lend themselves well to the narrative.

Anubhav Sinha continues his run as a conscience-keeper of sorts, making one film after another - Mulk, Article 15, Thappad - that force you to think about equality and justice in the context of religion, caste, gender, and now region.

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pawantastic July 27, 2022 at 07:12 pm

Thanks Freeman, was waiting for it.

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kevin85 July 20, 2022 at 03:36 pm

Very Sad to see people still fighting for their freedom from Invaders