The narrative of the Hindi cinema is evolving and it is very evident with the kind of scripts with we witnessing on the 70 mm. In the past two years, the stories that the cine-goers are watching are just more than comedies and drama and many filmmakers now are literally showcasing a mirror to us through this art. Gone are the times when we brushed hard-hitting subject under the carpet. Now, we as an audience are embracing these stories and one of the filmmakers who is making a mark for himself as well as is making a loud noise is Anubhav Sinha.
The subjects that he throws light upon are not only humanists in their approach but also, relevant. Anubhav has evolved into being a director who has the nation talking for him as he sweeps in all the appreciation for his phenomenal projects. First, Anubhav took the entire nation by storm with Mulk that released in 2018. Then in 2019, Article 15 created the uproar that always was left unaddressed on the periphery of the conversations. And now, Thappad which is definitely the most important film of 2020 and well, all times. Thappad also marks the hattrick of hits given by Anubhav Sinha after Mulk and Article 15.
Anubhav has not only made a mark at the box office but also, amongst the critics. The artistry that he holds over presenting these subjects in a way, such that, the consumption of the content is light yet makes the most profound impact. Addressing Islamophobia, violence and cast system of the nation is never easy but Anubhav’s sensibility and nuanced understanding makes it all look like a child’s play. I personally see this as the 2.0 version of the filmmaker where he is bringing a balance of entertainment and content-driven storytelling.
After this, the filmmaker is collaborating with the Article 15 actor, Ayushmann Khurrana yet again for his next and I can’t wait to watch what he has to offer.