Ayushmann Khurrana is one of the most amazing actors in Bollywood. He is always known for selecting exceptional content-based scripts. This time he is back with Anek. Anek is the second collaboration between Anubhav Sinha and Ayushmann Khurrana. The duo has previously worked together in Article 15. Anek is based on a powerful concept and it is worth a watch.
Anek revolves around the political, economical, and social problems in the seven sister states of India. Ayushmann Khurrana plays the role of an undercover operative Joshua, who works for India’s security in the North East region. He has been assigned a task to keep an eye on the separatist groups of North East India and their antics. The government is preparing for a peace talks with the separatist forces and leader of the North East’s largest organization, Tiger Sanga. Joshua task is to keep the active separatist group named Johnson under control so that the peace talks are not spoiled. On the other side, there is a boxer Aida played by Andrea Kevichusa, who wants to play for the nation and raise the voice for North east people. How the story unfolds is what you should watch for.
Anubhav Sinha has given films like Mulk, Article 15, and Thappad that ask some bitter questions from the society. Adding another to the list is Anek. Anek is a powerful film that raises several questions for every Indian. There is a scene in which Ayushmann Khurrana says, Who is the Indian” How is it decided? Does Hindi decide that you are from North India? How is it decided whether you are from South, West, North East, or from where; how does it decide who is Hindustani?
Anubhav Sinha has done a splendid work with Anek. He has shown the problems faced by North East people. His storytelling is good. The film however slows down in some parts and trimming its run time would have worked better. Ayushmannn Khurrana is brilliant as Joshua. His dialogue delivery, expressions are top-notch. His last release Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui was also an exceptional movie. Along with him, Andrea Kevichusa, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra, JD Chakraverti, and Loitongbam Dorendra also delivers powerful performances. Overall, Anek is a gripping film and we give it 3.5 stars out of 5.