In politically sensitive times we live in, where artistes self censor their voices to appease others, Anubhav Sinha remains relentless in chasing gutsy stories. His new film Anek starring Ayushmann Khurrana is Bollywood’s first film to highlight the socio-political strife of the North East. From highlighting the othering of the land to shedding light on nuances of how young people get indoctrinated by rebel groups, Sinha has made a wholesome movie on a subject that remains untapped by mainstream movies.
In the past, Sinha has used his films to delve into relevant subjects like casteism and sexism – each of them a gem and a clutter breaker. Anek is no different. Hailed by political observers for familiarising movie hoping audiences with the day-to-day issues of the North East, Sinha sets a new benchmark once again with the film.
Anubhav Sinha delivers another hard-hitting film with Anek, continues to bring out relevant conversations to the fore
The conscientious filmmaker is building a brand of cinema that challenges dogmas and ideas, shedding light on issues that have been sidelined by the media. In today’s times, Sinha is the only filmmaker who continues to do more than just entertain his audience. He educates them and challenges them, sharpening their ideological bent of mind. Anek has successfully managed to open up conversations around one of the most ignored issues of the northeast.