Article 370

“Article 370” is making waves at the box office, pulling in a whopping ₹25 crore net in its first weekend, making it the top-grossing female-led film of 2024. The film that stars Yami Gautam has got everyone talking.

After average successes like Fighter and Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljhaa Jiya, Article 370 has tuned out to be the first genuine hit for Bollywood in 2024.

Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave it a shout-out during a speech in Jammu recently which further helped its box office performance.

But not everyone is cheering. Some folks say it’s just another propaganda film, twisting facts to fit a certain agenda.

Director Aditya Suhas Jambhale took some liberties with history, which has sparked debate. While the movie keeps you glued to your seat with its gripping story in the second half and some good acting, some say it’s biased and mocks democratic institutions.

It’s undoubtedly a propaganda movie that showcases the current central government as the savior and blames the Nehru family for all the bad things that happened in Kashmir. But if you can put politics aside, “Article 370” is a well-made movie.

Its success at the box office shows there’s definitely an audience for this kind of film. And it looks like more propaganda movies like Razakars, a film on Godhra, and Vivek Agnihotri’s Next are on the way, sparking even more discussions about politics and history in Bollywood.