Controversial Yet Successful: Yami Gautam’s ‘Article 370’ Now Streaming on Netflix

“Amidst controversy and acclaim, ‘Article 370,‘ starring Yami Gautam and Priyamani, emerged as a sleeper hit in Bollywood, grossing a remarkable 110 crores worldwide and marking a surprising triumph for Yami Gautam. The film’s backdrop, revolving around the removal of Article 370, sparked heated debates and accusations of factual distortion and propaganda.

Now, ‘Article 370’ finds a new platform on the OTT giant Netflix, inviting audiences to delve into its politically charged narrative. However, viewers from the South anticipating the film’s release may face disappointment as initially, it streams exclusively in Hindi, with dubbed versions possibly following later.

Directed by Aditya Suhas Jambhale, the film delves into the political landscape and the ramifications of the Article 370 repeal on the people of Kashmir, stirring both appreciation and criticism from Hindi audiences. Similar films like ‘The Kashmir Files’ and ‘Kerala Story’ have evoked similar reactions, garnering both support and opposition.

Nevertheless, not all films with a propagandist undertone fare well, as evidenced by the recent box office debacle of ‘Razakar,’ which garnered negative reviews and word of mouth despite its controversial subject matter. ‘Article 370’ stands as a testament to the complex interplay between cinema, politics, and public opinion.

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