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Anek is a political action thriller, in which Joshua (Ayushmann Khurrana), a fierce undercover agent, is on a mission to unite the country.
The film follows Joshua’s journey in a conflict-ridden region of Northeast India, where he’s posted to facilitate a Peace Accord with the largest militant group and its rebel leader – Tiger Sanga.
As a part of his mission, Joshua tries to infiltrate a separatist group by befriending one of its member’s daughter, Aido. A ferocious boxer, Aido dreams of winning a gold medal for India. Even though she faces discrimination at every step, she continues to fight for a spot in the national team, hoping to be accepted as an Indian by making the country proud.
Will Joshua triumph in his mission to unite the country? Will Aido get to prove her mettle? Anek is a heart-wrenching tale that examines what it means to be an Indian and what it takes to rise above the divides plaguing the country.
In Hindi, with English subtitles.
Join us from 6pm on Wednesday 3 August before the screening of Anek to meet some of the ARC team and chat to us about our plans for upcoming South Asian content in our cinema.
BBFC Ratings Info (May Contain Spoilers)
This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
A man attempts suicide, with strong bloody detail.
There are bloody shootings and bludgeonings. People are thrown into the air by an exploding bomb. Other people are beaten, without visible injuries, and another a man is shown bleeding from the head after being struck with a rock.
There are references to racism and scenes of racist behaviour, including one in which a woman repeatedly slaps another woman of South East Asian ethnicity and accuses her of being a sex worker. There is a use of the term ‘chinkies’ in reported speech, in addition to sight of a sweatshirt featuring a Muhammad Ali quote which contains the word ‘n****r’. Discrimination is not condoned. There is use of implied strong language (‘whatever the f–’); milder terms include ‘whorehouse’, ‘bloody’ and ‘shit’. Other issues include moderate threat, moderate visual and verbal references to drug addiction and dealing, and infrequent moderate references to sex work and brothels.
Information about screenings with subtitles
Subtitled screenings offer captions which transcribe dialogue only. Subtitled screenings attempt to give D/deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers an understanding of the spoken dialogue within the film, but do not include description about other aspects of the soundtrack, including music and sound effects.