Anubhav Sinha’s new film ‘Anek’, known for bringing social issues to the screen, focuses on the political and social problems of the northeastern states of India: Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura . These states have been under the influence of various separatist policies over the years. Some leaders and parties here say that an injustice has been done to them. Although there has been peace here for a few years, some separatist forces are still active.
Anubhav Sinha has tried to understand it in his own way. In this, Ayushmann Khurrana plays an undercover agent named Joshua who secretly prepares a parallel separatist man on his behalf, but mainly his role is to prepare peace talks with the separatist government forces. Will you succeed in this task?
Andrea Cevichusa plays the character of a girl named Edo. Her father is of separatist ideology but she is a boxer and wants to win the world boxing title for India.
A slight romantic bond also develops between Joshua and Edo, but the secret about what Joshua is is eventually revealed. So what would Edo do or what would Joshua do? Many more questions arise during the course of the film, such as what is peace, is the peace of one a disturbance for the other? After all, why do some children also follow the path of separatism?
The film also showcases the natural beauty inherent in the northeastern states. Ayushmann Khurrana plays a character who is skilled at his job but has many questions in his mind about nationalism, people, government tactics, etc. But the most powerful role is played by Andrea Cevichusa as Edo, who has a deep passion for sports, especially boxing. Her father is fighting her battle as a separatist and Edo is also fighting her battle to get a gold medal for India. Will you be successful at this? One of the film’s great strengths is that many complex and intriguing themes emerge in the form of a compelling story.