Nenjuku Needhi (Eng: Justice For The Heart) is a 2022 Indian Tamil-language political drama film directed by Arunraja Kamaraj and produced by Boney Kapoor. A remake of the 2019 Hindi film Article 15, it stars Udhayanidhi Stalin, Aari Arujunan, Tanya Ravichandran, and Shivani Rajashekar. The film revolves around an upright police officer launching an attack against the caste system in India after caste-based discrimination and other crimes are dismissed.
Vijaya Raghavan (Udhayanidhi Stalin), an IPS officer, gets posted in a rural part of Tamil Nadu, where caste discrimination and untouchability is still in practice. Though Vijaya Raghavan has read about the discrimination in many books, it gets difficult for him to confront these problems in real life. While he is still grappling with the ideologies of the people around him and trying to educate them, a mysterious case of three missing dalit girls, who were employed in the local factory, makes his life more miserable. Two are found dead, but the case gets complicated, as there is no trace of the third one. Who is behind this heinous crime and how Vijaya Raghavan takes this case forward despite pressure from his casteist higher officials forms the rest of the plot.
Directed by Arunraja Kamaraj
Screenplay by Arunraja Kamaraj
Based on Article 15 by Anubhav Sinha
Produced by Boney Kapoor
Starring Udhayanidhi Stalin, Aari Arujunan, Tanya Ravichandran, Shivani Rajashekar
Cinematography Dinesh B. Krishnan
Edited by Ruben
Music by Dhibu Ninan Thomas
Production Zee Studios, Bayview Projects & Romeo Pictures
Distributed by Red Giant Movies
Release date 20 May 2022
Running time 132 minutes