Dhananjay (2017)

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Dhananjoy's story is based on the conviction of Dhananjoy Chatterjee, accused for the gruesome murder of Hetal Parekh, which took place in the year 1990. On the basis of circumstantial ... See full summary »


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19 June 2019 | rtoac1
| Why capital punishment should be avoided for first time offenders
This is based on the message from the Bengali film "Dhananjoy" starring Mimi Chakraborty.

I've been an avowed believer in capital punishment. That heinous crimes and those called rarest of rare crimes definitely deserve so.

But this film is definitely a jolt to such beliefs. I now contend that capital punishment should be reserved for repeat offenders, those who despise and openly violate the law. And even if for rarest of rare cases, should not be awarded to first time offenders.

The film shows how trial by media and public pressure to show closure leads to the police getting swayed in their investigations and the politicians taking advantage of public sentiments. In the end, someone who is poor is told by his own lawyer that "milk is sweeter if you put more sugar".

The film has a hard-hitting message that shows the accused was convicted by contradictory circumstantial evidences and statements. The implicit message that if he were still alive, there was a chance to overturn the ruling and for the accused to be released with full honour.

But in the end possibly, a life was taken just because it was convenient to take it as a scapegoat!

The film itself though could have been still edited to be at least 15 minutes shorter.

Many of the points were being repeated in the courtroom arguments which was a drag. At times one would feel why the judge is asking the same questions which were already answered by the lawyers in the earlier dialogues.

I rated this film 8/10 in IMDB.

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11 August 2017



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