Mysore

Cinema Samaya with Haggada Kone tomorrow at 6 pm

Mysureans have a wonderful opportunity to discuss the burning issue of capital pun­ishment, its need, merits and demerits. For, internation­al award-winning Kannada movie Haggada Kone will be screened at Kalamandir on May 27 at 6 pm.

Entry is free and people can think beyond, comparing the movie with current devel­opments in the judicial system. The film show has jointly been organised by the Department of Information and Public Re­lations, Karnataka Film Acade­my and Mysore Film Society as part of its monthly programme, Cinema Samaya. The show screens socially-oriented mov­ies to create awareness among public and goad citizens to be­come more humane in their approach.

Through this cinema the director puts a lot of questions before the audience to understand whether capital punishment was a necessity in the so-called civilised society.

`Haggada Kone’ is based on popular play with the same title written by Parvathavaani in 1963. The story is focused on a character, Chenna, who is convicted for murder and sentenced to be hanged till death. Chenna, however, with his innocence and moral emotions, hides the reason behind the killing, which however leads him death under the le­gal system. The movie direc­tor, Dayal Padmanabhan, with his wonderful cinematograph­ic skills, has sequenced the reason behind the killing and the logical explanations over the necessity of capital pun­ishment under legal ground, brought out through deep interaction between Chenna and the character who plays the role of a jailor.

Chenna finally accepts the punishment for his act, obey­ing the law. Through this the director puts a lot of ques­tions before the audience to understand whether capital punishment was a necessity in the so-called civilised society. Haggada Kone, bagged the best film jury award at the Noi­da International Film Festival, Best Regional Film in Nasik In­ternational Film Festival.

 

 

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