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.