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Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986)

One dissenting juror in a murder trial tries to influence the verdict with his personal prejudices and biases

Director:

Basu Chatterjee

Writers:

Ranjit Kapoor (dialogue), Ranjit Kapoor (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Deepak Kejriwal Deepak Kejriwal ... Juror #1
Amitabh Srivastava Amitabh Srivastava ... Juror #2
Pankaj Kapur ... Juror #3
S.M. Zaheer S.M. Zaheer ... Juror #4
Subhash Udghate Subhash Udghate ... Juror #5
Hemant Mishra Hemant Mishra ... Juror #6
M.K. Raina ... Juror #7
K.K. Raina ... Juror #8
Annu Kapoor ... Juror #9
Subbiraj Subbiraj ... Juror #10
Shailendra Goel Shailendra Goel ... Juror #11
Aziz Qureshi Aziz Qureshi ... Juror #12
C.D. Sindhu C.D. Sindhu ... Gatekeeper
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Twelve male members of a jury gather together in an enclosed room to deliberate their decision on a charge of murder against a young man who has been accused of killing his elderly father. All of the jury, save for one, are convinced of this young man's guilt, and they would like to convince their colleague also to come to the same unanimous decision. But will they be able to convince him to change his verdict? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

23 July 1986 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Hung Jury See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Known as the remake of 1957's 12 Angry Men. See more »

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References Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983) See more »

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Great Acting
14 May 2007 | by shetraSee all my reviews

"Ek Ruka Hua Faisla" is strictly watchable for good performances only. Pankaj Kapoor and Anu Kapoor are brilliant and are aptly supported by decent performances by the others.

The plot is inspired by a Hollywood movie and has a quite a few flaws... The jury system was not in practise in the 80s (in fact, the Nanavati case in the 60s was the last time the Jury system was used in an Indian court). Plus, as far as my knowledge goes, a 12-to-none verdict is not required to convict or release an accused.

However, if you disregard these flaws, this movie is a quite an interesting watch and all the 12 guys are well characterized.


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