Tiger Memon, blamed for carrying out the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, is hectoring one of his henchmen, Badshah Khan, that as a Muslim it is his duty to avenge the murder and rape of Muslims during the communal riots in Mumbai in 1993.
"Ek bhi Hindu nahi maara tu ne? (You haven't killed a single Hindu?)" says Memon as the other man cringes at his words.
This scene is from filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's thriller Black Friday, on the serial blasts. The controversial movie shows how the blasts on March 12, 1993 that killed more than 250 people and maimed hundreds of others were carried out, how the police tracked down the culprits and how sometimes innocent people bore the brunt of their atrocities.
As Yakub Memon, Tiger's brother found guilty of conspiracy in the blasts, is set to be executed on July 30, it's interesting to revisit the film and watch how it attempted to explain the blasts and the events that led to it.
The film was based on the book Black Friday - The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts by renowned crime writer and journalist S Hussain Zaidi. It was released in India in 2007, three years after its international outing, when the Supreme Court allowed the film to be shown in theatres only after the TADA court passed its judgment in the case.
The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles in 2004 and was nominated for the Golden Leopard award at the Locarno International Film Festival the same year. Black Friday's music was provided by the rock band Indian Ocean and the title track Bandeh has since become a contemporary cult hit.
The film portrays Yakub as someone who claims that apart from Tiger no member of the Memon family was involved in planning the blasts. And, after his arrest at the New Delhi railway station he helps the investigating officers in deciphering important leads.
In the film, when asked on a television debate if he knows where Tiger is, Yakub replies, "Woh aap ISI se puchhiye." He is alluding to Pakistan's spy agency.
Now, consider this scene.
Badshah Khan has been arrested from his village Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, where he was hiding after the blasts. Deputy commissioner of police, Rakesh Maria, is interrogating him in the police station.
"Tumhe malum hai kitna nuksan hua, kitne jaane gayi (Do you how much damage was done and how many lives were lost)?" Maria interrogates.
Few questions later, Khan lashes out at Maria, "Babri Masjid girayi. Hamare Musalman bhaiyon ko maara. Hamari auroton ki aabru luti.
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