Director: Vishal Bhandari
Cast: Om Puri, Gulshan Grover, Shreyas Talpade, Smita Jaykar
Synopsis: The Hangman is the story about one man’s quest to attain redemption. Actor Om Puri, who gives a compelling performance as the aged and tired executioner Shiva, has been forced into his forefathers’ profession. Shiva’s overwhelming desire is to create a better life for his son Ganesh (played by Shreyas Talpade). He seeks help from his friend, the prison jailor (played by Gulshan Grover). Ganesh is taken to the city under the jailor’s guardianship where he pursues his father’s ultimate dream — that of becoming a police officer. But a series of ill-fated events result in a startling tragedy.
Based in a culture full of ancient customs and traditions, this bittersweet tale follows Shiva as he struggles between the mandates of his dirty profession and his desire to achieve salvation and happiness.