A still from the trailer.
A still from the trailer.

Trailer of Bengali film on hanging of rape-murder accused

The backdrop for the launch was a court room set up at a private hotel. The movie, helmed by Arindam Sil, is set in 2008, four years after the execution.
Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2017 10:10 PM IST

The first look and trailer of the Bengali film Dhananjoy, based on the hanging of security guard Dhananjoy Chatterjee, convicted in a rape-murder case of 1990, was unveiled on Monday.

The backdrop for the launch was a court room set up at a private hotel. The movie, helmed by Arindam Sil, is set in 2008, four years after the execution.

The characters’ names in the film, except that of Dhananjoy, have been changed. Each character’s look was also revealed at the trailer launch. Actor Anirban Bhattacharya was presented as the protagonist. He entered in handcuffs ringed by policemen.

Sil said, “We re-analysed the case, met various people and studied books about the case. We found that the execution order of Dhananjoy was given based on inconclusive circumstantial evidence and there was a stark absence of any direct evidence.”

The Shree Venkatesh Films production is scheduled for release on August 11.

On August 14, 2004, Chatterjee was hanged at Alipore Central Jail in West Bengal on his 42nd birthday, convicted for the rape and murder of a teenage girl.

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