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A Detained Verdict (1986)

Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (original title)
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

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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Sound Mix:

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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Version of Die zwölf Geschworenen (1963) See more »

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Interesting plot!
9 April 2005 | by abhi0002See all my reviews

This movie is great! I watched this on TV recently and it was easily one of the most interesting two hours I have spent in front of the tube in along time. One of course expects high standards from Basu Chatterjee and he doesn't disappoint. The plot revolves around a set of jurors debating on the the innocence of a boy who is accused of murdering his father. One juror stands up for the lad and ends up proving his innocence. Pankaj Kapoor delivers the best performance of the lot. It also deals with the prejudices we carry with us from our personal lives and how they can cloud our judgment. We also learn a lesson or two about the value of a human life. Engrossing fare. 12 people in a room makes for a minimalist yet unforgettable setting. Don't miss it.


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