Its been over three years since the 26/11 attacks
in which all the nine terrorists except Mohammed Ajmal
Kasab were gunned down. While the inhabitants of Mumbai
have almost forgotten and gone back to their routines,
the Indian judiciary and government are still pondering
what to do with the sole surviving terrorist.
by Sohrab Irani, director and film educationist Oovazi
Irani has made a ten minute-long film The K File, based
on a fictional rendering of one of India's biggest contemporary
films protagonist goes by the name of Asab. This
is because "the lawyer asked us to call him Asab
as the text is separate from the film itself. There
might still be some contempt involved," explained
writer Farrukh Dhondy.
ten-minute short begins with a home minister (played
by Gujarati theater actor and model Tushar Ishwar)
wanting to hang terrorist Asab (played by Sanjay Nath,
who has acted in films like Paathshala and Chance
Pe Dance among others) for the terror attacks in the
the minister has to deal with a political dilemma.
He knows that his decision to hang the terrorist would
invite a lot of controversy and affect his Muslim
vote bank. Thus for months, he grapples with himself
for a solution and eventually finds a way to deal
with Asabs case.
film braves to find a solution to a real life situation
by merging fact with fiction and the director is successful
to an extent. At the end, the film echoes thoughts
of all those awaiting the rightful punishment for
Kasab for his horrific act.
film has been recently released online.