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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bengali film Dhananjoy - Story Cast and Crew of the movie

Film Dhananjay is a Bengali language drama film directed by Arindam Sil and produced by Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni under the banner of SVF Entertainment. Thirteen years ago, death penalty of Dhananjoy Chottopadhyay was a most discussed topic in West Bengal. Many eminent persons of that time welcomed the death penalty while Aparna Sen, late Sunil Gangopadhyay and Sujato Bhadra of APDR condemned the capital punishment. Dhananjoy was hanged on 15 August 2004.

Plot of the film Dhananjoy

Film Dhananjoy is based on the conviction of Dhananjoy Chatterjee, accused for the gruesome murder of Hetal Parekh. The crime took place in the year 1990. On the basis of circumstantial evidence and on the basis of the deceased mother's statement, Dhananjoy Chatterjee a security guard, was executed and hanged to death on the early hours of 15th August 2004. Before death Dhananjoy was imprisonment for 14 years. Dhananjoy was from a poor family in Bankura district and his family appealed to all levels of court in the country; and finally, to the President of India, Abul Kalam Azad.

Dhananjoy is no more in this world but there are many questions and doubts in the entire process. Till date Dhananjoy is the only person judicially executed in India in the twenty-first century so far for a crime not related to terrorism. The execution by hanging took place in Alipore Central Correctional Home, Kolkata, on 15 August early morning. Dhananjoy had been charged with the crimes of rape and murder of Hetal Parekh, an 18-year-old school-girl, on 5 March 1990, in her third floor apartment in Bhawanipore, Kolkata. Dhananjoy was the security guard of that apartment. Dhananjoy's family members refused to take the dead body and state government did the last rituals of the body. 

The execution stirred up many public controversies and attracted attention from media. Dhananjoy was convicted on the basis of circumstantial evidences only. Dhananjoy consistently maintained his innocence throughout his trial and imprisonment. There is a big question whether many people wanted to hang Dhananjoy as early as possible to hide something. 

Jailer, Doctor of  Alipore Central Correctional Home were surprised how a man like Dhananjoy can commit such a crime. The hang man, Nata Mallick also said that he never came across such a gentle  accused who pleaded for forgiveness if there was any mistake from his side.

Anirban Bhattacharya and Mimi Chakraborty are in leading roles of film Dhananjoy.

Cast and Crew of Film Dhananjoy


Anirban Bhattacharya
Mimi Chakraborty
Kanchan Mullick
Kaushik Sen
Paran Bandopadhyay
Arjaa banerjee
Dilip Dave


Directed by: Arindam Sil
Produced by: Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni
Screenplay by: Padmanabha Dasgupta and Arindam Sil

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