India's disturbing Oscar entry takes on police torture
A thriller in Tamil language has been chosen as India's official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film at next year's Oscars. Sudha G Tilak writes on an unusually gritty crime drama on police brutality and corruption.
A homeless young man is walking down a street after watching a late night movie in Guntur, a town in Andhra Pradesh in southern India. A police patrol halts by and asks his name.
"Afzal", the man replies.
"al-Qaeda? Isis?" sneers a policeman.
"I'm a Tamil migrant worker," he replies not comprehending, and is rudely rounded off to the police... read more
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