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  • SANDIYAR Working
  • VIRUMANDI Alternative


Drama which highlights the inadequacies of the Indian justice system and the implementation of the death penalty as a means of punishment. The story focuses on the village feuds in South India which involve certain segments of the society in gang wars and massacres. Angela Kathamuthu, a television reporter who plans to make a documentary on the subject is allowed to interview some of the inmates of a prison. Kotthala Thevar (who has been imprisoned for life) tells her the story of his involvement in a village feud and a massacre of twenty four people, allegedly by Virumaandi from the other village. Virumaandi who has received the death sentence, has on the other hand, a different version of events to tell the reporter.

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