Unmediated

Crime as punishment

Print edition : April 29, 2016

A still from the Tamil film, "Visaaranai". Photo: By Special Arrangement

Mohammed Aamir Khan was picked up in old Delhi in 1998 as a suspect in some low-intensity blasts and kept in jails for 14 years and tortured before his release for lack of evidence.

The "Visaaranai" team at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival on September 10. (From left) Chandrakumar, whose book "Lock-up" in Tamil was made into the film, actor Samuthirakani, director Vetri Maaran, and actor Dinesh Ravi. The film was presented in the Orizzonti selection of the festival. Photo: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP

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