Bollywood and Law Crossword

  1. 5. Call it Double Jeopardy, call it blind justice. This movie had Amitabh Bachchan spending 20 years in prison. Name the movie.
  2. 6. This movie directed by Prakash Jha and loosely inspired from the epic Mahabharata, the movie Godfather and even the life of the Gandhi family, deals with issues of caste and nepotism in the political system. Name the movie.
  3. 8. This movie starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar could have been a 3-hour long advertisement for our Prime Minister’s pet hygiene project. Name the movie.
  4. 10. This movie starring Konkana Sen and Rahul Bose on communal strife sounds like a Tamil movie but was actually directed by a Bengali Director. Name the director.
  5. 12. This Marathi movie deals with complex issues of casteism and honor killing but was loved by many for its romantic angle. Name a song from this movie that became a national hit.
  6. 15. Originally made in Telegu and later remade in Hindi and Tamil, this hit movie received flak from several quarters for its glorification of toxic masculinity and misogyny. The lead character also violates the professional ethics code in his capacity as a surgeon. Name the Telegu movie.
  7. 17. Amitabh Bachchan played the legal eagle in this Bollywood movie on consent which was later remade in Tamil. Name the actor who takes on the same role in the Tamil movie.
  8. 18. There are 3 Hindi movies inspired from this incident, the latest has Akshay Kumar in the role of the naval officer who shoots his wife’s lover dead and went on to be acquitted for the murder leading to the removal of jury system in India. Name the naval officer.
  9. 19. This satire on the rampant corruption in the construction sector in India starring Nasruddin Shah, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur is considered by some as the funniest movie of all time. Name the movie.
  10. 20. Based on a real-life event, this movie is based on the struggles of a small-town college professor years before Section 377 of the IPC was decriminalized. Name the actor who played the professor.
  1. 1. One of the few movies that deals with the question of gender identity without making a mockery of it, this Bengali movie directed by Rituparno Ghosh explores the struggles of a man who craves to be a woman. Name the movie.
  2. 2. Based on a book about Chetan Bhagat’s own experiences of ragging and undue parental expectations in college, this movie had a 44-year-old Aamir Khan play a college student. Name the movie.
  3. 3. This movie depicts the trial of persons accused of a serious crime and has the actor Sunny Deol mouthing the famous dialogue “Tareek pe Tareek, Tareek pe Tareek”. Name the crime.
  4. 4. Inspired from an English movie starring Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman, this Hindi movie has Manisha Koirala and Aamir Khan reprising the roles of a couple caught in the midst of a divorce and custody trial.
  5. 7. Part of a trilogy, this movie based on a Shakespearean Tragedy, shows uncomfortable truths about Kashmir and the draconian application of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in the state (Union Territory since 2019). Name the movie.
  6. 9. You can’t do it in private and you can’t do it at a party in front of other people. In this movie directed by Anubhav Sinha, Taapsee Pannu says she won’t tolerate it.
  7. 11. This movie is as much about religious tolerance as it is about adoption of three brothers separated in their childhood. The highlight is a song with the great Amitabh Bachchan emerging from a big egg, wearing a smock and spouting gibberish. Name the movie.
  8. 13. Produced by Amir Khan, this movie on farmer suicides went all the way to the Oscars. Name the movie.
  9. 14. A Bimal Roy movie, much ahead of its times, this one is a gentle exploration of caste discrimination within the confines of a family. Name the leading lady of this movie.
  10. 16. This film on child marriage first made in Bengali in 1967 film and in Hindi in 1976 with the same name has the popular song “Bade ache lagte hain….”. Name the movie.