Black Friday Film Review

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Movie Review: Black Friday by Anurag Kashyap

Black Friday is a film that revolves around the 1993 Bombay serial blasts that took thousands of lives. It follows the investigation and gives us the story from the eyes of the various people involved. From the eyes of the police to the accused, it vividly captures the entire investigation process providing an insight into the unknown and brutal world of Police investigations. The honest imagery is what led the government to delay its release indefinitely. This review goes beyond the film and explores the case of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon v. State of Maharashtra (2013 13 SCC 1), that costed Yakub memon his life. The movie stars many actors from KK Menon, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Aditya Srivastava, Pavam Malhotra, Vijay Maurya,
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This happens to be a special Court and confessions before a Police Officer in such cases can be admissible in the Special Court, as mentioned earlier. The evidentiary standards in such cases are lower than what the Evidence Act prescribes. Periyasamy v. State (2014 6 SCC 59) affirms this rule. If the Court is reasonably satisfied that the confession made before the Police officer was voluntary, in accordance with Section 15 of the TADA Act, it can be admissable. One of the foundations of criminal law is to presume a man innocent until proven gulty. A close reading of the TADA Act assumes the accused to be guilty shifts the burden of proof on him to prove himself innocent. There would be no defence in case the Police arrests an innocent person and threatens and induces him to confess. There have been many such instances of injustice following the Mumbai blasts. The TADA Act is a very powerful tool in the hands of the state to arrest a person on false charges, terming them as terrorists and securing a conviction under the TADA using doctored confessions, as can be inferred from the

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