The Death Sentence: Mrityu Dand
- Ayub Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Shabana Azmi
- Prakash Jha
- Action, Drama
- November 26, 1999
In a rural Indian village two corrupt villagers contractor Tirpat Singh and his colleague MLA Durga Pandey are rallying the other villagers into doing things that will benefit themselves. Their main target is separating two brothers, Abhay Singh and his younger brother, Vinay who live with their father and respective wives – namely the two sisters – Chandravati who is marry to Abhay and Ketki who is marry to Vinay. To this extent their efforts mature into considerable progress when Abhay leave Chandravati in care of his father only to turn an ascetic who reside in a temple while at the same time Vinay is swindled in his construction business by the duo. Shortly after Chandravati take ill and is forced to take up resident with a sympathetic male villager, Rambaran Manto who she shares an illegitimate relationship with. Meanwhile Vinay find out the true reality of Tirpat and Durga only to pull away from them. Then Vinay is killed in broad daylight leaving behind Ketki as the only witness to this crime; after Vinay’s death the duo turn their attention to Ketki by physically tormenting her for the family’s assets.