Essay on Ek Ruka Hua Faisla - Analysis

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PLOT SUMMARY
Ek Ruka Hua Faisla is an adaptation of 12 Angry Men (1957), which was directed by Sidney
Lumet and was nominated for 3 Oscars. It also was another 13 awards and was nominated for 6.
The original movie deals with the deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of an 18-year-old
Latino accused of stabbing his father to death.
This is a movie about 19 year old boy who was a suspect for murder of his father. There was a committee of 12 people assigned to decide whether boy was culprit or not. The jury assembled in a room on a hot summer day. They had to reach a consensus, unanimously, regarding the boy’s fate – guilty or not guilty. When the movie begins it seems like the committee is already sure about the decision-
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These preconceived notions and clear objectives set the perfect stage for what unfolded later on.

From this, I could infer that time bound and specific objectives play an important role in group dynamics. They bring out the conflict in open and thus their resolution takes place under amiable conditions. PERSONALITY PROFILE
JUROR 1 (DEEPAK KEJRIWAL)

He acted as a co-coordinator throughout the film. He was expected to be non-partial during the proceedings and to keep the deliberation orderly and procedural. He is the facilitator and mediator of the discussion and is hence expected to be someone who guides the discussion forward and resolute the conflicts. He is soft spoken and believed in democratic decisions with everyone’s consent.
2

Though he is a good moderator but he lacked control over the group so as to ensure disciplined and peaceful approach towards decision. Because of this, his role was not taken seriously by others and he was often questioned about his authority and was unnecessarily emphasizing on rules. In response, he lost his cool twice in the movie and asked other members to take up his role. Irrespective of the role, he kept his cool throughout the discussion and never fought with anyone.
He is the kind of person who seeks co-operation from others. He is social as he tried to bring

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