The Sentence

The movie talks about capital punishment which still prevails in various parts of the world. It also discusses about how the state interfere in the normal lives of ordinary people. A girl from the Northern part of India was shifted to a jail in South India due to some security issues. The court sentenced her to death. The non linear narration of the incidents which happens in her life after the judgement is mainly described in the movie. Crime, punishment, law, policing etc are deconstructed in this movie. The movie revolves around the conflict between the Jail superintendent who once served in Military and the girl in the jail who was sentenced to death for killing the soldiers. The movie ends up showcasing serious human right violations. The movie is also a struggle against out dated law of capital punishment. The story is purely fictional.

  • sreejith poyilkavu
  • shahul aliyar
  • Althaf Hussain
  • Rachna Ravindra shelar
    Key Cast
    "Kashmiri girl"
  • Babu annur
    Key Cast
    "Superintendent of jail"
  • santhosh keezhattur
    Key Cast
    "Chief officer"
  • Sunil Sugatha
    Key Cast
  • sajitha madathil
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 45 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Red epic
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  • Student Project:
  • Thanner films,Karnataka
Distribution Information
  • Thannerfilms
    Country: India
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - sreejith poyilkavu

Well known Indian Theatre director. Post Graguate from School of Drama, Thrissur affiliated to Calicut university. Directed more than 100 theatre plays. The Sentence is his first movie.

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Director Statement

This is a realistic dramatical fiction against capital punishment and human rights violation.
"Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains " - Rousseau