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->-''"What you have done is no ordinary crime, it is treason. When you accept a bribe, everyone under you accepts a bribe. And because of that, the state, the services, the treasury, departments of agriculture, energy, healthcare, education, police, the courts have all been corrupted and forever destroyed our country's ability to develop. The goods are bad, the food is unclean, the water is impure, the air is polluted Our vast great country has been turned into a beggar while small islands the world over have become rich. Why is it this way? You think bribery doesn’t exist there? Bribery exists there too. But over there, bribes are accepted for dereliction of duty. Over here, [[WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency bribes are required for performing your duty. Bribes for ration cards! Bribes for admitting children into schools! Bribes for railway tickets! Bribes for getting seeds to grow crops!]] Everything from cradle to grave is now infested with bribery, bribery and more bribery!! By accepting it as normal and ubiquitous, corruption has spread like a cancer throughout this country and is destroying it. Accepting bribes is wrong! Paying bribes is wrong! And to get that point across, your sentence is death!!"''

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->-''"What you have done committed is no ordinary crime, it is treason. When you accept a bribe, everyone under you accepts a bribe. And because of that, the state, the services, the treasury, departments of agriculture, energy, healthcare, education, police, the courts have all been corrupted and forever destroyed our country's ability to develop. The goods are bad, the food is unclean, the water is impure, the air is polluted Our vast great country has been turned into a beggar while small islands the world over have become rich. Why is it this way? You think bribery doesn’t exist there? Bribery exists there too. But over there, bribes are accepted for dereliction of duty. Over here, [[WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency bribes are required for performing your duty. Bribes for ration cards! Bribes for admitting children into schools! Bribes for railway tickets! Bribes for getting seeds to grow crops!]] Everything from cradle to grave is now infested with bribery, bribery and more bribery!! By accepting it as normal and ubiquitous, corruption has spread like a cancer throughout this country and is destroying it. Accepting bribes is wrong! Paying bribes is wrong! And to get that point across, your sentence is death!!"''


* BettyAndVeronica[=/=]LightFeminineDarkFeminine : Sapna played by Urmilla Matontkar is the dark feminine Veronica. She is just using Chandru for (non sexual) favors, since he is attempting to gain influence with her father to get a job as a vehicle safety inspector. Aishwarya is the more down to earth Betty, who genuinely loves Chandru and is a dedicated animal loving veterinarian. Sapna dresses fashionably, while Aishwarya dresses conservatively. Sapna doesn't mind Chandru's moral relativism, while Aishwarya commonly butts heads with Chandru over it. Aishwarya finally gets him [[spoiler: before Chandru is killed by his father]].

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* BettyAndVeronica[=/=]LightFeminineDarkFeminine : Sapna played by Urmilla Matontkar is the dark feminine Veronica. She is just using Chandru for (non sexual) (non-sexual) favors, since he is attempting to gain influence with her father to get a job as a vehicle safety inspector. Aishwarya is the more down to earth Betty, who genuinely loves Chandru and is a dedicated animal loving veterinarian. Sapna dresses fashionably, while Aishwarya dresses conservatively. Sapna doesn't mind Chandru's moral relativism, while Aishwarya commonly butts heads with Chandru over it. Aishwarya finally gets him [[spoiler: before Chandru is killed by his father]].



* VillainWantsMercy: The Doctor who caused Kasturi’s death tries begging for his life. When that fails, he tries bribery. That too doesn’t work. [[spoiler: Chandru pleads for his life, even reminding his father how they tried for fifteen years to conceive him]]. It doesn’t work for him either.

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* VillainWantsMercy: [[VillainsWantMercy Villain Wants Mercy]]: The Doctor who caused Kasturi’s death tries begging for his life. When that fails, he tries bribery. That too doesn’t work. [[spoiler: Chandru pleads for his life, even reminding his father how they tried for fifteen years to conceive him]]. It doesn’t work for him either.


* BriberyBackfire: The Doctor who refused to treat Senapathy’s daughter, tries to bribe Senapathy when cornered. This act sets off Senapathy even further.

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* BriberyBackfire: BribeBackfire: The Doctor who refused to treat Senapathy’s daughter, tries to bribe Senapathy when cornered. This act sets off Senapathy even further.


Indian is a 1996 Tamil film starring Kamal Hassan in a [[ActingForTwo dual role]] playing both father and son. Their stories are told in parallel, with one story focusing on "Indian" a senior citizen vigilante who has been going around murdering corrupt government officials and a federal cop's attempt to catch him. The second story focuses on Chandru, a bureaucrat working at a DMV office, who is trying to get into the boss' good graces and become a road worthiness inspector. Their stories diverge based on a tragic event, but then their fates converge again [[spoiler: with tragic results]].

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Indian
''Indian''
is a 1996 Tamil film starring Kamal Hassan in a [[ActingForTwo dual role]] playing both father and son. Their stories are told in parallel, with one story focusing on "Indian" a senior citizen vigilante who has been going around murdering corrupt government officials and a federal cop's attempt to catch him. The second story focuses on Chandru, a bureaucrat working at a DMV office, who is trying to get into the boss' good graces and become a road worthiness inspector. Their stories diverge based on a tragic event, but then their fates converge again [[spoiler: with tragic results]].

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* AffectionateNickname / NamedAfterSomebodyFamous : Chandru, short for Subhash Chandra Bose, the revolutionary leader that Senapathy followed during the Indian independence struggle.

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* AffectionateNickname / NamedAfterSomebodyFamous AffectionateNickname[=/=]NamedAfterSomebodyFamous : Chandru, short for Subhash Chandra Bose, the revolutionary leader that Senapathy followed during the Indian independence struggle.



* BettyAndVeronica / LightFeminineDarkFeminine : Sapna played by Urmilla Matontkar is the dark feminine Veronica. She is just using Chandru for (non sexual) favors, since he is attempting to gain influence with her father to get a job as a vehicle safety inspector. Aishwarya is the more down to earth Betty, who genuinely loves Chandru and is a dedicated animal loving veterinarian. Sapna dresses fashionably, while Aishwarya dresses conservatively. Sapna doesn't mind Chandru's moral relativism, while Aishwarya commonly butts heads with Chandru over it. Aishwarya finally gets him [[spoiler: before Chandru is killed by his father]].

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* BettyAndVeronica / LightFeminineDarkFeminine BettyAndVeronica[=/=]LightFeminineDarkFeminine : Sapna played by Urmilla Matontkar is the dark feminine Veronica. She is just using Chandru for (non sexual) favors, since he is attempting to gain influence with her father to get a job as a vehicle safety inspector. Aishwarya is the more down to earth Betty, who genuinely loves Chandru and is a dedicated animal loving veterinarian. Sapna dresses fashionably, while Aishwarya dresses conservatively. Sapna doesn't mind Chandru's moral relativism, while Aishwarya commonly butts heads with Chandru over it. Aishwarya finally gets him [[spoiler: before Chandru is killed by his father]].



* [[spoiler: VillainProtagonist: Chandru ultimately]].
* VillainWantsMercy: The Doctor who caused Kasturi’s death tries begging for his life. When that fails, he tries bribery. That too doesn’t work. [[spoiler: Chandru pleads for his life, even reminding his father how they tried for fifteen years to conceive him]]. It doesn’t work for him either.

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* [[spoiler: VillainProtagonist: Chandru [[spoiler:Chandru ultimately]].
* VillainWantsMercy: The Doctor who caused Kasturi’s death tries begging for his life. When that fails, he tries bribery. That too doesn’t work. [[spoiler: Chandru pleads for his life, even reminding his father how they tried for fifteen years to conceive him]]. It doesn’t work for him either.either.
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* BriberyBackfire: The Doctor who refused to treat Senapathy’s daughter, tries to bribe Senapathy when cornered. This act sets off Senapathy even further.



* {{Expy}}: Senapathy is based off real life ex-soldier in the UsefulNotes/IndiansWithIglas and anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare.

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* EveryManHasHisPrice: Chandru lives [[spoiler: and dies]] by adhering to this principle.
* {{Expy}}: Senapathy is based off real life ex-soldier in the UsefulNotes/IndiansWithIglas [[UsefulNotes/IndiansWithIglas Indian Army]] and anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare.



* [[spoiler: VillainProtagonist: Chandru ultimately]].

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* [[spoiler: VillainProtagonist: Chandru ultimately]].ultimately]].
* VillainWantsMercy: The Doctor who caused Kasturi’s death tries begging for his life. When that fails, he tries bribery. That too doesn’t work. [[spoiler: Chandru pleads for his life, even reminding his father how they tried for fifteen years to conceive him]]. It doesn’t work for him either.


* [[spoiler: OffingTheOffspring]]

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* [[spoiler: OffingTheOffspring]]OffingTheOffspring]]: The bad seed variety.

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* CallToAgriculture: After India gains independence, Senapathy takes up farming in a Tamil Nadu village. Unfortunately, Kasturi’s death due to corruption forces him to go back to being a violent insurgent.


->-''"What you have done is no ordinary crime, it is treason. When you accept a bribe, everyone under you accepts a bribe. And because of that, the state, the services, the treasury, departments of agriculture, energy, healthcare, education, police, the courts have all been corrupted and forever destroyed our country's ability to develop. The goods are bad, the food is unclean, the water is impure, the air is polluted Our vast country has been turned into a beggar while small islands the world over have become rich. Why is it this way? Bribery exists there too. But over there, bribes are accepted for dereliction of duty. Over here, bribes are required for performing your duty. Bribes for ration cards! Bribes for admitting children into schools! Bribes for railway tickets! Bribes for getting seeds to grow crops! Everything from cradle to grave is now infested with bribery, bribery and more bribery!! By accepting it as normal and ubiquitous, corruption has spread like a cancer throughout this country and is destroying it. Accepting bribes is wrong! Paying bribes is wrong! And to get that point across, your sentence is death!!"''

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->-''"What you have done is no ordinary crime, it is treason. When you accept a bribe, everyone under you accepts a bribe. And because of that, the state, the services, the treasury, departments of agriculture, energy, healthcare, education, police, the courts have all been corrupted and forever destroyed our country's ability to develop. The goods are bad, the food is unclean, the water is impure, the air is polluted Our vast great country has been turned into a beggar while small islands the world over have become rich. Why is it this way? You think bribery doesn’t exist there? Bribery exists there too. But over there, bribes are accepted for dereliction of duty. Over here, [[WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency bribes are required for performing your duty. Bribes for ration cards! Bribes for admitting children into schools! Bribes for railway tickets! Bribes for getting seeds to grow crops! crops!]] Everything from cradle to grave is now infested with bribery, bribery and more bribery!! By accepting it as normal and ubiquitous, corruption has spread like a cancer throughout this country and is destroying it. Accepting bribes is wrong! Paying bribes is wrong! And to get that point across, your sentence is death!!"''

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* ShamefulStrip: Senapathy’s wife was forced to endure this by a British police officer during the freedom struggle.

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* AllForNothing: A woman widowed by an indiscriminate use of rubber bullets by riot police to disperse a crowd, which unfortunately caught some innocent roadside vendors in the crossfire, goes to a government office to collect monetary compensation promised to her. She is forced to pay an ever escalating series of “fees” to various admin clerks to ensure her case progresses. However, when sent to the chief administrator, he demands a huge bribe. More than the money promised to her. The poor old woman can’t pay, so she is denied her compensation and she is forcibly ejected, with none of the fees refunded.


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* DespairEventHorizon: The woman who was denied monetary compensation for police accidentally killing her husband, because she refused to pay any more bribes, just loses it. She bawls loudly, collapses to the ground and starts pathetically throwing sand at the government office building.


* MoralEventHorizon: Chandru starts to fall in, when he [[spoiler: certifies a bus with its brakes literally falling apart, as roadworthy]]. He finally crosses it when [[spoiler: that bus crashes killing schoolchildren on a field trip. Chandru bribes the coroner into stating that the driver was drunk, then actually injects alcohol into the bus driver's corpse]].


* ActingForTwo: Kamal Hassan plays both Senapathy the father and Chandrabose his son.



* FridgeHorror: Chandru alludes to having to pay your way into a medical school. The ward attendants insinuate that the chief doctor there is demanding bribes to offset the cost of his medical education. However, medical school fees in India are structured such that it is not beyond the reach for a middle income family. So why did that doctor need to make up so much money? One explanation is that he is a greedy sleazebag who is just using the actually low cost of his education to justify lining his pockets. But the other explanation is truly horrifying - what if he actually was academically unfit to become a doctor, but attained that position through bribery? Bribing professors to give him passing grades, bribing the medical board to certify him. His [[spoiler: killing Kasturi through depraved indifference and negligence]] is bad enough, but how many mor deaths or suffering did he cause by ineptitude and malpractice?

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* {{Expy}}: Senapathy is based off real life ex-soldier in the UsefulNotes/IndiansWithIglas and anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare.
* FridgeHorror: Chandru alludes to having to pay your way into a medical school. The ward attendants insinuate that the chief doctor there is demanding bribes to offset the cost of his medical education. However, medical school fees in India are structured such that it is not beyond the reach for a middle income family. So why did that doctor need to make up so much money? One explanation is that he is a greedy sleazebag who is just using the actually low cost of his education to justify lining his pockets. But the other explanation is truly horrifying - what if he actually was academically unfit to become a doctor, but attained that position through bribery? Bribing professors to give him passing grades, bribing the medical board to certify him. His [[spoiler: killing Kasturi through depraved indifference and negligence]] is bad enough, but how many mor deaths or suffering did he cause by ineptitude and malpractice?


->-''"What you have done is no ordinary crime, it is treason. When you accept a bribe, everyone under you accepts a bribe. And because of that, the state, the services, the treasury, agriculture, energy, healthcare, education, police, the courts have all been corrupted and forever destroyed our country's ability to develop. The goods are bad, the food is unclean, the water is impure, the air is polluted And so, our country has been turned into a beggar while small islands the world over have become rich. Why is it this way? Bribery exists there too. But over there, bribes are accepted for dereliction of duty. Over here, bribes are required for performing your duty. Bribes for ration cards! Bribes for admitting children into schools! Bribes for railway tickets! Bribes for getting seeds to grow crops! Everything from cradle to grave, from hospitals to schools is now infested with bribery, bribery and more bribery!! By accepting it as normal and ubiquitous, corruption has spread like a cancer throughout this country and is destroying it. Accepting bribes is wrong! Paying bribes is wrong! And to get that point across, your sentence is death!!"''

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->-''"What you have done is no ordinary crime, it is treason. When you accept a bribe, everyone under you accepts a bribe. And because of that, the state, the services, the treasury, departments of agriculture, energy, healthcare, education, police, the courts have all been corrupted and forever destroyed our country's ability to develop. The goods are bad, the food is unclean, the water is impure, the air is polluted And so, our Our vast country has been turned into a beggar while small islands the world over have become rich. Why is it this way? Bribery exists there too. But over there, bribes are accepted for dereliction of duty. Over here, bribes are required for performing your duty. Bribes for ration cards! Bribes for admitting children into schools! Bribes for railway tickets! Bribes for getting seeds to grow crops! Everything from cradle to grave, from hospitals to schools grave is now infested with bribery, bribery and more bribery!! By accepting it as normal and ubiquitous, corruption has spread like a cancer throughout this country and is destroying it. Accepting bribes is wrong! Paying bribes is wrong! And to get that point across, your sentence is death!!"''


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* PleaseSpareHimMyLiege: Aishwarya begs for Chandru to be spared.


* AdultFear: Kasturi's fate. First she gets set on fire by a combination of a leaky gas stove and an electric spark. [[spoiler: Her callous treatment by hospital staff and the local doctor, sending Senapathy on a bureaucratic run around is even more gut wrenching]].

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* AdultFear: Kasturi's fate. First she gets set on fire by a combination of a leaky gas stove and an electric spark. [[spoiler: Her callous treatment by hospital staff and the local doctor, sending Senapathy on a bureaucratic run around is even more gut wrenching]]. The bus crash that kills 40 children also counts.



* BettyAndVeronica / LightFeminineDarkFeminine : Sapna played by Urmilla Matontkar is the dark feminine Veronica. She is just using Chandru for (non sexual) favors, since he is attempting to gain influence with her father to get a job as a vehicle safety inspector. Aishwarya isn't the more down to earth Betty, who genuinely loves Chandru and is a dedicated animal loving veterinarian. Sapna dresses fashionably, while Aishwarya dresses conservatively. Sapna doesn't mind Chandru's moral relativism, while Aishwarya commonly butts heads with Chandru over it. Aishwarya finally gets him [[spoiler: before Chandru is killed by his father]].

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* BettyAndVeronica / LightFeminineDarkFeminine : Sapna played by Urmilla Matontkar is the dark feminine Veronica. She is just using Chandru for (non sexual) favors, since he is attempting to gain influence with her father to get a job as a vehicle safety inspector. Aishwarya isn't is the more down to earth Betty, who genuinely loves Chandru and is a dedicated animal loving veterinarian. Sapna dresses fashionably, while Aishwarya dresses conservatively. Sapna doesn't mind Chandru's moral relativism, while Aishwarya commonly butts heads with Chandru over it. Aishwarya finally gets him [[spoiler: before Chandru is killed by his father]].


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* GranolaGirl: Aishwarya is an Indian equivalent.

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