Chutzpah

In Hemlata Singh v. Collector [MANU/UC/0315/2008], Hon’ble Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, of the High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital, notes, “Chutzpah is a remarkable expression in Hebrew. Chutzpah is said to happen when a man kills his mother and father and then asks for clemency on the ground that he is now an orphan.” Hon’ble Justice Dhulia is the brother of Tigmanshu Dhulia, an acclaimed Movie Director.  Originally, it was Tigmanshu Dhulia who was supposed to adapt Hamlet for the Indian Screen. It was eventually Tigmanshu’s college friend Vishal Bharadwaj who directed Haider, released in 2014. The word Chutzpah is central to the movie.

Do see, how the protagonist explains the word in the near same terms as the High Court of Uttarakhand: http://bit.ly/17XoOkS.

Haider

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