Nirbhaya-Inspired Series ‘Delhi Crime’ to Make Its Netflix Debut

The seven-part series premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

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After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival on 29 January, Delhi Crime, a seven-part series written and directed by award-winning Indo-Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta will be available on Netflix from 22 March. It is produced by Golden Karavan and Ivanhoe Pictures.

The first season of the thriller is inspired by the notorious Nirbhaya incident that occurred in December 2012 when a young woman was brutally gang raped on a bus in Delhi. The story will delve into the investigation of the case and the scrutiny surrounding it over seven hour-long episodes.

The series stars Shefali Shah, Life of Pi’s Adil Hussain, Denzil Smith, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang and Yashaswini Dayama.

“The making of Delhi Crime has been a personally transformative journey; speaking to every individual involved, retracing the paths that the police took during the course of the investigation, and hearing of the determination that it took for the case to be closed, despite severe limitations. I hope that we’ve been able to provide context, catharsis and open once again a difficult conversation that must be had about the forces that enabled this brutality,” said Richie Mehta in a statement.

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