Richie Mehta's Delhi Crime premieres at Sundance, gets picked up by Netflix
The show starring Rasika Dugal and Shefali Shah explores the police investigation into the 2012 Delhi gape rape case
Indo-Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta’s upcoming seven-part series, Delhi Crime, will be available on Netflix from March 22, 2019. The police-procedural thriller is based on the 2012 Delhi gang rape and stars Rasika Dugal and Shefali Shah in the lead roles. The show had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival on January 29 in the Indie Episodic category.
Over six years of research went into the making of the series, which was shot on location in New Delhi. Mehta said, “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.”
Simran Sethi, Director, International Originals, Netflix, said, “Delhi Crime is an important story told with sensitivity and responsibility, and we are honored to help bring this series to Indian and global members. It is honest and emotional and powerful. Shows like this bring a much-needed lens to the lived reality of women around the world. Watching this series is an affecting experience, and we are sure it will be as meaningful of an experience for Netflix audiences as it was for us.”
Delhi Crime also stars Rajesh Tailang, Adil Hussain, Gopal Datt, Vinod Sherawat and Yashaswini Dayama. Riche Mehta has previously directed Amal (2007), Siddharth (2013), I'll Follow You Down (2014).