On Tuesday, Netflix confirmed that Richie Mehta’s seven-part police-procedural series titled, Delhi Crimes, will start streaming worldwide on their platform from March 22, this year. Meanwhile, the series is all set to premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival today.
According to established reports, the first season of the series will revolve around the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gang rape, famously known as the Nirbhaya case. The plot will focus on female Delhi Police officer Vartika Chaturvedi, essayed by Shefali Shah, who will lead the investigation and discover some horrific details about the incident. Apparently, the series will capture the emotional side of the investigation and the team who are determined to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Delhi Crime also features Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang, Adil Hussain, Gopal Datt and Vinod Sherawat in pivot roles.
Talking about the web series, writer-director Richie 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.”
Shot in Delhi, the series took almost six years of research. “Delhi Crime Story is an important story told with sensitivity and responsibility, and we are honoured to help bring this series to Indian and global members. It is honest and emotional and powerful. Watching this series is an affecting experience and we are sure it will be as meaningful of experience for Netflix audiences as it was for us,” said Simran Sethi, Director, International Originals, Netflix.