Delhi Crime — featuring writer, creator, and director Richie Mehta — is an Indian web TV drama that first premiered on Netflix on March 22, 2019. This true crime anthology series is based on the infamous 2012 Delhi gang-rape case, which shook the core of India’s capital as well as the psyche of the whole country. The first two episodes of the series were premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in the Indie Episodic category. It is produced by Golden Karavan and Ivanhoe Pictures.
Mehta — an Indian-Canadian director, well-known for his movie Amal — conceptualized the idea for Delhi Crime after a conversation with the former commissioner of Delhi police, Neeraj Kumar. Kumar introduced Mehta to the team who had investigated the case in 2012 and gave him access to procedural records that had documented the entire events of those 6 days — from the date of the incident to the day of the arrests. After 6 years of intensive research, Mehta finally began the shoot in Delhi. He had initially thought of making a feature film, but when he realized that a movie format was not sufficient to include all the content, he went for a 7-part series instead. The series was finalized for release after taking approval from the victim’s family and Delhi police.
Delhi Crime Cast: Who is in it?
Delhi Crime stars Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, and Rajesh Tailang in the lead roles.
Shefali Shah’s character — Vartika Chaturvedi — is based on Chhaya Sharma — former deputy commissioner of the Delhi police, who was in charge of the team that caught the perpetrators. Shah is an Indian actress whose notable works include Satya, Waqt: The Race Against Time, The Last Lear, and Dil Dhadakne Do.
Indian actress Rasika Duggal stars as Neeti Khanna. She has appeared in several Bollywood films, an Indian-German drama movie, and a number of Indian soap operas. Her notable performances include her roles in the movies Manto, Qissa, and Kshay.
Adil Hussain also features in another prominent role. This Indian actor is mainly recognized for his unconventional roles in art house cinema. His famous works include Reluctant Fundamentalist and Life of Pi.