Delhi Crime: Full series
March 24, 2019 2:08 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Delhi Crime is a seven-part Netflix original series written and directed by Richie Mehta. Starring Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain and Rajesh Tailang, the series is set in the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gang rape. While the writer/director interviewed the police involved at length, the final script fictionalizes many of the characters and situations. For example, Shefali Shah's character, DCP Vartika Chaturvedi, is based on the real Deputy Commisioner of Police at the time, Chhaya Sharma, while Rajesh Tailang's detective Bhupendra Singh is an amalgam of several different actual police officers.

Why I recommend it: The series has several strong women characters who are central to the investigation (and the plot). Shefali Shah herself is amazing, showing a DCP who is complex, brilliant, filled with rage at the crime but still having to navigate both the politics of this high-profile case and the scant resources she has to bring to bear on the problem.
posted by Mogur (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I watched it in Hindi with English subtitles (note: when the characters switch to English, which they do frequently, the subtitles disappear), but there's also an English dub available. I don't know how good it is.
posted by Mogur at 4:59 AM on March 25, 2019

I am most of the way through the series and am enjoying it. I agree that the women characters stand out, but I also like the complexity of some of the men as well. There are some heavy-handed didactic moments, but overall it has been great so far.
posted by Dip Flash at 6:04 AM on March 25, 2019

I've asked around a bit, and every single Indian woman I know who was around to see the nightmare unfold in 2012 said they cannot yet bear to see this. It's still too personal. It's still too raw. The horror it evokes, still visceral.
Myself included.
posted by Nieshka at 11:48 AM on March 26, 2019

Not Indian but spent 6 months in India in 2011, including around Delhi/South Delhi and followed this case with horror in 2012. I would like to watch it but are there graphic depictions of violence?
posted by roolya_boolya at 11:34 AM on March 27, 2019

Not the attack itself, no, but there are several scenes with the victim as she recovers in hospital, and the bruising/wounding makeup on her face is very good. The most violence you'll see depicted on screen are the police interrogations.
posted by Mogur at 11:53 AM on March 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

Very little violence is shown, but there are graphic descriptions in dialogue.
posted by Dip Flash at 10:46 PM on March 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

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