‘Delhi Crime Story’ Creator Richie Mehta Spent 5 Years With Police to Tell a Tale That Rocked India (Video)

Sundance 2019: First two episodes of ”Delhi Crime“ premiered during the festival

Writer and director Richie Mehta made promises in his latest project. With “Delhi Crime Story” he had an obligation to honor the story, be compassionate and be on the right side of the story of a 2012 New Delhi gang rape that lead to India changing laws and beginning to fix a broken system.

“Delhi Crime” is a seven-part police procedural drama based on the real-life gruesome gang rape of a young Indian woman in New Delhi. The series, detailing the fraught investigation and the race against the clock, follows a true-to-life, no-nonsense female police commissioner who begins to uncover the horrifying details of the fatal assault. The inquiry becomes a serpentine quest for clarity and justice within a corrupt government system and a pervasive culture of misogyny.

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Trey Williams

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