Netflix acquires rights to Richie Mehta’s seven-part series ‘Delhi Crime’
MUMBAI: Internet TV network Netflix has acquired the rights for Indo-Canadian writer-director Richie Mehta’s seven-part series ‘Delhi Crime’ and will premiere it on its service on 22nd March 2019. The acquisition happened at the Sundance Film Festival.
The series is about the police investigation into the rape and subsequent death of a young woman in India’s capital in December 2012 which sparked outrage. The victim was given the name Nirbhaya by the media. The show is about the investigating team and their efforts bring the perpetrators to justice in a fraught environment.
The show stars Shefali Shah, Adil Hussain, Denzil Smith, Rasika Dugal, and Rajesh Tailang.
“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,” Mehta said.
“Delhi Crime 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. 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 experience for Netflix audiences as it was for us” Netflix director of international originals Simran Sethi said.