Delhi Crime – Netflix
We all know that Netflix is searching high and low around the world for its next big hit, and India is a country that it has its eye on. Last year we had series like Sacred Games & Ghoul and now we have Delhi Crime.
Series one of the procedural is inspired by and follows the notorious December 2012 investigation by the Delhi Police into a devastating rape of a young woman that reverberated across India and the world.
Throughout seven hour-long episodes, Delhi Crime captures the complexities of the scrutiny, the emotional toll on the investigating team, and their determination to bring the perpetrators to justice in a fraught environment.
The police officer, Vartika Chaturvedi, is played by Shefali Shah, who leads a cast that includes Adil Hussain, Denzil Smith, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang and Yashaswini Dayama. The seven-episode Netflix series, Delhi Crime wants us to believe that the Delhi Police did all it could to solve the crime as its over-stretched, over-worked personnel arrested all six accused in the case within five days.
This is Delhi, with its hard, brutal byways where, like all big cities, crimes cannot always be prevented. The series brings this Delhi to life. The accents are authentic, mostly. The seven-part series, expertly shot, takes us back to the crime that we all wish had never taken place. And shows that crime does lead, as it should, to punishment.