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In less than two minutes, Shefali made me feel horribly guilty for all the Nirbhayas of our country who are still wondering what they did to deserve this? Pixabay

Did the gruesome, ghastly, inhuman events of December 16, 2012 change our perception of rape and rapists forever?

Years later, we are still grappling with the sheer savagery of the crime that those “men” (for the want of a better definition) perpetrated on a girl who just wanted to get home after a movie (“Life Of Pi” it was).


Many films have been attempted on the subject. But the one that I remember most vividly is Deepa Mehta’s “Anatomy Of Violence” in 2018, which attempted to humanize the rapists, showed us most effectively why migrants and poor wage earners in large cities are so sex-starved. I don’t think audiences in India were ready to see the “other” side of the Nirbhaya case. The film was labeled “pro-rapists” by some.

It is interesting that the new stunning digital film “Delhi Crime”, on Nirbhaya — the name given to her by the media which means fearless — is also by an Indo-Canadian filmmaker named Richie Mehta.


I don’t think audiences in India were ready to see the “other” side of the Nirbhaya case. The film was labeled “pro-rapists” by some. Pixabay

It is impossible to take your eyes away from the trailer of “Delhi Crime” as the ever-compelling Shefali Shah takes centrestage as the police officer Vartika Chaturvedi, investigating the worst crime we have seen against humanity in Delhi. In less than two minutes, Shefali made me feel horribly guilty for all the Nirbhayas of our country who are still wondering what they did to deserve this?

“Delhi Crime” tries to answer a very pertinent question about the law and order situation in the cities. Why are the perpetrators not afraid of punishment? Weren’t Nirbhaya’s rapists sure they would get away with it.

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The storyline sucks you in by the sheer force of strength displayed in the narrative through performances, especially by Shefali, as also other stalwarts of the performing arts such as Adil Hussain, Rasika Dugal and Rajesh Tailang.

This series promises to shake us up, remind us of what the motion picture is supposed to do. It moves. (IANS)


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