The 2012 Delhi bus gang rape caused an uproar of fury across the globe. Nirbhaya (not real name) was brutally tortured, beaten and gang-raped by a group of 6 men on a moving bus while on her way home from the cinema with her male friend. The incident shook the country’s psyche and triggered nation-wide protests.

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Nirbhaya, the victim of the 2012 Delhi bus gang rape

In a seven-part anthology series called ‘Delhi Crime’, Netflix brings the heinous crime to life under the direction of Indo-Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta. With Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang, Adil Hussain, Gopal Datt, and Vinod Sherawat in lead roles, the series revolves around the investigation of the crime. Shefali Shah’s character is inspired from Chhaya Sharma who was the Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Delhi) at the time of the sexual assault on the 23-year-old, and the actress took generous notes from her to shape up the role.


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Delhi crime will begin streaming on Netflix from 22 March 2019. The series has premiered at the Sundance film festival 2019 and received positive reviews from critics.

WATCH the trailer here: