Shefali Shah and Adil Hussain-starrer series, Delhi Crime Story, will have its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Indo-Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta, the seven-episode series is based on 2012 brutal gangrape case in Delhi that had shook the whole country.
The story is centered around the action taken by the Delhi police to catch the culprits and bring justice to the victim in record time.
“There were numerous challenges and risks with this series. We wanted to illustrate and explore a crime that is so incomprehensible to most people that you don’t know where to start to think about it. But it’s a topic that needs to be addressed,” Mehta said in a statement.
Shefali is playing a “no-nonsense female police commissioner who begins to uncover the horrifying details of the victim’s gang rape.”
“It’s been an incredibly consuming and gratifying experience. Doing a show based on a real-life incident such as this requires immense sensitivity and precision to respect the truth. Which is exactly what Richie had, he had facts, years of research, honesty, sensitivity and passion. I’m extremely proud of this project,” the actor said.
The cast also includes Denzil Smith, Rasika Duggal, Rajesh Tailang and Yashaswini Dayama.
At the festival, which will run from January 23 to February 3, the show has been listed in the Indie Episodic category.
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#Sundance 2019: Announcing the INDIE EPISODIC films: A dedicated showcase for emerging creators of independently produced episodic content for broadcast, web, and streaming platforms. ⠀ ⠀ 🎥 BOOTSTRAPPED, created by Danielle Uhlarik; directed by Stephanie Laing 🎥 DELHI CRIME STORY, directed by Richie Mehta 📸 🎥 DELIVERY GIRL, directed by Kate Krieger 🎥 DON'T HUG ME I'M SCARED, created by Becky Sloan, Joseph Pelling, Baker Terry ⠀ 🎥 THE DRESS UP GANG, created by Robb Boardman, Cory Loykasek, Donny Divanian 🎥 GIRLS WEEKEND, directed by Kyra Sedgwick, created by Ali Liebegott 🎥 IT'S NOT ABOUT JIMMY KEENE, created by Caleb Jaffe ⠀ 🎥 MAGGIE, directed by Sasha Gordon 🎥 QUARTER LIFE POETRY, created by Samantha Jayne, Arturo Perez Jr. 🎥 STATE OF THE UNION, created by Nick Hornby, directed by: Stephen Frears 🎥 WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN, directed by Sacha Jenkins 🎥 WORK IN PROGRESS, created by Abby McEnany, Tim Mason
It has been produced by Golden Karavan and Ivanhoe Pictures.
Richie is best known for directing films such as Amal (2007), I’ll Follow You Down (2013) and Siddharth (2014).