Applause Entertainment’s Criminal Justice 2 Wins Big
Kirti Kulhari and Pankaj Tripathi starrer Criminal Justice Behind Closed Doors , produced by Applause Entertainment has won the honor for ‘Best Asian Drama Series for Regional/ International Market’ at Content Asia Awards 2021. Content Asia Awards are organized for the Asian market by the Content Asia team and are an extension of their day-in-day-out year-round dedicated focus on and connection with Asia’s content industry.
Apurva Asrani who wrote the series is over the moon. “This was not an easy story to tell. We wove in uncomfortable domestic truths into a murder mystery and we were anxious about the reception. But the show did exceedingly well on the platform Disney Hotstar, and our biggest viewership was women–housewives, grandmothers, teenagers alike, who were our target audience. But this particular recognition has turned the international spotlight back on marital abuse and gaslighting in India. Irony that the news came on the day that the Chhattisgarh High Court declared Marital Rape NOT a crime. India really needs to take this discussion out of closed doors.”
Sameer Nair, CEO of Applause Entertainment commented, “At Applause, our focus has always been on creating content that is world-class in quality and universal in appeal. Criminal Justice Season 1 was the first show to be released from the House of Applause and I am proud beyond words to see the franchise growing. We believe that stories have the power to transcend borders and thus, we focus on Indian adaptations of select international shows, reimagining them to appeal to local tastes and context. This recognition at a prestigious platform like Content Asia is reflective of the audience love for Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors and we are grateful to the entire cast and crew, production partners BBC Studios India, and our streaming partners Disney+Hotstar for a wonderful collaborative effort.”