Delhi Crime Will Take Us Back To Nirbhaya(Again)
Did the gruesome ghastly inhuman events of December 16, 2012 change our perception of rape and rapists forever?
8 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 is also by an Indo-Canadian filmmaker named Mehta,
It is impossible to take you eyes away from the trailer of Delhi Crime as the ever-compelling Shefali Chayatakes centrestage as the cop Vartika Chuturvedi investigating the worst crime we’ve 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.
I was sucked into the storyline by the sheer force of strength displayed in the narrative. The performances specially Shefali Shah in the central as also other stalwarts of the performing arts such as Adil Hussain, RasikaDuggal and Rsjesh Tailang
This series promises to shake us up ,remind us of what the motion picture is supposed to do. It moves.