This year, the Hindi web series ‘Delhi Crime‘ has won the Best Drama Series award at the 48th International Emmy Awards held virtually due to Coronavirus. It is the first Indian show to have won an International Emmy Award. This news has been confirmed on the official Twitter page of the International Emmy Awards.
This crime based drama series was made in December 2012 on the Nirbhaya gang rape case in Delhi. The series showed how quickly the Delhi Police investigated the case and caught the main accused in a few hours. The series also showed the problems faced by the police in the investigation of the case.
In this series of only 7 episodes, Shefali Shah played the main character of DCP Vartika Chaturvedi. The series was directed by Richie Mehta. Shefali Shah has also expressed happiness on social media after Delhi Crime received the award in the Best Drama Series category.
The script of this web series on Nirbhaya scandal is very strong, there are 5 other things of the web series, which have been the reason for its success.
Shefali Shah`s Amazing acting
In this web series, Shefali Shah plays DCP Vartika Chaturvedi. She herself is the mother of a daughter. But at the same time, she is also investigating the incident of barbaric gang rape in Delhi. Nirbhaya gang rape has brought the whole country into a panic. Even today the mention of that barbaric crime generates shuddering. Shefali Shah has not only played this character very well but has also killed her in a duel between a mother and a police officer. While DCP Vartika Chaturvedi is emotional, she is also a courageous police officer. DCP Sahiba also faces the questions of the media and society amid a lengthy investigation and all the official pressure.
Delhi Crime: A tremendous star cast, everyone has given the best performance
While Shefali Shah has played the role of DCP Vartika Chaturvedi in this web series, she is also accompanied by celebs like Rajesh Tailang, Rasika Duggal, Adil Hussain, Denzil Smith and Jaya Bhattacharya. Rajesh Tailang has played every moment of the girl in the role of Bhupendra as a policeman. Rasika Duggal has also made a mark in the role of Neeti Singh. She is a nuclear police officer who wants to be like Vartika.
Delhi Crime: Nirbhaya gang rape and police
The biggest challenge of the ‘Delhi Crime’ web series is its story. Nirbhaya gang rape is an incident about which much has been read, seen and heard all over the country and even the world. In such a situation, it is a challenge to keep it tied in a story about which everyone already knows. Richie Mehta has worked very hard on this. The police action in the gang rape case raised a lot of questions. But in this web series, the police has shown its favor. Every little detail was captured. Every clue, every statement, every aspect of the police investigation is shown well in the series. These are the things that hide in the noise of news and screams of demonstrations. However, at times you may feel that this web series is trying to repair the image of Delhi Police. But even after 5 days of investigation and trying the police for this, many fears are overcome.
Delhi Crime: Political pressure, media trials, and discrimination
‘Delhi Crime’ shows the side of the police. In a way, this is the part of the story that we did not see or that we do not know about. The incident of barbaric gang-rape in the national capital of the country brings together many types of pressure on the police. Political pressure, media trials, demonstrations, class discrimination and insistence on continuing investigations and reaching the forefront. You get to see all this in this web series. While watching the series, many times it seems that the Sara Shikra police also tried to burst, lack of resources is also a reason. But in the midst of all this, there is a case on which the whole world is watching.
Delhi Crime: Try to expose a criminal’s thinking
‘Delhi Crime’ does not just show the chain of gang rape investigation. This web series has also tried to show the mindset and mental state of the perpetrators of such heinous crime. While watching the series, we also get an answer to that question somewhere, how can a person do such a humane act? Where did you think of giving such deep pain to the victim Deepika and crossing the barbarism with her? Sessions of interrogating criminals in web series are such that you will not be able to distance yourself from the screen even for a second.