‘Crime Stories: India Detectives‘ is a Netflix true crime documentary series directed by N. Amit, Jack Rampling, and Jack Warrender. It was produced by Minnow Films. The show follows four stories of Bengaluru police detectives who are working to solve four murders taking place in the city. Each one has a different angle and is equally tragic.
The first episode followed the death of a single woman whose son was injured during the crime. He points the finger at a relative, but soon the inspectors soon find clues that send the investigation in a strange direction. The second story tells of a man who is found in a body bag and soon his family is pointing fingers at one another leaving the detectives with very few leads. The third investigation sees detectives trying to solve the murder of a woman killed in her home. The last episode details a kidnapping case.
It is always fascinating to watch true crime documentaries based in other countries. Watching how they approach investigations, interrogations, public relations, and even the politics within their own police departments is fascinating.
With these law enforcement officials in India, there was no time for political correctness or talking points. They just burst in and at times, you were glad they were getting things done, but other times, you were glad to be an American with all of the protections of the Bill of Rights.
I was hooked watching each of these episodes. I learned a lot about how culture can also impact crime and was interested in seeing how police officers are seen in India. The documentary does a good job of capturing their frustrations, their hopes, and their skills in solving crime.
Check out the trailer below:
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Discussion and depictions of violence, Disturbing topics, Thematic elements
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