After the gradual decline in Bollywood movies during the pandemic, OTT has gained a spike in popularity in countries around the world, which also includes India. In recent mini-series, which are being released every week on one or another platform, India has seen success. The series has covered all types of genres, but the most popular genres have to be either thrillers or mysteries. One such thriller, which saw a huge success enough to warrant a second season, is Delhi Crime. Does the series have potential? Is it good enough to be renewed for another season? We will discuss the possibility of the new season and its other information and rumours in the following article.
This crime, drama, and anthology series was created by Richie Mehta, who also wrote the story and directed the show. It was developed by Laurence Bowen and Toby Bruce and is based on real-life incidents of rape that happened in Delhi. It was directed on roads and there were no specific sets that were set to shoot Delhi Crime. The first season received universal acclaim upon its release and was soon renewed for a second season, which was released this Friday and is as exciting as the first season. The series gained very good reviews from critics and has also won almost all the awards in the categories it received a nomination in, which include – the 2019 iReel Awards for Best Drama Series; Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Writing; 2020’s International Emmy Awards for Best Drama Series; 2019’s Asian Academy Creative Awards for Best Drama Series, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Original Programme (Streamer), and Best Direction (Fiction).
Delhi Crime is one of the darkest and most unsettling Indian television shows you will ever see, and it is based on the “Nirbhya Kand” that took place in Delhi. The seven-part series will keep you interested in the intricate investigations that begin when Vartika Chaturvedi, DCP of South District, Delhi Police, receives a wake-up call at 2 AM warning her about the bleeding and naked victims lying along the streets during a chilly, wintry night in Delhi, and continue as police officers travel through remote areas of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Jharkhand to locate the accused until Nirbhaya’s confession. Perfect and appropriate execution was used in every scene.
Without having to see the crime, we can understand how heinous it was from the descriptions of what happened to the young woman. The investigation is fascinating to watch because it highlights the difficulties the police encounter when attempting to find answers quickly while doing so while working with constrained resources. Due to the fact that the series was shot on location, it looks fantastic and perfectly captures the contrasts in the city. An impressive cast includes both actors portraying important characters and actors playing supporting roles. It makes a point of having top-notch technical support. The background music is both mesmerizing and eerie. A real-life crime is expertly portrayed through fantastic cinematography. The screenplay is excellent.
Delhi Crime Season 3 Release Date
There has been no official announcement regarding season 3 of the show. Season one received a lot of praise and was a huge success, and was quickly purchased and renewed by Netflix. If season 2, which was just released, also gains such popularity and success, we can expect the third season to be renewed very soon.
Season one was released on March 22, 2019, with 7 nerve-racking episodes, each lasting from about 42 minutes to 62 minutes. Season two was released on August 26, 2022, with 5 equally amazing episodes. Looking at the trend and considering season 2 gets an amazing response from fans, it is expected to come out in late 2023 or late 2024.
|Name of the Show||Delhi Crime|
|Season Number||Season 3|
|Delhi Crime Season 1 Release Date||22 March 2019|
|Delhi Crime Season 3 Release Date||Not Announced Yet|
Delhi Crime Season 1 to 2 Recap
During a nighttime bus ride in India’s Capital in 2012, a young couple was assaulted by six men; he was beaten, but she was brutally raped. Then, while the bus was still moving, they were thrown out naked. None of that is shown; all we see is them getting on the bus and then switching to the police car as it approaches the scene. The public, press, and politicians are putting enormous pressure on the police by calling for a quick conclusion to the case. Under the direction of DCP Vartika Chaturvedi, police officers look for the bus and its driver. Other people won’t be as easy to find, especially two who only go by nicknames.
The story of Delhi Crime is told from the perspective of the Delhi Police after the Nirbhaya Kand, showing how those six days of arduous investigation, which included working nonstop at the police station and not even being allowed to return home, had an impact on their lives and those of their families. The web series explores the difficulties and struggles that police officers face on a mental, physical, and financial level. A few scenes stand out, including the interrogation of the proud of his wrongdoing Jai Singh by the Delhi Police, the scene where a police call operator tries to leave early but is constantly restrained by the DCP, and the hospital scene where the doctor informs the DCP of Nirbhaya’s deteriorating condition, and the scene where the judge finally arrives directly to record Nirbhaya’s confession.
It was also a wake-up call for the victim, who was a male and whose story had received widespread sympathy up until this point. He had the opportunity to defend himself from assailants inside the moving bus, as a police officer rightly pointed out. The web series also demonstrates his willingness to be in the spotlight by having media interviews despite twice receiving warnings from the DPS that doing so might jeopardize their investigation. Unfortunately, the media in our nation is a disgusting bunch that will do anything to promote their viewpoints, even if they have no idea how dire the situation is.
This Friday saw the release of Season 2. In order to track down a dangerous gang of criminals known as the dreaded Kacha-Baniyan gang, the original police team from the first season has returned. The team looks into four robbery murders that occurred in an upscale Delhi neighbourhood. The brutal method of execution (faces and heads bashed in), the clothing choice (singlets-shorts), and oil residue at the crime scene all point to the kaccha-baniyan gang from the 1990s making a comeback. It is based on Neeraj Kumar, a former member of the Delhi Police, and his book Khaki Files, specifically the chapter Moon Gazer.
In season two, Neeti (Rasika Dugal), the deputy of Vartika, discovers her marriage to Devinder (Aakash Dahiya) to be on the verge of disintegrating due to work obligations.
The new season intends to at least match the first season’s superior police procedural thanks to excellent production values, a star-studded cast, and other factors but it was not as appealing as the first season.
Delhi Crime Season 3 Story
Nothing has been officially confirmed and there is no exact news as to what season 3 will cover. Season one took up the heinous crime that happened in South Delhi, the Nirbhaya Kand, and season two focuses on the Chaddi Baniyan Gang. Season 3 is expected to take another one of the crimes and try to show us all the hurdles and achievements that the police faced while solving some other crime that happened in the Indian capital, Delhi, and disturbed the whole world.
Delhi Crime Season 3 Cast
The previous season contained some of the names of the cast members who were very famous at that time but yet delivered fantastic performances. The roles that they portrayed were so highly convincing that you would even come to hate the antagonist to the core.
The characters included Shefali Shah as DCP Vartika Chaturvedi; Rasika Dugal as Neeti Singh (IPS Trainee); Adil Hussain as Kumar Vijay (CP); Aakash Dahiya as Devinder; Rajesh Tailang as Inspector Bhupendra Singh; Yashaswini Dayama as Chandni; Denzil Smith as Vishal Chaturvedi; Avijit Dutt as Gururaj Dixit; Sanjay Bishnoi as Akash; Gopal Datt as Sudhir Kumar; Mridul Sharma as Jai Singh; Swati Bhatia as Ira; Jaya Bhattacharya as Vimla Bharadwaj; Anurag Arora as Jairaj; Ayush Sehgal as Arunesh; Vinod Sherawat as SHO Vinod Tiwari; Rhea Bedi as Smriti; Gaurav Rana as SHO Rakesh Verma; Abhilasha Singh as Deepika; Govind Singh as Amar Singh; Vipin Katyal as Arif and Ashok Mehta as Lead Protester.
Just like how season 2 features the return of main actors, season 3 is also expected to do the same, though it might also change depending on the conditions.
Delhi Crime Season 3 Trailer
Unfortunately, there has been no trailer released for season 3 of Delhi Crime yet.
Where to Watch Delhi Crime Season 3 Online?
Both the previous seasons of Delhi Crime are available to watch on Netflix. This is the same platform where season 3 of Delhi Crime will also be available once it comes out.