DIRECTED BY: Karishma Kohli , Bejoy Nambiar
India Detectives is a four-episode docuseries that follows different teams of Bangalore police detectives as they solve violent crimes. Three of the episodes feature murders, and one features a kidnapped baby. It is one of the first times that audiences in this part of the world have gotten a glimpse at the inner workings of police work
We suspect that not all the scenes in Crime Stories: India Detectives are actually taking place in real-time. In the first episode, there seemed to be too many situations where someone is on a phone, or someone is shown staring at a scrolling computer screen to make us think that they’ve discovered these leads as the cameras are rolling.
Even the interrogations feel strange, as the. suspects are led into Kumar’s office in a friendly manner. They stand there like they’re a subordinate reporting on what they found. When Kumar doesn’t get the answers he wants, he does threaten to kick the cameras out and get the answers he wants one way or the other.