- Name: Guilty
- Language: Hindi
- Genre: Reality Drama
- Released: March 2020
- Starring: Kiara Advani, Gurfateh Singh Pirzada, Akansha Ranjan, Taher Shabbir
- Available on: Netflix
Review: Released two days before International Women’s Day, Netflix’s Guilty highlights every reason why women need to march in the first place. It is a story of a small town girl, who accuses her college’s heartthrob of sexual assault via a tweet as #MeToo movement in India picks up pace. If I say anything more, they will be spoilers, so I would instead request you to watch the film. It highlights all that is wrong with our society – from privilege that has no accountability to a short skirt that is always blamed for rape. “It takes a village to raise a rapist,” and this movie depicts just that. It also showcases the need of support from other women because like it or not, most often the guards to toxic masculinity and patriarchy are women who are conditioned to believe that they are lesser beings.
Most actors are young and good looking, and have done their roles justice. Kiara Advani was a little too subtle sometimes with her expressions, and could have been more pronounced, but she did just fine and looked fab. It’s a well made film, though not flawless. The story dragged a little bit here and there, and sometimes plot lost the premise, but for the sake of the story, I am willing to overlook any and all imperfections.
This is the first production by Dharma’s digital arm, Dharmatic. And if there is anything that this expansion tells us, it’s that future is web darlings.