India’s Daughter, 2015 : If it was just another documentary, I would have blamed and criticized the way it’s made – they way visuals are reconstructed and the cheesy way of showing the whole issue. The documentary looks (and is) over dramatic – the way Mukesh, the Convict talks is too detailed, sort of well written sentences and even he talks too much in clarity about the whole Juvenile justice.
But, what that really matters, and agitates, is the way Defense lawyers talks about the whole issue. Mr. M.L Sharma says “You are talking about man and woman as friends. Sorry, that doesn’t have any place in our society. WOMEN MEANS, I IMMEDIATELY PUT SEX IN HIS EYES.” and the other Defense lawyer, Mr. A.P. Singh says “If my daughter / sister engaged in pre-marital activities, I would put petrol on her and set her alight.”
Yes. This Documentary is an insult to the Entire India, it’s culture and system, for the one reason that it’s clearly shows how shamelessly an educated Indian lawyers think about Women and Womanhood. And for the fact that he is not punished or disqualified from his profession for his inhumane perspective of defense.