“The Indrani Mukerjea Story” Review: Goosebumps and Unearthing Truths

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Published on: March 01, 2024 at 20:15 IST

The highly anticipated documentary series on the infamous case of Indrani Mukerjea, accused of murdering her daughter Sheena Bora, has finally made its debut on an OTT platform. The release came after a legal tussle that saw the Bombay High Court rejecting a petition by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seeking to halt its streaming, citing concerns about influencing the judicial process.

Initially slated for release on February 23, the docuseries titled “The Indrani Mukerjea Story: Buried Truth” faced delays due to legal hurdles. However, after a special screening and subsequent court ruling, the High Court found no grounds to prevent its release, affirming that it did not undermine the ongoing trial.

Directed by Uraaz Bahl and Shaana Levy, the four-episode series promises viewers an inside look into the gripping complexities of the Sheena Bora case. Indrani Mukerjea, a former media executive married to media baron Peter Mukerjea, was arrested in 2015 on charges of murdering her daughter. The case, which shocked the nation, unfolded a web of conspiracy, deceit, and familial dysfunction.

The documentary aims to provide insights into the motives behind Sheena Bora’s mysterious disappearance and sheds light on the dynamics within the Mukerjea and Bora families. Through unseen family photographs, unsettling call recordings, and narrative exploration, the series navigates through conflicting reports while presenting multiple perspectives on the case.

Unlike typical true-crime documentaries, “Buried Truth” doesn’t solely focus on the investigation but delves into broader themes of greed, loyalty, and family dynamics. It features interviews with key individuals involved in the case, including Indrani Mukerjea herself, offering a glimpse into her perspective alongside factual evidence.

The series culminates in a poignant twist, prompting viewers to reevaluate notions of morality and accountability. Despite the entertainment value, the documentary remains sensitive to the tragic loss of Sheena Bora’s life, reminding audiences of the human toll amidst the sensationalism.

“The Indrani Mukerjea Story: Buried Truth” being praised for its compelling storytelling and insightful portrayal of a case that captured the nation’s attention. As viewers immerse themselves in the narrative, the series serves as a reminder of the complexities surrounding high-profile crimes and their far-reaching consequences.

LI Rating- 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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