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India's Daughter (2015)

The life and death of Jyoti Singh, an Indian medical student whose violation and murder by gang rapists exposed the violent misogyny of Indian society.


Leslee Udwin


Leslee Udwin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Asha Devi Asha Devi ... Herself, Jyoti Singh's mother (as Asha Singh)
Badri Singh Badri Singh ... Himself, Jyoti Singh's father
Satendra Satendra ... Himself, Jyoti Singh's tutor and close friend
Mukesh Singh Mukesh Singh ... Himself, rapist
M.L. Sharma M.L. Sharma ... Himself, defence lawyer for the rapists
Vinay Sharma Vinay Sharma ... Himself, convicted of Jyoti Singh's rape and murder
Pawan Gupta Pawan Gupta ... Himself, convicted of Jyoti Singh's rape and murder
Akshay Thakur Akshay Thakur ... Himself, convicted of Jyoti Singh's rape and murder
A.P. Singh A.P. Singh ... Himself, defence lawyer for the rapists
Leila Seth Leila Seth ... Herself - Former Chief Justice Member of Rape Review Committee
Maria Misra Maria Misra ... Herself, writer and historian, Oxford University, Keble College (as Dr Maria Misra)
Sandeep Govil Sandeep Govil ... Himself, prison psychiatris
Raj Kumar Raj Kumar ... Himself, police officer
Rashmi Ahuja Rashmi Ahuja ... Herself, gynecologist, Safdarjung Hospital
Pramod Kushwa Pramod Kushwa ... Himself, Deputy Commisioner of Delhi Police


INDIA's DAUGHTER is the story of the short life, and brutal gang rape and murder in Delhi in December 2012 of an exceptional and inspiring young woman. The rape of the 23 year old medical student by 6 men on a moving bus, and her death, sparked unprecedented protests and riots throughout India and led to the first glimmers of a change of mindset. Interwoven into the story line are the lives, values and mindsets of the rapists whom the film makers have had exclusive and unprecedented access to interview before they hang. The film examines the society and values which spawn such violent acts, and makes an optimistic and impassioned plea for change. Written by Anonymous

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English | Hindi

Release Date:

9 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Indiens dotter See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Banned in India in 2015 due to one of the rapists who was interviewed blames the victim for the rape and made other controversial comments. See more »

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Powerful Film
26 October 2015 | by ThomasAMorganSee all my reviews

This film is so powerful-- I can see why it has the support of Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn and Meryl Streep. It is hard to get it out of your head once you see it-- and you shouldn't, you should act and be part of this important movement. The editing was brilliant, the access unbelievable and the content quite horrifying. The events will hopefully move the world to change. Leslee Udwin does an fantastic job of not only telling this really difficult story. The film is just over 60 minutes but it feels like it ends at precisely the right moment-- when you want just a little more. Kudos to all involved. This could go down as one of the most important documentaries of this century and it would certainly be deserving.

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