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Behind Closed Doors 

The Talwars: Behind Closed Doors (original title)
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An original four-part crime documentary series produced in association with HBO Asia and Star World, The Talwars: Behind Closed Doors examines the story of a double murder of a teenage girl... See full summary »
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An original four-part crime documentary series produced in association with HBO Asia and Star World, The Talwars: Behind Closed Doors examines the story of a double murder of a teenage girl and her family's household servant in Noida, India. Featuring never-before-seen exclusive interviews with Aarushi's parents, the series chronicles the twists and turns of a case that has confounded and divided India's law enforcement, media, judiciary and people alike.

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16 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Just when you think you've figured it out, the story morphs yet again...
21 July 2019 | by paul-allaerSee all my reviews

"Behind Close Doors: the Talwars" (2019 release; 2 parts; 170 min.) is a documentary about the Talwars. As Part 1 opens, it is "October 16, 2017", and we see the Talwar husband and wife are being released from jail. We then go to "December 2010", when the couple is interviewed on TV: "we have no idea what happened on that night." We then go to "Naida, India" (near Delkhi), and we get to know young Aarushi, the daughter of the Talwars, an upper-middle class family with several housemaids and servants. The documentary then shifts to "Day 1 , May 16, 2008", as it appears then 14 yr. old Aarushi has been brutally murdered, as well as one of the servants... At this point we are 15 min. into the documentary...

Couple of comments: this documentary is from Singapore-based HBO Asia, and brings in gripping details the account of the double murder that caused a media sensation in India a decade ago. So much information is crammed into this documentary that it makes the head spin, and at times it all felt a bit overwhelming. Also contributing to this feeling is the outright chaos by the media (in particular TV media) as they roam the relevant places, including in the Talwar residency (you have to see it to believe it). The Indian authorities don't do themselves a favor either, with the mind-blowing ineptitude among the Naida police corps. But the best comes in Part 2 of the documentary, with yet more twists that will bewilder you. And how does it all end? I'm not going to tell you. Just watch!

"Behind Closed Doors" premiered on HBO earlier this week over 2 evenings (and is now also on HBO On Demand). I love me a good true crime documentary, and this one certainly delivers. I readily suggest you check this out, be it on VOD or eventually on DVD/Blu-ray, and draw your own conclusion.


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