Dancing On The Grave, Prime Video’s first local true-crime documentary series, has its world debut confirmed. The investigative unscripted series delves deeply into the horrible murder of Shakereh Khaleeli, which occurred in Bangalore in the early 1990s.
Dancing on the Grave explores the abrupt disappearance and gruesome murder of Shakereh Khaleeli (maiden name Namazie), a well-known and wealthy heiress from a reputable family. It is woven together using archive film, news clippings, interviews, and dramatizations. Through exclusive interviews with key participants in the events as well as by individuals who were on the fringes, the four-part documentary series looks into the unexplained murder. It goes beyond the known details of the incident and includes the murderer himself, delving deeply into the crime that shocked the country nearly 30 years ago.
According to Aparna Purohit, the CEO of Prime Video‘s India Originals, “Facts can occasionally be stranger than fiction. Additionally, documentaries offer a glimpse into the ethos, social structure, and attitudes of individuals; they can be illuminating and provocative. At Prime Video, we never stop striving to deliver unique and exciting content that appeals to our wide range of customers. We are thrilled to introduce Dancing on the Grave, our first Indian true crime Original series, to audiences around the world because to the growing interest in documentaries, particularly those in the crime category. “Creating this docu-series has been an incredibly enriching journey, requiring detailed and laborious research and investigation,” she continued. We are pleased to have teamed up with India Today Originals Production, who excel at bringing people news and features. We were moved by their concept for Dancing on the Grave and agreed that it was a tale that needed to be told.
“The India Today Archives are a treasure trove of data, records, facts, and figures,” stated Chandni Ahlawat Dabas, Business Head Originals and Special Projects, “in India Today. Our team felt persuaded that this was a tale that deserved to be told when it came across the material on this case. The crew literally knocked on doors in remote locations across the country as a result of the team-consuming study that followed. To piece together the case’s undiscovered details, more than 22,000 documents on it were meticulously reviewed, over 57 persons were interviewed for more than 300 hours, and extensive travel across the country was made. This docuseries has taken a lot of time and effort to put together, so I’m glad that we’re working with Prime Video to share this narrative with viewers throughout the world.
On April 21, the unscripted Amazon Original series, Dancing On The Grave will make its global debut in India as well as 240 other countries and territories. It was written and directed by Patrick Graham and produced by the India Today Originals Production.