Dangals of Crime trailer: Discovery+ series explores wrestler Sushil Kumar’s descent into crime
Discovery on Friday debuted the investigative docuseries Dangals of Crime – The Untold Fact About Indian Wrestling. The series traces the meteoric upward thrust of wrestling in India, and furthermore explores the darkish underbelly of crime in general connected with it.
Light wrestlers and coaches, well-known sports journalists, and regulation enforcement officers weigh in with their experiences, insights, and reminiscences in the 2-part Dangals of Crime.
By some distance India’s most a hit particular person sport in phrases of medals won on the Summer season Olympics (seven), wrestling’s popularity reached a crescendo after Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt won three medals collectively across two successive video games (Beijing 2008 and London 2012). Kumar is being investigated in reference to a damage case.
The docuseries, produced by Vice Studios Manufacturing and directed by Niyantha Shekar, showcases this walk in direction of success and highlights the deep-rooted ‘akhada’ culture, strict self-discipline and the unparalleled devotion that goes into making a champion wrestler. Among critical ancient coaches and wrestlers featured in the series are Satbir Singh, Virender Kumar, Anil Mann and Ramphal Mann.
Wrestling went mainstream in pop-culture after the originate of Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal, which told the epic of champion sisters Geeta and Babita Phogat. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal is mainly the most attention-grabbing-grossing Indian movie of all time, unadjusted for inflation.
Staunch crime is a quite untapped genre in Indian streaming, despite its success internationally. Closing year, Netflix debuted three shows–Execrable Boy Billionaires, Home of Secrets and tactics: The Burari Deaths, and Crime Stories: India Detectives.