Raising the bar: How Shefali Bhushan’s legal drama Guilty Minds was made

Devoid of melodramatic monologues from rival lawyers, loud gavels, dramatised clinching testimonies on the witness stand, and judges who are either morally corrupt, or have a holier-than-thou attitude, Amazon Prime Video’s recently released...

Raising the bar: How Shefali Bhushan’s legal drama Guilty Minds was made

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devoid of melodramatic monologues from rival lawyers, loud gavels, dramatised clinching testimonies on the witness stand, and judges who are either morally corrupt or have a holier-than-thou attitude, Amazon Prime Video’s recently released legal drama Guilty Minds has opened to critical acclaim for its nuanced portrayal of Indian legal circles and criminal justice system.

Helmed by Shefali Bhushan, who grew up in a family of lawyers (her father, Shanti Bhushan, is a veteran lawyer and former Law Minister of India, and her brother is a lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan), and co-directed by Jayant Digambar Somalkar, the series offers a refreshing and realistic take in a cliche-ridden genre.