THE KARMA KILLINGS

By Ram DEVINENI

RATTAPALLAX - as PROD

Documentary - Post-Production 2015

“The Karma Killings,” is a modern-day detective story mixed in with Indian mythology, the documentary delves into India’s most infamous serial killing and its impact on a nation.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Thriller, Crime
    • Countries
    • INDIA, USA
    • Languages
    • HINDI, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 55 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ram DEVINENI
    • Producer(s)
    • Ram DEVINENI (RATTAPALLAX)
    • Synopsis
    • Imagine living next door to a plain ordinary house in the suburbs where unknown to you -- unimaginable acts of violence and gruesome murders were taking place. This nightmare gripped dozens of poor families in an inconspicuous suburb of New Delhi, India when their children went missing and began their long ordeal to capture and bring to trial the two serial killers living in their own neighborhood -- businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his servant Surender Koli.

      “The Karma Killings,” is a modern-day detective story mixed in with Indian mythology, the documentary delves into India’s most infamous serial killing and its impact on a nation. Told through the people directly involved, the film unravels the complexities of the case and goes beyond the sensational headlines to present a suspenseful and scary mystery. And has a huge twist – one of the killers is innocent.

      Over a span of seven years, dozens of children went missing on a 100-meter stretch of road in an inconspicuous neighborhood. Speculations were rampant – were the children kidnapped and sold into sex slavery in the brothels of Kolkata or their kidneys harvested for European buyers? A small town beat cop was assigned to the case, and spent years tracking down leads and eventually triangulated a missing cell phone from one of the victims to the same road and one house owned by Moninder Singh Pandher. He learned that the reclusive Pandher had his own secrets – he was having sex with prostitutes and living a debauchery life. Unknown to Pandher or anyone else was the true serial killer – the servant Koli, who used his boss’s indiscretions to divert attention and start a seven year killing spree. Eventually the case broke and both culprits were tried and sentenced to death under sensational media coverage and pressure from the government to instill swift justice. But, the big question is did Pandheer know what was happening in his house? Are the sins of Pandheer coming to haunt him?
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