'Anjunaa Beach' is set on the 2008 murder and sexual assault of British teenager Scarlett Keeling. Ukrainian model Nataliya Kozhenova is playing the role of Scarlett. Veteran actors Kiran Kumar and Amita Nangia are also in the film. The film also stars Iranian actress Farhanaaz who plays the mother of the murdered teenager.
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Scarlett Keeling, a 15-year-old British teenager was brutally assaulted and left to die at the Anjunaa beach before the body was picked up by the local police. The gruesome incident hugely damaged the image of Goa as an international tourist destination.
Here are some other chilling real life incidents that made it to celluloid. Take a look!
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Not a love story:
Ram Gopal Varma's 'Not a love story' was inspired by the heinous real-life story of Neeraj Grover's murder by Emile Jerome, assisted by his actress-girlfriend Maria Susairaj. After the murder, the duo chopped Grover's body into pieces and tried to dispose it off by burning.
It's an incident that shocked the country when it happened in 2008. Maria Susairaj, who was convicted in the Neeraj Grover murder case, eventually walked free in 2011, having already served her three-year term as an undertrial.
No One killed Jessica
'No One killed Jessica' is based on the murder of model Jessica Lall (i999) and her sister's relentless battle to get justice for her slain sister, to see her murderer behind bars. The movie looks at the aftermath of the murder through the eyes of two women - Sabrina, played by Vidya Balan and a tough-skinned, straight-talking, cuss-words-spouting reporter played by Rani Mukherjee.
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In a shocking case, 34-year-old Delhi-based model Jessica was shot dead by Manu Sharma at a party in Qutub Colonnade restaurant in south Delhi in the early hours of April 30, 1999 after she reused to serve him liquor. Manu Sharma is the son of Vinod Sharma, a wealthy and influential Congress-nominated Member of Parliament from Haryana.
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Provoked' is based on a Punjabi woman named Kiranjit Ahluwalia who leaves India to marry a London-based guy, only to be badly abused. She ends up in prison for murdering her abusive husband. The film traces her journey - from a victim of domestic violence to convicted murderer, to the woman who changed public opinion towards battered women who kill their abusers.
Kiranjit Ahluwalia arrived in Britain in 1979 from India, aged 24, following an arranged marriage. After suffering years of abuse, she killed her violent husband - and ended up in jail. When she was finally freed on appeal, her case changed the face of British justice.
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The film 'Bandit Queen' based on the life of dacoit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi, depicts the brutal truth about the oppression of women and lower castes in India.
Phoolan Devi, popularly known as the 'Bandit Queen', was a dacoit-turned-politician. After being gang-raped by some upper-caste members of her village, Phoolan Devi turned into a bandit, who got her revenge by organizing a massacre that left 22 upper-caste villagers dead. Pursued by the government and rivals, she was arrested in 1983. In 1994 she was released and elected to Parliament as a member of the Samajwadi Party. In July, 2001 she was gunned down in front of her house in New Delhi.