Guilty (2020 film)

Guilty is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language thriller drama film directed by Ruchi Narain and written by Ruchi Narain, Kanika Dhillon and Atika Chohan.[2] Starring Kiara Advani and several others, the film follows the story of a songwriter whose boyfriend is accused of rape during the era of #MeToo.[3] The film is the first production venture of Dharmatic, the digital arm of Karan Johar's Dharma Productions.[4] It was released on 6 March 2020 on Netflix.[5][6]

Guilty (2020 film) poster.jpg
Official release poster
Directed byRuchi Narain
Written by
Produced by
CinematographyAndrew Boulter
Edited byBodhaditya Banerjee
Music byAnkur Tewari
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • 6 March 2020 (2020-03-06)
Running time
119 minutes[1]


Nanki Dutta finds herself in a dilemma when Tanu Kumar, a new student in her university, joins in the #MeToo movement accusing Vijay "VJ" Pratap Singh, Nanki's boyfriend, of having raped her on the night of Valentine's 2018. Nanki attempts to help Vijay by consulting Danish Ali Baig, the lawyer investigating VJ's side of the story. Throughout the movie, we experience Nanki's frequent panic attacks and hallucinations based on the recent incident. Later on in the movie, Danish wins the case and Vijay is released much to Tanu's dismay. However, Nanki remains suspicious due to inconsistencies with the case. During a festival held at the campus, Tanu explains every detail of what happened during the fateful night while exposing her true intentions and feeling towards Vijay. Nanki deduces Tanu's #MeToo tweet and ties every loose end cited throughout the film and comes to the realization that Tanu told the truth all along. A betrayed Vijay is arrested by local authorities. Soon after, Nanki gains the courage to share her own experience with sexual abuse/ rape, encouraged by a relieved Tanu.



In June 2019, a report from Filmfare stated Kiara Advani signing a new project for Dharmatic Entertainment, the digital arm of Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, titled Guilty which was helmed by Ruchi Narain. The principal photography of the film began in Delhi in June 2019 and completed within 33 days.[7]


Soundtrack album by
Ankur Tewari
Released2 March 2020
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSony Music India
ProducerAnkur Tewari

The film score and soundtrack is composed by Ankur Tewari with lyrics written by Kausar Munir.[8]

1."Rehne Do Na"Ankur Tewari03:11
2."Chaak Girebain"Ankur Tewari03:40
3."Kahun"Ankur Tewari05:07
4."Kahun (Reprise)"Ankur Tewari, Divya L05:05
5."Likhi Meri"Ankur Tewari04:07
6."Likhi Meri (Reprise)"Ankur Tewari, Divya L04:05
Total length:25:17


  1. ^ "Guilty (2020)". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Guilty trailer: Kiara Advani plays a feisty musician in Netflix film, fans say 'Preeti has turned into Kabir Singh'". Hindustan Times. 18 February 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Guilty first look poster of Kiara Advani out: Karan Johar asks, aap convince ho gaye ya aur bataun?". India Today. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  4. ^ Arora, Akhil (19 February 2020). "Netflix Guilty Trailer Sets March 6 Release Date for Kiara Advani, Karan Johar Film". NDTV. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  5. ^ "'Guilty' trailer: A rape accusation and many truths in Kiara Advani-starrer". 18 February 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Guilty movie review: Netflix and Dharmatic present a flawed but important take on the #MeToo movement- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 7 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Kiara Advani to start shooting for Guilty in Delhi this month". Filmfare. 26 June 2019. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  8. ^ Guilty (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), retrieved 22 May 2021

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