Leena Yadav knew two things for certain when she decided to helm House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths — that she wouldn’t adopt a sensationalist gaze to the infamous Burari deaths that had shocked the country. And, that only AR Rahman could bring the “emotional depth” required for such a project. The offering marks the maestro’s first attempt at scoring music for a documentary.
It is understandable when Rahman says that despite his almost-30 years of churning out melodies, working on House of Secrets was a unique experience.
The Netflix offering examines the 2018 case where 11 members across three generations of the Chundawat family died under strange circumstances in their Delhi house.
Giving shape to the project was not easy. The creator-director says the documentary is the result of two years of intensive research, 400 hours of interviews and the quest for the truth.