The Internet Is ‘Deeply Affected’ By This Netflix Docu-Series About An Indian Family’s Mass Suicide
Recently, we saw as Squid Game smashed through all of Netflix’s records to reach the top-viewed spot in many countries. More recently, however, another show, much grislier, called House Of Secrets: The Burari Deaths has been taking South Asia by storm.
In the summer of 2018, the mass murder-suicide of an entire Delhi based family left people shaken then confused. The patchy nature of information and the lack of a final conclusion led to the making of House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths.
On October 8, a three-part documentary series came out on Netflix, that breaks down the events leading up to the ultimate fate of the 11 members of the Bhatia family. Most members of the family were found hanging and gagged, some tied at the hands and the feet. The sole exception was the eldest woman of the house, who appeared to the strangled. The sole survivor in that house that night was the family dog, who was found tied on the terrace.
Directed by Leena Yadav, this tale of a seemingly, normal, well-functioning family and their gruesome demise in the by lanes of Delhi has received a mixed bag of reviews.
Some are just horrified after watching the bone-chilling series.
i don’t think i’ll ever live a normal life again after watching house of secrets: the Burari deaths on netflix pic.twitter.com/TEXctM25Ie
— Hana (@aIwayszen) October 10, 2021
“The House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths.”
I do believe that human mind can be very unpredictable but- I’m left completely numb with many question which I’ll never find a satisfactory answer to.
I want to talk to someone who wants to talk about it. #Netflix pic.twitter.com/pZaZbi7Vf7
— (@Arkylius) October 12, 2021
People ( Including Me ) After Watching House of Secrets : The Burari Deaths. pic.twitter.com/sil6JJdYh2
— Krunal | (@krunalthinks) October 10, 2021
Others commend the work the creators have done; the way they have brought attention to both the deaths and the mental health issues that seem to prelude them.
HOUSE OF SECRETS – The Burari Deaths (2021)
One of the best documentaries on the Burari Deaths, incorporating stories from friends, relatives, psychologists, and police officers, helping us to understand the trauma the family was going through. Poignant, yet humane. pic.twitter.com/Inkq26Buqt
— creepyposta (@creepyposta) October 10, 2021
House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths made me realise how important it is to talk about mental health issues. I wasn’t aware of how critically dangerous the state of psychosis can be, before watching this show.
I hope this documentary compels people to have that conversation.
— Peony Hirwani (@peony_hirwani) October 10, 2021
netflix’s House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths — really signifies the ignorance of ppl about mental health illnesses and how professional help should never take a back seat.
— (@whostalie) October 14, 2021
However, some do not think the show lives up to the inflated expectations.
House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths is not scary at all. Don’t exaggerate. People are just hyping it up. It’s a good crime documentary, well narrated, talks about what happened in the family on a psychological level. Nothing like bone chilling stuff.
— Aisshwarya Kerure (@whosthatmiss) October 10, 2021
Have you seen House Of Secrets: The Burari Deaths, yet? What did you think?