RAKESH MARIA HAS FED POP CULTURE FOR OVER A DECADE, INSPIRING M OVIE AND BOOK CHARACTERS
Black Friday (2004) Directed by Anurag Kashyap. DCP Rakesh Maria played by Kay Kay Menon. Maximum City (2004) Written by Suketu Mehta, who labelled the ‘tormentor’ cop Ajay Lal. AWednesday (2008) Anupam Kher’s character in Neeraj Pandey’s film, CP Prakash Rathod, was modelled on Rakesh Maria.
The Attacks of 26/11 (2013) Nana Patekar played Rakesh Maria, then joint commissioner of police (Crime) in Ram Gopal Varma’s recreation. The Siege (2013) Maria, then joint commissioner (Crime) figures prominently in this racy investigative account of the 26/11 attack.