If you’ve been spending much of your time in quarantine binge watching Netflix and eating popcorn, we feel you, and same! By now you have probably made your way through every film, show and documentary or perhaps you are rewatching some of your favourite shows all over again. Whatever the case may be, you will be excited to know that Netflix is now adding 17 brand new Indian TV shows and movies to its already extensive library.
The upcoming addition of Indian originals to the platform comprises 12 new films and five TV series. The new shows and films will include performances from an array of artists including the likes of Anil Kapoor, Pooja Bhatt, Bobby Deol, Bhumi Pednekar, Konkona Sensharma, Janhvi Kapoor, and many more. The genres will range from romantic comedies to thrillers and light hearted dramas. The upcoming shows will be slowly making their way to the platform in the coming few weeks. A report on a leading news portal claims that Netflix will announce nine Bollywood projects that will be released exclusively on their platform.
The number of projects which are scheduled for digital release includes Ludo featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Sheikh, Sanya Malhotra and Pankaj Tripathi, Sanjay Dutt’s Torbaaz, Ginny Weds Sunny starring Yami Gautam, Vikrant Massey, Raat Akeli Hai starring Radhika Apte, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare starring Konkana Sensharma and Bhumi Pednekar, Bombay Rose – an award-winning animated film, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl starring Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Vineet Kumar, Manav Vij and Ayesha Raza Mishra, Tribhanga – Tedhi Medhi Crazy starring Kajol, Tanvi Azmi and Mithila Palkar, Class Of ’83 featuring Bobby Deol, Bhupendra Jadawat, Hitesh Bhojraj and Annup Sonii, Kaali Khushi featuring Shabana Azmi, Satyadeep Mishra, Sanjeeda Sheikh and Riva Arora, Serious Men starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nassar, Shweta Basu Prasad, and a uniquely entertaining dark comedy AK vs AK starring Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap.
Together with this variety of shows, a number of web series too will be getting a digital release. Some of these include Mismatched starring Prajakta Koli and Rohit Saraf, A Suitable Boy, based on the critically acclaimed book by Vikram Seth starring Ishaan Khatter, Tabu and Tanya Maniktala, Bombay Begums featuring Amruta Subhash, Plabita Borthakur, Aadhya Anand, Pooja Bhatt and Shahana Goswami and Masaba Masaba starring Masaba Gupta and Neena Gupta as themselves. How exciting!
Just when we thought we should start venturing out, we think we’ll sit back and relax and enjoy Netflix for a little longer!