Building upon its Indian content, Netflix
has announced 10 new Original films with A-list directors. The
streaming service has witnessed an uptick in the audience as well
as the general adoption ration in India which is one of the reasons
behind its continued investment into the Indian entertainment
industry. Netflix claims that by 2020, it will have 15 original
Indian titles in its global catalog.
Srishti Behl Arya, Director – International Original Film,
India, Netflix said, “when Netflix launched in India, we changed
the way Indian audiences enjoy their films. Given our diversity,
history and culture, India is home to powerful stories waiting to
be told to audiences around the world. The depth of talent and
vision of our creators is enabling us to create films our members
will love. We want to be a home for India’s finest filmmakers
where their stories travel to more people than ever before.”
Netflix has seen massive popularity in India with shows like
Sacred Games, Selection Day, Lust Stories, Soni among others. Some
of the previously announced titles such as Music Teacher, Cobalt
Blue, Chopsticks, Upstarts and Bulbul are being developed and will
be released by 2020. This year, the streaming service will also
release the second season of Sacred Games which is one of the most
anticipated shows of 2019.
10 new Netflix Indian Original films revealed
Lust Stories directors Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap
and Dibakar Banerjee reassemble to helm Ghost
Stories. It will feature four spine-chilling stories, one
by each director and is produced by RSVP and Ashi Dua.
Class of ’83 is based on S. Hussain Zaidi’s
unreleased book and explores the life of a Mumbai Police officer
who is tasked with creating a team of encounter specialists and how
his students struggle with the question of morals, honour and
patriotism. This is the second venture by Red Chillies
Entertainment and is directed by Atul Sabharwal.
Mrs. Serial Killer brings together Shirish
Kunder and Farah Khan as they tell a story about a doting wife who
has to murder someone exactly like a serial killer on loose,
because only then can she prove her husband to be innocent of
murder charges for which he’s imprisoned.
Guilty is produced by Dharmatic and is directed
by Ruchi Narain. It shows the story from the eyes of a musician
girl whose college hearth throb boyfriend is accused of rape.
Yeh Ballet revolves around the discovery of
ballet by two boys and their attempts to escape their challenging
environment. It is directed by Sooni Taraporevala and produced by
Roy Kapur Films.
House Arrest is directed by Shashanka Ghosh and
Samit Basu, from a script by Samit Basu and produced by India
Stories. It tells us the story of a man who is anti-social and as a
result, locks himself up in his house only to realize that he
cannot stop the world from interacting with him.
Kaali Khuhi is set in a village of Punjab and
explores the life of a 10-year-old girl who is the only one capable
to save the village. The film is directed by Terrie Samundra and
produced by Manomay Motion Pictures.
Maska is directed by Neeraj Udhwani and
produced by Seher Aly Latif and Mutant Films and explores the life
of a confused millennial who sets out on a journey to become a film
star but comes to terms after spending a romantic summer with a
Directed and produced by Dibakar Banerjee,
Freedom tells a story about an Indian family
connected with “personal, ideological and sexual history of
Serious Men is based on Manu Joseph’s book by
the same name and is directed by Sudhir Mishra. It is a film on a
slum dweller who dupes the country by having everyone believe his
10-year-old kid is a prodigy.
Source: FS – All Tech News 2
Netflix announces 10 Original Films with leading directors in India