Netflix on Thursday unveiled a line-up of 17 original stories, including six new films and two new series. From thrillers to romantic comedies to light-hearted dramas, the collection will launch on Netflix in the coming months, as per an official release.
The six new additions to Netflix films include — multi-starrer Ludo, a unique comedy-drama about four people whose lives collide with each other. The movie will feature Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Aditya Roy Kapur, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Pankaj Tripathi and Pearle Maaney. Torbaaz will be another movie in the pipeline which is an emotional story of transformation (starring Sanjay Dutt).
Netflix will launch a crime thriller Raat Akeli Hai, featuring Radhika Apte, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Aditya Srivastava, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Nishant Dahiya, and Shweta Tripathi.
In the genre of drama, the OTT platform will release Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, a story that revolves around two cousins and their quest for freedom, starring Konkona Sensharma and Bhumi Pednekar.
The OTT platform will also launch romantic comedy Ginny Weds Sunny, featuring Yami Gautam, Vikrant Massey, and award-winning animated romance film Bombay Rose, the first Indian animation film ever selected to open Venice Critics’ Week.
These stories join the upcoming slate of Netflix films which include the inspiring true story of Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, starring Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Viineet Kumar, Manav Vij, and Ayesha Raza Mishra.
This also includes a dysfunctional family drama Tribhanga – Tedhi Medhi Crazy (featuring Kajol, Tanvi Azmi, and Mithila Palkar); a horror story set in a village in Punjab Kaali Khuhi (featuring Shabana Azmi, Satyadeep Mishra, Sanjeeda Sheikh, and Riva Arora); Serious Men, a witty drama based on Manu Joseph’s novel (starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nassar, Shweta Basu Prasad);
Netflix will also present an intense police drama Class Of ’83 (featuring Bobby Deol, Bhupendra Jadawat, Hitesh Bhojraj, and Annup Sonii) and a uniquely entertaining dark comedy AK vs AK (starring Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap).
The two new series in the line-up includes Mismatched, a young adult romance (starring Prajakta Koli and Rohit Saraf) based on Sandhya Menon’s book ‘When Dimple Met Rishi’ and A Suitable Boy, based on the critically acclaimed book by Vikram Seth (starring Ishaan Khatter, Tabu, Tanya Maniktala, Rasika Dugal, Shahana Goswami, and Ram Kapoor). These will be available on Netflix globally except in the US and Canada.
They join the lineup of upcoming series including the delightful Masaba Masaba (starring Masaba Gupta and Neena Gupta as themselves with Neil Bhoopalam); Bombay Begums, a contemporary drama (featuring Pooja Bhatt, Amruta Subhash, Shahana Goswami, Plabita Borthakur and Aadhya Anand) and a fun dramedy Bhaag Beanie Bhaag (earlier titled Messy, starring Swara Bhasker, Ravi Patel, Dolly Singh, and Varun Thakur).
Monika Shergill, VP-Content, Netflix India, said in the official release: “We are excited to share our line-up of stories across formats and multiple genres. We know our members have unique tastes, moods, and needs – sometimes, they want to lean back and watch a delightful comedy, and at other times, they want a pulse-pounding thriller that brings them to the edge of their seats.”
She added: “We are so proud to bring these diverse stories created by acclaimed and emerging storytellers and producing partners. Together with the finest stories from around the world and our rapidly growing selection of licensed titles, we want to give our members something to discover and love on Netflix every day.”