Netflix India sets the menu for new series along with renewals for 'Delhi Crime' 'Jamtara' and more in 2021
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Netflix India bringing the heat to the platform with its new series releases. Upping its ante, the streaming giant is not only bringing to the platform some brilliant new releases which do not conform to any one genre but a plethora of them, along with some renewals of old series into new series such as 'Delhi Crime' and 'Kota Factory' whose season 2 would be streaming on Netflix. In an unveiling event today, where Netflix revealed its new slate of series, Rohit Vedprakash, Director, Local Language Originals, Netflix India talked about the library of content at Netflix, he said, "Television has always been a huge part of our lives and always will be. We love the familiarity and connection with the characters who we see on our screens day after day and we too become a part of the narrative of these characters. That's what's unique about long-form storytelling and with streaming services such as ours, we have been able to elevate this experience of storytelling, sometimes introducing you to characters over multiple episodes and sometimes telling these stories across multiple seasons," he further added, "We have been incredibly fortunate to work with some of the finest storytellers and artists, bringing to you memorable series across genres from 'Sacred Games', 'Delhi Crime', 'Jamtara', 'She', 'Little Things' to 'Masaba Masaba' and we couldn't be more excited to bring you many more new series and bring back some of the fan favourites with new seasons."
Unveiling some of the new series (and seasons), first up was 'Ray' an anthology of four short films as four episodes based on Satyajit Ray's short stories. The shorts would be thematically based in the present day so that there is audience reliability. The four episodes have been directed by Srijit Mukherji, Vasan Bala, Abhishek Chaubey and stars Manoj Bajpayee, Gajraj Rao, Kay Kay Menon, Ali Fazal, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Radhika Madan, Shweta Basu Prasad, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor, Rajesh Sharma, Bidita Bag, Kharaj Mukherjee, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Shruthy Menon, Anindita Bose, Neeraj Purohit, Lovleen Misra, Raghubir Yadav, Manoj Pahwa. The series is written by Niren Bhatt and Siraj Ahmed and produced by Viacom 18's Tipping Point.
Madhuri Dixit-Nene's foray into the digital space, 'Finding Anamika', directed by Karishma Kohli, and Bejoy Nambiar, the series stars Dixit Nene, Sanjay Kapoor, Manav Kaul, Lakshvir Saran, Suhasini Muley, and Muskkaan Jaferi. The series follows a global superstar who vanishes without a trace As police and loved ones search for answers to her disappearance, her perfectly crafted facade is stripped away, revealing hidden truths and painful lies in the life of an iconic actress.
'Feels Like Ishq' an anthology spanned over seven episodes, this series is directed by Ruchir Arun, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, Ashima Chibber, Anand Tiwari, Danish Aslam, Jaydeep Sarkar, Sachin Kundalkar and casts Radhika Madan, Amol Parashar, Kajol Chugh, Mihir Ahuja, Kymsleen Kholie, Bhavesh Babani, Simran Jehani, Rohit Saraf, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, Saba Azad, Tanya Maniktala, Skand Thakur, Zayn Marie Khan and Neeraj Madhav in the ensemble. Produced by Mutant Films and AwesomenessTV, the stories revolve around young love and are heartwarming tales of rekindling love which will be a treat for the audience in a 'love in the time of Corona' way.
The bold and preventing series 'Bombay Begums' is releasing on the platform on March 8. An Alankrita Shrivastava and Bornila Chatterjee directorial, the series stars Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash, Plabita Borthakur, Aadhya Anand, Rahul Bose, Danish Husain, Vivek Gomber and Imaad Shah. A production of Endemol Shine India, Endeavor Content, and Chernin Entertainment, the story revolves around five women across generations as they wrestle with desire, ethics, personal crises and vulnerabilities to own their ambition in contemporary urban India. As glass ceilings are shattered, and hearts are broken, difficult choices have to be made. And as each woman strives to find her own truth, they find in each other an unexpected understanding and the sliver of a bond. The series is written by Shrivastava and Chatterjee along with Iti Agarwal. The directors also serve as showrunners on the show.
'Decoupled', starring R. Madhavan and Surveen Chawla is a Hardik Mehta directorial. Madhavan plays Arya Iyer who suffers from chronic objectivity as a result of which he can see through the fabricated lives of others which more often than not lands him in trouble, an example being his own married life. Chawla and Madhavan play divorced husband and wife who have to live together in their house in Gurgaon and create the perfect family because their tween daughter is terrified of their divorce.
'Kota Factory' season 2 is going to be streamed on Netflix which before was being streamed on TVFPlay. The series, which is India's first monochrome shot series, stars Mayur More, Jitendra Kumar, Alam Khan, Ahsaas Channa, Urvi Singh, Ranjan Raj, and Revathi Pillai, The second season is being directed by Raghav Subbu. The show depicts the universe of competitive exams through the eyes of Vaibhav, a vulnerable teenager, and Jeetu Bhaiya, a modern-day Dronacharya. The show captures the melancholic life of Indian students who prepare for competitive exams. In this season, will Vaibhav move onto greener pastures, leaving behind Jeetu Bhaiya, his friends and his love interest.
Raveena Tandon's digital debut, 'Aranyak', directed by Vinay Waikul and starring Tandon, Parambrata Chatterjee, Ashutosh Rana, Zakir Hussain, and Megna Malik. The synopsis of the series is thus, "after a foreign teenage tourist disappears in the misty Himalayan town, a harried, local cop Kasturi must join hands with her city-bred replacement Angad, on a big-ticket case that digs up skeletons and revives a forgotten Himalayan myth of a bloodthirsty, serial killing entity in the forest.". Roy Kapur Films and Ramesh Sippy Entertainment produce while Charudutt Acharya serves as the writer of the film and Ramesh Sippy serves as the showrunner.
'Mai' starring Sakshi Tanwar, Wamiqa Gabbi, Vivek Mushran, Prashant Narayanan, Raima Dev Varma, Seema Pahwa and Raima Sen. The Anshai Lal, Atul Mongia directorial follows Sheel (Tanwar), a docile 47-year-old wife-and-mother, who is still reeling from a personal tragedy and finds herself smack in the middle of a world of white-collar crimes and dirty politics pushing her into a rabbit hole of violence that forever changes her and the world she inhabits. The directors also serve as writers along with Amita Vyas and Tamal Kumar Sen. The series is being produced under Anushka and Karnesh Sharma's production banner Clean Slate Films.
'Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein' from showrunner/ director Sidharth Sengupta who also co-write the show along with Anahata Menon, Varun Badola, the series stars Tahir Raj Bhasin, Shweta Tripathi, Anchal Singh, Saurabh Shukla, Surya Sharma, Brijendra Kala, Arunoday Singh, Anant Joshi, Sunita Rajwar, Hetal Gada. The synopsis of the series is thus "Think of the most dreaded villain! What if he has a daughter who truly, deeply, madly falls in love with you? What if you don't love her back? What if you are in love with someone else? How will you say no and get out of the situation? After all, quite like her father, she's not likely to take 'no' for an answer. A romantic simpleton finds himself in the middle of this crossfire in Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein, a dark comical pulpy desi thriller about three things that matter the most in the country: paisa, taqat aur pyaar.” Edgestorm Pictures produces the series.
'Masaba Masaba' comes back with season 2. Its being directed by Sonam Nair and stars Masaba Gupta, Neena Gupta, and Neil Bhoopalam. The story will pick up where the first season left off with the new season exploring the relationship between Masaba and Bhoopalam's character Dhairya Rana and of course the relationship between the mother-daughter duo Masaba and Neena Gupta. Masaba goes in front of the camera, and Neena ji decides to go behind them. All the while dealing with new loves, old loves, and some impossible loves. Both women take their careers, image, friendships and lovers, in their own hands and turn everything around
'Mismatched' season 2 directed by Akarsh Khurana and starring Prajakta Koli, Rohit Saraf, Vihaan Samat, Taaruk Raina, Devyani Shorey, Muskkaan Jaferi, Rannvijay Singha, Vidya Malavade. Dimple, the genius coder, has lost her app. Rishi, the hopeless romantic, has lost all faith in love. Fate brings this “Mismatched” couple face to face again, as Rishi is forced to step back into the mess he left behind. With their futures at stake, Dimple and Rishi must navigate the rough terrains of frayed friendships, new love interests, broken promises, academic stress and shocking rivalries.
'Little Things' season 4, directed by Ruchir Arun and Pranjal Dua and starring Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Palkar. If seasons one to three were a trilogy that dived deep into the facets of young love, season four explores a new maturing love and the growing pains and adventures that come with it.
Second season of Emmy winner 'Delhi Crime' directed by Rajesh Mapuskar and Tanuj Chopra starring Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang, Adil Hussain, Anurag Arora, Yashaswini Dayama, Sidharth Bhardwaj, Gopal Dutt, and Denzil Smith.
Imtiaz Ali's 'She' season 2, directed by Arif Ali starring Aaditi Pohankar, Vishwas Kini, Kishore Kumar G, Shivani Rangole, and Suhita Tatte.
Second instalment of 'Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega ' directed by Soumendra Padhi starring Sparsh Shrivastava, Monika Panwar, Anshumaan Pushkar, Amit Sial, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Aksha Pardasany. Sunny and Gudiya have one final chance to avenge their past. As bigger players enter Jamtara, politics tries to control phishing, but phishing ends up controlling politics.
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