Mumbai: Bollywood titles ‘Ludo’, ‘Torbaaz’, and Mira Nair’s ambitious series adaptation of ‘A Suitable Boy’ are among the lineup of 17 original stories unveiled by streaming platform Netflix on Thursday, said a report in The New Indian Express (TNIE) quoting the news agency PTI.
Directed by Anurag Basu, it is a multi-starrer comedy-drama featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Aditya Roy Kapur, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Pankaj Tripathi, and Pearle Maaney
Starring Sanjay Dutt, it is an emotional story of transformation
A Suitable Boy
It is based on Vikram Seth’s novel of the same name and stars Ishaan Khatter, Tabu, Tanya Maniktala, Rasika Dugal, Shahana Goswami, and Ram Kapoor. It will be available on Netflix globally, except in the United States and Canada, said the report.
Raat Akeli Hai
A crime thriller, it features Radhika Apte and Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Dolly Kitty Aur Who Chamakte Sitare
This is a comedy satire starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Bhumi Pednekar
Ginny Weds Sunny
Is a romantic comedy starring Yami Gautam and Vikrant Massey
This is an animation film by Gitanjali Rao
A young adult romance series, starring Prajakta Koli and Rohit Saraf, based on Sandhya Menon’s book “When Dimple Met Rishi”
A horror story set in a village in Punjab, it stars Shabana Azmi, Satyadeep Mishra, Sanjeeda Sheikh, and Riva Arora
Is a witty drama based on Manu Joseph’s novel. It stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nassar, and Shweta Basu Prasad.
Class Of ’83’
Is a cop drama with Bobby Deol, Bhupendra Jadawat, Hitesh Bhojraj and Annup Sonii, and Anil Kapoor
AK vs AK
A dark comedy with Anurag Kashyap in it.
It stars fashion designer Masaba Gupta, Neena Gupta and Neil Bhoopalam
Is a contemporary drama, whose star cast includes Pooja Bhatt, Amruta Subhash, Shahana Goswami, Plabita Borthakur, Aadhya Anand
Bhaag Beanie Bhaag
This is a dramedy featuring Swara Bhasker, Ravi Patel, Dolly Singh and Varun Thakur
The report quoted Monika Shergill, VP-Content, Netflix India, as telling PTI that their aim is to “tell the most defining stories from India that will first appeal to the Indian consumers”.
“It is really important that a story coming out of India becomes big in India. When local stories become big locally, that’s when they make maximum impact globally,” she added in the report.
“For us, it is important to tell the biggest and the most defining stories in India and to work with storytellers who bring their most authentic vision and passion for stories,” she said in an interview ahead of the slate announcement, reported TNIE.
Shergill said they had been working hard to bring these titles out on the streamer.
“We have been in advance stages of post (production) on some, many are ready. The important goal was to put together a slate that has a diverse mix of content that can appeal to different moods, different tastes because, for Netflix, it is important to be a service and not just one title destination,” she was quoted as saying in the report.