Streaming giant, Netflix has commissioned ten new Indian original films, backed by the likes of Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan and Zoya Akhtar.
In a statement, Netflix said that it would have 15 new original Indian films by the end of 2020 – These include some of the previously announced titles: ‘Music Teacher’, ‘Cobalt Blue’, ‘Chopsticks’, ‘Upstarts’ and ‘Bulbul’.
As a part of its new offerings, Netflix has announced:
‘Guilty’ is produced by Dharmatic Entertainment, the digital content arm of Johar’s Dharma Productions. It explores the versions of truth that unfold when a small-town girl accuses the college jock of a rape.
‘Serious Men’ is produced by Bombay Fables & Cineraas Entertainment, based on Manu Joseph’s bestselling novel. It is about a wily slum dweller, who cons the country into believing his dim-witted 10-year old son is a genius.
‘Class of 83’ is produced by Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and directed by Atul Sabharwal. It is the story of an upright policeman-turned-trainer whose wards deal with various complexities.
‘Mrs Serial Killer’ is produced by Farah Khan and directed by husband, Shirish Kunder. It follows a doting wife, who must find a way to absolve her husband of serial murder charges.
‘Yeh Ballet’ is a tale of two boys from the wrong side of the tracks who try and use ballet to transcend their challenging circumstances. It is produced by Roy Kapur Films.
‘House Arrest’ is a story of an introverted man who tries to limit his interactions with the world, but the world has other plans. It is directed by Shashanka Ghosh and Samit Basu.
‘Kaali Khuhi’ is produced by Manomay Motion Pictures, which follows a 10-year-old girl who must save a Punjab village reeling from female infanticide.
‘Maska’ is about a confused millennial who seeks to fulfil his fantasy of becoming a movie star until a romance helps him clarify matters. It is directed by Neeraj Udhwani.
“When Netflix launched in India, we changed the way Indian audiences enjoy their films,” said Srishti Behl Arya, director – International Original Film, India, Netflix, in a statement.
“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.”