Posted on: November 9, 2018 12:27:33 pm
Following the success of Lust Stories, Ghoul and Sacred Games, Netflix is gaining popularity in India with its Indian content. In See What's Next: Asia in Singapore, the company announced new titles and also released the trailer for Rishi Kapoor's film, Netflix, Rajma Chawal, as well as launching the teaser trailer for Selection Day, based on Aravind Adiga's book same name.
Rajma Chawal begins broadcasting from November 30.
Watch the trailer for Rajma Chawal here:
Selection Day, produced by Anil Kapoor Film Company and Seven Stories Ltd, is the story of two brothers raised by a strict father. The day of the selection begins to be transmitted from December 28.
Watch the Selection Day trailer here:
Netflix also announced a new original series, Typewriter. The horror series is about a haunted house and a haunted book and stays in Goa.
Netflix also announced eight new original Indian films.
Chopsticks starring Mithila Palkar, Abhay Deol and Vijay Raaz is about a confident girl who gets help from a con man to retrieve her stolen car from a Mumbai mobster. Chopsticks is produced by Ashvini Yardi of Vineyard Productions and directed by Sachin Yardi.
Bulbul, produced by Clean Slate Films by Anushka Sharma, is a period film. The story is about Satya and the bride of his brother, Bulbul, who formed a strong friendship as children, until he was sent to England. After his return, he discovers that Bulbul was abandoned, but now lives a life in the well-being of the people. But the village is plagued by a mysterious haunted woman and Satya must uncover the truth.
Firebrand, produced by Priyanka Chopra, is a Marathi film that follows a lawyer who was a victim of sexual assault while she handles issues at her wedding. Directed by Aruna Raje, the film stars Usha Jadhav, Girish Kulkarni, Sachin Khedekar and Rajeshwari Sachdev.
August 15 in a chawl of Mumbai is the story of a single day as the chawl prepares for the flag hoisting ceremony. The film Marathi is produced by Madhuri Dixit.
Cobalt Blue, the best-selling Marathi novel by Sachin Kundalkar, is the story of a brother and sister who fall in love with the same man. The story is set in a traditional Marathon house and will be directed by Sachin Kundalkar.
Hotel Mumbai, starring Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Anupam Kher and Jason Isaacs, tells the true story of survivors and victims of the Mumbai attacks in 2008. This film will be available only on Netflix in the SAARC region.
Music Teacher, starring Manav Kaul, is a story about a music teacher who is emotionally upset. He has the chance to deal with his problems with a student away who is now a successful singer. The film is directed by Sarthak Dasgupta.
Upstarts is the story of three friends who delight in the world of startups. In the struggle to make it big, they have to make big choices between their friendship and their dreams. Directed by Udai Singh Pawar, the film is produced by Raja Menon, Janani Ravichandran and Jawahar Sharma of Bandra West Productions.
The event also had announcements about the cast of Baahubali's prequel series, Baahubali: Before the Beginning. Mrunal Thakur, from Sonia Love fame, will play Sivagami and Rahul Bose will play Skandadasa. The cast also includes Atul Kulkarni, Vaquar Shaikh, Jameel Khan, Siddharth Arora and Anup Soni.
Deepa Mehta's dystopic fiction series, Leila, will feature Huma Qureshi in the title role and will also feature Siddharth Suryanarayan.
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