‘A Suitable Boy’, Ludo’, ‘Torbaaz’ amongst Netflix’s slate of 17 authentic tales

Mumbai, July 16

Streaming platform Netflix on Thursday unveiled a lineup of 17 authentic tales, together with Bollywood titles “Ludo”, “Torbaaz”, and Mira Nair’s bold sequence adaptation of “A Suitable Boy”.

“Ludo”, directed by Anurag Basu, is a multi-starrer comedy drama that includes Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Aditya Roy Kapur, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Pankaj Tripathi and Pearle Maaney, whereas “Torbaaz”, starring Sanjay Dutt, is an emotional story of transformation.

“A Suitable Boy”, based mostly on the critically acclaimed novel by Vikram Seth, and starring Ishaan Khatter, Tabu, Tanya Maniktala, Rasika Dugal, Shahana Goswami and Ram Kapoor, will likely be out there on Netflix globally, besides within the United States and Canada.

Crime thriller “Raat Akeli Hai”, that includes Radhika Apte and Nawazuddin Siddiqui; comedy satire “Dolly Kitty Aur Who Chamakte Sitare”, starring Konkona Sensharma and Bhumi Pednekar; romantic comedy “Ginny Weds Sunny, starring Yami Gautam and Vikrant Massey, and Gitanjali Rao’s festival favourite animation film “Bombay Rose” are additionally a part of the slate.

“Mismatched”, a younger grownup romance sequence, starring Prajakta Koli and Rohit Saraf, can also be a part of the brand new slate. The present is predicated on Sandhya Menon’s guide “When Dimple Met Rishi”.

Monika Shergill, VP-Content, Netflix India, advised PTI their purpose is to “tell the most defining stories from India that will first appeal to the Indian consumers”.

“It is basically vital {that a} story popping out of India turns into massive in India. When native tales turn out to be massive regionally, that’s once they make most influence globally.

“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 mentioned in an interview forward of slate announcement.

Shergill mentioned they’d been working exhausting to deliver 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 which can appeal to different moods, different tastes because for Netflix, it is important to be a service and not just one title destination,” she mentioned.

These new titles will be a part of the upcoming slate of the already-announced movies on Netflix, which embrace 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, and dysfunctional household drama “Tribhanga – Tedhi Medhi Crazy”, that includes Kajol, Tanvi Azmi and Mithila Palkar.

The digital platform will even showcase “Kaali Khuli”, a horror story set in a village in Punjab and stars Shabana Azmi, Satyadeep Mishra, Sanjeeda Sheikh and Riva Arora, and “Serious Men”, a witty drama based mostly on Manu Joseph’s novel. It stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nassar, and Shweta Basu Prasad.

Cop drama “Class Of ‘83” with Bobby Deol, Bhupendra Jadawat, Hitesh Bhojraj and Annup Sonii, and Anil Kapoor-Anurag Kashyap starrer darkish comedy “AK vs AK” will even be out there on the streamer within the coming months.

“Masaba Masaba”, starring clothier Masaba Gupta, actors Neena Gupta and Neil Bhoopalam; modern drama “Bombay Begums”, whose star solid contains Pooja Bhatt, Amruta Subhash, Shahana Goswami, Plabita Borthakur, Aadhya Anand, and dramedy “Bhaag Beanie Bhaag”, that includes Swara Bhasker, Ravi Patel, Dolly Singh and Varun Thakur, had been already introduced.

As theatres stay closed as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many filmmakers have opted for streamers to launch their movies.

Asked in regards to the influence of COVID-19 on streaming companies, Shergill mentioned although there was a rise in viewing numbers, they’re “mindful that it is a temporary phase”.

“It has been an unprecedented time. People have appeared for emotional consolation and we’re glad that as a service, we had been capable of present that. But we’re additionally conscious that this can be a momentary section that has elevated the viewing numbers.

“The one good thing that has happened is that many more people will cultivate a taste for premium storytelling, for discovering new kind of storytelling from India and around the world,” she added.

Shergill mentioned as a service, the streamer desires to discover all of the codecs in India – be it scripted storytelling, movie tales, unscripted storytelling, documentary sequence or stand-up – with out compromise.

“It is basically about telling the very best tales and it’s by no means nearly scale compromising on the flavour of storytelling or the type of topics we select. For us, excessive idea, excessive craft and an excellent mixture of tales and storytellers is an important factor.

“As you can see, we have animation film ‘Bombay Rose’ in the lineup, which proves that we are interested in great storytelling whatever the format,” she added. PTI

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