In this period of lockdown the OTT platforms has helped us a lot. The imposition of lockdown came with a series of questions concerning our entertainment. This period has not only shut the door of outside activities but also, our nack of working. But, to our rescue some of the OTT platforms have given us a great relief and rescued us from the boredom of this lockdown. NETFLIX and AMAZON PRIME VIDEO are the two most popular one. These two has established a good popularity among people till date. During this lockdown, the lesser known were also given the opportunity to premiere new releases and gain audeince’s love.
NETFLIX has grown up to be the most preffered online platform when it comes to webseries or new releases. NETFLIX is coming up with a bunch of movies and webseries in the next few months, giving the lockdown a whole new twist. 17 originals is set to release in a chronology. The list is as follows:
1.GUNJAN SAXENA- THE KARGIL GIRL
Gunjan Saxena is an upcoming Indian Hindi language biography film directed by Sharan Sharma and produced under dharma productions and Zee studios. This is the biography of the first Indian female at force pilot in combat.
Janhvi Kapoor is playing the role of Gunjan Saxena alongside Pankaj Tripathi and Angad Bedi in supporting roles. The film, scheduled to release theatrically on 13th March 2020. However, that release postponed to 24th April 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic. Netflix later acquired the distribution rights to the film and on 9th June 2020 Netflix release date teaser video introducing Gunjan Saxena and announcing the film will be streamed on 12th August 2020 on Netflix.
TORBAAZ is a upcoming Indian Hindi language action thriller film which is directed by Girish Malik. The producers are Raju Chanda and Rahul Mitra, Puneet Singh, Girish Malik. Sanjay Dutt will be playing the role of an army officer in the film. The film is about a child suicide bomber in Afghanistan who believes that killing the enemy is a virtue and glory in afterlife. Sanjay Dutt will be in the main role with Nargis Fakhri in the female supporting role. The makers is yet to announce the official release date.
3.DOLLY KITTY AUR WOH CHAMAKTE SITARE
Dolly Kitty aur woh chamakte sitare is a 2019 Indian comedy satire Hindi film starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Bhumi Pednekar. The director is Alankrita Shrivastava and the producer is Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor under their banner Balaji telefilms. The story is about two cousins dolly and Kajal. Dolly is a middle class working mother with son and a hard working husband who plans to move to a newly built luxury apartment. Whereas, Kajal moves from rural India to live in a city. The opportunities there being very few for a young woman with little skills so Kajal starts working as a cyber lover and the name Kitty on a dating app and meets a man. Now, the two cousins who were critical of each others life share their secrets and understand each other. The makers are yet to announce the release.
4.RAAT AKELI HAI
Raat Akeli hai is another Indian Hindi language crime thriller film.The director of this film is Honey Trehan and the producer is Ronnie screwvala. The movie stars Radhika Apte Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. The release date is not yet announced.
LUDO is an upcoming Indian language film. Anurag Basu is the director and the producer is Anurag Basu himself and Bhushan Kumar.It stars an ensemble cast of Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Pankaj Tripathi, Rohit Suresh Saraf, Pearle Maaney and Asha Negi. The release is not yet decided.
Class of 83 is an upcoming Indian drama film. The producer of the movie is Red chillies entertainment and the director is Atul Sabarwal. The film is based on the book the class of 83 by Syed Yunus Hussain Zaidi. The movie is about an upright police man turned police inspector Vijay Singh played by Bobby Deol whose students grapple with the complexities of honour and devotion towards their nation.
7.GINNY WEDS SUNNY
Ginny weds Sunny, is an upcoming Indian 2020 Hindi romantic comedy film. The director of this movie is Puneet Khanna and is produced by Vinod Bachchan. The film follows headstrong Ginny who meets Sunny for an arranged marriage but turns him down. Later the movie shows how sunny teams up with ginny’s mother to win her love. This film stars Yami Gautam as Ginni gill and Vikrant Massey as Sunny Malhotra.
8.A SUITABLE BOY
A suitable boy, is a drama written by Andrew Davis adapted from the novel of the same name by Vikram Seth. The director of this drama is Mira Nair starring Ishaan khatter tabbu and Rasika dugal. This is a web series about a vast panoramic tale charting the fortunes of 4 large families and exploring India and its rich and varied culture at a crucial point in its history.
Mismatched is the upcoming Netflix original series. The director of the series is Akarsh Khurana. While describing a little bit about the series he said “don’t you love a pair of known it also who really don’t know it at all? He is searching for his happily ever after. She dreams of being a techwizard. Over three months this mismatched couple must build an amazing app while navigating and oddball bunch of friends, nasty bullies, a snooty professor and well each other.” This series is starting Prajakta Koli, an Indian content creator and Rohit Saraf the male lead. Rohit Saraf has worked in the film the sky is pink last year.
10.AK vs AK
AK vs AK is is a new film directed by Vikramaditya motwane. This film stars Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap in the lead roles. The synopsis of AK VS AK reads” a barsh film director kidnaps the daughter of a movie star and the films star desperatly searches for his daughter in real-time as his next blockbuster.
Serious men is the next movie releasing in Netflix the movie is starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as he is playing Ayyan Mani. This movie follows the story of Ayyan Mani, a dalit man navigating his professional as well as personal life in the Chaos of Mumbai. It is a story of class and gender conflict and was Manu Joseph’s debut novel. The director of this movie is Sudhir Mishra.
TRIBHANGA is a brand new movie starring Kajol, Tanvi Azmi and Mithila palkar. This movie is produced by Ajay Devgn. The synopsis of the film is “tribhanga” is an odissi dance pose that is asymmetrical yet mesmerizing and sensual so much like the lives of three women characters of the film Nayan, Anu and Masha. The director of this film is Renuka Shahane. This movie is been produced by Ajay devgn films in collaboration with Bannijay Asia and Alchemy productions.
KAALI KUHI is the next netflix original. In this movie a 10 year old girl in Punjab tries to rally her village after a series of female infanticide. The film will be directed by Terry samundra and produced by Manu Mai motion pictures.
Bombay rose is a new animated movie coming to Netflix. This movie is based on the book Bombay Rose written by Gitanjali Rao. The film shows how a young club dancer living in the streets of Bombay escapes from child marriage. She has to choose between her family and finding love who is a boy orphaned by the militancy. Eventually, a red rose brings together three tales of impossible love. Firstly, love between a Hindu girl and Muslim boy. Secondly, love between two women and lastly love of an entire City. This movie is based on true events and the film explores the ruthlessness of a society where the love and life that rains on the big screen can crush you and its mean streets. India’s Cinestaan Film Company co-produced the film with France’s Les Films d’Ici. Anand Mahindra and Rohit Khattar of Cinestaan produced. The animation was done by Mumbai-based Paperboat Design Studios.
15.BHAAG BEANI BHAAG
BHAAG BEANI BHAAG is the upcoming web series of Swara Bhaskar along with Indian stand up comedian Varun Thakur. This will release on Netflix. The show follows the life of Beani who is an upcoming stand up comic in Mumbai. The web series has been written by Ravi Patel along with Neel Shah.
Pooja Bhatt’s web show Bombay begam is among the new outings on Netflix. This series shows how 5 women join as embark on a journey of desire ethics, personal crisis and vulnerabilities. As glass ceilings are shattered the hearts are broken the women learn the power of sisterhood in the face of adversity.
In this new Netflix original Neena Gupta is going to share the screen with her daughter Masaba Gupta. Masaba Gupta is a fashion designer and is going to make her acting debut with the web series MASABA MASABA. This is a scripted series based on real life moments from Masaba Gupta’s life. It follows the diverse worlds she straddels across including fashion and family. The series is written and directed by Sonam Nair and produced by Ashvini Yardi’s Viniyards films.