New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Netflix on Thursday announced a whole new line up of as many as 17 New Releases, including Tabu-Ishaan Khatter-Ram Kapoor-starrer limited series ‘A Suitable Boy’, and already announced ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ starring Jahnvi Kapoor in lead role. All 17 New Releases from Netflix’s end include the elements of thrill, romance, jovial eruditeness, and exotically unique Indian-seasoned content for a global audience.

A Suitable Boy

Based on one of the longest-ever English language novels ever published (1362 pages) by writer Vikram Seth, and a bestseller at that, ‘A Suitable Boy’ connects the dots of the Institution of Marriage in the post-independent India awaiting its first general election. The BBC-one series from the House of celebrated filmmaker Mira Nair will release on 26th July-2020.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl

Janhvi Kapoor-starrer film ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ will release on 12th August-2020, the Independence day weekend. The film is based on the life and lifeline of Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena, who showed unparalleled courage in the service of the nation during Kargil War in 1999.

Bombay Begums

‘Lipstick under my Burkha’-fame Alankrita Shrivastava along with the filmmaker Bornila Chatterjee, will display the struggled charm of five different women threaded together as Bombay Begums. Film’s official synopsis reads: “Five women across generations wrestle with desire, ethics, personal crises and vulnerabilities to own their ambition, in contemporary urban India. As glass ceilings are shattered, and hearts are broken, difficult choices have to be made. And as each woman strives to find her own truth, they find in each other an unexpected understanding, and the sliver of a bond.”

Tribhanga

The celebrated attacker of hearts of the 1990s Kajol will come together with the Millennial-adoration Mithila Palkar of ‘Little Things’ fame, in this Renuka Shahane film that also stars Tanvi Azmi (who played Bajirao’s mother’s role in Bajirao Mastani). A talented cast will attempt to de-clutter the lives of three women displaying perfection in imperfection within a single thread of creativity.

Ludo

After receiving mixed response for ‘Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai’ in June, director Anurag Kashyap will bring a story led by an ensemble cast comprised of Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Aditya Roy Kapur, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Pankaj Tripathi and Pearle Maaney. The film has been explained as one in which events go as planned despite appearing to be coincidental.

Class of 83

Bobby Deol-starrer ‘Class of 83’, in which the ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ star plays the Cop dean is based on Hussain Zaidi's book ‘The Class of 83’ that speaks about a policeman-turned police instructor whose cadets struggle with the chaos of honour, morals and devotion towards the country.

Torbaaz

After staying stuck for a theatrical release for last couple of years at least, Sanjay Dutt starrer ‘Torbaaz’ will release on Netflix. The ‘Policegiri’ star will play the role of an Army officer in the film, believing in an imminent glory during the afterlife if one happens to kill its enemy at present.

Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare

Bhumi Pednekar and Konkana Sen Sharma starrer-‘Dolly Kitty Aur Who Chamakte Sitare’ talks about the navigation of womanhood by two woman eccentrically enthusiastic about exploring nuanced notions of freedom in the life. The film, again, is hallmarked by the direction of Alankrita Shrivastava.

Serious Men

Based on a book by famed columnist Manu Joseph of same name, Serious Men stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead role. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, explaining the film wrote on Twitter, “Finding fame was easy. But staying famous? That’s where things get tricky. Watch a slum dweller’s rags to riches story while he lays what’s most important on the line. #SeriousMen Coming soon.”

Ginny Weds Sunny

Starring Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam in leads, the film is a new-age romance that jots down the notions of Made in Heaven matches.

Monika Shergill, Netflix India's Content Vice President, in an interview with news agency PTI emphasised on the “diversity” of content which will first appeal to the Indian viewers. "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. 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."

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta