Netflix India announces big line up of shows, Madhuri Dixit, Raveena Tandon to make their digital debut 

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Mar 03, 2021, 04:16 PM(IST)

Madhuri Dixit in a still from 'Finding Anamika' Photograph:( Twitter )

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A line up of 15 original series was announced at a virtual event on Wednesday, including shows headlined by Madhuri Dixit and Raveena Tandon- both of whom make their digital debut this year. 

Netflix India released a long and exhaustive list of films and series that would premiere on the OTT platform in the coming months of 2021. 

A line up of 15 original series was announced at a virtual event on Wednesday, including shows headlined by Madhuri Dixit and Raveena Tandon- both of whom make their digital debut this year. 

Dixit, in her series debut, plays a global superstar, wife and mother in 'Finding Anamika'.

Directed by Karishma Kohli and Bejoy Nambiar and produced by Karan Johar's Dharmatic, the series revolves around Madhuri's character and what happens when she suddenly vanishes without a trace.

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In 'Aranyak', produced by Roy Kapur Films and Ramesh Sippy Entertainment, Tandon plays a cop Kasturi who joins hands with her city-bred replacement Angad (Parambrata Chatterjee) when a foreign teenage tourist disappears in a Himalayan town. The series, also Tandon's digital debut, is directed by Vinay Vyakul.

"'Aranyak' is an intriguing and mysterious story. I can't say much about that but my character is Kasturi Dogra and like many women, she is balancing her career and family. It is set in Himachal Pradesh. She wants to do well in her career but is held back sometimes due to other responsibilities," Tandon said in a virtual press conference.

Popular titles like 'Delhi Crime', 'Kota Factory', 'Jamtara' and 'She' are getting renewed for another season. 

Here's a look at the other big releases that are lined up for release in the upcoming days. 

'Decoupled', produced by Bombay Fables, Andolan Films and created by Manu Joseph, features R Madhavan and Surveen Chawla, is a comedy about a couple on the verge of a divorce.

'Feels Like Ishq' is an anthology of seven warm and breezy stories about the kindling of young love.

'Ray', from Viacom18's Tipping Point, brings together renowned directors such as Srijit Mukherji, Vasan Bala, and Abhishek Chaubey to reinterpret Satyajit Ray's stories.

'Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein', produced by Edgestorm Pictures, and directed by Sidharth Sengupta, is a dark comical pulpy desi thriller.

'Delhi Crime', Netflix's International Emmy-winning show, is returning with a second season. While the first season focused on the gangrape of a physiotherapy intern on December 16, 2012, the team tackles a new case in the follow-up chapter. Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain and Rajesh Tailang are returning.

Imtiaz Ali's crime drama 'She' has also been renewed for a second season besides the return of 'Jamtara - Sabka Number Ayega', 'Mismatched' and 'Masaba Masaba'. 'Little Things' is returning for the fourth season. The streamer has also acquired 'Kota Factory' for a sophomore edition.
These shows are among the 40 plus titles that Netflix has announced under its 'See What's Next India' slate.

Director Alankrita Shrivastava's 'Bombay Begums', a series exploring the lives of five modern Indian women in Mumbai, is also part of the line-up. Starring Pooja Bhatt, Amruta Subhash, Shahana Goswami and Plabita Borthakur, the show is set to premiere on International Women's Day on March 8.



Netflix further unveiled true-crime documentaries that will be arriving on the service. These include docu-series 'Crime Stories: India Detectives' and 'House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths', a three-part docu-series that looks at the infamous Burari case, where 11 members of a family were found dead in their house. It is directed by Leena Yadav and Anubhav Chopra.

After the success of 'Wild Wild Country', Netflix is exploring a documentary on Ma Anand Sheela, late godman Osho's controversial ex-secretary and her return to India.

'Indian Predator' attempts to decode the minds of some of India's deadliest criminals.

Karan Johar-produced the much-criticised reality series 'Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives', featuring star wives Neelam Kothari Soni, Maheep Kapoor, Seema Khan and Bhavana Pandey, has been given a second season order.

'The Big Day Collection', a behind-the-scenes look at Indian weddings, is also returning, whereas a new series on social media influencers titled 'Social Currency' has been ordered.

 

In the comedy segment, popular comedian-actor Kapil Sharma will make his digital debut with a special. Shows from stand-up comics Sumukhi Suresh, Aakash Gupta, Rahul Dua and Prashasti Singh will also arrive on the streamer. 

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