'Yeh Ballet' becomes the first Indian film to be recommended by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Apr 24, 2020, 02:33 PM(IST)

Still from 'Yeh Ballet'. Image via Twitter/Netflix India Photograph:( WION Web Team )

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Sooni Taraporevala, who wrote Mira Nair's film 'Salaam Bombay' and 'Monsoon Wedding' turned director for this film

Sooni Taraporevala's little gem of a film 'Yeh Ballet' has got a new fan - the head of OTT giant Netflix Reed Hastings.

Taraporevala, who wrote Mira Nair's film 'Salaam Bombay' and 'Monsoon Wedding' turned director for this film which narrates the story of two underprivileged, talented Mumbai boys who take up lessons in Ballet and their journey as ballet dancers.

The film released on Netflix a few months back and received rave reviews from most.

During a recent Netflix Earnings Call, Hastings suggested 'Yeh Ballet' in his list of recommendations. Hastings suggested titles that people could watch in quarantine.


This is the first time when an Indian film has made it to Hastings's recommended list.

The film stars Manish Chauhan and Achintya Bose in the lead roles along with Julian Sands, Jim Sarbh, Danish Husain, Vijay Maurya, Heeba Shah, and Kalyanee Mulay.

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