Netflix to release 41 original Indian shows and movies this year
Netflix said on Wednesday it will roll out 41 Indian films and shows this year, its biggest annual roster of Indian content to date, as the American giant makes a further push to win subscribers in the world’s second-largest internet market.
The streaming giant, which committed to spending about $420 million on locally produced Indian content in 2019 and 2020, is this year spending significantly more on the new Indian catalog, which is three times larger than the past two years combined.
The new titles feature high-profile Indian actors and directors, including Madhuri Dixit, Karan Johar, Manoj Bajpayee, R. Madhavan, Raveena Tandon, Neena Gupta and Dhanush.
The new roster includes Bombay Begums, which follows the stories of five women across generations wrestling with desire, ethics and personal crises; Decoupled, a comedy by writer Manu Joseph on India and marriage; and a second season of Emmy-winning drama Delhi Crime.
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