Netflix India Vice President (Content) Monika Shergell said that five Indian titles have appeared in Netflix’s global top 10 lists this year. Viewership of Indian films on the streaming service has increased by 50 percent over last year, reports ‘Variety’.
The service’s hits include Alia Bhatt’s ‘Gangubai Kathiyawadi’, pan-India blockbuster ‘RRR’ and ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ starring Kartik Aaryan and Tabu.
Shergell also pointed out in an interview with ‘Variety’, which coincided with the streamer’s film day on Monday, that Indian films have appeared in Netflix’s non-English charts in 31 of the past 34 weeks.
Alia’s next hit film was ‘Darlings’, which revolves around domestic abuse, which debuted as the biggest non-English original film for the service worldwide. Co-produced by Alia with Red Chillies Entertainment, the film also features strong performances by Shefali Shah and Vijay Verma.
Other titles showcased during the Film Day included: ‘Chakda ‘Xpress’, inspired by the life of cricketer Jhulan Goswami, starring Anushka Sharma; the heist thriller “Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga” starring Yami Gautam and Sunny Kaushal; ‘Jogi’, set against the backdrop of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, starring Diljit Dosanjh and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar; the satire ‘Kathal’, starring Sanya Malhotra; Vishal Bhardwaj’s spy thriller ‘Khufiya’ with Tabu, Ali Fazal and Azmeri Haque Badhon; and Anurag Kashyap acolyte Vasan Bala’s whore ‘Monica O My Darling’, with Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi and Radhika Apte.
The show also included Shashank Ghosh’s romantic comedy ‘Plan A Plan B’ starring Riteish Deshmukh and Tamannaah Bhatia; the intense drama ‘Qala’ directed by Anvita Dutt, which will mark the debut of Irrfan Khan’s son Balih; Zoya Akhtar’s comic adaptation of ‘The Archies’; and the Indian version of Keigo Higashino’s novel Detective Galileo, ‘The Allegiance of Suspect X’, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and directed by Sujoy Ghosh (“Kahaani”).
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