Over The Top platform, Netflix announced 10 new original movies on Monday. For this, Netflix has roped in the top filmmakers of the Indian film industry like Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, and Zoya Akhtar.
Srishti Behl Arya, Director of International Original Film, India, Netflix, stated in a statement, “Given our diversity, history, and culture, India is home to powerful stories waiting to be told to audiences around the world. The depth of talent and vision of our creators is enabling us to create films our members will love. We want to be a home for India’s finest filmmakers where their stories travel to more people than ever before.”
The ten movies include Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee‘s joint venture ‘Ghost Stories’, and Shah Rukh Khan’s movie about a policeman-turned-trainer and his students.
Shirish Kunder’s ‘Mrs. Serial Killer’ will narrate the story of a wife, who in order to prove his husband innocent, commits murder. It will be produced by Farah Khan.
Karan Johar’s other project ‘Guilty’ will revolve around a rape committed by a college heartthrob.
About his film, Karan Johar said, “Today a filmmaker with an interesting idea has so many avenues to connect with the audience, and Netflix is definitely one of the most exciting among them. As a content creator, there has never been a better time to tell stories. Guilty is a film that explores a personal, powerful subject where a small-town girl takes on the structures that protect the perpetrators of rape. Ruchi Narain is helming the film as a director, and we at Dharmatic, could not be more excited than to see her vision come alive across 190 countries on Netflix.”
Roy Kapur Films’ Yeh Ballet, Shashanka Ghosh’s House Arrest, Dibakaar Banerjee’s Freedom, Sudhir Mishra’s Serious Men, Maska, and Kaali Khuhi will also stream on Netflix this year.