Bringing a bucket of tales from across India, Netflix announced to stream 10 original films on Monday that encompass an array of genres including horror, romance, comedy, thriller, drama and even science fiction.
Top filmmakers Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Anurag Kashyap are set to reunite after the 'Lust Stories' saga on Netflix, this time to narrate a spine-chilling tales through Netflix’s "Ghost Stories." In a press release, Netflix said that the anthology will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP and Ashi Dua.
"With Netflix we have a partner who complements the strain in RSVP's DNA - to lean into risk when it comes to bold content narratives and creative freedom. Just as 'Lust Stories' resonated around the world, we are aiming for 'Ghost Stories' and many more stories and sequels from India to connect with audiences in Asia and around the world," Screwvala said.
"Ghost Stories" is one of the 10 new Netflix Indian original films that the streamer announced on Monday.
Apart from the tale of four storytellers, Class of '83 directed by Atul Sabharwal and produced by Red Chillies Entertainment will delve into the life of a law-abiding policeman-turned-trainer wherein his students grapple with the complexities of honour, morals and devotion to the nation.
Another thriller, "Mrs Serial Killer" announced by the digital streaming platform is directed by Shirish Kunder along with Farah Khan in a story where the protagonist's husband is framed and imprisoned as a serial murderer, however, a doting wife must perform a murder exactly like the serial killer, to prove her husband's innocence.
Produced by Karan Johar and directed by Ruchi Narain, "Guilty" explores the versions of truth that emerge when a small town girl accuses the college heartthrob of rape. Seen through the eyes of his musician girlfriend, this story poses a question as to who is really accused in a circumstance like this.
A film focused on the dance form ballet, directed by Sooni Taraporevala and produced by Roy Kapur Films, is a story about two boys from very low-income families intrigued by the dance form, however, the storyline poses the challenges they face with their liking.
Based on Manu Joseph's book, "Maska", "Kaali Khuhi" and "House Arrest" are other stories belonging among the top 10 Netflix Indian original films.
Srishti Behl Arya, Director - International Original Film, India, Netflix, said given our diversity, history and culture, India is home to powerful stories waiting to be told to audiences around the world."We want to be a home for India's finest filmmakers where their stories travel to more people than ever before," she said.
By the end of 2020, a total of 15 new original Indian films -- including previously announced titles "Music Teacher", "Cobalt Blue", "Chopsticks", "Upstarts" and "Bulbul" -- will be available to Netflix subscribers around the world.
(With PTI inputs)
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