After a flurry of promotions by numerous celebrities, Netflix India announced its big fat 2021 slate of upcoming content for Indian viewers this morning. Included in the list is content of diverse genres, with a slew of Bollywood stars and popular TV and digital actors. There are a raft of new seasons for popular shows. Jamtara, Little Things, Masaba Masaba, The Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives, among others will get new seasons on Netflix. There are also several previously announced titles in the list of upcoming content – Madhuri Dixit and Karan Johar‘s collab show, Abbas Mastan’s Penthouse, Sanya Malhotra’s Meenakshi Sundareshwar, among others. Lastly there’s all new content that Netflix has revealed for the first time in the public eye. In all, Netflix India has unveiled an eye-popping 41 new offerings for 2021.So here’s the list of all the 41 pieces of content that will arrive on Netflix India in 2021 and maybe early 2022 —
1. Jadoogar —
A Netflix Original Film in the sports drama genre, Jadoogar stars Jitendra Kumar and Arushi Sharma, is penned by Biswapati Sarkar and directed by Sameer Saxena (Yeh Meri Family, Kota Factory).
2. Sardar Ka Grandson —
Netflix acquired the Bollywood film Grandson Of Sardar, and the film will now premiere as a Netflix Original film Sardar Ka Grandson on the platform. The John Abraham-produced cross border love story stars Arjun Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh, Neena Gupta, with cameos by John Abraham and Aditi Rao Hyadri.
3. Penthouse —
Penthouse is a Netflix Original film, created by director duo Abbas Mustan for Netflix, and directed by Danish Husain. It is a psychological thriller, with the compelling trio of Sharman Joshi, Bobby Deol and Arjun Rampal playing the leads. Manjari Phadnis, Mouni Roy and Waluscha De Sousa also star in the film.
4. Meenakshi Sundareshwar —
Meenakshi Sundareshwar is a Netflix Original film, with Sanya Malhotra playing Meenakshi and Abhimanyu Dassani playing Sundareshwar. It is a romantic comedy, directed by Vivek Soni, and produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.
5. Pagglait —
Pagglait is another Sanya Malhotra comedy film that will premiere on Netflix as a Netflix Original film. It is written and directed by Umesh Bist, and produced by Shobha and Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures, and Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment. The cast includes Shruti Sharma, Ashutosh Rana, Raghubir Yadav and Rajesh Tailang.
6. Jagame Thandhiram —
Tamil superstar Dhanush K Raja’s gangster drama, directed by Kartik Subbaraj.
7. Dhamaka —
Kartik Aaryan’s race-against-time thriller, where he plays a journalist who’s privy to a terrorist bomb attack.
8. Haseen Dillruba —
Mystery thriller by Aanand L. Rai and Himanshu Sharma, starring Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey, Harshvardhan Rane and Hansika Motwani
9. The Disciple —
Chaitanya Tamhane’s festival favourite film, set in the backdrop of Indian classical music.
10. Bulbul Tarang —
Sonakshi Sinha stars in this social drama film directed by Shree Narayan Singh
11. Ajeeb Dastaans
Karan Johar’s anthology on relationships, starring Shefali Shah Manav Kaul, Nusrat Bharucha, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Jaideep Ahlawat, Abhishek Banerjee, Aditi Rao Hydari, Inayat Verma (the cute kid in Ludo) and Konkona Sen Sharma.
12. Milestone (Meel Patthar)
A film by Ivan Iyer, who had earlier made the seminal ‘Soni’. Co-written, edited and directed by Ivan Ayr, produced by Kimsi Singh, and starring Suvinder Vicky and Lakshvir Saran, the story follows a truck driver who tries to cope with the tragic death of his wife.
13. Navarasa —
Mani Ratnam’s Tamil Anthology, featuring multiple directors helming short films, starring Suriya, Revathy, Parvathy, Siddharth, Vijay Sethupathi, Prakash Raj, Vikranth, Gautham Karthik, Aishwarya Rajesh, Nithya Menen, Simha, Poorna, Ashok Selvan and Robo Shankar.
1. Little Things Season 4 —
Mithila Palkar and Dhruv Sehgal return with a new season of Little Things, their heartwarming slice-of-life romantic comedy drama. Little Things Season 4 has been long awaited by fans of the show, and looks like they’ll get their wish fulfilled this year.
2. Jamtara: Sabka Number Aayega Season 2 —
The crime drama by Viacom 18 Studios’ Tipping Point had ended on a major cliffhanger in its debut season last year. It is based on a phishing racket run from Jamtara, a tiny town in Jharkhand. The show returns for Season 2, with Sparsh Shrivastav, Anshumaan Pushkar, Monika Panwar, Aksha Pardasany, Amit Sial and Dibyendu Bhattacharya set to reprise their roles.
3. Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives Season 2 —
The reality show that captures the daily lives of the wives of four Bollywood actors returns for a Season 2. All four wives, Maheep Kapoor, Seema Khan, Neelam Kothari, Bhavana Pandey, return for the new season.
4. Masaba Masaba Season 2 —
Designer Masaba Gupta’a heartwarming reality series cum fictional drama returns with a Season 2. Neena Gupta returns in the new season, to give company to her daughter.
5. Kota Factory Season 2
The TVF show returns with its second season, capturing yet more trials and tribulations in the lives of students prepping for the IITs. Starring Mayur More, Ranjan Raj, Alam Khan, Jitendra Kumar, Ahsaas Channa
6. She Season 2
Imtiaz Ali’s erotic drama featuring Aaditi Pohankar as a cop who discovers the power of her sexuality, and Vijay Varma as the gangster who unleashes that sexuality within her
7. Mismatched Season 2
The breezy romcom returns for a new season, with Prajakta Koli, Rohit Saraf, Rannvijay Singha, Muskkaan Jaffri, Vidya Malawade reprising their roles in the new season.
8. Delhi Crime Season 2
The crime thriller and police procedural will return with a new case, but with old cast members, Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang and Rasika Dugal.
9. Finding Anamika —
The series is Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit Nene’s OTT debut. Sanjay Kapoor stars alongside her in this thriller show, produced by Karan Johar’s Dharmatic Entertainment and directed by Sri Rao.
10. Aranyak —
Raveena Tandon makes her digital debut with this female-led crime thriller by Roy Kapur productions. It is directed by Vinay Waikul (Mission Over Mars) along with Rohan Sippy. Raveena Tandon has also penned the script of the thriller show. Parambrata Chattopadhyay stars alongside Raveena in this one.
11. Ray: Selected Satyajit Shorts
The anthology show will pay homage to Satyajit Ray’s remarkable skills as a storyteller. It will feature short films by celebrated filmmakers Abhishek Chaubey, Vasan Bala, Srijit Mukherji and will star actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Gajraj Rao, Radhika Madan, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Ali Fazal, Kay Kay Menon and Shweta Basu Prasad.
12. Feels Like Ishq —
A romantic comedy anthology, consisting of seven individual stories of love. It stars Radhika Madan, Tanya Maniktala, Zayn Marie Khan, Neeraj Madhav, Amol Parashar, Kajol Chugh, Mihir Ahuja, Kymsleen Kholie, Bhavesh Babani, Simran Jehani, Rohit Saraf, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, Saba Azad, and Skand Thakur in crucial roles.
13. Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein —
It is a dark comedy and thriller series from Siddharth Sengupta, who has earlier made Apharan (Alt Balaji). The series stars Shweta Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Anchal Singh, Saurabh Shukla, Surya Sharma, Brijendra Kala, Arunoday Singh, Anant Joshi, Sunita Rajwar, and Hetal Gada in pivotal roles.
14. Decoupled —
A romantic comedy with R Madhavan and Surveen Chawla, directed by Hardik Shah of Kamyaab fame.
15. Mai —
Anushka Sharma’s next Netflix offering after Bulbbul, starring Sakshi Tanwar as a woman who takes to crime to safeguard her family.
16. The Big Day Collection Season 2 —
The larger than life show that captures sights, sounds, not to say, the lavishness of the Indian weddings returns for Season 2
17. Social currency —
It is a reality game series, created by SOL Production. The show will see eight social media influences facing off against each other in real world tests.
18. Searching For Sheela —
Karan Johar’s documentary on Ma Anand Sheela, the second in command of Osho Rajneesh in his religious cult
19. Indian Predator —
A documentary feature from Vice Media.
20. Crime stories —
A documentary cum police procedural series about the Bengaluru police and their crime busting ways
21. House of Secrets – The Burari Deaths —
Leena Yadav’s documentary series on the shocking Burari deaths of Delhi, where 11 family members of the Burari family were either killed or committed suicide as part of a ritual sacrifice or a secret pact. The mystery of their deaths lingers to this day.
22. Bombay Begums
Alankita Shrivastava’s series on five headstrong women who forge their own destiny and success. It stars Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash, Plabita Borthakur and Aadhya Anand in the primary roles of the five women.
Comedy Specials –
After several Indian stand up comedy specials last year, Netflix India returns to the Indian comedy scene with comedy specials –
1. Aakash Gupta Stand-up Comedy Special
2. Rahul Dua Stand-up Comedy Special
3. Sumukhi Suresh Stand-up Comedy Special
4. Prashasti Singh Stand-up Comedy Specials
5. Kapil Sharma Comedy Show
6. Comedy Premier League —featuring Tanmay Bhatt, Amit Tandon, Rahul Subramaniam, Aadar Malik, Tanmay Bhat, Kenny Sebastian