Exactly a fortnight ago, Netflix came up with its first Original Film Chopsticks starring Abhay Deol and Mithali Palkar. There was a right amount of buzz surrounding the project due to various reasons, but ultimately, the film failed to impress. It was an underwhelming experience.
Actually, that has been the case with most Netflix series in India, barring a Sacred Games or The Lust Stories. It is the reason why there is scepticism around Leila despite some big names attached to it. The series is also getting a crowd riled up due to its content.
The good news, though is that Leila, a dystopian drama set in near future of Indian, is off to positive early buzz and reviews. The show will make its full-fledged online debut today (June 14). Watch out for our early impression, coming soon.
Leila stars Huma Qureshi in the lead with Siddharth, Rahul Khanna etc. forming the supporting cast. Deepa Mehta is the showrunner and also director of a few episodes. Shankar Raman and Pawan Kumar of Lucia and U-Turn fame directs a few.