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Washington [US], February 9 (ANI): With just a month left for the 26th Critics Choice Awards (CCA) to honour the finest achievements in film and television, the nominations’ list is finally out.
According to Variety, the nominations see Netflix setting a record for any studio in the history of the CCA by accumulating four best movie nods, inclusive of 2020 drama-comedy ‘Mank’ bagging 12 nominations for all main categories followed by ‘Da 5 Bloods’, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ and ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ for the platform.
Ahead in the list are Lee Isaac Chung’s directorial Korean drama ‘Minari’ with 10 nominations, the 2020 binge American drama ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ with eight nominations, and Universal Pictures ‘News of the World’, with seven.
As per a report by Variety, Netflix has been nominated for 46 films, combined with 26 TV nods declared last month, bringing the total to 72.
A24, the company behind movies like ‘Uncut Gems’, ‘Midsommar’, and more was the second most-nominated film studio with 14, Amazon Studios was close behind with 13 and among film and television series, HBO bagged the second-highest nominations with 24 dramas for major categories whereas, Amazon Studios garnered 18 in total.
Prominent actors like Chadwick Boseman for ‘Da 5 Bloods’ and ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for their works in ‘Mank’ and ‘Soul’ have also been nominated. Actor and songstress Andra Day is also nominated for ‘Tigress & Tweed’ from ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’, along with her best actress mention.
Olivia Colman, the Oscar-winning actor in the leading role, is the only star to get recognition for her performance in both movies and television. She is nominated for best actor (female) for portraying the role of Queen Elizabeth in the drama series ‘The Crown’.
Here’s the complete list of the nominees:
Best Picture
1. ‘Da 5 Bloods’ (Netflix)
2. ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (Netflix)
3. ‘Mank’ (Netflix)
4. ‘Minari’ (A24)
5. ‘News of the World’ (Universal Pictures)
6. ‘Nomadland’ (Searchlight Pictures)
7. ‘One Night in Miami’ (Amazon Studios)
8. ‘Promising Young Woman’ (Focus Features)
9. ‘Sound of Metal’ (Amazon Studios)
10.’The Trial of the Chicago 7′ (Netflix)
Best Director
1. Lee Isaac Chung, ‘Minari’ (A24)
2. Emerald Fennell, ‘Promising Young Woman’ (Focus Features)
3. David Fincher, ‘Mank’ (Netflix)
4. Spike Lee, ‘Da 5 Bloods’ (Netflix)
5. Regina King, ‘One Night in Miami’ (Amazon Studios)
6. Aaron Sorkin, ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ (Netflix)
7. Chloe Zhao, ‘Nomadland’ (Searchlight Pictures)
Best Actor
1. Ben Affleck, ‘The Way Back’ (Warner Bros)
2. Riz Ahmed, ‘Sound of Metal’ (Amazon Studios)
3. Chadwick Boseman, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (Netflix)
4. Tom Hanks, ‘News of the World’ (Universal Pictures)
5. Anthony Hopkins, ‘The Father’ (Sony Pictures Classics)
6. Delroy Lindo, ‘Da 5 Bloods’ (Netflix)
7. Gary Oldman, ‘Mank’ (Netflix)
8. Steven Yeun, ‘Minari’ (A24)
Best Actress
1. Viola Davis, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (Netflix)
2. Andra Day, ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ (Hulu)
3. Sidney Flanigan, ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ (Focus Features)
4. Vanessa Kirby, ‘Pieces of a Woman’ (Netflix)
5. Frances McDormand, ‘Nomadland’ (Searchlight Pictures)
6. Carey Mulligan, ‘Promising Young Woman’ (Focus Features)
7. Zendaya, ‘Malcolm & Marie’ (Netflix)
Best Supporting Actor
1. Chadwick Boseman, ‘Da 5 Bloods’ (Netflix)
2. Sacha Baron Cohen, ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ (Netflix)
3. Daniel Kaluuya, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ (Warner Bros)
4. Bill Murray, ‘On the Rocks’ (A24/Apple TV Plus)
5. Leslie Odom Jr., ‘One Night in Miami’ (Amazon Studios)
6. Paul Raci, ‘Sound of Metal’ (Amazon Studios)
Best Supporting Actress
1. Maria Bakalova, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ (Amazon Studios)
2. Ellen Burstyn, ‘Pieces of a Woman’ (Netflix)
3. Glenn Close, ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ (Netflix)
4. Olivia Colman, ‘The Father’ (Sony Pictures Classics)
5. Amanda Seyfried, ‘Mank’ (Netflix)
6. Yuh-Jung Youn, ‘Minari’ (A24)
Best Young Actor/Actress
1. Ryder Allen, ‘Palmer’ (Apple TV Plus)
2. Ibrahima Gueye, ‘The Life Ahead’ (Netflix)
3. Alan Kim, ‘Minari’ (A24)
4. Talia Ryder, ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ (Focus Features)
5. Caoilinn Springall, ‘The Midnight Sky’ (Netflix)
6. Helena Zengel, ‘News of the World’ (Universal Pictures)
Best Acting Ensemble
1. ‘Da 5 Bloods’ (Netflix)
2. ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ (Warner Bros)
3. ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (Netflix)
4. ‘Minari’ (A24)
5. ‘One Night in Miami’ (Amazon Studios)
6. ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ (Netflix)
Best Original Screenplay
1. ‘Mank’ (Netflix) – Jack Fincher
2. ‘Minari’ (A24) – Lee Isaac Chung
3. ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ (Focus Features) – Eliza Hittman
4. ‘Promising Young Woman’ (Focus Features) – Emerald Fennell
5. ‘Sound of Metal’ (Amazon Studios) – Darius Marder, Abraham Marder
6. ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ (Netflix) – Aaron Sorkin
Best Adapted Screenplay
1. ‘The Father’ (Sony Pictures Classics) – Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller
2. ‘First Cow’ (A24) – Jonathan Raymond, Kelly Reichardt
3. ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (Netflix) – Ruben Santiago-Hudson
4. ‘News of the World’ (Universal Pictures) – Luke Davies, Paul Greengrass
5. ‘Nomadland’ (Searchlight Pictures) – Chloe Zhao
6. ‘One Night in Miami’ (Amazon Studios) – Kemp Powers
Best Production Design
1. ‘Emma’ (Focus Features) – Kave Quinn, Stella Fox
2. ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (Netflix) – Mark Ricker, Karen O’Hara, Diana Stoughton
3. ‘Mank’ (Netflix) – Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale
4. ‘News of the World’ (Universal Pictures) – David Crank, Elizabeth Keenan
5. ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ (Searchlight Pictures) – Cristina Casali, Charlotte Dirickx
6. ‘Tenet’ (Warner Bros) – Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
Best Cinematography
1. ‘Da 5 Bloods’ (Netflix) – Newton Thomas Sigel
2. ‘First Cow’ (A24) – Christopher Blauvelt
3. ‘Mank’ (Netflix) – Erik Messerschmidt
4. ‘Minari’ (A24) – Lachlan Milne
5. ‘News of the World’ (Universal Pictures) – Dariusz Wolski
6. ‘Nomadland’ (Searchlight Pictures) – Joshua James Richards
7. ‘Tenet’ (Warner Bros) – Hoyte Van Hoytema
Best Costume Design
1. ‘Emma’ (Focus Features) – Alexandra Byrne
2. ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (Netflix) – Ann Roth
3. ‘Mank’ (Netflix) – Trish Summerville
4. ‘Mulan’ (Walt Disney Pictures) – Bina Daigeler
5. ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ (Searchlight Pictures) – Suzie Harman, Robert Worley
6. ‘Promising Young Woman’ (Focus Features) – Nancy Steiner
Best Editing
1. ‘The Father’ (Sony Pictures Classics) – Yorgos Lamprinos
2. ‘Mank’ (Netflix) – Kirk Baxter
3. ‘Nomadland’ (Searchlight Pictures) – Chloe Zhao
4. ‘Sound of Metal’ (Amazon Studios) – Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
5. ‘Tenet’ (Warner Bros) – Jennifer Lame
6. ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ (Netflix) – Alan Baumgarten
Best Hair and Makeup
1. ‘Emma’ (Focus Features)
2. ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ (Netflix)
3. ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ (Netflix)
4. ‘Mank’ (Netflix)
5. ‘Promising Young Woman’ (Focus Features)
6. ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ (Hulu)
Best Visual Effects
1. ‘Greyhound’ (Apple TV Plus)
2. ‘The Invisible Man’ (Universal Pictures)
3. ‘Mank’ (Netflix)
4. ‘The Midnight Sky’ (Netflix)
5. ‘Mulan’ (Walt Disney Pictures)
6. ‘Tenet’ (Warner Bros)
7. ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ (Warner Bros)
Best Score
1. ‘The Midnight Sky’ (Netflix) – Alexandre Desplat
2. ‘Mank’ (Netflix) – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
3. ‘Minari’ (A24) – Emile Mosseri
4. ‘News of the World'(Universal Pictures) – James Newton Howard
5. ‘Soul’ (Pixar) – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
6. ‘Tenet’ (Warner Bros) – Ludwig Goransson
Best Song
1. ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (Netflix) – ‘Husavik (My Home Town)’
2. ‘The Life Ahead’ (Netflix) – ‘Io Si (Seen)’
3. ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ (Warner Bros) – ‘Fight for You’
4. ‘One Night in Miami’ (Amazon Studios) – ‘Speak Now’
5. ‘The Outpost'(Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment) – ‘Everybody Cries’
6. ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ (Hulu) – ‘Tigress & Tweed’
Best Foreign Language Film
1. ‘Another Round’ (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
2. ‘Collective’ (Magnolia Pictures)
3. ‘La Llorona’ (Shudder)
4. ‘The Life Ahead’ (Netflix)
5. ‘Minari’ (A24)
6. ‘Two Of Us’ (Magnolia Pictures)
Best Comedy
1. ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ (Amazon Studios)
2. ‘The Forty-Year-Old Version'(Netflix)
3. ‘The King of Staten Island'(Universal Pictures)
4. ‘On the Rocks’ (A24/Apple TV+)
5. ‘Palm Springs’ (Hulu/NEON)
6. ‘The Prom’ (Netflix)
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the 26th Critics Choice Awards will be presented as a virtual cross breed show on March 7, 2021. The ceremony will broadcast on The CW with Taye Diggs hosting for the third consecutive time. It will observe a panel of the moderators recording from a phase in Los Angeles, while nominees will show up distantly from different areas around the globe. (ANI)

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Madhuri Dixit introduces herself as ‘Anamika’ from ‘Finding Anamika’

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New Delhi [India], March 3 (ANI): As Netflix announced its slate of intriguing series for this year, Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit, introduced her character from the upcoming series ‘Finding Anamika’ to fans on Wednesday.
The ‘Dhak-Dhak’ girl of Bollywood who will be debuting in the digital world through the suspenseful family drama series ‘Finding Anamika’ took to her Instagram account and introduced her character as ‘Anamika’ through a scintillating post.
The picture shared by the 53-year-old star sees her in a glamorous avatar, as she poses effortlessly like a diva for the lens.
Raising fans excitement, she wrote, “Beauty, poise, grace and elegance are all words you’d associate with Anamika. But skeletons hidden in her closet all come rushing out when an untoward event takes place. There’s always more than meets the eye, isn’t there?,” in the caption.

“I’m thrilled to announce I will be part of the Netflix original series Finding Anamika. Excuse me, while I do a happy dance to celebrate! @netflix_in #AbMenuMeinSabNew #FindingAnamika,” she added.
Madhuri also acknowledged her whole team including filmmaker Karan Johar in the caption.
‘Finding Anamika’ is a suspenseful family drama series which is produced by Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Somen Mishra under Dharmatic Entertainment banner.
The show which will feature Madhuri Dixit Nene with Sanjay Kapoor, Manav Kaul, Lakshvir Saran, Suhasini Muley, and Muskkaan Jaferi is helmed by Karishma Kohli, Bejoy Nambiar.
‘Finding Anamika’ is revolves around the story of a global superstar, wife, and mom who suddenly vanishes without a trace. As police and loved ones search for answers to her disappearance, her perfectly crafted facade is stripped away, revealing hidden truths and painful lies in the life of an iconic actress. (ANI)

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‘I love you my life’: Shawn Mendes wishes Camila Cabello on her birthday

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Washington [US], March 3 (ANI): As American singer, Camila Cabello ringed in her 24th birthday on Wednesday (local time), her beau and singer Shawn Mendes penned a heartfelt note to mark the special day.
The 22-year-old Canadian singer took to his Instagram account and shared a beautiful picture featuring himself with the birthday girl. The much-in-love couple are seen posing for a rare mirror selfie as the light beams on Camila’s face, while Shawn records them with a professional camera.
Along with the picture, Shawn also penned a heartwarming note for his girlfriend and ‘Senorita’ co-singer. He wrote, “Happy birthday to the kindest, bravest and most beautiful person I’ve ever known.”

Addressing her as his life in the Spanish language, he wrote, “I love you more every day mi vida (my life),” using a heart emoticon in the caption.
The picture managed to accumulate more than 2 million likes within two hours of being posted.
The post received a lot of love from the fans of the celebrity couple as well as their colleagues from the industry. (ANI)

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Check out Netflix’s 2021 slate for comedy, documentary, reality series

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New Delhi [India], March 3 (ANI): Piquing viewers’ curiosity with an intriguing trailer, Netflix on Wednesday unveiled the slate of its upcoming highly awaited shows for 2021.
With the hashtag ‘#AbMenuMeinSabNew’, the streaming giant has announced more than 40 projects in different zoners that include drama, thrill, comedy and much more.
From Dharma Production’s 5 projects to Kapil Sharma’s much-awaited first over-the-top (OTT) show, the streamer has a lot in its basket. Check out the complete list of Netflix’s upcoming comedy, documentary, and reality series releases for this year.
Comedy Specials
‘Laughathon’ on Netflix with exciting standup specials and unique comedy formats.
* Comedy Premium League

* Kapil Sharma

More standup specials by:
* Sumukhi Suresh
* Aakash Gupta
* Rahul Dua
* Prashasti Singh
Documentaries
Crime Stories: India Detectives (Docu-Series)
Producer: Claire Cahill, Tarun Saldanha
Director: Jack Warrender, N Amit
With unprecedented access to the Bengaluru City Police, this gripping series follows major criminal investigations from the moment the crime is reported through to the capture of the suspects. From murder to kidnap to extortion, each film tracks a shocking and compelling case in the heart of India’s Silicon Valley. Filmed with senior officers at home and at work, this is a unique window into the lives of Bengaluru’s police officers as they attempt to detect the most complex and serious crimes in the city.
House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths (Docu-Series)
Producer: Yamini Pictures, Leena Yadav, Aseem Bajaj, Yogendra Mogre
Showrunner: Leena Yadav
Director: Leena Yadav,Anubhav Chopra
House of Secrets explores the intricate, complex and sometimes hidden workings of a traditional Indian family. The three part docu-series takes an exploratory look at a case that shook up the whole nation – the infamous Burari case, where 11 members of a ‘happy’ family, spanning three generations, were found dead inside their house in Delhi.
Indian Predator (Docu-Series)

Producer: VICE Media, India Today
Director: Ayesha Sood, Umesh Kulkarni, Ashwin Shetty, Dheeraj Jindal
Indian Predator is a thrilling and suspenseful docu-series, that attempts to decode the minds of some of India’s deadliest killers. The series uncovers the never-before-heard details of gruesome killings as individuals who were at the epicentre of these crimes talk about what went down.
Searching for Sheela (Docu-Film)

Producer: Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Somen Mishra, Dharmatic Entertainment, Jouska Films
Showrunner: Shakun Batra
Cast: Sheela Birnstiel
Osho’s controversial and sassy ex-secretary, Ma Anand Sheela returns to India after 34 years of exile. Sheela, having re-shot to fame since the mega reception to the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country, is now parceling her life to the world. Searching for Sheela is an intimate look into her journey across India, observing the rebranding of her as a pop-culture icon, with audiences unable to decide if they deem her a “criminal” or remain in awe of her badass secretary days.
Reality Series
Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives S2

Producer: Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Somen Mishra, Dharmatic Entertainment
Director: Ritika Bajaj, Uttam Domale, Naomi Datta
Cast: Neelam Kothari Soni, Maheep Kapoor, Seema Khan, Bhavana Pandey
The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives was one of the binge blockbusters of 2020. Love them or hate them – nobody could be indifferent to our queens of sass, spice, and all things nice. Ok, maybe not always so nice! But you know what is twice as nice as #TheFabulousLives Season 1? SEASON 2. Yes, it is the twist everyone saw coming. The Bollywood Wives will be back – with an all access card to a world that everyone obsesses over. Sass, snark, sisterhood – the seatbelts are off, the claws are out and the masks (metaphorical only) are coming off– it is no holds barred. And wait, could they have some cool new company too?
Social Currency
Producer: SOL Production
Showrunner: Chad Greulach
Cast: Sakshi Chopra, Rowhi Rai
Eight popular social media influencers whose “influence” is put to test in the real world without their super power – their blue tick verified, and highly followed accounts! In a battle for survival and influence – who will be the most ‘liked’ on and off the phone screens?
The Big Day Collection S2

Producer: Conde Nast India
Showrunner: Anita Horam
Directors: Ashish Sawhny, Aakriti Mehta, Raonak Hathiramani, Faraz Arif Ansari
Beautiful clothes, lavish parties, incredible locations. This series presents behind-the-scenes views of six Indian weddings, showcasing the work that goes into the spectacle and highlighting the personal struggles and triumphs of those taking the plunge. (ANI)

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Wishes pour in as ‘Aashiqui’ girl Shraddha Kapoor turns 34

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New Delhi [India], March 3 (ANI): Bollywood actor Shraddha Kapoor celebrated her 34th birthday on Wednesday and a string of fellow celebrities wished her a year full of love and happiness on her special day.
Shraddha’s ‘Stree’ co-star Rajkummar Rao, posted a selfie with the birthday girl and wrote, “Happy birthday @shraddhakapoor Keep shining my friend.”

Wishing her “fellow fishy” on her special day, Alia Bhatt posted an adorable picture of Shraddha and wrote, “Happy birthday fellow fishy! Wishing you all the love and light in the universe.”

Katrina Kaif posted a beautiful picture of the ‘Saaho’ star and wrote, “Happiest birthday @shraddhakapoor, may you have the most wonderful year”.

Bollywood megastar Hrithik Roshan also extended a warm birthday wish to the ‘Baaghi’ actor on Twitter. His tweet read, “Happiest Birthday @shraddhakapoor ! Keep glowing & growing. Stay blessed”

Recently turned mom, actor Anushka Sharma took to her Instagram story and shared an alluring picture of Shraddha. Alongside the picture, she wrote, “Happy birthday! Wishing you peace, joy and lots of love @shraddhakapoor,” using white heart emoticon.

Her ‘Ek Villian’ co-star, Sidharth Malhotra also posted a solo picture of the birthday girl on his Instagram story and wrote, “Happy birthday @shraddhakapoor Big hug and love,” using warm hug and red-heart emoticon.

Many others, including Shilpa Shetty, Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez, also wished Shraddha on her special day. (ANI)

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Jacqueline Fernandez wraps Rajasthan shoot schedule for ‘Bachchan Pandey’

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New Delhi [India], March 3 (ANI): Treating her fans with a captivating picture of herself, Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez, announced the Rajasthan schedule wrap for her upcoming film ‘Bachchan Pandey’ on Wednesday.
Being busy as a beaver, Jacqueline Fernandez who is currently shooting for one of her most-anticipated projects with Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has announced her first schedule wrap from the film ‘Bachchan Pandey’.
Taking to Instagram, Jacqueline shared a series of pictures that has set social media ablaze. Her recent post is a glimpse of the character that she will be playing in the film.
The BTS snaps that accumulated more than 1 million likes within few hours of being shared, the 35-year-old is seen sporting a classy chic look. With a pop eyeshadow and coloured hair tied up in a half ponytail, Jacqueline looks no less than a Barbie doll.
In the caption, she wrote, “Had so much fun playing this character for #BachchanPandey thank you @nadiadwalagrandson @akshaykumar @wardakhannadiadwala @farhadsamji @shaanmu for making her come alive!! @kritisanon you are amazing!! Love you loads Welcome to films @chandiniw @stacey.cardoz @hairstylist_madhav stay crazy!!”

Rajasthan shoot also marks the first shoot schedule of the film.
The upcoming film, which stars Akshay Kumar in the lead, is being helmed by Farhad Samji and bankrolled by Sajid Nadiadwala. It will hit the theatres on January 26, 2022. Apart from Akshay, and Jacqueline, the film also features Kriti Sanon and Arshad Warsi.
The flick will reportedly be shot in places like Gadisar Lake and Jaisalkot. Akshay’s character in the film is a gangster who aspires to be an actor, while Kriti essays the role of a journalist, who harbours dreams of becoming a film director.
Meanwhile on the work front, beside ‘Bachchan Pandey’, Jacqueline Fernandez also has ‘Bhoot Police’ alongside Saif Ali Khan, Yami Gautam and Arjun Kapoor, ‘Cirkus’ with Ranveer Singh and ‘Kick 2’ opposite Salman Khan in the pipeline. (ANI)

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From ‘Aranyak’ to ‘Bombay Begums’, here’s a complete list of series to stream on Netflix in 2021

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New Delhi [India], March 3 (ANI): American streaming giant Netflix has teased fans by unveiling the list of its upcoming original content in 2021.
By giving a sneak peek into its slated releases for the year 2021 that includes films and series from the horror zoner to romantic ones, Netflix has released an apt hashtag ‘##AbMenuMeinSabNew’ (everything is new on our menu) for the same.
From Dharma Production’s 5 projects to second seasons of ‘Delhi Crime’ and youth favourite ‘Kota factory’, the streamer has much intriguing content for viewers in the basket.
Check out the complete list here:
Aranyak

Producer: Roy Kapur Films, Ramesh Sippy Entertainment
Showrunner: Rohan Sippy
Director: Vinay Waikul
Cast: Raveena Tandon, Parambrata Chatterjee, Ashutosh Rana, Zakir Hussain, Megna Malik
After a foreign teenage tourist disappears in the misty Himalayan town, a harried, local cop Kasturi must join hands with her city-bred replacement Angad, on a big-ticket case that digs up skeletons and revives a forgotten Himalayan myth of a bloodthirsty, serial killing entity in the forest.
Bombay Begums

Producer: Endemol Shine India, Endeavor Content, Chernin Entertainment
Showrunner: Alankrita Shrivastava
Director: Alankrita Shrivastava and Bornila Chatterjee
Cast: Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash, Plabita Borthakur, Aadhya Anand, Rahul Bose, Danish Husain, Vivek Gomber and Imaad Shah
Five women across generations wrestle with desire, ethics, personal crises and vulnerabilities to own their ambition in contemporary urban India. As glass ceilings are shattered, and hearts are broken, difficult choices have to be made. And as each woman strives to find her own truth, they find in each other an unexpected understanding, and the sliver of a bond.
Decoupled

Producer: Bombay Fables, Andolan Films
Creator: Manu Joseph
Cast: R. Madhavan, Surveen Chawla
Arya Iyer is a man who suffers from chronic objectivity, extreme clarity and the debilitating capacity to see in any situation what others are trained to ignore. It gets him in trouble with people wherever he goes. Naturally, his marriage is over, but he has persuaded his estranged wife to continue living with him in a large villa in Gurgaon to create the myth of family for their tween daughter, who is terrified of their divorce. Arya, as the second highest-selling pulp fiction writer in India, after his old foe Chetan Bhagat, is a celebrity who has everything a man wants — fame, money, a daughter who adores him, a home run by a woman and a hot young girlfriend. Yet, he is always somehow fleeing a crisis.
Mining from the banal realism of daily life, Decoupled is an uncompromising comedy about the true nature of people, India and marriage.
Delhi Crime S2

Producer: SK Global Entertainment, Golden Caravan
Showrunner: Tanuj Chopra
Director: Rajesh Mapuskar, Tanuj Chopra
Cast: Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang, Adil Hussain, Anurag Arora, Yashaswini Dayama, Sidharth Bhardwaj, Gopal Dutt, Denzil Smith
Delhi Crime is a first-of-its-kind gripping true crime series that delves into investigations undertaken by the Delhi Police. After solving the case that shook the nation, Vartika Chaturvedi and her team are up for a new challenge. It is all about will Vartika and her team help the public fight their fear?
Feels Like Ishq

Producer: Mutant Films, Awesomeness TV
Director: Ruchir Arun, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, Ashima Chibber, Anand Tiwari, Danish Aslam, Jaydeep Sarkar, Sachin Kundalkar, Chatterji, Jaydeep Sarkar, Arati Raval-Pandey, Sachin Kundalkar
Cast: Radhika Madan, Amol Parashar, Kajol Chugh, Mihir Ahuja, Kymsleen Kholie, Bhavesh Babani, Simran Jehani, Rohit Saraf, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, Saba Azad, Tanya Maniktala, Skand Thakur, Zayn Marie Khan and Neeraj Madhav
Love on the run. On a guitar strum. At a protest. With a house guest. Cupid strikes in unexpected ways. Feels like Ishq is an anthology of seven warm and breezy stories about the kindling of young love.
Finding Anamika

Producer: Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Somen Mishra, Dharmatic Entertainment
Showrunner: Sri Rao
Director: Karishma Kohli, Bejoy Nambiar
Cast: Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sanjay Kapoor, Manav Kaul, Lakshvir Saran, Suhasini Muley, Muskkaan Jaferi
This is a suspenseful family drama about a global superstar, wife, and mom who suddenly vanishes without a trace. As police and loved ones search for answers to her disappearance, her perfectly crafted facade is stripped away, revealing hidden truths and painful lies in the life of an iconic actress.
Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega S2

Producer: Viacom18 Studio’s Tipping Point
Director: Soumendra Padhi
Cast: Sparsh Shrivastava, Monika Panwar, Anshumaan Pushkar, Amit Sial, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Aksha Pardasany
Sunny and Gudiya have one final chance to avenge their past. As bigger players enter Jamtara, politics tries to control phishing, but phishing ends up controlling politics.
Kota Factory S2
Producer: Arunabh Kumar
Creator: The Viral Fever
Showrunner: Raghav Subbu, Shreyansh Pandey
Director: Raghav Subbu
Cast: Mayur More, Jitendra Kumar, Alam Khan, Ahsaas Channa, Urvi Singh, Ranjan Raj, Revathi Pillai
Kota Factory, the first black and white web series of India, revolves around Kota – its students, its people and its coaching industry. The show depicts this universe through the eyes of Vaibhav, a vulnerable teenager, and Jeetu Bhaiya, a modern-day Dronacharya. It captures the melancholic life of Indian students who prepare for competitive exams. In this season, we will find out if Vaibhav move onto greener pastures, leaving behind Jeetu Bhaiya, his friends and his love interest.
Little Things S4

Producer: Dice Media
Showrunner: Ashwin Suresh
Director: Ruchir Arun and Pranjal Dua
Cast: Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Palkar
It’s season 4 of Little Things and six years of Dhruv and Kavya’s togetherness. If seasons one to three were a trilogy that dived deep into the facets of young love, season four explores a new maturing love and the growing pains and adventures that come with it.
Mai

Producer: Clean Slate Films – Anushka Sharma, Karnesh Sharma
Showrunner: Atul Mongia
Director: Anshai Lal, Atul Mongia
Cast: Sakshi Tanwar, Wamiqa Gabbi, Vivek Mushran, Prashant Narayanan, Raima Dev Varma, Seema Pahwa
Following a personal tragedy, Sheel, a docile, 47-year-old wife-and-mother, finds herself accidentally entangled in a web of white-collar crime and dirty politics pushing her into a rabbit hole of violence that forever changes her and the world she inhabits.
Masaba Masaba S2

Producer: Viniyard Films
Creator: Ashvini Yardi
Director: Sonam Nair
Cast: Masaba Gupta, Neena Gupta, Neil Bhoopalam
Glamour ke peeche kya hai? It is a tough world, but Masaba and Neena Gupta are tougher. The mess is over, and this time the plan is world domination. Masaba goes in front of the camera, and Neena decides to go behind them. All the while dealing with new loves, old loves, and some impossible loves. Both women take their careers, image, friendships and lovers, in their own hands and turn everything around.
Mismatched S2

Producer: RSVP Movies
Showrunner: Akarsh Khurana
Director: Akarsh Khurana
Cast: Prajakta Koli, Rohit Saraf, Vihaan Samat, Taaruk Raina, Devyani Shorey, Muskkaan Jaferi, Rannvijay Singha, Vidya Malavade
Dimple, the genius coder, has lost her app. Rishi, the hopeless romantic, has lost all faith in love.
Fate brings this “Mismatched” couple face to face again, as Rishi is forced to step back into the mess he left behind. With their futures at stake, Dimple and Rishi must navigate the rough terrains of frayed friendships, new love interests, broken promises, academic stress and shocking rivalries.
Ray

Producer: Viacom 18’s Tipping Point
Director: Srijit Mukherji, Vasan Bala, Abhishek Chaubey
Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Gajraj Rao, Kay Kay Menon, Ali Fazal, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Radhika Madan, Shweta Basu Prasad, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor, Rajesh Sharma, Bidita Bag, Kharaj Mukherjee, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Shruthy Menon, Anindita Bose, Neeraj Purohit, Lovleen Misra, Raghubir Yadav, Manoj Pahwa
A revolutionary film maker, an auteur, and the creator of the Feluda series, Satyajit Ray is also remembered for writing some of the best short stories India has ever seen. Vastly varying in genre and style, these stories are full of thrills, twists and turns, and a strong emotional core keeping you completely hooked till the end. For the first time ever we present four such passionately curated stories under Ray.
She S2

Producer: Viacom 18 Studio’s Tipping Point
Showrunner: Imtiaz Ali
Director: Arif Ali
Writer: Imtiaz Ali, Divya Johri
Cast: Aaditi Pohankar, Vishwas Kini, Kishore Kumar G, Shivani Rangole, Suhita Tatte
After swearing her allegiance to drug-lord Nayak, Bhumi must walk the dangerous line between siding with the police or with crime, while simultaneously exploring her newfound sexual liberation, as Nayak’s larger plan unfolds.
Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein

Producer: Edgestorm Pictures
Showrunner/ Director: Sidharth Sengupta
Writers: Sidharth Sengupta, Anahata Menon, Varun Badola
Cast: Tahir Raj Bhasin, Shweta Tripathi, Anchal Singh, Saurabh Shukla, Surya Sharma, Brijendra Kala, Arunoday Singh, Anant Joshi, Sunita Rajwar, Hetal Gada
Think of the most dreaded villain! What if he has a daughter who truly, deeply, madly falls in love with you? What if you do not love her back? What if you are in love with someone else? How will you say no and get out of the situation? After all, quite like her father, she is not likely to take ‘no’ for an answer.
A romantic simpleton finds himself in the middle of this crossfire in Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein, a dark comical pulpy desi thriller about three things that matter the most in the country- paisa, taqat aur pyaar (money, power and love) (ANI)

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