New Delhi [India], March 3 (ANI): Fans of Netflix have a reason to rejoice as the American streaming giant, on Wednesday has announced its complete slate for 2021 across different genres and languages.
By dropping an intriguing trailer on its official accounts, the much-loved American streaming platform piqued fan’s interest with the announcement of its 2021 slate of original films, series, documentaries and comedy specials.
From Kartik Aayan’s ‘Dhamaka’ to Taapsee Paanu’s ‘Haseen Dillruba’, here is the complete list of movies, to be streamed on this platform this year:
Producer: Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Somen Mishra, Dharmatic Entertainment
Director: Shashank Khaitan, Raj Mehta, Neeraj Ghaywan, Kayoze Irani
Cast: Fatima Sana Shaikh, Jaideep Ahlawat, Armaan Ralhan, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Abhishek Banerjee, Inayat Verma, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shefali Shah, Manav Kaul, Tota Roy Chowdhury
Ajeeb Daastaans is an anthology of four strangely contrasting stories, which delves into fractured relationships and unexplored spaces. The stories set in varied milieus, explore jealousy, entitlement, prejudices and toxicity, which are often entangled within the heart of their relationships. Each story also takes you on a journey where one would struggle with the moral dilemma of what’s right and what’s wrong, as the lines between them get blurred.
Producer: Reliance Entertainment
Director: Shree Narayan Singh
Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Tahir Raj Bhasin
Set in Kannauj, this film is about a chirpy young girl called Bulbul who has one simple dream – she wants her groom, Rishi Kumar, to come in baraat atop a horse. Soon enough Bulbul realises that her innocent, harmless wish will meet resistance in their traditional village. But Bulbul is adamant to have her way and fight for what’s right.
Producer: RSVP, Ram Madhvani Films, Ronnie Screwvala, Ram Madhvani, Amita Madhvani
Director: Ram Madhvani
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Mrunal Thakur, Amruta Subhash, Vikas Kumar, Vishwajeet Pradhan
A frustrated ex-news anchor is given another chance to go live on prime-time television when a terrorist calls him with a bomb threat. Little does he know that this call will change his life and throw him into a fast-paced game of betrayal.
Producer: T-Series, Colour Yellow Productions, Aanand L Rai
Director: Vinil Mathew
Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey, Harshvardhan Rane
A woman whose heart longs to live like words captured in a novel, finds herself entangled in the murder of her own husband. Will she get lost in the chaos of her real-life-novel or find her innocence?
Producer: Posham PA Pictures
Director: Sameer Saxena
Cast: Jitendra Kumar, Arushi Sharma
Magic Meenu, a small-time magician in Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh has to win a local football tournament in order to marry the love of his life. There are just two things against him- the girl doesn’t love him back and his team hasn’t won a game in years! Friendships are tested and hearts are mended as love meets magic in this heartwarming sports comedy.
Producer: YNOT Studios, Reliance Entertainment, S. Sashikanth, Chakravarthy Ramachandra
Director: Karthik Subbaraj
Cast: Dhanush, James Cosmo, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Kalaiyarasan, Joju George
The film tells the story of Suruli, a nomadic gangster who has to choose between good and evil in a war for what one can truly call home.
Producer: Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Somen Mishra, Dharmatic Entertainment
Director: Vivek Soni
Cast: Abhimanyu Dassani, Sanya Malhotra
A young couple Meenakshi and Sundareshwar, enter into an arranged marriage because their first names together make Madurai’s famous temple ‘Meenakshi – Sundareshwar’. However, when a job opportunity exclusively for single men pops up in Bengaluru, Sundareshwar has to leave his hometown and his wife Meenakshi, and pretend to be unmarried. The newlywed couple who barely know each other, struggle with the trials, tribulations, and insecurities of a long-distance relationship.
Producer: Jabberwockee Talkies, Kimsi Singh
Director: Ivan Ayr
Cast: Suvinder Vicky, Lakshvir Saran
The poignant film follows the story of a recently bereaved, middle-aged truck driver, Ghalib, who is coping with a personal tragedy and the consequences thereafter, while facing the existential threat of losing his job to a young recruit. The events in the story come together as Ghalib’s truck touches the 500,000 kilometers mark – a record at his company.
Producer: Mani Ratnam, Jayendra Panchapakesan
Cast: Revathy, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Anjali, Aditi Balan, Remya Nambeesan, Poorna, Prayaga Martin, Rythvika Suriya, Vijay Sethupathy, Arvind Swamy, Siddarth, Prakashraj, Yogi Babu, Prasanna, Atharva, Bobby Simha, Gautham Menon, Ashok Selvan, Nedumudi Venu, Delhi Ganesh, Kishore
9 Films, 9 Emotions, 9 Notable Directors, 1 Noble Cause.
Producer: Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga, Achin Jain, Balaji Telefilms, Sikhya Entertainment
Director: Umesh Bist
Cast: Sanya Malhotra, Sayani Gupta, Ashutosh Rana, Raghubir Yadav, Shrutii Sharma, Sheeba Chaddha, Sharib Hashmi, Aasif Khan, Rajesh Tailang, Meghna Malik
The film follows the story of recently widowed Sandhya struggling to mourn the death of her husband, as she sets out on the path of self discovery, attempting to find her identity and purpose in life- all this while living amidst the quirky members of her joint family.
Producer: Sunir Khetarpal, Gaurav Bose
Director: Abbas Mustan
Cast: Bobby Deol, Arjun Rampal, Sharman Joshi, Mouni Roy, Cyrus Broacha, Tisca Chopra, Abrar Zahoor
When architect Vikram Saxena proposes sharing a Penthouse with his five married friends, it seems like the perfect solution for their indulgences, until one morning, a body of an unknown woman is found in the Penthouse. Friendships tested, loyalties questioned and marriages crumble as the shocking truth unravels in this relentless whodunit.
Sardar Ka Grandson
Producer: Emmay Entertainment, John Abraham Entertainment, T-Series, Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, Nikkhil Advani, John Abraham
Director: Kaashvie Nair Writer: Anuja Chauhan
Cast: Neena Gupta, Arjun Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh, John Abraham, Aditi Rao Hyadari, Soni Razdan, Kanwaljeet Singh, Kumud Mishra, Divya Seth
A family entertainer that promises to strike a chord with its stellar cast and their emotions, Sardar Ka Grandson will premiere this summer on Netflix. Starring the iconic Neena Gupta and heartthrob Arjun Kapoor, along with Rakul Preet Singh, Aditi Rao Hydari, John Abraham, Soni Razdan, Kanwaljit Singh, Kumud Mishra and Divya Seth, the film showcases the journey of a US-return grandson who will go to any length to fulfil his grandmother’s last wish. Sardar, played by Neena Gupta, is a fun-loving matriarch of a large, warm family based in Punjab.
Producer: Zoo Entertainment, Vivek Gomber
Director: Chaitanya Tamhane
Cast: Aditya Modak, Dr. Arun Dravid
Sharad Nerulkar has devoted his life to becoming an Indian classical music vocalist, diligently following the traditions and discipline of the old masters, his guru, and his father. But as the years go by, Sharad starts to wonder whether it’s really possible to achieve the excellence he’s striving for. A journey of devotion, passion, and searching for the absolute in contemporary Mumbai. The film is executive produced by Alfonso Cuaron and Rakesh Mehra.
With the hashtag ‘#AbMenuMeinSabNew’, Netflix also released the list of series, documentaries, comedy shows to be streamed on the platform this year. (ANI)
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EMRAAN HASHMI’S BICEPS FOR ‘TIGER 3’ LEAVE FANS STUNNED
MUMBAI: It seems actor Emraan Hashmi is preparing hard for his role in ‘Tiger 3’. On Sunday, the ‘Jannat’ star took to Instagram to share a picture, wherein he can be seen sweating it out in the gym. “Just another arms day,” he captioned the post. Emraan’s physical transformation has left netizens in awe of his fitness. “This is amazing. Can’t wait to see you in ‘Tiger 3’, “ a user commented. “Killer looks,” another one wrote.
A few days ago, he had even shared a picture of himself where he flaunted his chiselled abs, hinting he has been going through a lot of fitness routines to achieve a look for the antagonist in the Salman Khan-starrer ‘Tiger 3’.
NUPUR SANON PENS EMOTIONAL POST FOR SISTER KRITI
NEW DELHI: Kriti Sanon’s younger sister Nupur Sanon shared an emotional post praising her sister for her performance in the much-acclaimed movie ‘Mimi’. After watching the movie, Nupur posted a couple of still images of Kriti who is essaying the titular role of a surrogate in the movie. Nupur termed her sister as “phenomenal” and revealed that she was blown away by Kriti’s performance which also made her shed tears.
“I always knew your true potential. But I was blown away by what I saw!! You did it, Mimi!! You were phenomenal! My Words won’t be able to describe what I felt. I have laughed and laughed and then cried and cried. There wasn’t even a single scene when I felt you weren’t 100 per cent Mimi !!” she wrote. She added “a mother who fell in love with her child instantly. I could see her forgetting her own dreams in a split second for her child. I could see her world revolving around her child. I could see her being territorial for him! I saw so many subliminal emotions in you Kriti!”
SHAHID KAPOOR SPORTS UBER COOL LOOK AHEAD OF DEBUT IN DIGITAL SHOW
MUMBAI : Actor Shahid Kapoor on Sunday flaunted his tattoo look ahead of his digital debut, which is directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK. Taking to Instagram, he posted a short video clip in which he can been seen with temporary tattoos on his neck. He also expressed his excitement about sharing screen space with Vijay Sethupathi and Raashi Khanna.
“Waiting on set call me soon @rajanddk … can’t wait to share the frame with @actorvijaysethupathi sorry @raashiikhanna I’ve got too used to having you around on set,” Shahid wrote on Instagram.
The yet-to-be-titled project is touted as a quirky drama thriller, which will release on Amazon Prime Video. Reacting to Shahid’s post, Raj and DK of ‘The Family Man’ fame commented: “Shot ready! Let’s roll.” Fans quite impressed by Shahid’s new look poured in their comments at Shahid’s post. “You look so hot,” a fan wrote. “Sexy look,” another social media user commented. Apart from Raj and Dk’s project, Shahid will also be seen in ‘Jersey’ — a Hindi remake of the 2019 Telugu hit of the same name.
KARTIK AARYAN TO STAR IN SHASHANKA GHOSH’S ‘FREDDY’
MUMBAI: Kartik Aaryan will star in an upcoming romantic thriller titled ‘Freddy’. The film, set to be directed by Shashanka Ghosh, will go on floors on August 1 in Mumbai this year. The movie will be produced by Ekta Kapoor and Jay Shewakramani. The romantic-triller is said to be packed with unpredictable twists and sharp turns. The characters in the movie are set to take the movie buffs on a dark and chilling roller-coaster ride, where the lines between love and obsession will blur. Speaking about the movie, an ecstatic Kartik said, “As an actor, I crave to explore different facades of entertainment and with ‘Freddy’, I’m venturing into an uncharted territory which is both exciting and intriguing in equal measures.”
The actor also said that he is looking forward to bringing the romantic thriller to life. He added, “I look forward to dwell in the world of Freddy and bring alive this dark romantic thriller. It also marks my first collaboration with a visionary like Ekta Kapoor and creatives forces like Jayu and Shahshanka. Couldn’t have asked for a better team on this new journey.”
Shashanka, who has helmed films like ‘Khoobsurat’ and ‘Veere Di Wedding’, also spoke about the upcoming project and said it is going to be one of the “best thrilling cinematic experiences” for the viewers. The director said, “As a filmmaker, there is a lot to play with the genre, like a thriller. I am more than excited to work with an incredible team on a project as inspiring as Freddy. I am sure that the film is going to be one of the best thrilling cinematic experiences for the audience across the nation.”
Ekta Kapoor said, “I’m thrilled to have Kartik on board. His choices of subject have always been unique and this one is no different. I’m excited to take the audience into this dark, delicious world. Collaborating with Jayu makes it even more special!”
Jay said, “It is the first time I am collaborating with Ekta and Kartik on a film and for it to be on a script like this, makes it all the more exciting! Freddy is a script we worked on incessantly and we can’t wait for Shashanka to bring to life these crazy characters.”‘Freddy’ marks Ekta and Shashanka second film after the hit flick ‘Veere Di Wedding’.
AYUSHMANN SHARES EXPERIENCE OF SINGING TRACK FOR WIFE TAHIRA’S FILM
MUMBAI: Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who is also a singer, has once again swooned viewers with his voice in his wife and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap’s latest film ‘Quaranteen Crush’.
Taking to Instagram, Ayushmann shared the song’s video and revealed that he composed and wrote ‘Kinni Soni’ along with his college friends — Sameer Kaushal and Gurpreet Saini.
“Wrote and composed this butterflies inducing song with Sameer Kaushal and Gurpreet Saini for Tahira’s lovely short film #QurantineCrush which comes under #FeelsLikeIshq. Loved collaborating with my college friends after so long. Felt like we were back in college during our late night jam sessions in Chandigarh winters,” he posted.
Singer Jonita Gandhi has given English vocals to the song. “Thank you Jonita for the angrezi vocals,” Ayushmann added. For the unversed, ‘Quaranteen Crush’ is a part of the just-released Netflix anthology ‘Feels Like Ishq’. The short movie revolves around the concept of a teenage crush and friendship during the pandemic.
Tahira even posted a short note on Instagram thanking Ayushmann for giving her ‘Kinni Soni’ song. “The song we were waiting for #kinnisoni..An integral part of my short #quaranteencrush that is a part of #feelslikeishq. This song really inspired me to create some magical moments between nimmi and Maninder on their terrace! Thank you @ayushmannk for giving me the song, thank you @s_a_m_k28 and @ghuggss for creating magic with it and thank you @jonitamusic for the mesmerising vocals, and thank you @gazaldhaliwal for this sweet script,” she wrote.
Meanwhile, on the film front, Ayushmann is busy shooting for ‘Doctor G’ in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The movie also stars Rakul Preet Singh and Shefali Shah..
PRABHAS’ ‘RADHE SHYAM’ TO RELEASE ON 14 JANUARY
MUMBAI: Prabhas’ most anticipated film ‘Radhye Shyam’ has finally got a release date. It will arrive in theatres on January 14, 2022.
On Friday, Prabhas took to Instagram to share the update with his fans. “Can’t wait to watch my romantic saga, ‘Radhe Shyam’, which has a brand new release date — 14th January, 2022 worldwide,” he wrote.
Along with it, Prabhas shared a new poster of the film, wherein he can be seen all decked up while walking on the streets of Europe.
For the unversed, ‘Radhe Shyam’, a multi-lingual film, is helmed by Radha Krishna Kumar, and it features actor Pooja Hegde as well. Pooja, too, expressed her excitement about the film’s release date as it is debuting on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti. “Woke up to this surprise. Sakranti has been lucky for me..fingers crossed for this epic love story,” she wrote on Instagram Story. ‘Radhe Shyam’ is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Vamsi and Pramod.
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