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Kriti Kharbanda and Vikrant Massey have started the shoot of ‘14 Phere’. Kriti shared the news on Instagram with a picture, where they are seen posing in a train while the film’s director Devanshu Singh is seen holding the clapboard.“Embarking on a journey that promises 2x fun, dulha-dulhan are ready to take #14Phere! Starring @vikrantmassey87 and myself directed by @deva_stating A @zeestudiosofficial production. #ShootBegins today! #BackInAction,” Kriti wrote as the caption. Vikrant shared a picture posing with Kriti and the film’s clapboard and gave a similar caption. Details related to the film are still under wraps.

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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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Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon-starrer team ‘Bhediya’ meets Arunachal CM

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New Delhi [India], March 3 (ANI): Before commencing the shoot of their upcoming horror-comedy flick ‘Bhediya’, Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon met Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh with their team on Wednesday.
Few days after disclosing about their horror-comedy project together, Varun and Kriti have landed in Arunachal Pradesh to shoot for the first schedule of their film ‘Bhediya’.
Before getting their film on floors, the entire team met Pema Khandu, honourable Chief Minister of the state. Minister of home and interstate affairs- Sh. Bamang Felix, Chief secretary- Sh Naresh Kumar, Commissioner to HCM- Sh. Sonam Chombey were also present during the meeting.
The horror-comedy drama ‘Bhediya’ will mark the ‘Badlapur’ star and ‘Heropanti’ star’s third collaboration with each other after sharing screen spaces in 2015 rom-com ‘Dilwale’ and 2019 ‘Kalank’.
‘Bhediya’ will bring together the dynamic duo of producer Dinesh Vijan and director Amar Kaushik, who also helmed the 2018 blockbuster movie ‘Stree’. Starring Kriti Sanon, Varun Dhawan, Abhishek Banerjee, and Deepak Dobriyal, the story is written by National Award Winner, Niren Bhatt who also wrote intriguing scripts for ‘Bala’, ‘Made In China’, ‘Wrong Side Raju’.
The film is slated to release in cinemas on April 14, 2022. (ANI)

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From ‘Dhamaka’ to ‘Haseen Dillruba’, here’s the complete list of Netflix 2021 slated films

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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:
Ajeeb Daastaans

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.
Bulbul Tarang
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.
Dhamaka

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.
Haseen Dillruba

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?
Jaadugar

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.
Jagame Thandhiram

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.
Meenakshi Sundareshwar

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.
Milestone

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.
Navarasa
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.
Pagglait

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.
Penthouse

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.
The Disciple

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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