Bengaluru: Netflix said on Wednesday during this week that it would release more than 40 original Indian films by the year 2021, including different movies, television series, documentaries, reality series, and comedy shows. This also includes new topics and new seasons for existing topics.
Among Netflix’s upcoming series and movies are the supernatural crime ‘Aranyak’ (played by Raveena Tandon), the comedy title ‘Decoupled’ (the role of R Madhavan), the anthology series ‘Ray’, a surprise comedy ‘Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein’, and love anthology ‘Feels Like Ishq’.
On Wednesday, Netflix also announced new seasons of its Indian origins as episodes of the crime drama ‘Delhi Crime’ and ‘Jamtara’, romantic comedy ‘Mismatched’, crime drama ‘She’, comedy series ‘Masaba Masaba’ and ‘Little Things’ . Production House in Mumbai Viral Fever (TVF) has re-launched its second season of its comedy series – the ‘drama drama’ Kota Factory ‘on Netflix after broadcasting the first season on YouTube.
New films include Hindi films ‘Haseen Dilruba’, ‘Ajeeb Dastans’, ‘Jaadugar’, ‘Meenakshi Sundareshwar’, ‘Dhamaka’, ‘Sardar Ka Grandson’, ‘Pagglait’, ‘Milestone’, Tamil film ‘Navarasa’, and Marathi film ‘Student’.
Other titles include a new reality show called ‘Social Money’, a new reality episode of the television series ‘Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives’ and a real Conde Nast India wedding show ‘The Big Day’, and a comedy chosen by Kapil Sharma.
The documentary titles ‘Search for Sheela’, ‘Crime Stories: Indian Detectives’, ‘Secret House: Burari’s Death’ and ‘Indian Predator’ are also part of the company’s 2021 list.
Netflix updates India content
Netflix has been increasing its content usage in India amid growing national content usage. In December 2019, a major broadcaster had announced its plans to spend Rs million on content in India throughout 2019 and 2020. It has exported 90 to 100 productions, including 30 films, in the country since India started in 2016. the company’s significant investment in start-ups outside the United States.
In India, Netflix competes with players such as Disney + Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Times Internet-owned MX Player, Essel Group’s ZEE5, Sony Pictures Network’s SonyLIV, and Reliance-backed ALTBalaji, all of which strengthened their content systems over the past year.
These announcements, however, come at a time when the Indian government is tightening its grip on video content platforms through a new set of guidelines under the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. Netflix and others will have to comply with the new sectoral grievance redressal system. three, where the department of information and broadcasting fully monitors the program.
A retired independent tribunal led by a retired high court judge or high court judge is expected to rule on content matters, in a new way, ET reported last week. The regulatory body and the medical committee now have the power to warn, suspend, advise or reprimand platforms for disseminating their content.
Broadcast platforms will also have to divide their content into five age-appropriate categories – universal rating (U), U / A 7+, U / A 13+, U / A 16+ and Adult. Content should also be categorized on the basis of themes and messages, violence, nudity, sex, language, drug and drug abuse, and shock.
On Tuesday, ET reported that senior management of broadcast applications discussed whether it was possible to select the Internet and the Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) as a single governing body with the Department of Information and Broadcasting, although no final decision had been made.