From Comedy to Romance, Sports to Drama, Netflix unveils a bevy of the best in Hindi Film and Entertainment for 2022-23.

Netflix announces many great movies on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. In a recent event hosted in Mumbai the popular international streaming service unveiled its Hindi film slate with first looks which include titles like the Zoya Akhtar directed ‘The Archies’, Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Khufiya’ and Vasan Bala’s ‘Monica O My Darling’ and many more…

The line-up was announced as part of the Netflix’s Films Day : Ab Har Din Hoga Filmy event, which was attended by an array of Indian film celebrities such as Bhardwaj, Tabu, Ali Abbas Zafar, Bala, Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte, Sanya Malhotra, Yami Gautam, Sunny Kaushal, Babil Khan, Swastika Mukherjee, Amit Sial, Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma, and “Darlings” director Jasmeet K. Reen.

The event kickstarted with a video message from  Zoya Akhtar, the director of “The Archies”, and CEO of Archie Comics, Jon Goldwater followed by a live performance by singer and music supervisor Ankur Tewari on the track “Aao Kahani Suno”

“The Archies”, Netflix’s live-action musical film, is based on the characters of the popular American comics.    “It’s such a pleasure and an absolute honor to be asked to make the Indian adaptation for this very iconic comic. It’s very exciting to be able to take the characters and introduce them to a new generation, and at the same time, keep that nostalgia and the essence of the comic alive for people like me that grew up on it,” the filmmaker said.    

The upcoming movie marks the acting debut of superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan; superstar Sridevi and film producer Boney Kapoor’s daughter Khushi Kapoor, and megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda. It also stars Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Yuvraj Menda and Vedang Raina.

The streamer released the first-look teaser of its spy thriller “Khufiya”. It is headlined by Tabu and also features Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi and Ashish Vidyarthi. “Khufiya” is inspired by true events and based on the popular espionage novel “Escape to Nowhere” by Amar Bhushan.

“The slow burning of an intelligence officer, like how their life is, how they have to stay in the shadows… That was very interesting for me,” Bhardwaj said.

Up next, the streaming service shared a behind-the-scenes video of the sports drama, “Chakda Xpress” which features Anushka Sharma in the lead. Directed by Prosit Roy, the film is inspired by the life of former Indian cricket captain Jhulan Goswami, introduced her to the world of women’s cricket.    

Netflix also released the trailer of upcoming drama “Jogi”, directed by Zafar and featuring Diljit Dosanjh. Set in Delhi in 1984, the film follows the story of a resilient friendship and courage in the times of adversity

Dosanjh said “Jogi” holds a special place in his heart. “As an actor you want to grow with the character you play. Each role I play helps me grow. This is my first film on Netflix and the subject is very important to me,” the actor said in a statement. Also featuring Kumud Mishra, Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub, Hiten Tejwani and Amyra Dastur, “Jogi” is set to be released on September 16.

Netflix further presented Bala’s crime-drama thriller “Monica, O My Darling”, starring Rajkumar Rao, Huma Qureshi and Radhika Apte. Bala said “Monica, O My Darling” is his dream project and he cannot wait to entertain everyone with this twisted crime comedy brimming with mystery and drama.

The streamer officially announced the suspense thriller film “Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga”, featuring Yami Gautam and Sunny Kaushal. Directed by Ajay Singh, the movie traces the story of a heist that goes wrong when a plane gets hijacked.

Netflix also announced the release date of Riteish Deshmukh and Tamannaah Bhatia’s upcoming comedy movie “Plan A Plan B”. Directed by Shashanka Ghosh, the film will premiere on September 30.    

A behind-the-scenes footage of Anvita Dutt’s “Qala”, starring her “Bulbbul” star Tripti Dimri and late actor Irrfan Khan’s son Babil’s in his film debut, as well as the first-look poster of Sanya Malhotra-led “Kathal” was also launched at the event.

According to a video shared by the streamer on social media, Reen’s “Darlings”, starring Alia Bhatt,  Shefali Shah, Varma, and Roshan Mathew, had become its “most watched non-English Indian original ever”.

Concluding the Top 10 besties coming up on Netflix was a statement from the lead actor of Darling, who said, “As an actor it is extremely fulfilling to watch your hard work reach millions and impact people worldwide. I am so happy that ‘Darlings’, my maiden venture as a co-producer, has been seen for over 30 million hours and continues to receive love three weeks after launch,”


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