'Kapil Sharma may be finally able to crack jokes on things he couldn't on TV': stand-up comedians open on his new Netflix special
“Netflix is struggling to penetrate into small towns in India. They need a lot more relatable Indian content to attract new subscribers. Kapil Sharma is the king of that, so they are riding on his popularity and his brand image."
For Netflix India to conquer Indian market, they'll have to choose persuasion over attraction, conditioning over content
Indians may not use the thing you offer them for free but it is in our nature to prize that which feels abundant rather than that which feels appealing. Netflix India needs to cater to those needs, like other streaming platforms do with sports and other add-ons.
Tahir Raj Bhasin's layered performance reminds one of what Shah Rukh Khan could have achieved had he been given the luxury of six hours of runtime to build a character and live through the conflict.
"Chakda Xpress is essentially a story of tremendous sacrifice," said Anushka Sharma in a statement
Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein, featuring Tahir Raj Bhasin, Shweta Tripathi, Anchal Singh, releases on Netflix on 14 January
How dysfunctional marriage was a recurrent theme on screen in 2021, from Haseen Dillruba to Decoupled
The trend of evolving marriage stories has created a revision of the safest, most used, and most overdone formula of Hindi cinema — one that has sustained the myth of a perfect marriage.
Minnal Murali movie review: Tovino Thomas is a charming, true-blue desi, out-and-out naadan superhero
Basil Joseph's film may be a tribute to the Hollywood superhero genre and made on a larger budget than is the norm with Malayalam cinema, but it is also everything that the Malayalam New New Wave of the past decade is loved for across India.
Why do we hate on R Madhavan's misogynistic character in Decoupled, but spare the men in Succession?
Maybe the toxicity or entitlement of Indian men is not as culturally permeable as that of their white counterparts.
Trends in Tamil cinema of 2021: While male star vehicles brought back audience to theatres, women dominated streaming
The question of the year has been, ‘Will people come back to the theatres?.' They did and how. 2021, even with a hiatus in between, saw some major star vehicles that set the cash registers ringing.
As their impact grows across the spectrum, stories that highlight the growing menace of prescription drug abuse will inspire more interesting content in the years to come.
As Zoya Akhtar and Netflix announce an Indian film adaptation of Archie Comics, let's admit the Archie-Betty-Veronica love triangle has been a recurring theme in Hindi cinema, from 1960s till date.
Meenakshi Sundareshwar is a small step towards more grounded depiction of South Indians in popular Hindi cinema
What Meenakshi Sundareshwar tries to do is open a little window of assimilation and acknowledgment, which is only the first step in a long journey towards normalising the presence of South India, without exotifying it.
It may well be argued that this unquestioning acceptance of tradition accurately reflects most Indian homes. True enough, but if this film’s aim was to romanticise tradition, then its lack of energy and spark makes it an ineffective endorsement of arranged marriages.
Minnal Murali will release on 24 December on Netflix in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, and English.
The pace through the last season of Little Things is deceptively languorous. Even though the takes are long and dialogues designed to be less hurried, there is always an undercurrent of a race to the finish.
Netflix on Saturday unveiled exclusive footage from its upcoming projects, including Vishal Bhardwaj’s film Khufiya, Madhuri Dixit Nene’s Finding Anamika, Kartik Aaryan-starrer Dhamaka during its global fan event “TUDUM”.
Where Kota Factory Season 2 soars and really outdoes itself is it matured worldview, its matter-of-fact portrayal of the 'business of education' — a respite from TVF's 'safe-cinema' genre.
Despite my own shamefully perverse, unending fascination with the genre, Crime Stories: India Detectives is precisely the kind of show I binge hard, but find equally hard to recommend.
Titled Rana Naidu, the Netflix India series is an official adaptation of the American crime drama Ray Donovan
Kunal Kapoor on his short in Netflix India anthology Ankahi Kahaniya: "We have films that celebrate success, maybe of people, of relationships, but very rarely do we have films that explore failure."