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Netflix Commissions Ten New Original Movies In India

April 15, 2019 1:16am

Netflix has commissioned ten new original films..

Netflix has commissioned ten new original films in India.

The streaming giant will be working with big local directors and producers including Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur) and Ronnie Screwvala (Chennai Express). Genres of the new commissions include drama, sci-fi, thriller, horror, comedy and romance. Scroll down for the list of projects.

By the end of 2020, a total of 15 new original Indian films, including previously announced titles such as Music Teacher, Cobalt Blue, Chopsticks, Upstarts and Bulbul, will be available on the service.

“When Netflix launched in India, we changed the way Indian audiences enjoy their films,” said Srishti Behl Arya, Director – International Original Film, India, Netflix. “Given our diversity, history and culture, India is home to powerful stories waiting to be told to audiences around the world. The depth of talent and vision of our creators is enabling us to create films our members will love. We want to be a home for Indias finest filmmakers where their stories travel to more people than ever before.”

Over the weekend, Netflix also revealed its latest Middle Eastern series, a high school drama produced with a full female Arab cast and crew. Titled AlRawabi School For Girls, the show is written and directed by Jordanian director Tima Shomali in collaboration with writer Shirin Kamal.

The ten new Netflix Indian original films are:

  • Ghost Stories: Directors Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Anurag Kashyap reunite (after Lust Stories) to tell spine-chilling tales, produced by Ronnie Screwvalas RSVP and Ashi Dua.
  • Class of 83: Produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and directed by Atul Sabharwal, it explores the story of an upright policeman-turned-trainer whose students grapple with the complexities of honour, morals and devotion to the nation.
  • Mrs. Serial Killer: When her husband is framed and imprisoned for serial murders, a doting wife must perform a murder exactly like the serial killer, to prove her husband innocent. The thriller is directed by Shirish Kunder and produced by Farah Khan.
  • Guilty: Produced by Dharmatic and directed by Ruchi Narain, Guilty explores the versions of truth that emerge when a small town girl accuses the college heart throb of rape. Seen through the eyes of his musician girlfriend, this story makes us question who is really accused in a circumstance like this.
  • Yeh Ballet: Directed by Sooni Taraporevala and produced by Roy Kapur Films, this is a story about two boys from very low income families who discover ballet and through it a way to escape their challenging circumstances. Over the course of the film, the unlikely ballerinos find that escape is not as easy as they thought.
  • House Arrest: Directed by Shashanka Ghosh and Samit Basu, written by Samit Basu and produced by India Stories, this film is the story of a man – trapped in his own fears – who locks himself at home, only to find that while he can restrict his interaction with the world, he cant keep the world from entering his domain.
  • Kaali Khuhi: With a history of female infanticide and mysterious deaths of its residents, this Punjab village must be saved, and it is up to 10-year-old Shivangi to be its saviour. The film is directed by TerriRead More – Source
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Mark Medoff Dies: Oscar-Nominated Children Of A Lesser God Writer Was 79

Mark Medoff, who won a Tony Award for writing Children of a Lesser God and earned an Oscar nom for i..

Mark Medoff, who won a Tony Award for writing Children of a Lesser God and earned an Oscar nom for its movie adaptation, died Tuesday at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces, NM. He was 79.

Children of a Lesser God won the 1980 Tony for Best Play and ran for more than two years and 880 performances at Broadways Longacre Theatre. The show about a hearing speech teacher at a school for the deaf who falls for a deaf custodian was turned into a 1986 feature directed by Randa Haines. The film starred William Hurt and Marlee Matlin, who won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the role. Hurt and supporting actress Piper Laurie also scored Oscar noms, and the film was up for Best Picture but lost to Platoon.

Children of a Lesser God, 1986

A revival of Children of a Lesser God played on the Main Stem for six weeks last year. Medoff also penned Prymate, which had a brief Broadway run in 2004.

Medoffs other feature writing credits include The Outright Winner (2016), City of Joy (1992), Claras Heart (1988), Good Guys Wear Black (1978) and the 1979 adaptation of When You Comin Back, Red Ryder? — which was based on his play that won him the 1974 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding New Playwright.

Born on March 18, 1940, in Mount Carmel, IL, Medoff also had roles in more than a half-dozen films, including his penned pics Claras Heart, Red Ryder? and Santa Fe (1997). He also produced a handful of features.

His final film is Walking with Herb, a faith-based drama starring Edward James Olmos, George Lopez and Mary McDonnell. Medoff wroRead More – Source

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Angela Bassett Joins Lena Headey & Karen Gillan In Gunpowder Milkshake

EXCLUSIVE: 9-1-1 star Angela Bassett has signed on to co-star in Gunpowder Milkshake, the action thr..

EXCLUSIVE: 9-1-1 star Angela Bassett has signed on to co-star in Gunpowder Milkshake, the action thriller from Studiocanal and The Picture Company. Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado are directing the film from a script that they wrote with Ehud Lavski. Bassett, whose recent credits include the smash hit Black Panther, Bumblebee, and Mission: Impossible – Fallout, is joining previously announced stars Lena Headey and Avengers: Endgames Karen Gillan.

The pic is said to be a high-concept female-centric assassin thriller that spans multiple generations. Angela will play Anna May, one of the unassuming leaders of a massive armory.

The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce through their overall deal with Studiocanal.

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Angela Bassett Joins Lena Headey & Karen Gillan In Gunpowder Milkshake

EXCLUSIVE: 9-1-1 star Angela Bassett has signed on to co-star in Gunpowder Milkshake, the action thr..

EXCLUSIVE: 9-1-1 star Angela Bassett has signed on to co-star in Gunpowder Milkshake, the action thriller from Studiocanal and The Picture Company. Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado are directing the film from a script that they wrote with Ehud Lavski. Bassett, whose recent credits include the smash hit Black Panther, Bumblebee, and Mission: Impossible – Fallout, is joining previously announced stars Lena Headey and Avengers: Endgames Karen Gillan.

The pic is said to be a high-concept female-centric assassin thriller that spans multiple generations. Angela will play Anna May, one of the unassuming leaders of a massive armory.

The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce through their overall deal with Studiocanal.

Bassett, a Golden Globe winner for her iconic performance as Tina Turner in Whats Love GoRead More – Source

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