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  1. If you're a pet parent, then this piece of information will warm your heart and excite you in a wonderful way. Netflix's absolutely beautifully show 'Dogs' is up for a second season. Firstly, a big 'yay' for it, and secondly, the producers of the show are on the lookout for some beautiful tales to tell and are scouting for stories. For the uninitiated, 'Dogs' told the tale of pet parents and their dogs and the role of a dog in a human's life. The episodes made us cry and smile in equal measures because, duh, what else could a story about a BFF with a tail do to you? If you have a beautiful story of your own with your dog or you know someone who does and deserves to be on the show, then one just simply has to go on their social media, narrate their story using the tag @netflixdogs and the hashtag #netflixdogstory. Yes, that is all my dear friends. © Netflix Even if our story doesn't make it to one of the episodes of the docu-series, this is one game we all win because no doggo story is a bad story after all, am I right? The second season doesn't have a set date but will reportedly premiere in December.
  2. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is on a roll and is all set to conquer the digital space completely. Nawaz gives life to all his characters on the big screen. He is one stellar actor and his performances are so realistic that you would be completely engrossed in his character. After 'Sacred Games', Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be a part of another Netflix project which is the film adaptation of Manu Joseph's 2010 novel 'Serious Men'. It will be directed by Sudhir Mishra and produced by Bombay Fables and Cineraas Entertainment. Sudhir Mishra has a vision that many haven't achieved yet and it will be interesting to see Nawaz being directed by him. View this post on Instagram The most coveted script “No Land's Man” is finally going to be made into a film. Thank you Mostofa Sarwar Farooki for the opportunity. Looking forward. A post shared by Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@nawazuddin._siddiqui) on Apr 4, 2019 at 7:10am PDT In a statement, Nawazuddin shared his excitement on working with Netflix again. He said, “I am very excited to be a part of Netflix's Serious Men and work with a creative mind like Sudhir Mishra. This is my second stint with Netflix after Sacred Games and I hope that people give Ayyan Mani (from Serious Men) the same love that they extended to Ganesh Gaitonde (from Sacred Games). For now, I am eagerly awaiting the release of Sacred Games 2 and can't wait to see the audience's reaction.” The film is about a wily slum dweller, who cons the country into believing his dim-witted 10-year-old son is a genius, to realize that the only victim of his dangerous game is his son. It does sound interesting. View this post on Instagram Pichli baar kya bola tha Ganesh bhai ko ? Aukaaat...!!! #GaneshGaitonde2.0 @SacredGames_TV @netflix_in @anuragkashyap72 A post shared by Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@nawazuddin._siddiqui) on May 9, 2019 at 10:22pm PDT Nawazuddin Siddiqui was last seen in 'Photograph' opposite Sanya Malhotra. The actor will also be seen in 'Bole Chudiyan'. Nawazuddin is back in the game and how!
  3. The guru of romance and relationships, Karan Johar aka KJo is coming out with a brand new show, which will be all about love, on Netflix, and we can't wait to check it out. Known for his charm, wit, and for creating larger-than-life cinematic experiences, Karan Johar is back with something exciting for his fans and friends. Everyone's BFF, Karan is setting the stage to give love a new perspective and this time, it's without conjecture. 'What The Love? With Karan Johar', a one-of-a-kind dating reality show will be hosted by the man himself. Known for telling great love stories, Karan will be sharing his thoughts on love and relationships, but with an unexpected twist. Netflix Remember a time when dating shows were a thing in India? It was what drove huge amount of numbers towards actual reality TV and to recreate something similar right now is the need of the hour. Why, you ask? Well, because, dating and relationships have become so frivolous and rushed in the general, everyone wants to flee to see 'what's next', through a dating app. But maybe we all need a little 'old-school' 101 on romance and we can't think of anyone better than KJo himself, who, will in all probability, help couples figure out how to hold on to love rather than holding on to an escape plan instead! This is probably not how presents work but on the occasion of his birthday we've decided to gift ourselves a dating show hosted by @karanjohar. What The Love? With Karan Johar, coming to Netflix!@BBCStudiosIndia pic.twitter.com/edK73FeDrU — Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) 25 May 2019 Where there's chemistry, there's always a way! Can't wait to join the Netflix India family and spread a whole lotta love! @BBCStudiosIndia #BBCStudiosIndia #BBCProduction https://t.co/5wjAyHdP5N — Karan Johar (@karanjohar) 25 May 2019 Sharing Netflix's post, Johar wrote, “Where there's chemistry, there's always a way! Can't wait to join the Netflix India family and spread a whole lotta love! @BBCStudiosIndia #BBCStudiosIndia #BBCProduction.” Stay tuned to Netflix for more on 'What The Love? With Karan Johar'. The show is produced by BBC Studios India and promises to embrace love like never before.
  4. Well, even with thousands of streaming websites these days, some of them manage to stand apart with just one show that the entire world is watching. I feel like so many people took Hotstar memberships especially for 'Game of Thrones' and well, that will cause some jealousy among other websites. But, this time, that jealousy just turned into a fun banter, giving us a rare and hilarious exchange between Hotstar and Netflix India. It all started with Netflix India's tweet about the checklist of a true relationship. We hang out every weekend. We eat all our meals together. Your parents know about us. Hate to break it to you, but we may be in a serious relationship. — Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) May 23, 2019 Almost everyone is in a relationship with Netflix then, oops. Probably the longest and most stable relationship as well. While we're on the topic, someone decided to confess their infidelity. We need to talk. I have been cheating on you with @HotstarPremium ð — à¤®à¤°à¤¾à¤ à¥ à¤®à¤¾à¤£à¥à¤¸ (@marathimanu) May 23, 2019 Oh no, things are heating up. Hotstar came in to rub it in even more. Sorry, not sorry. :) — Hotstar Premium (@HotstarPremium) May 23, 2019 Then comes Netflix with a rebuttal, sounding very subtly sexual. We don't mind you experimenting with a hot star but they'd never make you stream like we do. — Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) May 23, 2019 Well, did Hotstar win this round? I can't tell. Insecure. . . Now streaming: https://t.co/Enbi7ENxst — Hotstar Premium (@HotstarPremium) May 23, 2019 There's more stuff happening. That's just for starters. pic.twitter.com/dSPXOMXXuR — Hotstar Premium (@HotstarPremium) May 23, 2019 Brands interacting with each other online is always funny and well, this exchange was just hilarious. Looks like people handling the Twitter accounts deserve a raise ASAP.
  5. If you're a talk show fan or a lover of intense yet enlightening celebrity chats, then 'The Late Show With David Letterman' is probably already on your favourite list. For the uninitiated, David Letterman is one of the most famous TV host, producer and writer in America and his show is one of the most successful running conversational shows in TV history. He's interviewed many famed personalities from Barack Obama to George Clooney, and the latest celebrity who is going to spill some beans on his life and career is none other than the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. View this post on Instagram This Friday, April 6, Dave sits down with JAY-Z. Only on @Netflix. A post shared by David Letterman (@letterman) on Apr 3, 2018 at 6:33am PDT SRK is a self-proclaimed fan of David Letterman and recently flew down to the US to shoot for a special episode with the host. “I've watched David Letterman's late-night talk show for years and I'm a huge fan of his style of interviewing. I'm thrilled and honoured to share my story with him. That this is on Netflix is even more special – I'm working with the team on various projects and it's always been exciting partnering with them”, he said. No more footprints...this is The Abominable Snowman!! Before BatMan & SpiderMan, there is Mr. LetterMan @Letterman Thx for ur generosity. Had 2 much fun being interviewed.Not becos it was about me but becos u were kind enough to make me feel I can be me. U r an inspiration sir. pic.twitter.com/8MkFpWJ0WK — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 17, 2019 This is a wonderful time for Indian cinema stars to put the country on the global map and SRK appearing on this special episode has left his fans feeling way too excited. So so so proud feeling for out baadshah khan. He is pride of our country, keep shining king khan #SRKonLettermanShow pic.twitter.com/CC5cw9ed3O — FATIMA (@SRK_ANU_) May 17, 2019 Presenting our country globally ð SRK we are proud of you #SRKonLettermanShow pic.twitter.com/WzRDv5Zt34 — What's Next ? (@SRK_actor) May 17, 2019 @iamsrk Is a Bollywood Icon- one Of D Most Famous People In D World Nd Also One Richest Actors In D World...ð My LOVEEE @iamsrk â¤#SRKonLettermanShow pic.twitter.com/bruMIb5mdK — Lizaa khan Srk (@Mastani4423509) May 17, 2019 David himself is elated to interview the 'Badshah' and had some warm words to describe the interview, “the best part of this job that Netflix has been happy to provide for me is to meet people. And after each one of these sessions I think to myself, it is a very smart, very lovely person from whom I have learned things. You would maybe be at the top of that list.” View this post on Instagram Even more great conversation is on its way. @iamsrk will sit down with Dave in a new special for @netflix, coming soon. A post shared by David Letterman (@letterman) on May 16, 2019 at 9:30pm PDT This is a new benchmark for Indian celebrities to be on a coveted show like this and Shah Rukh justifies the choice. With over 80 movies in his kitty, he enjoys an enviable amount of global fan following and is probably the most famous Bollywood actor in the world. The special episode will air on Netflix soon.
  6. Yes, the games are about to begin and I am certainly not talking about 'Game of Thrones'. The Games have defintiely begun there but I am talking about our very own 'Sacred Games'. Netflix just released the first look of season 2 we can't keep calm really. The most anticipated web series is back with a bang in a few months and we have a lot to look forward to, especially new characters who'll be joining the show. © Netflix While season 1 saw the departure of many of our favourites, Season 2 will witness Kalki Koechlin as Batya, and Ranvir Shorey as Shahid Khan, joining the Games in prominent roles. The brand new season promises a new trail of friendship, betrayal, crime, passion, and a thrilling chase through Mumbai's underbelly with these new characters. The second season picks up with Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) pursuing his relentless quest to save the city, and Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) facing bigger challenges to retain his position as the legendary kingpin of Mumbai. The intriguing Guruji (Pankaj Tripathi), introduced in Season 1 as Gaitonde's 'third father', plays a pivotal role in unfolding a chain of events that shape the season. © Netflix Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has directed Ganesh Gaitonde's track, while Neeraj Ghaywan (of Masaan fame) is the main man behind Sartaj Singh's plot for Season 2. Vikramaditya Motwane and Varun Grover continue their roles of being the showrunner and the lead writer, respectively. Kalki Koechlin, who plays the role of Batya, said on joining the show, “Personally, I am a fan of the series, and it is super awesome to be a part of the Sacred Games and Netflix family. Season 2 promises to be much more exciting and I cannot wait for viewers to watch me in the series.” she tells Netflix. © Netflix Ranvir Shorey, who plays the role of Shahid Khan, said, “The digital platform is so empowering and working on this audience-favourite show has been an absolute delight! My character in Sacred Games 2, Shahid Khan, is a complete departure from any of the roles I've played before, and I'm looking forward to fans across the world bingeing on the new season.'' he tells Netflix. Based on Vikram Chandra's award-winning book, 'Sacred Games' Season 2 will premiere on Netflix later this year. Watch the teaser here:
  7. Netflix has been at the forefront of streaming video content for consumers and is actively looking to make the experience even better. At first, the company rolled out 4K and HDR support for many of their originals and now, the company is investing in another experiential feature. © Unsplash Netflix has announced that the company is bringing "studio quality” sound for content on its platform that will enhance the overall experience of a viewer. The company is increasing the audio bitrate up to 640 kbps on devices that support 5.1 surround sound and up to 768 kbps for Dolby Atmos. The audio quality will be adaptive similar to how video quality adjusts according to your internet speed. There is a catch though, the high-quality audio will only be available for Premium Subscribers. © Unsplash According to Netflix, “Our high-quality sound feature is not lossless, but it is perceptually transparent. That means that while the audio is compressed, it is indistinguishable from the original source. Based on internal listening tests, listening test results provided by Dolby, and scientific studies, we determined that for Dolby Digital Plus at and above 640 kbps, the audio coding quality is perceptually transparent. Beyond that, we would be sending you files that have a higher bitrate (and take up more bandwidth) without bringing any additional value to the listening experience.” These changes were inspired by a viewing session with the Duffer Brothers, where they were left unimpressed during a screening of 'Stranger Things' Season 2. Since then, Netflix has improved the bitrate for the show to meet expectations of audiences and the Duffer Brothers.
  8. 'Sacred Games' is one of those shows that's highly appreciated for its dark and gritty content. Fans went into the tizzy after they saw the first season and now, they are waiting with bated breath for the second season as well. Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte did a brilliant job in portraying their director's vision throughout the series. And for those who have seen the first season, they would now be looking forward to knowing the story of Ganesh Gaitonde and how Sartaj Singh decodes it all. With fans clamouring for the second season to air already, we tried to find some exclusive details regarding just that. According to one of our sources, the show will start streaming online from July end or the first week of August. Another source gave us more exclusive details about the show being delayed saying, "Netflix is going through it again and that's why the delay. It seems like the platform isn't happy with the final outcome. Rumours suggest that this season isn't that great as the first one. Well, only time will tell if the audience likes the show or not but we all have high hopes." The show has been shot in India and foreign locations including Cape Town. Anurag Kashyap has yet again taken charge for Nawazuddin's portions, and 'Masaan' director Neeraj Ghaywan has replaced Vikramaditya Motwane to direct Sartaj Singh's part. Are you excited for the new season for the show? Let us know in the comments below.
  9. Netflix, as we all know, has strong local competition in some countries. Specifically, in India, the streaming service is trying unusual experiments such as low-cost mobile only plan to win people. On the same lines, Netflix is now testing Rs. 65 mobile-only weekly subscription plan in the country. That's right, Netflix is now testing a new plan in India, under which the users can now sign up for as low as Rs. 65 per week and access the entire catalogue of films and TV shows on the platform. It is, however, worth pointing out that this particular weekly plan does not offer HD or Ultra HD content. You'll have to shell out more for that. But hey, we're not really complaining, because it's the platform's cheapest plan. © Hindustan Times In an official statement, Netflix said, “We are always looking for ways to make Netflix more enjoyable and accessible. We will be testing different options in select countries where members can, for example, watch Netflix on their mobile device for a lower price and subscribe in shorter increments of time. Not everyone will see these options and we may never roll out these specific plans beyond the tests.” In addition to the Rs. 65 plan, Netflix also has three more weekly plans priced at Rs. 125, Rs. 165, and Rs. 200. Rs. 125 is the weekly version of the basic plan. It adds an extra screen to watch your content on. Alternatively, you can also opt for Rs. 165 or Rs. 200 plan and pay per week for extra screens and stream at better quality. © Unsplash Please note that these weekly plans are not yet live for all the users in the country as it's just an 'experiment' according to Netflix, but we think it's only a matter of time until these weekly plans go official.
  10. Netflix is a Pandora's box which keeps spoiling us with a million options to choose from. This week, if you're in for a bit of a sci-fi kick just like us, then here are 5 show recommendations that will give you a pretty edgy visual experience: 1. The OA If you didn't watch the first season when it came out around 3 years ago, then please prepare to binge-watch that first. For everyone else who was left on a cliffhanger with that weird metaphysical ending and hated Prairie for not letting us in on her fate, the second season is finally here and is supposed to be crazy. 2. Love, Death + Robots This is probably the most trending sci-fi show that everyone is talking about even if they haven't really watched it. This animated series has episodes with major underlying themes in all of them and is supposed to be worth your time. 3. The Order Consider this as a borrowed Harry Potter concept twisted with the sci-fi world. The series follows a college student who discovers a whole new world of scary creatures and is surrounded by only werewolves for company. 4. Russian Doll Not that it's a new addition to Netflix. It's been there for a while, but if you still haven't watched it, save it for a weekend binge. It will make you cringe and boggle your head when you follow the lead character's life span cycle which is like a roller coaster stuck on repeat. If you want to question scientific multidimensional reality and also like a bit of existentialism like 'Waiting For Godot', then just watch this. 5. Travellers This show follows a bunch of travellers who send their consciousness back in time to actually save the society from a downfall. A secret time travel show with a heroic mission thrown in? sure, sounds like a good watch.
  11. A few days ago, Netflix teased us with a post that something big is going to happen in 14 days. Netflix tweeted, "Calendar nikaal. Tareekh likh le. 14 din mein kuch bada hone wala hai." This one tweet was enough to send all the 'Sacred Games' fans in a frenzy and giving them sleepless nights wondering if season 2 of 'Sacred Games' is finally dropping. Calendar nikaal. Tareekh likh le. 14 din mein kuch bada hone wala hai. — Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) March 19, 2019 Today, just a few minutes ago, they dropped another major bomb on all the fans in a series of cryptic posts. If there's anything more powerful than "Sab marenge sirf Trivedi bachega", it is this announcement, "Bolo 'Aham Brahmasmi.' 6 din mein sab kuch dikhayi dene lagega." © Netflix If you look closely, you might realise that there's a major hint hidden in the post, about the second season that all Gaitonde fans are desperately waiting for. There are four pictures and each one have titles like Bidalah-A-Gita, Katham Asti, Antara Mahavana and Unagamam. So MAYBE, there will only be four episodes in the season, but we aren't sure about it. View this post on Instagram Bolo 'Aham Brahmasmi.' 6 din mein sab kuch dikhayi dene lagega. A post shared by Netflix India (@netflix_in) on Mar 26, 2019 at 10:31pm PDT But, you know what else is coming in 6 days...April 1 which is April Fool's Day. So, we hope all this hype does not turn into a prank that no one saw coming. We'll only get to know all this after 6 days, when they drop more details about the season or the whole season. All these cryptic posts and our increasing excitement make us wonder that "Kabhi Kabhi lagta hai Netflix hi bhagwan hai."
  12. There's no doubt that 'Black Mirror' spinoff 'Bandersnatch' was a huge success which sparked a change in the course of storytelling. Even though the concept is not new, as we have previously seen it in video games, a live-action interactive movie was a first and it seems like Netflix is looking to double-down on the strategy. © Netflix Netflix VP of product, Todd Yellin revealed that the company is looking into investing in interactive storytelling. It was first introduced via interactive kids shows a few years ago and has now been adopted by other shows like 'Black Mirror'. Even though 'Black Mirror' primarily explores the science fiction genre, Yellin added that future interactive content, “won't necessarily be science fiction, or it won't necessarily be dark. It could be a wacky comedy. It could be a romance, where the audience gets to choose, should she go out with him or him.” It would be interesting to see whether Netflix can emulate a similar experience on a different kind of show. Interactive story-telling has been seen before in books, games like 'Detroit: Become Human' and on laser-discs in the past. If you haven't checked out 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' yet, here's how you can watch/play the movie. © Netflix We hailed 'Bandersnatch' as a game-changing storytelling format that will change how we consume content forever. You can read about our experience here and it's completely spoiler free. In order for an interactive movie or show to work, Netflix pre-caches content so that users can stream the content even with poor internet. The app pre-caches two paths every time you are faced with a choice. Due to this very reason, the interactive episode can be experienced only on supported devices such as Android smartphones, iOS devices, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and certified Smart TVs.
  13. If you're a big Marquez fan, like me, then the headline has probably already left you beaming with joy and with a little bit of scepticism of 'but how'?. Well, it's true. Netflix is officially turning celebrated author Gabriel García Márquez's iconic work '100 years Of Solitude' into a legit series. The best part about this development is that the project will be helmed and produced by his sons Rodrigo Garcia and Gonzalo García Barcha to ensure that the authenticity of the series is maintained. "For decades, our father was reluctant to sell the film rights to Cien Años de Soledad because he believed that it could not be made under the time constraints of a feature film, or that producing it in a language other than Spanish would not do it justice. But in the current golden age of series, with the level of talented writing and directing, the cinematic quality of content, and the acceptance by worldwide audiences of programs in foreign languages, the time could not be better to bring an adaptation to the extraordinary global viewership that Netflix provides. We are excited to support Netflix and the filmmakers in this venture, and eager to see the final product”, Garcia said. © Twitter The iconic and timeless tale of complex emotions embedded beautifully, showing through various character is probably his best work. The book follows the Buendía family which lives in the fictitious town of Macondo. Marquez was known for infusing the techniques of magic-realism in his work and bringing characters to life with his sheer brilliance. There is no official information on the cast and crew, but we trust the makers to do a fine job and do justice to one of the finest literary works ever.
  14. What makes a person successful? Is it luck? Is it beauty? Brains? Or money? The answer is none of these and also all of these. But yes, there is one thing successful people have in common: they are unconventional. They do not particularly conform to social conventions. They do have to face a lot of flak for the same and hardly ever are they recognized in their time (Phoebe Buffay, anyone? :P). Their way of doing things and their thought process is much ahead of their times. The truth about being conventional is that it constricts people to think in a certain way, it makes them remain shackled in a dictated way of living life or having ideas. You are expected to act a certain way, do certain things, behave in a predetermined way. There is never room for imagination. Therefore, when one tries to break free of the societal conventions thrust upon them, they are faced with resistance. Change is never welcome and when someone tries to change a preconceived formula, it is always looked down upon. The same happens with every entity we come across: people, books, movies, TV shows, music and the list goes on. When was the last time you saw a movie and were absolutely blown away by its unusual story and eccentric characters? What is so different about these movies? These movies question the archaic rules, break stereotypes and make a niche arc for themselves. Yes, everyone might not appreciate the brilliance of the story, the avant-garde themes and the work behind these movies but if you give these a chance, they might open up recesses of your mind which have been long shut by the wax of societal convention. Planning to watch an unconventional movie? Here are 7 such movies on Netflix which you can watch: 1. The Lady In The Van (2015): © TriStar Pictures/BBC Films/Sony Pictures Releasing/Netflix Maggie Smith stars in as the eponymous lady, Miss Mary Shepherd, with a secret; a terrible past which has led her to live as a vagabond on the streets. The only solace she has is her Bedford van which she believes is blessed. When writer Alan Bennett, fresh off the success of his latest play, moves into the neighbourhood, little does he know how his life is going to change after getting acquainted with the aforementioned lady. As Alan gets to know more about Miss Shepherd, they form an unusual bond of friendship, propelled by Alan's gesture to accommodate her in his driveway. In due course, Alan begins to perceive the real, sad person behind the eccentric, perennially annoyed, unhygienic Mary. As the movie progresses, we see Alan constantly struggle with the idea of Mary, a fact cleverly portrayed through debates between his two identities: the writer and the real. His conflicted emotions make him miserable and he keeps comparing the two women in his life: the lady in the van and his mother. No one plays eccentric and prudish characters better than Maggie Smith (Remember Professor McGonagall and the Dowager Countess?), and she does it again here. She is adorable in a funny way, bringing alive the pathos of Mary. Alex Jennings is excellent as the harried writer in two minds. Based on a true story from one of Alan Bennet's memoirs, the movie encapsulates the beauty of human relations and emotions, and the power of friendship through its exceptional writing and excellent portrayals. It makes us ask ourselves about the eternal question: why can't we be more compassionate? 2. Band of Robbers (2015): © Tom Sky Entertainment/Gravitas Pictures Just imagine if Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer were still looking for buried treasure! Intriguing, isn't it? Well, Huck and Finn are back with a modern upgrade! Directed by the Nee Brothers, Band of Robbers is a reimagination of the classics: Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Heavily borrowing from the books, it plays high on the nostalgia but not in an overcompensating way and stands on its own. The borrowed incidents do not influence the entirety of the movie, an ode to the genius of the Nee Brothers. Huck (Kyle Gallner) and Tom (Adam Nee) are now adults, but they haven't forgotten their “heroic” ways. When Huck, who has been in jail for some time is released, he is greeted by his best friend, Tom, who is now a down-on-his-luck police officer. Tom is still ambitious about their childhood dream of finding and claiming the Murrell treasure and has hatched a plan to finally lay his hands on it. A reluctant Huck gives in and they are then joined by their awkward and scatterbrained friends, Joe and Ben. As they start their adventure, they run into old acquaintances and with the omnipresent clues and the mysterious hints which are a trademark of the Twain novels, they seem to be a step closer to finding the treasure. Injun Joe makes a comeback along with all our favourite characters from the books. Prepare to relive your childhood! A true masterpiece in parallel thinking. Most definitely recommended! 3. Tramps (2016): © Animal Kingdom/Rooks Nest Entertainment/Netflix When two aspiring crooks cross paths on a job not done well, sparks are bound to fly. Callum Turner stars as smart mouth Danny who gets embroiled in a heist for his brother who has recently been incarcerated. His task is simple: switch a briefcase with another at the subway. All hell breaks loose when he realizes that the briefcase was not given to the intended recipient. Armed with just an address of the person with the briefcase and an unwilling partner-in-crime, quick-witted Ellie (Grace Van Patten), these teens traverse New York City using various modes: the subway, the bus, stolen bicycles, et al and embark on a crazy joyride which both of them had never anticipated. With stunning New York as a backdrop, it is reminiscent of those '70s movies with similar themes of a romance bubbling between two con artists but that is where the similarity ends. What is different is the pure brilliance of the plot, which shifts between romance and pragmatism effortlessly: two strangers find something on their wayward journey which may or may not result in something more concrete. A hauntingly beautiful background score and engaging performances by Grace Van Patten and Callum Turner make this one of the most intriguing movies on the list so far. Sometimes, temporary meetings can change you forever. 4. The Invention of Lying (2009): © Radar Pictures/Universal Pictures/Warner Bros. Pictures/Focus Features Imagine a world where there were no lies and you couldn't lie. Could you imagine? But this is the world which Mark Bellison (Ricky Gervais) lives in. In this alternate reality, you cannot lie and there is no such thing as fiction, everyone speaks the truth; a utopian society which tells the truth without thinking about its ramifications. When things start to go horribly wrong for him at work, where he works as a screenwriter, owing to the fact that his movies are historical 14th-century flops and his personal life goes for a toss, he discovers the art of lying and he can do it quite well. Things start getting better once he starts lying and he soon discovers that lying can be beneficial to others as well! His crowning glory comes in the form of the ultimate lie he cooks up: God! Eventually, he faces a moral quandary and what he does sets the tone for the rest of the movie. The movie is funny, though it has its share of flaws, is a satire on faith, religion and the entire concept of truth. Is honesty always the best policy? Ricky Gervais is funny as always, more so as the unfortunate Mark, and so is Jennifer Garner as the snooty socialite, Anna. Unconventional and thought-provoking, its humour is its best-selling point. 5. Paddleton (2019): © Duplass Brothers Productions/Netflix Directed by Alex Lehman, the comedy-drama movie revolves around two middle-aged neighbours, Michael (Mark Duplass) and Andy (Ray Romano), who are best friends: eating pizza, watching dubbed Kung-Fu movies and playing “Paddleton” (a mix of paddleball and badminton) and living their best lives. Tragedy strikes when Michael gets diagnosed with terminal cancer which sets both of them to take a hard look at their lives, especially Andy. When Michael asks Andy to assist him in ending his life, they set out on a road trip to get the drugs and on the journey discover what they desperately crave. Fringing on the indie-film boundary, with mumblecore elements, this movie is one of those exceptional ones which truly open your eyes to the truth of being human. Without being too preachy, the movie stresses on our perceptions of friendship and life and how far will one go to save someone they care about. Andy and Michael have the perfect bromance, platonic with just the right amount of “sweet old couple fighting” but that doesn't change the fact that they absolutely love each other. The dialogue is efficient and economical, there are no big speeches on friendship or mushy declarations of love, just two people who care about each other and have finally realized their own mortality. The humour is top-notch, and its self-deprecating tone is one of its greatest triumphs. Mark Duplass and Ray Romano portray their characters with such nuance that watching them will make you realize the sadness we all carry with ourselves and the armour we put up for the world so that no one sees the vulnerability behind the façade. Ray Romano is best remembered as Raymond from “Everybody Loves Raymond” and so it is nearly inconceivable to imagine him in some other role. Seeing him portray an intense character so well blew my mind and will do the same for you! 6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018): © Blueprint Pictures/Netflix Adapted from the novel of the same name, it focuses on a successful London writer, Juliet Ashton, who gets intrigued when a letter arrives from Guernsey along with the news of a much-beloved childhood book which happens to be in the possession of the sender, Dawsey Adams. Dawsey and Juliet start a correspondence via letters as the story behind the book club, whimsically founded by Dawsey's friend, Elizabeth McKenna, and four others in an attempt to resist arrest while the island was under the German occupation, piques Juliet's interest. Juliet then visits Guernsey to meet the people behind the odd named literary society and is fascinated by the colourful characters and their unique tale of how they survived during the occupation. Juliet plans to write a book about the society, but things start to unravel as she expresses her desire to the people of Guernsey, guided by the conspicuous absence of Elizabeth which seems like a mystery. Lily James' intricate portrayal of the determined and soft-spoken author, Juliet, who has a sad past is memorable as it is heartwarming. Michiel Huisman as Dawsey Adams seems to be tailor made for the role of the homegrown, down-to-earth farmer from Guernsey. All the members of the literary society are charming people in their quirky ways, especially Isola. A beautiful and delightful story of the power of human imagination. Truly marvellous! 7. I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016): © Paris Film/Zed Filmworks/Netflix “Even the prettiest things come to rot.” A hauntingly terrifying story told through dreamy cinematography, top-notch camerawork and eloquent dialogue delivery. This new genre of horror is better than you ever expected. We go back to gothic suspense roots as newly appointed nurse, Lily (Ruth Wilson), the self-proclaimed pretty thing, takes us through the once opulent house, one step at a time, where she is supposed to take care of the once famous and now demented, reclusive author Iris Blum (Paula Prentiss) who refers to Lily as Polly. Strangely, Polly (Lucy Boynton) happens to be the name of the protagonist of Iris' best-selling novel, The Lady in the Walls. As Lily recounts her story, she tells us how she chanced upon the novel and how things started to unravel thereafter. As the movie progresses, we keep shifting from present to the past and meet the real Polly on whom apparently Iris based her book. Things take a drastic turn when Lily starts to realize that the reality of the book might be something grotesque. Not your typical brand of horror, it isn't about a fearless protagonist or ghosts which trouble you but provides a compelling narrative of the three main characters, all thanks to the genius of Osgood Perkins (the director). It surely transports you a horror world akin to the ones created by directors like Stanley Kubrick and Roman Polanski. It isn't a run-of-the-mill horror, but what makes it so unconventional is that you are left to your own devices to judge the veracity of the narration, the elusiveness of the story makes it more compelling. Appearances are deceptive: what you find pretty might not always be pretty. So, which one are you planning to watch?
  15. Ever since the glamorous Indian Premier League (IPL) came into existence, it has put numerous, extremely talented players on the map. These were the cricketers who didn't play international or first class cricket due to the lack of opportunities but were in no manner less deserving of making a great living out of the game they loved so passionately. The league has experienced a series of changes as the years have passed. Some of the older teams have become extinct while new franchises have replaced them in seamless transitions. Having said that, there exists a franchise which is not only one of the strongest pillars of the edifice IPL has now become but has also gone on to win the entire tournament thrice - the Mumbai Indians (MI). Sleepless nights? Nervous nail biting? Screaming at your screen? If you've experienced any or all of these symptoms you might have Cricket Fever, premieres 1st March. pic.twitter.com/Ujl1tq6Els — Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) February 5, 2019 The upcoming Netflix eight-episode docu-series titled 'Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians' gets into MI's journey through the 2018 season of IPL between the pre-season auction and the final of the year against the Delhi Daredevils (now, Delhi Capitals). Joe LaBracio, the Executive Vice President of Non-Fiction TV & Documentaries, Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE), the studio that produced the series, said: "Our love of India drew us to share the story of the second biggest sport in the world and make it an entertaining, engaging experience for non-cricket fans to also enjoy." What To Expect From The Series Being coached by one of the legends of the international cricket in Mahela Jayawardene for a competitive owner in Akash Ambani, a great story in terms of the locker room situation during the wins, losses and major injuries during the season, and behind-the-scenes footage can be expected from the docuseries. The series also promises to dive deep into the history of some of the most celebrated MI players. The inception of Rohit Sharma's ability to captain, Krunal and Hardik Pandya's struggles growing up in Surat and Jasprit Bumrah's story to becoming one of the top pacers in the world, CNE plans to cover every minor aspect of the MIPaltan's members in great detail. Watching the emotional journey of the three-time champions and its players, staff and owners that goes beyond the cricket field would most definitely be an unprecedented experience with the first of its kind Indian sports docu-series. 'Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians' will launch on Netflix worldwide on 1st March 2019.
  16. Yes, it's the day of love and just like everyone else, Netflix too decided to give some of it away to us, because honestly it's become a hell of a useful tool to celebrate all sorts of 'chills' we may want to with our loved ones. © Netflix On Valentine's Day though, Netflix has come out with a beautiful video to celebrate all kinds of love and we found it so endearing we had to go ahead and share it. The poetic journey of falling in love is a tale as old as time. From 'Mughal-E-Azam' to 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge', each story is filled with moments which remind us just how powerful human connections can be. © Netflix The video is a beautiful rendition of a modern-day love story between two men, who hopelessly fall in love with one another and live to celebrate their love, every day. As their relationship develops and their love grows stronger and 'stranger'. We follow them as they lay the foundations for their lives together... along with a small hiccup on the way. One of them watches an episode of their favourite show 'Stranger Things' without the other and what follows next is so endearing, it'll make you want to forgive every fight you may have ever had with your SO! © Netflix After all, at the end of the day, every relationship is an 'Original'. This love story was brought to life by acclaimed filmmaker Reema Sengupta. Through an emotive palate and lingering visuals, she captured this manifestation of Indian romance in all of its beauty. © Netflix "We wanted to come together to make a film that cares about what it says, how it says it and the processes through which it is made. It was exciting to know that Netflix cared just as much! Netflix really has become an integral part of the modern love story. A considerable portion of our relationships today are spent lazing around with our partners watching Netflix, discussing shows, or Netflix & chilling! A lot of love went into making this, and we all came out of it feeling much closer. Even while we were making the film, the entire crew could feel the importance of this representation and pushed themselves to the limit to bring this to life." Reema spoke about her film to Netflix. © Netflix After all, if we can't transcend the love we have for one another into stories then what's the point of even having love, to begin with! Stories catch the very essence of everything basic you need to fulfil an emotion and if we have a story on our favourite love portal, then there's nothing like it, is there! It's time to show courage, tell your story and aptly profess your love for one another this Valentine's Day!
  17. It's that time of the year again where the city is decked up in pinks and reds, and while most people enjoy the 'love' displayed all over, some are significantly indifferent or not so savvy towards it. It's a choice really. Even for couples who'd just like to spend Valentine's Day without any cupid-induced festivities and treat the day just like any normal day. For single people, Valentine's Day can be a little rough or unremarkable. Either you feel bad about the fact that you don't have anyone to spend the day with or you're happy in your skin, feeling content with yourself, all the time. © Netflix Whatever it is, we have a rebellious remedy for the Val Day naysayers out there. The remedy is simple. Just drag yourself to a couch or your bed, alone or with a significant other and watch these 5 shows that are absolutely anti-candy hearts and sugary cupid and not at all Valentine friendly, and re-live a normal non-cheesy day: (1) The Umbrella Academy © Netflix Hollywood star Ellen Page and music legend Mary J Blige star in this hot new superhero series fresh out on Netflix. The Hargreeves children have never-seen-before superpowers but their dysfunctional family soon falls apart. Now they must reunite to save the world. It is based on the highly popular comic and award-winning graphic novel by Gerard Way (front man, My Chemical Romance) and Gabriel BA with Steve Blackman (Fargo S2) as the show runner. Watch the trailer here (2) Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened © Netflix Netflix's latest documentary takes on the luxury festival created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule. Fyre was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh amenities. Guests arrived to discover the reality was far from the promises. This behind-the-scenes look by Charles Smith is the much-needed reality check you may need on your 'let's rebel Valentine's Day' day. Watch the trailer here (3) *** Education © Netflix Choose *** and self-love this V-Day. An inexperienced socially-awkward high school student Otis Milburn lives with his mother, a *** therapist. Thanks to being surrounded by manuals and TMI conversations on ***, he starts an underground *** therapy clinic for his classmates. This British comedy series has received acclaim for being a smart, sensitive at teenagers trying to find themselves and being comfortable with their bodies and sexuality. It is recently renewed for a second season, so catch up the first one soon. Watch the trailer here (4) Marvel's The Punisher S2 © Netflix Replace romance with a desire for some revenge! Marvel's The Punisher is back with another season. After seeking revenge for his family's death, Frank Castle saves a girl from murder making himself a target. His old enemies now force the war veteran to confront whether he should accept his destiny and embrace life as The Punisher. Watch the trailer here (5) The Good Place S2 © Netflix Welcome. Everything is just fine - now that season 2 is here! Kristin Bell plays Eleanor Shellstrop a selfish 'bad' person, who by some glitch, has arrived in heaven ie the Good Place in her afterlife. But is the Good Place actually that good? Season 1 was a laugh riot and season 2 takes Eleanor and her friend's escapades further! This one is to watch with your gang. Watch the trailer here So, without much further lament on how to spend the 14th of February, cue these or one of these series and sit back and have some fun, you've been avoiding since a while. Ps: Happy Valentine's Day!
  18. Priyanka Chopra is back to work after a month-long hiatus courtesy her lavish wedding to Nick Jonas. She was on Ellen De Generes' popular show where she announced that her next big project will be a biopic on Ma Anand Sheela, which will be a very exciting project for sure. Currently, she is awaiting the release of her next Hollywood movie 'Isn't It Romantic' which stars Rebel Wilson and Chris Hemsworth. The romantic comedy follows the story of Natalie, an architect who tries very hard to get noticed at her job. Priyanka is playing the role of a Yoga ambassador in the movie. The movie is hitting theatres in February but there's some good news for Indian fans, because this will be her first movie which will release on Netflix directly on 28th February. In terms of Bollywood releases, Priyanka will be seen in 'The Sky Is Pink' opposite Farhan Akhtar.
  19. Sharing Netflix account details has become a fairly common sight since the service comes with an exorbitant price tag in India. Indian economy isn't mature enough on a scale to pay at least Rs 500 per month for a streaming service. Thanks to sharing of passwords, multiple users can use the same account to stream their favourite shows. The maximum users allowed to be logged in at once is currently capped at four, and technically, it's four screens, and not separate "users". To counter the misuse of a single account by multiple users, this company is using Artifical Intelligence. © Reuters UK-based Synamedia unveiled the artificial intelligence software at the CES 2019 technology trade show in Las Vegas, claiming it could save the streaming industry billions of dollars over the next few years. The streaming service companies would hire Synamedia, which in turn uses AI, behavioural analytics and machine learning to monitor and analyse password sharing activity across user accounts. The AI would then identify the rule breakers. In other words, if you pay for your premium service, you'll probably be fine. If not, you could be the star of the next Netflix true crime docu-series. © AP "For example, the solution can determine whether users are viewing at their main home and a holiday home, or whether they have shared credentials with friends or grown-up children who live away from home. If the latter, then subscribers are offered a premium shared account service that includes a pre-authorized level of password sharing and a higher number of concurrent users," Synamedia explained. The firm notes recent research which found 26 percent of millennials give out their credentials for video streaming services to other people. An estimated US$ 1.2 billion of revenue is lost annually by subscription-based streaming services such as Netflix. © Time Magazine "Casual credentials sharing is becoming too expensive to ignore," said Jean-Marc Racine, CPO of Synamedia. Synamedia confirmed it is now conducting trials with a number of pay-TV operators but refused to reveal whether Netflix is among them. However, the 'casual sharing' practise is so common Netflix CEO Reed Hastings once described it as a 'positive thing' because he believes people who did it were likely to become paying subscribers later down the line.
  20. New month brings in new cheer and also some new movies and shows that release on Netflix. Here are the top 6 recommendations we have for you: 1. You Okay, technically it released in the last week of December but it's been trending for a while and chances are that you might have missed this brilliant show that has a pronoun for a name. Trust me, it makes sense after you watch it, as it stars the lonely boy from 'Gossip Girl', Dan (Penn Badgley), and therefore, should definitely be on your watch list. 2. Bandersnatch Why is this here if you've already watched it? Well, simply because it is that mind-boggling stuff that never goes to the brain in one go. So, yeah do a repeat or join the party if you have not made your choices in this film yet. 3. Inception The Leonardo DiCaprio starrer which confused us at every possible level is coming to Netflix on 15th January in case you were looking for a re-run. 4. Fifty Shades Darker Watch Mr. Grey swoon his lady love Anna and I am not sure if this stuff turns you on or not, but it is a great idea for movie night in bed. Catch it on the 26th of this month. 5. Friends From College (Season 2) The second season of this comedy series which involves a group of friends and their addled up adult lives is coming back on Netflix on 11th January. 6. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo This is for everyone who tries and constantly fails to keep their rooms or apartments clean. Marie Kondo is a Japanese organisational expert and it is her literal job to help people lead a more organised life. If not inspiration, then this show will at least induce some self-loathing for yourself in case you are not the “organised” type.
  21. Netflix is synonymous to binge-watching, and we've all done it. The company pushes the complete season of a show all at once so we don't have to wait for weekly episodes. Start watching a show, and after hours you'll end up completing the piece in one go. This trend has given rise to the infamous "Netflix and Chill" lifestyle that millennials are so fond of. 13-year-old Damir Carter from Delaware was doing the same. His mother asked him to go to bed early, but in defiance, he continued binge watching The Flash on Netflix. He was supposed to sleep by 9.30 PM, like every good kid, but his resistance ended up saving the family from a house fire. © WPVI At 1 AM he heard things breaking and thought it's just the house cat messing around with things. Soon, he noticed smoke coming from the hallway and discovered a huge fire in the house. He immediately started yelling and woke up his mother, thankfully the family and he made it out of the fire unhurt. “And then I saw smoke in my hallway, and then I saw the fire. When I saw that, I started yelling for my mom because she was asleep at the time,” Damir told WPVI. “If Netflix wasn't there, I probably would have gone to sleep.” © WPVI Authorities believe it was a power strip that had overheated and sparked the fire. This is not the first time the family has lost a home to a fire. Around four years ago, another blaze destroyed their old home, Borden said. The family has lost all its possessions in the fire and the mother said she was just happy she and her son were safe. On a light note, the mother said Carter won't be getting grounded this time for defying the bedtime rule. © MarketWatch “I don't know where we would have been if he listened and went to sleep,” Damir's mom said via a post on Facebook. “Our house is gone, but we are still standing.” While Netflix too is being credited for saving the family, things haven't been going well for the streaming site in the past few days. Since the release of Bird Box on the site, many have tried to imitate the fictional characters, endangering their lives. Netflix even had to issue a warning after video of a blindfolded person falling down a subway stairwell surfaced on Twitter.
  22. There is absolutely no doubt that 2018 belonged to Netflix. With series like 'Ghoul', 'Sacred Games', 'Lust Stories', 'To All The Boys I Have Loved Before', '13 Reasons Why' and recently released 'Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle', Netflix not only took care of our entertainment, but also gave us talents that were until now kept hidden from us. To sum up the amazing year that went by, Baloo aka Anil Kapoor turns into a rapper and takes us through all the hilarious and epic moments that Netflix India gave us. The video also features Jatin Sarna aka Bunty from 'Sacred Games', Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal and Radhika Apte. Netflix India Also, you just cannot miss Anil Kapoor dancing and throwing letters in the air pretending to be like Lara Jean, during the segment of 'To All The Boys I Have Loved Before'. Netflix India This video is also a compilation of all the comments that people like left on Netflix's social media and it was funny to see Anil Kapoor taking a dig at himself by calling himself "Baal ki dukaan as Baloo, great casting." In a nutshell, the year 2018 taught us a lot of things - "Sab marenge, sirf Trivedi bachega", there's a not-so-classic connection between 'taboot' and India Gate that only Nawazuddin can explain, "Kabhi Kabhi lagta apun hi Bhagwan hai" is one dialogue we didn't know we needed, Vicky Kaushal is a powerhouse of talent and Radhika Apte is omnipresent. Netflix India Also, Netflix India will never stop making amazing content for us to binge-watch.
  23. Two years ago I did a story on how video games are much larger than movies/TV shows because of its flexibility in storytelling. I've been playing choice-based games ever since it was introduced to video games and the popular storytelling style was taken mainstream thanks to games from studios like “Telltale Games”. You would have to make choices that would change the plot of the story drastically and it seems like Netflix took my challenge seriously. © Mensxp Netflix is now taking the interactive-based storytelling style to mainstreams shows like “Black Mirror” and it works like a charm. The streaming giant already introduced the interactive feature to kids content like 'Puss In Boots'. I was invited to Los Gatos to check out 'Bandersnatch' - a brand new Black Mirror movie where I could choose my own story by clicking on multiple-choice questions that would affect the plot. It's Netflix's first interactive content for adults and is now available to stream/play on various devices. 'Bandersnatch' is a story about a game developer who is looking to make a video based on a “create-your-own fantasy” book of the same name. The game he sets out to develop also happens to have a series of choices for players. We learn during the early chapter that the author of the original 'Bandersnatch' went completely nuts while he was writing his book and ended up killing his wife. You will face a similar dilemma when you make choices for “Stefan” in Bandersnatch. © Netflix One of the key moments in 'Bandersnatch' is when Stefan is offered a job and it's up to you whether you want to accept or decline the offer. While exchanging notes with my peers at the conference, it was quite cool to notice that 90% of the people answered “Yes” while I declined the job offer. This is where the interactive storytelling feature makes things exciting. Not only did I experience a completely different story from my counterparts, I even experienced a very different ending. Apparently, there are five different endings in 'Bandersnatch' and I happened to experience three of them. © Netflix What's cool about the interactive feature is the ability to go back and change your choices. In fact, I ended up spending more time retracing my choices simply because I wanted to see if I could break the plot — I couldn't. That's probably because they're over a million if not a trillion unique permutations of the story. There are a plethora of choices you will need to make that can impact the story or sometimes just change certain details. The overall plot of 'Bandersnatch' also responds and adapts to your choices just like you would experience it in video games. For instance, in the very beginning, you will choose what cereal to eat for breakfast. You will notice later in the movie how the plot responded to your choice. How Did Netflix Make It Happen Choice-based video games are easier to make as these games are coded from the ground up to provide an ecosystem for such a feature to flourish. The same cannot be said about a live-action movie as it's way more complicated. You need to shoot multiple scenes from different angles, shoot different reactions to choices and make sure you follow every permutation with utmost accuracy. Netflix engineers built their very own script-writing tool that enables them to tell choice-based narratives. Netflix calls it a Branch Manager where there were able to track every choice and the flow of the narrative based on each choice. Netflix also pre-caches content so that users can stream the content even with poor internet and the app now pre-caches two paths every time you are faced with a choice. Due to this very reason, the interactive episode can be experienced only on supported devices such as Android smartphones, iOS devices, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and certified Smart TVs. Is It Still Black Mirror? © Netflix Hell yes! Just like every other Black Mirror episode — 'Bandersnatch' ends up f*cking with your head as well. However, since you are making the choices for the protagonist, the head-f*cking is a lot more amplified. This is precisely why the interactive feature was a perfect fit for a Black Mirror movie. I have to confess, when I was introduced to the feature at the conference, I quickly dismissed it as a Telltale rip-off/gimmick. However, after experiencing the interactive movie for myself, I could not keep the remote down and make every choice possible to f*ck up Stefan's life. I soon realised what went behind in the making of 'Bandersnatch' and simply left the room with endless questions in my head. So yes, 'Bandersnatch' is a typical Black Mirror episode where you will be left in a state of shock and maybe even remorse. Is This The Future Of Entertainment? Streaming has already taken over our lives and Netflix is going in the right direction by involving its viewers in the plot of 'Bandersnatch'. It's a feature I always wanted on live-action content and Netflix has yet again proved me wrong. Sure, there's still room for traditional linear story-telling on Netflix, but the future of story-telling sure has taken a turn, thanks to 'Bandersnatch'. Just make sure you don't lose your remote while watching/experiencing the latest Black Mirror movie.
  24. This year is going to close with a bang for all 'Black Mirror' fans as Netflix just dropped the much-awaited trailer of the film 'Bandersnatch' and needless to say, we are shook! 'Bandersnatch' is being called a 'Black Mirror' event and is set in the 1980s. It follows the story of a programmer called Stefan who is trying to build a game of his own. His fate is dictated and is not in control of what we see as he flushes out his medicines and continues enduring the madness around him. This insane movie is being helmed by David Slade. © Netflix Fans are going crazy over the trailer right now. Me trying to figure out how to watch all 312 minutes at once... #BlackMirrorBandersnatch pic.twitter.com/6utZawNMYK — Jeremiah Zanders (@JustCallMeNOLE) December 25, 2018 #BlackMirrorBandersnatch Yes yes yes ! pic.twitter.com/POLlnvQeMz — Amal (@Ph_Amool) December 27, 2018 It is dropping tomorrow on Netflix and we are waiting for the madness to unleash upon us.
  25. Netflix is releasing a super cool show called 'Selection Day' and we're waiting with bated breath for it to finally come out on the 28th of December, 2018. The show has a mix of some promising debutants along with seasoned and veteran actors like Ratna Pathak Shah, Mahesh Manjrekar and Shiv Pandit. We got an actual sneak peek of the show from the producer himself-Anil Kapoor. When I walked into the room to interview him about the show, I thought to myself - "wow, he doesn't age at all!" He was sitting tall, beaming with an innate yet fresh sense of self and I felt butterflies at the pit of my stomach. He asked me if I was feeling okay and I let him know about the nervousness I was drowning in. He immediately made a little joke and made me feel at ease, while I tried to reason the summation of the fact that I was interviewing someone I've grown up seeing on screen and, of course, one of the biggest Bollywood stars that exist today. © Netflix Moving past the untimely nervousness, we found a comfortable footing and started the interview about the new show on Netflix called 'Selection Day', which is an adapted version of Aravind Adiga's book by the same name. The series focuses on the journey of two brothers from a village who're forced to understand and play cricket by their cricket-fanatic father, to later be selected for Mumbai's under 19 cricket team. Along with Anil Kapoor, I was also joined by Karan Boolani, the creative producer of the series, to talk about the one thing that's dominating our screens at the moment- Over The Top Content (OTT), which comprises of content delivered over the internet without the involvement of multiple system operators. © Netflix Both Anil Kapoor and Karan Boolani are in favour of OTT content and believe it's the future for India. While conversing with Boolani, he emphasised on how the content was contained in television earlier and how it's become more global with these shows, that are a buffer away from viewing by anyone, anywhere. The audience, according to them, is a lot more malleable and attainable than it was before and of course, with that comes the global phenomena of connecting to every house and every individual on a more personal level. When asked if OTT content will affect the film industry or the market in any way, both strongly disagreed. "This is the future for India and somewhere, even the viewer feels empowered to watch where he wants, when he wants and what he wants and there is so much of content available that is great for today's consumer, making the competition even better and you work even harder so that you try to balance it and for us actors and producers it's a fantastic time to tell stories, so it's a great future for us", said Anil Kapoor. © Netflix The film industry definitely holds your attention in place when you see a movie for two hours or over. Whether the characters are relatable or not, you always come out with a sense of accomplishment of having absorbed a story that made you feel a certain way but with OTT content nowadays, there are characters that come forth in a string of stories that can grow on you and become much more relatable. Speaking more about the new show on Netflix- 'Selection Day', both Karan and Anil feel it's a coming of age story, where they've tried to do justice to make sure the theme of the series is well represented. From the dynamic that each character shares with one another to the way the story is carried out, everything has been taken care of flawlessly. © Netflix All in all, we're wishing great success for the show, which releases on the 28th of December and are also hoping to see Anil Kapoor in his new avatar producing top quality content for numerous others TV series, while others follow suit too!
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