Leading online streaming platform Netflix on Thursday unveiled eight new films and one series from India, reported
. The Hollywood Reporter
Netflix has aggressively targeted India for growth and this announcement comes after the unveiling of a collection of new shows and films aimed at telling stories from Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and South Korea, the report said.
Here are the names and details for eight films and one series announced by Netflix:
Series Typewriter: It is a supernatural drama series set in Goa about a haunted house and a book and a group of young wannabe ghost hunters and their dog who want to capture the spirits that plague the house. Films Chopsticks: It is directed by Sachin Yardi and produced by Ashvini Yardi of Vineyard Productions and casts Mithila Palkar, Abhay Deol and Vijay Raaz. The movie tells the story of a shy girl who teams up with a conman to get back her stolen car from a Mumbai gangster. Bulbul: Produced by Anushka Sharma and Karnesh Sharma’s Clean Slate Films, Bulbul is a period drama, which tells the story of Satya and his brother's child bride who gets separated after Satya leaves for England. Upstarts: Directed by Udai Singh Pawar, Upstarts focuses on the relationship between three college graduates who all hail from smaller towns, and how their friendship is tested by money and the chaotic nature of the startup economy. The film is produced by Raja Menon, Janani Ravichandran and Jawahar Sharma of Bandra West Productions. Cobalt Blue: This film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name. It is written and directed by Sachin Kundalkar. The movie tells the story of a brother and sister who fall in love with the same man, and how a traditional Marathi family is shattered by the ensuing events. 15th August: This Marathi film focuses on the struggles of the middle-class family in India. The story is about the residents of a Mumbai chawl, which prepare for the flag-hoisting ceremony. The movie is produced by Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit. Music Teacher: The film is about the story of an emotionally troubled music teacher, who gets a chance to come to terms with his bitterness with an estranged student, now a renowned Bollywood singer. It is directed by Sarthak Dasgupta. Firebrand: Directed by Aruna Raje and starring Usha Jadhav, Girish Kulkarni, Madhav Patkar, Sachin Khedekar and Rajeshwari Sachdev, the film revolves around a successful lawyer of sexual assault victims tackling difficult family cases and dealing with intimacy issues in her own marriage. Firebrand is produced by Priyanka Chopra. Hotel Mumbai: The film tells the true story of the victims and survivors of the devastating 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack. It is directed by Anthony Maras and stars Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher, Jason Isaacs.