Netflix Series on India:
India has often been the focal point of all the big media houses, conglomerates and organization, being the world’s largest democracy has its perks!! Call it smart strategy or just consumer-friendly approach but the country does get every bit of attention that it deserves. The same can be seen in the expansion plans of the leading online streaming giant Netflix. To strengthen its grasp on the Indian market, Netflix has been vehemently promoting content made in India and on India. The website is brimming with Netflix series on India.
Here is a list of Netflix series on India:
Sacred Games is one of the best web series on India being aired on Netflix. It is filled with action, crime, and drama in a potent way.
The series is a bold attempt to depict the most notorious rape case in India. Delhi Crime won critical acclaim after being aired. The series stars Shefali Shah, Adil Hussain, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang, and other wonderful actors. It is based on the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case, also known as the Nirbhaya case, where a 23-year-old girl and her male friend were beaten up and brutally assaulted in a running bus near Munirka in New Delhi. Delhi Crime narrates the story from the perspective of the Delhi Police.
Stories by Rabindranath Tagore
Direced by Anurag Basu, this series comprises of short stories of the best classics by Rabindranath Tagore. 20 of his most popular stories enacted by talented actors like Radhika Apte, Sumeet Vyas, Anupriya Goenka, Amrita Puri and others. Stories like Chokher Bali, Monihara, Atithi, Kabuliwala and others have been dramatized beautifully in the series.
Based on Aravind Adiga’s novel of the same name, Selection Day stars Mohammad Samad, Mahesh Manjrekar, Yash Dholye, Ratna Pathak Shah and others. a story of two brothers, Radha and Manju, raised by a cricket-obsessed father who wants them to be famous cricketers is the plot of the series.
Based on the book by Prayaag Akbar, Leila is about a free-thinking femal protagonist Shalini who is on a mission to find her missing daughter 16 years ago.
is soon to be released on Netflix. It is created, written and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and follows the diverse journeys of five women who bond in contemporary urban India.
- Saeed Mirza – The Leftist Sufi
- The documentary is based on the story of Saeed Mirza himself and follows his poetic vision which contributed to the parallel cinema in India from the ’70s to the ’90s.
In Their Shoes
The documentary In Their Shoes documents the rise and fall of Agra’s shoe industry. Once home to the largest shoe industry in the country, since time immemorial and its subsequent decline with the Chinese introduced leather substitutes and the Indian government policies for exports.
Fireflies in the Abyss
A beautiful documentary that transports you into the world of Nepali immigrants, who earn a livelihood in the unmonitored, unregulated coal mines in Meghalaya.
The ’90s: India Rediscovered
The documentary chronicles the 90’s in India with its interesting mix of good and bad. Filled with killings and violence, rise of pop cultures, political turmoil and the Indian beauties being crowned Miss Universe and Miss World.
Inshallah, Football is a documentary told from the eyes of an aspirant footballer in Kashmir. It portrays the struggles and dilemmas of an 18-year old Kashmiri boy who aspires to play football in Brazil.
A very dark and fascinating documentary which tries to understand the Indian education system. Based on one of India’s prestigious medical college, AIIMS, the documentary reconnoiters issues of competitiveness among students in Indian institutes and the toll it takes on young minds.
My Friend Hussain
Called the Picasso of India, the documentary is a biography docu-drama on the life of the maverick M F Hussain. It depicts his life journey, art, struggles, achievement and journey with friends.
- The ’80s India
The documentary chronicles some of the most historic moments and the people in the 80’s in India.
Netflix Series on IndiaThe documentary is based on the life of PK Nair, the preserver of Indian cinema and founder of the National Film Archive of India. The documentary pays tribute to the cinema legend.
End of Sentence – an award-winning documentary based on rural India and the stigma of menstruation. How women make low-cost sanitary pads on a new machine and their stride to leading a more independent life both physically and financially.
- Ladies First
Ladies First – An absolutely enthralling documentary on the life of Deepika Kumari, the number 1 archer in the world. Her struggles against poverty and fight for basic rights is depicted beautifully in this documentary.
These Netflix series on India show the ins and the outs of the vast country that is India.