TU-DUM! It is a familiar sound, isn’t it? After all, it is the first thing you hear when you settle down for a movie night on the Netflix app with popcorn and hot chocolate in hand. Now the streaming platform has decided to honour its viewers, with its first-ever fan event, TUDUM. With over 70 series, films and specials, as many as 145 stars and creators from across the globe are part of the fan event. And the event that went live late on Saturday also had an Indian section, the Netflix Tudum: India Spotlight, which announced 10 new projects to look out for in the upcoming months. With projects featuring talents such as Madhuri Dixit, Raveena Tandon, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Vishal Bhardwaj, Kartik Aaryan, Tovino Thomas, and Riteish Deshmukh, there is a lot on the anvil.
The roundup of the new projects was introduced through a 30-minute clip with Ali Fazal and Radhika Apte as hosts. The event involved teasers and trailers of the announcement of the 10 new projects that are slated to release in the coming months. Here’s a look at the new releases on the anvil.
First on the lineup was Dhamaka, an official remake of the 2013 Korean film The Terror Live. It features Kartik Aaryan as a news anchor, whose life takes a turn when a terrorist calls him with a bomb threat. What happens next is based on the choices Kartik Aaryan’s character makes. The film also stars Mrunal Thakur, Amruta Subhash, Vikas Kumar and Vishwajeet Pradhan. Kartik Aaryan revealed at the event that the trailer will drop soon.
The film stars Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani as a couple who enter into an arranged marriage. Their first names, Meenakshi and Sundareshwar together make the name of the town Madurai as well as the famous Meenakshi – Sundareshwar temple in Tamil Nadu. But does the commonality end there? The film follows the newlywed couple as they traverse the complicated world of matrimony.
What’s in a name? My wife Meenakshi and I can assure you- a lot. #MeenakshiSundareshwar, coming soon to Netflix.@NetflixIndia@karanjohar@apoorvamehta18@sanyamalhotra07@SonniVivek @NotSoSnob @Dharmatic_pic.twitter.com/rPzC4SxH26
— Abhimanyu Dassani (@Abhimannyu_D) November 25, 2020
Plan A Plan B
Riteish Deshmukh and Tamannaah Bhatia headline this love story between a divorce lawyer and a matchmaker. With Shashanka Ghosh as director, the film also stars Poonam Dhillon and Kusha Kapila.
In this series, Madhuri Dixit Nene plays a global superstar who goes missing. As the search for the actress gains pace, a plethora of dark secrets coming tumbling down from Anamika’s closest. While Sri Rao is the showrunner and writer with Nisha Mehta, Karishma Kohli and Bejoy Nambiar serve as directors. It also stars Sanjay Kapoor and Manav Kaul in important roles.
Kya aap taiyaar ho Anamika se milne ke liye? #FindingAnamika, coming soon on Netflix!@apoorvamehta18@NewYorkSri@MadhuriDixit@sanjaykapur2500#ManavKaul@SuhasiniMulay#LakshvirSaran#MuskkaanJaferi@rajshriartist@WhoGaganArorapic.twitter.com/B9l8t77XDy
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 26, 2021
Tabu and Vishal Bharadwaj, together. Need we say more? The project will feature Tabu as RAW operative Krishna Mehra. The film is inspired by true events and is based on Amar Bhushan’s espionage novel Escape to Nowhere. Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi, and Ashish Vidyarthi also star in the film.
Opulence and Sanjay Leela Bhansali go hand in hand. Here, he has recreated a glimpse of pre-independence India for the series that will feature the stories of courtesans. You can expect love, betrayal, heartbreak and triumphs in abundance.
In this series, a foreign teenage tourist disappears in a mysterious Himalayan town. Now, policewoman Kasturi played by Raveena Tandon has to separate myth from truth to get to the solution in this thriller. The film also stars Parambrata Chatterjee, Ashutosh Rana, Zakir Hussain, and Megna Malik in important roles.
The heartthrob of Kerala, Tovino Thomas appears as a superhero in this Malayalam featurette. Set in the 1990s, Minnal Murali is about a modest tailor who wakes up one day with superpowers after being hit by a bolt of lightning.
Little Things Season 4
Dhruv and Kavya are back with familiar problems of love and commitment. Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Palkar are playing a couple faced with relatable questions about commitment, ambition and family, teaching us a little something on the way.
Mismatched X Kota Factory
The 30-minute TUDUM Indian clip also referred to two shows, Mismatched and Kota Factory, that are both set in Rajasthan and announced that the shows will also be making a comeback for a second season.
Watch the TUDUM: India Spotlight stream below:
With these exciting titles right around the corner, it looks like we are going to be spoilt for choice and we are not complaining.