Following the success of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Netflix has been becoming an increasingly familiar name in India. The streaming media provider giant is yet to step foot in India (with India’s internet, I don’t blame them) and is considering making its services available here from next year. But it seems that an Indian program is already getting available on Netflix.
The two-part movie Gangs of Wasseypur made by Anurag Kashyap, and starring Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, and Richa Chadda, among others, will be edited into eight episodes as a mini-series and available in Netflix as a series in the first week of December. The story of the movies revolve around the coal mafia of Jharkhand and the concerned power struggles across generations. English, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Chinese subtitles will be available for the show.
The digital rights aggregator Film Karavan has also sold Netflix several other titles, including Amitabh Bachchan starrer comedy Piku, which will stream in January. Seeing how popular Bollywood is even outside India, it will be interesting to see how these movies and shows impact Netflix as well as the Indian movie industry. It looks like the beginning of a very promising and mutually beneficial relationship.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.