Netflix : Celebrate India’s journey on 75 years of independence
Mumbai: 75 years since India rose as an Independent republic- we have been strengthened by our diverse
cultures, languages, and customs, and indomitable stories that have held our heads high! This year,
rekindle the joyous emotions of victory, valour, and variety with some of the most loved and unique
stories on Netflix that honor the joy, pride and freedom of India – from popular cult-films, family
classics, slice-of-life stories to biopics.
Firsts are always special right? Picture a first that just didn’t break shackles, but heralded the
arrival of World Champions India!. Relive the historic 1983 World Cup campaign, led by Kapil
Dev and team. Directed by Kabir Khan, this rousing sports drama takes you through the thrilling
underdog journey of the Indian cricket team to win India’s first ever World Cup, starring Ranveer
Singh in a show-stealing performance.
Major is a soul-stirring biopic based on the life of the late Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan who was
martyred in action during the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. Uncover the story of the real-life
hero with writer-actor Adivi Sesh who delivers a magnetic performance, supported by an
outstanding cast including Revathi, Prakash Raj and Sobhita Dhulipala.
Mighty Little Bheem: I Love Taj Mahal
This charming animated special follows the adventures of Bheem, as he visits one of the seven
wonders of the world and India’s iconic landmark, Taj Mahal, with his family. Explore the world
of Indian culture, brought to life by lots of colors, great animation and melodious music as
Bheem makes a new friend and helps her find her lost teddy bear before someone steals it.
Minnal Murali (Malayalam)
This Malayalam superhero movie is sure to take you on a delightful ride through the heartlands
of Kerala. Starring the very talented Tovino Thomas, Minnal Murali is an origin story of an
ordinary man-turned-superhero Murali, who is struck by a bolt of lightning, which bestows him
with special powers.
A nine-part anthology film, helmed by veteran filmmakers Mani Ratnam and Jayendra
Panchapakesan, brings nine short films about nine human emotions to life. Navarasa, immersed
in the nine rasas (emotions) brought together by many leading icons of the industry is a must
watch this Independence Day.
Taapsee Pannu displays her acting prowess in the biopic of Mithali Raj, the former captain of
the India women’s national cricket team. Based on her struggles to pursue her dream of
becoming a cricketer, this film, directed by Srijit Mukherji, is a matter of pride and an inspiration
for all.Shabaash Mithu will be available on Netflix on August 15th.
The Disciple (Marathi)
Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane and starring Aditya Moda, the story follows the character of
Sharad Nerulkar as he finds himself questioning his traditions and discipline in his quest to
become the best Indian classical music vocalist. From the award-winning screenplay to the
mind-blowing cast performances and impeccable direction, there is nothing that you won’t love
about this one.
Considered to be one of the greatest Indian films ever made, this Academy Award nominated
sports drama starring Aamir Khan has all the ingredients of a timeless entertainer. It has a
melodious soundtrack, stunning visuals and is filled with rousing drama that will keep you
hooked every time you watch!
There are movies that entertain you and then there are movies that inspire you. Lakshya does
both so well. This Hrithik Roshan starrer is the story of an aimless boy who finds his true
purpose after enlisting in the Indian Army as a soldier still resonates with viewers.