The first season of the brutal and inhuman acts that were committed in the streets of Delhi on 16 December 2012. The series follows the investigations and police department’s hunt for facts and the heartless culprits. The much-needed story is written and directed by the Indo-Canadian Director Richie Mehta. Delhi Crime stars Shefali Shah as Vartika Chaturvedi (Police Officer), Adil Hussain, Yashaswini Dayama, Rajesh Tailang & Rasika Dugal. 7 hour long episodes portray the complications of the investigation and search for the criminals to bring the innocent girl and her family justice. It is planned to release globally on 22 March 2019 on Netflix.
Made in Heaven
From the makers and creators behind Gully Boy and Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara comes this backdrop of a big fat Indian wedding. So far it is known that the series will unfold dark parts of each character and leave them vulnerable from time to time. The overview of Amazon Prime’s page tells that various lies will be revealed around a wealthy wedding but the story could go either way as the characters, Tara and Karan are two wedding planners living in Delhi. Made in Heaven stars Sobhita Dhulipala from Raman Raghav 2.0, Arjun Mathur from Brij Mohan Amar Rahe who plays Karan, Jim Sarbh from the famous Cold Mess music video, Kalki Koechlin from Margarita with a Straw, Shivani Raghuvanshi from Angrezi Me Kehte Hain and Shashank Arora. This is Prime Video’s third collaboration with Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Media and Entertainment. Amazon Prime’s hits and International-Emmy nominated as Inside Edge & Mirzapur came from the partnership of two entertainment companies. Made in Heaven is set to release on 8 March 2019 across Amazon Prime Video.
A story by Mark Boal directed by J.C Chandor and the director and writer’s team initiative to work on the screenplay. Triple Frontier brings the action thriller of five respected special operation veterans who try to ditch their pattern of serving the country and for once, come together to imply their skill sets for their own good. The five friends, Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal, reunite for their plan to rob a South American drug lord around a highly populated and multi-bordered zone in South America. They are left with surprise as they come across several discomforts and troubles despite their experience and come across tough survival situations which question their will, loyalty, morals and chances to keep breathing. This Netflix produced movie is set to release on March 13.
Turn Up Charlie
Directed by Matt Lipsey comes the 8 episodes of this British comedy. Starring Idris Elba as Charlie and Frankie Hervey as Gabby in the lead roles while Guz Khan (Del) and Cameron King (Hunter) are seen in and out through episodes. Elba (a real-life DJ) plays a struggling DJ and a long time bachelor, while unable to set his life on the right track but very close to finishing a project which he thinks will turn his fate, he finds himself with the responsibility of his best friend’s child, Gabby. Gabby is a notorious girl and a problematic child. Series of comedic events happen to add on Charlie’s already funny life as he mannies (man-nannies) Gabby while keeping his hope to be a successful DJ alive. The co-director of the series Tristram Shapeero has already directed hit Netflix series like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and also directed episodes of comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine, GLOW, Blunt Talk, Parks and Recreation and more. The series is accessible on Netflix from 15 March 2019.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive
Arriving from the partnership of Netflix and F1 with Oscar-Winning maker of Senna and Amy is a 10 part documentary series. The docu-series aims to provide in-depth access to the greatest racing competition in the world and bring the true stories of the sport, brands and system on the screen. The series also plans to widen its limit and reach as it doesn’t keep the docu-series revolving around just the fight and hustle to be number one on the tracks. The series stands out as it gives fans the off-track and real-time insight into the personal lives of their on-track heroes. Following the 2018 season of Formula One World Championship, which starts in Australia and goes through Bahrain, Canada, Austria, Singapore, the US and Brazil, as it comes to an end in the UAE. Formula 1: Drive to Survive is planned to release on 8 March 2019 on Netflix.
Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians
Netflix brings a piece of good news for all the cricket fans out there with the docu-series Cricket Fever. The series concentrates on the national annual cricketing event, IPL. It takes the fans with Mumbai Indians as they travel and embark through 2018 Indian Premier League all over the nation. The fans get to be part of the team drills from the start of the league and travel with them as the docu-series shows the lives of the players on and off the field through the span of the tournament. We get to see the lives of the players on the team bus as the series tries to explicitly show the highs and lows and average of the richest team of the tournament. Various grounds like the nervousness of players as the team steps on the grass for a big match to the feuds, assistance and conversations among teammates on the field between matches are covered. Cricket Fever is one of a kind docu-series which sustains high potential given that the country highly dwells with the sport that every gully in the country has its own rules for gully cricket. The series also promises encounters and improv conversations with the players proving the on-field superstars to be mere humans, just like every person in the nation. See the timidness of the team as they embark to take on their biggest rival of the 2018 league and be a part of their journey as they accomplish another feat with the team’s dressing room celebrations. Also, don’t forget, an insider on Mumbai Indians means getting to watch Sachin Tendulkar again, might not be on the field but still talking cricket. The docu-series releases on 1 March 2019 and will be streaming on Netflix by the time you read it.
The Sholay Girl
On the occasion of Women’s Day, ZEE5 brings a great story of Reshma Pathan. Played by Bidita Bag, who was the body double of Hema Malini in the JP Dutta’s classic film Sholay. Trained in Martial Arts, Bidita Bag feels blessed for the role of Reshma Pathan and claims she connected with Martial Arts just for this type of role in future. The series is the biopic of Reshma Pathan, who was the first stunt-woman of the Bollywood Industry. The series is set to launch one day prior to Women’s Day which is 8 March 2019 on ZEE5.
This Marathi language film is unique and holds a rare place among the very less regional language entertainment on Netflix. Produced by Madhuri Dixit, the movie shows a single day in a Mumbai Chawl as its residents gracefully prepare for the flag hoisting ceremony. 15 August stars Rahul Pethe from Ventilator, Adinath Kothare from Zapatlela 2, Vaibhav Mangale from Timepass, Uday Tikekar from Simmba, Jaywant Wadkar from Baby, Satish Pulekar from Yeda, Mrinmayee Deshpande from Natsamrat and Nayana Apte from Chupke Chupke. As per sources the film follows the script of Yogesh Vinayak Joshi and is directed by Swapnaneel Jayakar. The film has been ready since August 2018 and was shot in a real chawl of Mumbai’s suburbs of Malad. The film is set to release on 29 March 2019 and can be streamed on Netflix.
In continuation of the February 2018 reboot of the Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, March will bring the new episodes of the series back for all the fans of the show in the third season. For the ones who’re unknown of the show, the show is about 5 individuals or as they like to say “Fab Five” who travel to multiple destinations in the country and help straight men levelling up their wardrobes. The show is led by Antoni Porowski (food and wine expert), Tan France (fashion expert), Karamo Brown (culture and lifestyle expert), Bobby Berk (design expert) and Jonathan Van Ness (grooming expert). The show has two seasons aired in the year 2018 itself and is set to release its third season on 15 March 2019 across Netflix.
The science fiction and mystery drama series is back with its second season this March. The supernatural story of the blind woman who disappears for several years before coming back and forming a team of high school students and a teacher to help her in saving other people promises mind baffling suspense. Prairie Johnson, who calls herself as OA since her return, is still the most doubted one because of her denial to reveal what happened to her. But the video Netflix released says “No one survives alone”. So maybe we’ll finally see the dark and missing parts of the story. Don’t forget to binge the series on 15 March 2019 as it will be available on Netflix.
The Making of a Legend
Alert for all the FIFA fans, Netflix is bringing an hour-long biography of the highly appreciated Antoine Griezmann. The star marks 21 March as his birth date and Netflix found the perfect gift for him and all the fans around the world. The Making of a Legend follows the life of Antoine Griezmann and shows the troubles and hardships along with the achievements and highlighting moments of his career as World Cup champion. The documentary takes into the life of Griezmann as he faces a lot of heart trembling situations
Love, Death & Robots
Though the recent sneak peeks gives us a hint that the series is very creatively animated and about Love, Deat, Robots and more. The series is a collection of short animated stories that reflect various genres like Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Romance and Comedy. The series is set to release on 15 March 2019 across Netflix.
Roar of the Lion – Hotstar Special
After the cinematic adaptation of his life story in “Dhoni: The Untold Story”, M.S Dhoni now comes with Roar of the Lion. The Hotstar Special features Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the host himself. We all know Mahi’s story as a ticket collector and have seen his roads to the charming stadiums. We all know the former Indian captain by Mahi, Captain Cool, Dhoni, MSD, Thala but what the docu-drama claims is, to show the unseen and unheard part of Thala’s life. The Hotstar Docu-drama not just focuses on making the former captain the hero of the movie, but also focuses on the stubbornness that comes with fame and glory.
More Indian Originals set to release in March 2019 –
Even the posters of this thriller aren’t out yet. Mrityulok is said to be set in a dystopian Delhi. A story that describes how every person is the culprit to the system. In contrast, it does not encourage to be ‘the nice guy’ either and shows a world where kindness only backfires.
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