Netflix keeps adding new TV shows and movies to its ever-growing library of Indian content. The streaming platform’s roster of upcoming Indian originals includes multiple new titles featuring prominent Bollywood actors like Madhuri Dixit Nene, Taapsee Pannu, R. Madhavan, Manoj Bajpayee, and many more.
From thrillers to romantic comedies, reality shows to lighthearted dramas, these upcoming Indian originals will soon release on Netflix. All of them are slated to hit the platform in 2021, but keep in mind that some may not be available globally. Here’s a list of all the exciting new Indian titles coming to Netflix, with a brief description of what they’re all about.
Upcoming Indian originals on Netflix:
Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the upcoming Indian originals on Netflix regularly as new ones are announced.
Raveena Tandon will make her Netflix debut in this upcoming Indian original thriller on Netflix. The series is set in the misty locales of Himachal Pradesh. A teenage tourist disappears in a small Himalayan town and a local cop Kasturi (Tandon) must join hands with her replacement Angad, on the big-ticket case that digs up skeletons and revives a forgotten myth of a bloodthirsty, serial killing entity in the forest.
Starring R. Madhavan and Surveen Chawla, this upcoming Netflix Indian original is a comedy that seeks to reveal the true nature of people, India, and marriage. The plot of the series revolves around Arya Iyer, a fiction writer and a man who suffers from chronic objectivity and extreme clarity. He’s divorced but has managed to convince his wife to stay with him to keep up appearances of a healthy marriage for their daughter.
3. Delhi Crime (season 2)
The first season of the true-crime series, Delhi Crime, was much revered not only in India but also internationally. The Emmy Award-winning show is headed back on Netflix for a second installment this year. After solving the case that shook the nation, IPS officer Vartika Chaturvedi (Shefali Shah) and her team are up for a new challenge. Will they help the public fight their fear?
4. Finding Anamika
This upcoming Netflix original is produced by Karan Johar and directed by Karishma Kohli and Bejoy Nambiar. The suspenseful family drama will feature Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Kapoor, and Manav Kaul, amongst others. Dixit will play global superstar, wife, and mom, who suddenly vanishes without a trace. As police and loved ones search for answers to her disappearance, her perfectly crafted facade is stripped away, revealing hidden truths and painful lies.
5. Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega (season 2)
Another returning Netflix original, Jamtara will jump back into the world of phishing. Bigger players enter Jamtara and politics tries to control phishing, but phishing ends up controlling politics. If you haven’t seen the first season of the show, now would be a good time to catch up.
6. Kota Factory season 2
Kota Factory, the first black and white Indian original, revolves around Kota, its students, and its coaching industry. The show depicts this universe through the eyes of Vaibhav, a vulnerable teenager, and Jeetu Bhaiya, a modern-day Dronacharya. The show captures the melancholic life of Indian students who prepare for competitive exams.
7. Little Things (season 4)
One of the most adorable Netflix original Indian series, Little Things will soon return for a fourth season. Protagonists Dhruv and Kavya have been together for six years and season four will explore their new maturing love, growing pains, and the adventures that come with it.
Produced by Anushka Sharma’s Clean Slate Films, the plot of this Netflix series follows a 47-year-old wife and mother who, after a personal tragedy, finds herself entangled in a web of white-collar crime and dirty politics. The show will cast Sakshi Tanwar, Wamiqa Gabbi, Vivek Mushran, and others.
9. Masaba Masaba (season 2)
It’s a tough world, but Masaba and Neena Gupta are tougher. The mess is over, and this time the plan is world domination. Masaba goes in front of the camera, and Neena decides to go behind them. All the while dealing with new loves, old loves, and some impossible loves. Both women take their careers, image, friendships, and lovers, into their own hands and turn everything around.
This upcoming Netflix original has a star-studded cast, including Manoj Bajpayee, Gajraj Rao, Kay Kay Menon, Ali Fazal, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Radhika Madan, and many others. It’s based on filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s works who is also remembered for writing some of the best short stories India has ever seen. Varying in genre and style, these four curated stories promise to be full of thrills, twists, and turns, keeping you completely hooked till the end.
11. Haseen Dilrooba
A woman (Taapsee Pannu), whose heart longs to live like words captured in a novel, finds herself entangled in the murder of her own husband (Vikrant Massey). Will she get lost in the chaos of her real-life-novel?
So those were all the exciting upcoming Indian originals on Netflix that are set to release in the coming weeks and months. We’ll update this article if and when Netflix plans to add new Indian TV shows or movies to this list. Until then, if you’re looking for some great streaming content in India, check out the links below.