Netflix and India’s Yash Raj Films (YRF) have decided to launch a multi-year creative partnership.
The two entities will collaborate to create content in India and across the world. Here is everything we know so far:
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Partnership and projects
The Railway Men
The partnership will kick off with a four-part thriller series ‘The Railway Men’. It will be a tribute to the unsung heroes of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.
A cloud of toxic gas escaped from an American pesticide plant, in 1984, in the central Indian city of Bhopal which killed and injured thousands of people.
Who’s in the cast?
The cast is led by R. Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon, Divyenndu Sharma and Babil Khan. The series marks the directorial debut of Shiv Rawail
The second project under the partnership is also a period piece inspired by true events.
Set in the 1800s, film ‘Maharaj’ is a David vs Goliath story about how a regular man, a journalist by profession, takes on a powerful role model of society, hailed by many as a messiah for the masses.
The fearless reporter uncovers a series of incidents that shake the very foundation of society.
The movie marks the debut of actor Junaid Khan, the son of Aamir Khan, and also stars Jaideep Ahlawat, Sharvari and Shalini Pandey.
YRF and Netflix
Yash Raj Films is on a roll in 2023. Netflix series ‘The Romantics’, about YRF founder Yash Chopra, was a hit for the service.