Indian films make up most of Netflix’s most-watched movies; “Gangubai Kathiawadi” tops the charts

First, half of the films in streaming giant Netflix’s Global Non-English Top 10 come from India. This is a first for every country since the list was launched in 2021. Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn-Starrer Gangubai Kathiawadithe most-watched Indian film, continues to trend, along with starring Anil Kapoor and Harshvardhan Kapoor thar.

Other Indian films that made the top 10 are the Tamil action thriller animal and its Hindi version Raw with Thalapathy Vijay and Pooja Hegde and Prabhas-starer Radhe Shyam‘s Hindi version, as per the May 18 Netflix release.

Since its inception, the Global Top 10 Non-English Films list has included 21 films from India, including 7 originals. These are Kartik Aaryan starers Dhamaka, Taapsee Pannu and Vikrant Massey-Starrer Haseen Dillruba and Navarasa directed by Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan.

Some other Indian originals on Netflix are Sanya Malhotra and Ashutosh Rana-starrer PagglaitDhanush-starer Jagame ThandiramChaitanya Tamhane Directed The discipleTovino Thomas-Starrer Minnal MuraliNani and Krithi Shetty Actors Shyam Singha RoyRajkumar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar-Starrer Badhai Thurs and pleasure stories directed by Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap.

Upcoming offerings from Netflix for the Indian market include Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur-starrer jersey and Junior NTR and Ram Charan-Starrer RRR‘s Hindi version. During jersey will be released on Netflix on May 20th RRRThe Hindi version of will start streaming on the platform on June 2nd.

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Upcoming originals include Omkara-Fame Vishal Bhardwaj Directed khufiya, Mard ko Dard Nahi Hota-Glory Vasan Bala directed Monica, oh my darling and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara-Glory Zoya Akhtar The Archis.

The Archis is currently being filmed and will feature Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda, Khushi Kapoor, Mihir Ahuja, Aditi Dot, Yuvraj Menda and Vedang Raina.

“Our members in India enjoy watching movies – obviously movies on Netflix make up a larger percentage of viewers in India than globally. Streaming has the unique ability to combine the best of entertainment and technology, allowing great stories to travel and global entertainment to become a reality. We are thrilled that Indian films on Netflix are finding audiences across the country and around the world,” said Pratiksha Rao, Director-Films and Licensing at Netflix India.

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