Months after entering the Indian market, Netflix, the world leader in online video streaming has announced a Netflix original series for Indian users. The new series will be based on a popular best selling Indian novel, Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra. The series will be available in dual languages, Hindi and English and it will be produced in partnership with India based production house, Phantom Films. It will be available to users across the globe once completed.
The novel, Sacred Games, has a Mumbai based plot and it shows the ongoing racket of organised crime, politics, corruption and espionage in the financial capital of the country. Speaking on the development, the author of the novel showed a great amount of enthusiasm to add that Netflix has been a source of excitement and pleasure for him for a long time now and it is amazing the way netflix has changed the way people stream the online videos. He was all in praise for the netflix original shows which have been released by the platform in recent times.
He further showed his confidence in Netflix and added that the platform provided will be a great source for him personally and he is excited to be a part of something path-braking in a country like India with such huge youth population and a great number of internet using population.
Netflix made its way in India in January this year with subscription plans starting from as low as $7 (INR 500). It has already partnered with a number of production houses in India to stream the mainstream Indian content to register the traditional Indian audience on the platform.
Within this year, the platform is aiming to launch over 31 series, which comprise of both, the new and returning ones. Along with that, the portfolio this year will include over 25 original feature films, over 30 films targeted for kids, huge number of stand up comedy shows and documentaries. Also, it is now supporting a lot of new languages including traditional Chinese, Arabic and Korean. The content is sometimes regulated in some countries, but most of the content on netflix, can be streamed by its users in over 190 countries.