STREAMING PICKS FOR THE NEW YEAR
After producing two stand-up specials (Vir Das and Aditi Mittal), Netflix offers its first original Indian series and second Indian movie. There’s the Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane directed Sacred Games, a crime drama based on the Vikram Chandra novel. Love Per Square Foot, the first production from Ronnie Screwvala’s new banner, RSVP, will hit theatres and Netflix simultaneously and marks the feature directorial debut of actor-writer Anand Tiwari (Bang Baaja Baaraat). Netflix’s grand plans to challenge Hollywood studios involve producing Scorsese’s next, The Irishman starring Robert de Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. Other originals that are strong bingewatch contenders—the new season of Black Mirror and the Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Amazon’s local slate includes the R. Madhavan and Amit Sadh-starrer Breathe. Meanwhile, AltBalaji launches Season 1 of The Test Case in which Nimrat Kaur is a combat officer trying to survive in the male-dominated special force training squad.