Netflix has acquired Kartik Aaryan's upcoming movie Dhamaka for a whopping Rs 135 crore, making it the most expensive Hindi film purchased by an OTT platform. Based on the 2008 Mumbai terror attack plot, the movie is a remake of South Korean movie The Terror Live. Dhamaka will possibly be releasing in May/June. Dhamaka broke record of Akshay Kumar-starrer Lakshmi Bomb sold for Rs 110 crore to… read-more
Son of late Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, Babil, will make a debut on big screens with Netflix original 'Qala'. Starring Bulbbul-fame Tripti Dimri, the movie will be produced by Anushka Sharma's Clean Slate Films. Directed by Anvita Dutta, 'Qala' is heartbreaking story of a daughter who craves for her mother’s love. Sharing his excitement about the movie, Babil shared glimpses of himself and co-stars from the sets of ‘Qala'.
Popular streaming giant Netflix has inked a deal with Sony Pictures to stream Sony’s top releases in the United States. Ending its association with Starz, Sony will stream its popular franchises, including Spider Man, Venom and Jumanji, on Netflix after their theatrical release. The agreement, starting from 2022, will also offer exclusive direct release for some movies. Netflix said the deal will provide first-run films for "Netflix movie… read-more
Netflix is facing an acute shortage of content to stream in 2021 as the Covid-19 case surges. Netflix originals saw a notable decline of 12% compared to 2020. Since Netflix shoots its content in advance, the first two quarters of 2021 will take the fall. The company said there will be a delay in programming until the Covid-19 situation improves. Notably, Netflix gained 15.8 million subscribers in 2020.
Streaming OTT platforms in HD for 30 minutes emits as much CO2 as a 6-km car drive, revealed a report by the UK's Royal Society. Claiming that HD streaming is eight times bigger emitter than the standard definition (SD), the scientists suggested platforms and regulators to limit resolution to check carbon footprints. While the study cited Netflix in its paper, Netflix has denied the findings saying one-hour streaming emits less than 100 gm of… read-more
Streaming platform Netflix may soon disable the password sharing option. The company is working on a new feature that eyes to negate the chances of account sharing with end number of people. With this, Netflix will send a verification code to the original owner and the new users have to enter the code in order to access the account. It is targetted at ensuring that "people using Netflix accounts are authorized to do so.”
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights on March 11 issued a notice against Netflix, demanding to halt the streaming of 'Bombay Begums'. The show allegedly depicts children in a wrong manner and regularizes minors gratifying through sex and drug abuse, thereby corrupting young minds while fostering child abuse and exploitation. Seeking an action report within 24 hours, the commission has warned Netflix to face "appropriate… read-more
Netflix is testing a multi-device 'Mobile Plus' plan worth Rs 299, enabling users to stream in HD quality, one screen at a time. The streaming giant's pre-existing basic plan of Rs 199 is limited to only mobile viewing with standard definition (SD) streaming quality. Notably, Netflix's latest tentative offering grants HD on a tablet, computer, phone, or TV while ensuring affordability. Additionally, Netflix may be testing a standard… read-more
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), in its 74th edition, has nominated Indian actor Adarsh Gourav in 'Best Actor Award' category for his portrayal of Balram Halwai in Netflix original 'The White Tiger'. With this, Gourav (26) has joined actors like Chadwick Boseman, Anthony Hopkins and Mads Mikkelsen in the list. Adapting from the award-winning novel of the same title, director Ramin Bahrani has also secured nomination in… read-more
Considering the popularity of reels and Tiktok, Netflix has introduced 'Fast Laughs' - a quick short video mobile feature showing funny clips from movies, series, and stand up shows. The new feature allows users to enjoy the best parts of different shows without committing to watch the whole show. A Netflix official said the company always looking to make discovery easier for viewers. The feature will be available on iOS devices in select… read-more
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