Aranyak to Pagglait: Best Netflix India 2021 Releases

This year, we were treated to some excellent original content, thanks to Netflix India. From love stories to crime series, titles of various genres were available on the digital platform. Kartik Aaryan and Raveena Tandon made their digital debuts on the platform. In this article, we have compiled the list of Best Netflix India 2021 Releases.

Here’s a list of Best Netflix India 2021 Releases:

Pagglait (Film)

The Umesh Bist directorial stars Sanya Malhotra in the lead role. The film tells the story of Sandhya (Sanya), a young woman whose husband Astik dies five months after their wedding. His death saddens everyone. But Sandhya has no clue how to react. So what’s exactly the matter? We find out in the end.

Pagglait Review ft Sanya Malhotra
Sanya Malhotra’s Pagglait review

Pagglait captured the small town essence perfectly with a character so layered and likeable. Singer Arijit Singh made his debut as a music composer with the Netflix film. The music elevates emotions. Watch the film here.

The Disciple (Film)

The Disciple is a Marathi film written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane. It stars Aditya Modak, Arun Dravid, Sumitra Bhave and Deepika Bhide Bhagwat. The story is about Sharad’s (Aditya) transition from naive to mature. It shows the relationship between a mentor and a student, and choosing one facet of life over another. The film is thought-provoking and will keep you engaged as you follow Sharad through his numerous life events. Watch the movie here.

Jagame Thandhiram (Film)

Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, the film stars Dhanush as Suruli. Suruli is a local gangster in Tamil Nadu. The film highlights xenophobia, racism, discrimination against immigrants and refugees. Without giving away much about the plot, I’ll say that the film has great action sequences, dark comedy, hard-hitting scenes and great music. Check out the film here.

Ajeeb Daastaans – Geeli Pucchi (Anthology Film)

With Ajeeb Daastaans, Netflix India continued its trend of releasing another anthology series. Geeli Pucchi is my favourite of the four stories in the series. The film stars Konkona Sen Sharma and Aditi Rao Hydari and is directed by Neeraj Ghaywan. Ghaywan captured the casual casteism and misogyny that pervades our society. The director also shows how suffocating it can be to hide your true self from the outside world. The anthology is streaming on Netflix.

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Aranyak to Pagglait: Best Netflix India 2021 Releases

The story is delivered subtly, but it is quite heartbreaking. It is a must-see.

Dhamaka (Film)

Kartik Aaryan made his digital debut with the Netflix India film, Dhamaka. He plays a journalist who has to make choices as the lives of thousands of people is in danger. The actor has given his best performance yet in a thriller that keeps you engrossed till the end. Watch the movie now.

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Minnal Murali (Film)

Tovino Thomas gave us our homegrown superhero with Minnal Murali. He’s witty, quirky, heartbroken and unaware of what being a superhero means. Like a friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man, Minnal saves people from his village from a big threat. The movie has good humour, great action, amazing performances and lovely music. I won’t give out any more spoilers. You should just check it out.

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Mandela (Film)

The Tamil political satire is directed by Madonne Ashwin, stars Yogi Babu, Sheela Rajkumar, Sangili Murugan and G. M. Sundar. Mandela is a satire at its core and a very good one. The film, which focuses on caste and creed inequalities and caste-based politics, takes a lighthearted approach to these topics, ensuring that we laugh along with and at whatever unfolds in front of us. But the message is serious, and you’ll find out as the movie ends. Watch the movie here.


Little Things Season 4 (Series)

Mithila Palkar and Dhruv Sehgal’s love story as Kavya and Dhruv concludes with Little Things Season 4. The end of the series marked the new beginnings for everyone’s favourite millennial couple. The final season had some intense scenes and moments to cherish for. Check out the show here.

Aranyak to Pagglait: Best Netflix India 2021 Releases

Aranyak (Series)

Raveena Tandon also made her digital debut with the Netflix thriller show Aranyak. Set in the mysterious town of Sironah, Raveena plays a cop named Kasturi. The series also stars Parambrata Chatterjee as Angad, also a cop. A murder case unravels the small town’s and its people’s dark and ugly secrets. Everyone seems suspicious. Kasturi and Angad have to find the truth while dealing with their own baggage. The whodunnit series sucks your attention till the end. Check it out.

Well, these are some of the Best Netflix India 2021 Releases we want you not to miss.

Is there anything else you want to add to the list? Do let us know in the comments below.

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