The Indian challenge at the 49th International Emmy Awards, which concluded in New York City last night, ended with Nawazuddin Siddiqui losing out to Scottish actor David Tennant in the Best Performance by an Actor category. Sushmita Sen`s Aarya was edged out by the Israeli spy thriller series Tehran, which got The International Emmy for Drama Series. And Vir Das`s comic take on Indian history, Vir Das: For India, made way for yet another Netflix acquisition, Call My Agent: Season 4, which walked away with The International Emmy for Comedy. Aarya helmer Ram Madhvani says it`s `A moment of pride for us` despite no award.
We list down 6 Emmy nominated Indian titles that you can binge-watch on Netflix.
This Indian satirical comedy-drama film by Sudhir Mishra is based on a book by Manu Joseph and features Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the protagonist. The story revolves around Ayyan Mani, a middle-class man living in the slums with his wife and kids, enraged at his situation, Ayyan develops an unconventional story that his 10-year-old son is a science genius—a lie that later gets out of control.
Vir Das: For India
The multi-talented comedian Vir Das has been one of the oldest and sought-after names in the Indian comedy circuit. ‘Vir Das for India’ is a remarkably heartening Indian show about all things Desi – including our love for Parle-G biscuits, Old Monk rum and over-the-top weddings. With sharp one-liners, Vir Das boxes the perfect balance of telling the narrative of us Indians in the most humorous way possible.
Delhi Crime is inspired by and follows the notorious December 2012 investigation by the Delhi Police into a devastating rape of a young woman that reverberated across India and the world. Throughout seven hour-long episodes, Delhi Crime captures the complexities of the scrutiny, the emotional toll on the investigating team, and their determination to bring the perpetrators to justice in a fraught environment.
Mumbai-based marriage consultant, Sima Taparia requires no introduction after the release of Netflix’s Original Indian Matchmaking. A reality show based on Indian couples helps several millennials to find `The One`. Watch as young singles from Houston to Mumbai cross the world of an arranged marriage with all its drama!
Lust Stories is an anthology of short stories formulated by some of India’s most renowned filmmakers. The collection features stories by directors like Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Karan Johar with the central theme, of course, Lust. It stars actors like Radhika Apte, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Neha Dhupia, and Sanjay Kapoor are some of the many noteworthy names that are part of the series.
Sacred Games: Season 1
Season 1 of Sacred Games by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane had generated a lot of buzz amongst the audience and critics alike. It revolves around a Bombay-based gangster and an honest cop. The show draws a lot of credit for its raw portrayal of the city`s dark underbelly and keeps you hooked for the best part of it.
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