Netflix makes big jump in Tamil content in 2023, acquires streaming rights to 18 new films
Netflix has announced that it will expand its range of Tamil films in 2023, with the global streaming giant acquiring the rights to distribute 18 Tamil-language films. According to a Netflix statement, all 18 films will be released throughout the year after they finish their theatrical releases. With this, Netflix will focus on catering to fans of regional language films, an announcement that will give the successful Tamil film industry a big boost. Popular upcoming releases including Dhanush starrer Vaathi and Vignesh Shivan helmed working title AK 62 make up the list.
“Our audience has a huge appetite for authentic local and global events in India and we want to give them more of what they love. Films like Beast, Doctor and Gatta Kushti have been hugely loved and created conversation among our audiences around the world and we are confident that the new batch of Tamil films will have the same impact,” said Monica Shergill, VP Content, Netflix. Some of the films in the list, including Gatta Kushti, have also been released. performed well in theaters.
Netflix hopes to capitalize on the global interest in these films to allow viewers around the world to see films that may not be shown theatrically outside of major regional markets. “Slate showcases a diverse range of films across multiple genres and showcases the wealth of creative talent in South India, and with our behind-the-scenes work around our voice actors and subtitling, we are excited to make these films available to a wider audience. India and all corners of the world,” continued Shergill.
As mentioned above, many of these movies will be available in multiple languages thanks to Netflix’s dubbing and subtitling efforts. This mostly includes Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada, although some titles may be distributed in Hindi.
The film slate has various releases from various production companies throughout the year, including six releases from Lyca Productions including ChandraMukhi 2, Naai Sekar Returns, pre-titled AK 62 and three untitled projects that are still in production. Others on Netflix’s list of upcoming releases include Aaryan, Gatta Kushti, Iraivan, Irugapatru, Japan, Jigar Tanda Double X, Maamannan, Revolver Rita, Thalaikuthal, Thangalaan, Varalaru Mukkyam and Dhanush starrer Vaathi, which is simultaneously shot in Tamilulu.
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