Netflix unveils another original series from India
MUMBAI: Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, has announced another original series from India titled ‘Selection Day’ which will launch globally on 28 December.
Selection Day is produced by Seven Stories and Anil Kapoor Film & Communication Network.
Based on Aravind Adiga’s novel of the same name, ‘Selection Day’ is a coming-of-age drama about two brothers who are raised by their strict, obsessive father to be star cricket players in India. It’s a moving story about ambition, love, acceptance and finding your own path.
The cast includes Mahesh Manjrekar (Slumdog Millionaire, Kaante), Ratna Pathak Shah (Love Per Square Foot, Lipstick Under My Burkha), Rajesh Tailang (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Mukkabaaz) and introduces newcomers Yash Dholye and Mohammad Samad as brothers Radha and Manju Kumar.
Netflix Director, International Originals Simran Sethi said, “We are excited to share this joyous and emotional coming of age story with India and the world. ‘Selection Day’ is an amazing opportunity to expand our array of programming after the exciting debuts of Sacred Games and Ghoul”.
Anil Kapoor, Producer said “With Selection Day, Netflix is once again bringing Indian talent onto the world stage. India is a land rich with stories and we can now share these across the globe. I can’t think of a better way of bringing people together.”
Anand Tucker, Producer, said, “When I read Aravind Adiga’s beautiful and brilliant book, I felt that this was a story that deserved a global stage. I hope audiences from Minnesota to Mombasa to Mumbai will all love this show. The fantastic creative partnership we have with Netflix has enabled us to bring this universal story of family, cricket and coming of age to thrilling life.”
Fourteen-year-old Manju is destined for cricket greatness. There’s only one problem, he hates cricket. Controlled from a young age by his overbearing and cricket-obsessed father, Manju’s main role in life is to support his older brother and fellow cricket star, Radha.
When the family moves to Mumbai and the brothers start at a new school, Manju discovers his interests outside of cricket and starts slipping away from Radha and his father’s grasp. More importantly, Manju becomes friends with Radha’s greatest cricket rival, a boy who is the very definition of freedom and confidence – concepts Manju has never experienced himself.