Netflix India Is Going to Have a Big March: Best Originals and Films to Look Forward to
March is going to be a big month for Netflix subscribers in India, thanks to a slate boasting some promising originals — from India and beyond, with the latter boasting several big stars — and a breadth of licensed content that has a strong critical or popular backing. The first season of Delhi Crime, the police procedural thriller from Indo-Canadian writer-director Richie Mehta, which premiered at Sundance, arrives March 22. (If you want more series content, Amazon has Made in Heaven from the makers of Gully Boy, out March 8.) And there’s the Madhuri Dixit-produced Marathi film 15 August, about the residents of a Mumbai chawl preparing for a flag-hoisting ceremony, out a week later on March 29.
Plus, the Mumbai Indians are being profiled in a docu-series that follows them through the course of the 2018 IPL season. Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians premieres March 1. That’s not the only Netflix original sports documentary in March. Formula One fans can look forward to a docu-series chronicling the 2018 F1 season in Formula 1: Drive to Survive, out March 8. And football fans will be treated to an in-depth look at World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann, who plays for France and the Spanish club Atlético Madrid, later in the month on March 21.Read more ↓
If you’re interested in the aforementioned big names, Netflix has an action thriller film — Triple Frontier, out March 13 — that stars Ben Affleck, Pedro Pascal, Oscar Isaac, and Charlie Hunnam. Meanwhile, Idris Elba will show up as a struggling DJ turned “manny” (a portmanteau of man and nanny) in an eight-episode comedy series called Turn Up Charlie, releasing March 15. That same day, David Fincher and Deadpool director Tim Miller’s wacky animated sci-fi anthology series Love, Death & Robots arrives on Netflix India. Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey show up in neo-noir drama Serenity, a week earlier on March 8. Doctor Strange star Chiwetel Ejiofor is turning director with Malawi-set drama The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, out March 1.
And lastly, there are a couple of big names on the stand-up specials front, as well, thanks to Jimmy Carr (March 12) and Amy Schumer (March 19). Moreover, two beloved originals — the makeover reality series Queer Eye and the sci-fi mystery series The OA — return for new seasons in March. Queer Eye season 3 drops March 15, followed by The OA season 2 on March 22.
We are not done yet, those are just the promising Netflix originals in March. The strong licensed slate features box office behemoths, terrific action flicks, milestone movies, glass ceiling-shattering entries, enjoyable animated fare, and award-winning or critically-acclaimed films. Made by or starring the likes of Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, Jordan Peele, Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt, Liam Neeson, Jeff Goldblum, Matt Damon, Michael J. Fox, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Russell Crowe, and Gal Gadot.
With that, here are our 15 picks for March 2019 that you should watch out for, and the full list of movies and TV shows coming to Netflix India after that.
The Bourne trilogy (2002–07) / March 1, 2019
Yes, it’s technically not a trilogy, we know. But the first three chapters — Identity, Supremacy, and Ultimatum — starring Matt Damon in the lead as the titular CIA assassin suffering from amnesia were so good that they changed the longest-running spy franchise of all-time: James Bond.