New Indian Movies & Series on Netflix: January 2024


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Two of India’s biggest box office hits of 2023 — Salaar and Animal — are now streaming on Netflix, as is the intriguing new Hindi Original dark comedy crime series Killer Soup. Here are all of the new Indian movies and series added to Netflix in January 2024.

If you missed any of last month’s new Indian releases, check out our December 2023 roundup, and if you want to see what’s next – see our 2024 and beyond preview of Netflix’s upcoming Indian lineup.

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New Indian Movies on Netflix: January 2024

Hi Nanna (2023)

Languages: Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, & Tamil
Runtime: 156 Minutes
Director: Shouryuv
Cast: Nani, Mrunal Thakur, Kiara Khanna
Genre: Romantic Drama | Added to Netflix: January 3

6-year-old Mahi lives with her doting dad Viraj, who refuses to tell the little girl about her mother. Mahi runs away and meets a helpful woman named Yashna who convinces Viraj to tell his daughter about her mom. To say that the truth is complicated is a massive understatement. Each language version of Hi Nanna has its own separate catalogue entry. The Hindi-dubbed version is listed under the title Hi Papa.


Conjuring Kannappan (2023)

Languages: Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, & Telugu
Runtime: 139 Minutes
Director: Selvin Raj Xavier
Cast: Sathish, Regina Cassandra, Nassar
Genre: Horror Comedy | Added to Netflix: January 4

A down-on-his-luck guy fishes an old dreamcatcher out of a well. He plucks a feather from it, trapping himself in a dream world with angry spirits. Before he can warn them, the man’s family, his therapist, and a goon named Devil Armstrong touch the dreamcatcher, trapping them in the dream world, too. Each language version of Conjuring Kannappan has a separate catalog entry.


Salaar (2023)

Languages: Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, & Tamil
Runtime: 175 Minutes
Director: Prashanth Neel
Cast: Prabhas, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruthi Haasan
Genre: Action, Epic | Added to Netflix: January 19

Salaar‘s Netflix debut comes less than a month after its theatrical release. The film’s full title is Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire, the first half of a planned two-part story whose second half is scheduled for release in 2025. Set in the fictional dystopian Indian city-state of Khansaar, political machinations turn two former friends into rivals, as power players vie for control of the kingdom. Each language version of Salaar has a separate catalog entry. An English-dubbed version is coming soon.


Starfish (2023)

Language: Hindi
Runtime: 118 Minutes
Director: Akhilesh Jaiswal
Cast: Milind Soman, Khushalii Kumar, Ehan Bhat
Genre: Romantic Drama | Added to Netflix: January 19

Starfish is based on the 2021 novel Starfish Pickle: A Goan Adventure by Bina Nayak. The film follows Tara, a woman hiding from a tragic past who finds solace in the sea working as a commercial diver. A combination of unexpected romance, trance parties, and the advice of a mysterious guru force Tara to finally confront the painful truth she’s been running from.


Animal (2023)

Languages: Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, & Telugu
Runtime: 204 Minutes
Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol
Genre: Action, Thriller | Added to Netflix: January 25

In the latest film from the director of Kabir Singh (also on Netflix), the wayward son of an industrialist returns home to murder the people who tried to assassinate his father. Animal stirred controversy because of its gory violence and misogyny, but it was one of India’s biggest box office hits of 2023. Additional dialogue options are available in the film’s audio menu.


New Indian Series on Netflix: January 2024

Killer Soup (2024) N

Languages: Hindi, English, Malayalam, Tamil, & Telugu
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 8
Cast: Konkona Sen Sharma, Manoj Bajpayee, Nassar
Genre: Crime, Thriller | Added to Netflix: January 11

Talented director Abhishek Chaubey helms his first series for Netflix, roping in top-tier actors to bring this quirky, darkly-comic thriller to life. Konkona Sen Sharma plays Swathi, a mediocre home chef who wants to own a restaurant. Things get violently out of hand when she conspires to replace her husband Prabhakar (Manoj Bajpayee) with his lookalike: her lover, Umesh (also Bajpayee). Read our full Killer Soup preview for more details. Additional dialogue options — including a Hindi audio description track — are available in the show’s audio menu.


Mighty Bheem’s Playtime (2024) N

Language: no dialogue
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 10
Creator: Rajiv Chilaka
Genre: Kids, Animation | Added to Netflix: January 29

The latest entry in Netflix’s Mighty Little Bheem franchise features ten new 15-minute-long episodes about the world’s strongest toddler as he attends school for the first time. Most of the episodes consist of two short stories — such as Episode 7: “Genie in School/Not a Nap Day” — making it perfect for little ones with short attention spans. As with previous entries in the series, there is no spoken dialogue in Mighty Bheem’s Playtime. Hindi and English audio description tracks can be found in the show’s audio menu.


Which of these newly added Indian movies and series will you be watching? Let us know in the comments below!

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