New Indian Movies & Series on Netflix: March 2024


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After a couple of slow months to start 2024, Netflix roared back with plenty of new Indian content in March. In addition to some Hindi theatrical blockbusters, fans got four new Indian Originals this month, including a courtroom comedy, an Oscar-nominated documentary, a murder mystery, and a variety show. Here are all of the new Indian movies and series added to Netflix in March 2024.

If you missed our roundup for last month – you missed five new movies and one new series. We also published our HUGE Indian slate preview for the next year, too.

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New Indian Movies on Netflix: March 2024

12th Fail (2023)

Language: Hindi
Runtime: 147 Minutes
Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Cast: Vikrant Massey, Medha Shankar, Joshi Anantvijay
Genre: Biographical, Social Issue Drama | Added to Netflix: March 1

Though not a strict biopic, 12th Fail is based on the life of Manoj Kumar Sharma, who grew up in rural poverty but became a high-ranking Indian civil servant. The film shows how labyrinthine and competitive the process for passing the federal civil service exam is, and how that complexity weeds out applicants without money and connections. 12th Fail is about as fast-paced as you’d expect a film with lots of scenes of studying and taking tests to be (not very), but it was a surprise box office hit in 2023.


Anweshippin Kandethum (2024)

Languages: Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, & Telugu
Runtime: 142 Minutes
Director: Darwin Kuriakose
Cast: Tovino Thomas, Siddique, Indrans
Genre: Drama, Thriller | Added to Netflix: March 7

A police officer returns to work after being wrongfully suspended based on the results of a politically charged investigation. His new assignment is equally sensitive, but it gives him the chance to clear his name and deliver justice for a missing woman. Additional dialogue options are available in the film’s audio menu.


Merry Christmas (2024)

Languages: Hindi, Tamil, & Telugu
Runtime: 144 Minutes
Director: Sriram Raghavan
Cast: Katrina Kaif, Vijay Sethupathi, Tinnu Anand
Genre: Mystery, Based on a Book | Added to Netflix: March 7

Lending a helping hand to a struggling young mother on Christmas Eve puts a man in a dangerous position in the mystery Merry Christmas. Talented director Sriram Raghavan’s adaptation of the French novel Bird in a Cage by Frédéric Dard is undeniably stylish, but it could have used more substance. Merry Christmas was filmed simultaneously in Hindi and Tamil, and there are minor differences in the supporting cast of each film. Both language versions have their own individual catalogue entries, as does a dubbed Telugu version.


To Kill a Tiger (2022) N

Languages: Hindi, English, French, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Latin America), Tamil, & Telugu
Runtime: 125 Minutes
Director: Nisha Pahuja
Genre: Documentary | Added to Netflix: March 10

Celebrated Canadian documentary filmmaker Nisha Pahuja earned an Academy Award nomination for To Kill a Tiger, which debuted on Netflix the same day as the Oscar ceremony (where it lost to 20 Days in Mariupol). Pahuja’s documentary follows a father in small village in Jharkhand, India who seeks justice after his teenage daughter is raped. Additional dialogue options — including a Hindi audio description track — can be found in the film’s audio menu.


Thundu (2024)

Languages: Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, & Telugu
Runtime: 125 Minutes
Director: Riyas Shereef
Cast: Noushad Ali, Anand Bbal, Shine Tom Chacko
Genre: Comedy | Added to Netflix: March 14

An upright cop scolds his teenage son for cheating on a quiz. But when test-phobic Dad’s promotion hinges on his passing a written exam, will he be able to hold himself to his own high moral standards and resist the urge to cheat? Additional dialogue options can be found in the film’s audio menu.


Murder Mubarak (2024) N

Languages: Hindi, English, Indonesian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamil, & Telugu
Runtime: 141 Minutes
Director: Homi Adajania
Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Sara Ali Khan, Vijay Varma
Genre: Mystery, Comedy | Added to Netflix: March 15

When the handsome personal trainer at a posh country club in Delhi is murdered, it puts the wealthy club members under scrutiny from an unconventional investigator, played by Pankaj Tripathi. The well-heeled, eccentric characters will remind many viewers of Knives Out, but Murder Mubarak is actually based on the novel Club You to Death by Anuja Chauhan. The mystery is decent, but the humor falls a bit flat. Additional dialogue options — including Hindi and Spanish audio description tracks — are available in the film’s audio menu.


Fighter (2024)

Languages: Hindi, English, Portuguese (Brazil), & Spanish (Latin America)
Runtime: 164 Minutes
Director: Siddharth Anand
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor
Genre: Action, Military | Added to Netflix: March 20

It’s reductive but apt to describe Fighter as Bollywood’s answer to Top Gun. Even Netflix’s official description of the film sounds familiar: “A reckless yet brilliant squadron leader and his team of elite fighter pilots face mortal dangers and inner demons as they unite for a deadly mission.” Exciting action sequences and a sexy cast made Fighter the first Hindi box office hit of 2024. Additional dialogue options can be found in the film’s audio menu.


Por (2024)

Language: Tamil
Runtime: 145 Minutes
Director: Bejoy Nambiar
Cast: Arjun Das, Kalidas Jayaram, T.J. Bhanu
Genre: Drama | Added to Netflix: March 29

Filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar — who previously directed The Fame Game and a segment of Navarasa for Netflix — is back with a raucous Tamil drama. Two former friends meet again as rivals in an explosive encounter at their university’s cultural festival.


The Ghazi Attack (2017)

Language: Hindi
Runtime: 122 Minutes
Director: Sankalp Reddy
Cast: Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni
Genre: Action, Military | Added to Netflix: March 31

The Ghazi Attack was shot simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu, but only the Hindi version is available on Netflix. The story is based on the mysterious sinking of the Pakistani submarine Ghazi in the run-up to Pakistan’s war with India in 1971. Director Sankalp Reddy’s version follows the crew of a rival Indian sub that encounters the Ghazi, creating tension between the crew, their maverick captain, and the intelligence officer tasked with preventing all-out war.


New Indian Series on Netflix: March 2024

Maamla Legal Hai (2024) N

Languages: Hindi, English, Tamil, & Telugu
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 8
Cast: Ravi Kishan, Naila Grewal, Nidhi Bisht
Genre: Courtroom Comedy | Added to Netflix: March 1

Set in the fictional Patparganj District Court, a team of eccentric lawyers takes on bizarre cases in the courtroom comedy Maamla Legal Hai. Ravi Kishan (Khakee: The Bihar Chapter, Hasmukh) leads the way as Advocate VD Tyagi, president of the local bar association who aspires be India’s Attorney General. Additional dialogue options — including a Hindi audio description track — are available in the show’s audio menu.


The Great Indian Kapil Show (2024) N

Language: Hindi
Seasons: 1
Episodes: new episodes every Saturday
Cast: Kapil Sharma, Sunil Grover, Archana Puran Singh
Genre: Comedy, Talk Show, Variety | Added to Netflix: March 30

Popular comedian and TV host Kapil Sharma brings his talents to Netflix. His new show is a variation on formats of his previous shows, featuring a mix of sketch comedy and celebrity interviews in front of a live studio audience. The cast of supporting characters is made of comedians who’ve appeared on his earlier shows, and the trailer teases appearances by celebrity guests like Ranbir Kapoor and Amar Singh Chamkila‘s Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra. New hour-long episodes air weekly on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. India Standard Time (IST).


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

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