The May flowers are in bloom, but things look grisly on Netflix, with new Indian movies and shows about serial killers, psychopaths, and a zombie army for your springtime viewing pleasure. Here are all of the new Indian movies and TV series added to Netflix in May 2020.
Those marked with an N are Netflix Originals
New Indian Movies on Netflix: May 2020
Runtime: 132 Minutes
Director: Saravana Rajan
Cast: Vaibhav Reddy, Sana Althaf, Sampath Raj
Genre: Political Satire | Added to Netflix: April 29
Murder! Dancing! Sex! Vaibhav Reddy running with a crowbar! This satire of political events in Tamil Nadu released straight to Netflix after its planned theatrical release was postponed, so as not to influence the outcome of local elections.
Mrs. Serial Killer (2020) N
Runtime: 107 Minutes
Director: Shirish Kunder
Cast: Jacqueline Fernandez, Manoj Bajpayee, Mohit Raina
Genre: Crime Thriller | Added to Netflix: May 1
When a woman’s husband is wrongly jailed for a string of murders, she sets out to free him and make sure the real killer is brought to justice — even if it means resorting to murder herself. The dark title role is a departure for Jacqueline Fernandez, who’s found most of her success in action films and comedies to this point in her career. Casting renowned actor Manoj Bajpayee as her husband makes for an intriguing pairing.
Runtime: 143 Minutes
Cast: Udhayanidhi Stalin, Aditi Rao Hydari, Nithya Menon
Genre: Thriller | Added to Netflix: May 1
When the woman Gautham loves is kidnapped by a serial killer, he aims to do what the police have been unable to: find the psycho and rescue his beloved Dagini. Gautham’s blindness makes him vulnerable, but it also leads him to important clues that the cops ignored. Will he be able to find Dagini before the psycho kills again?
Har Kisse Ke Hisse: Kaamyaab (2020)
Runtime: 104 Minutes
Director: Hardik Mehta
Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Deepak Dobriyal, Sarika Singh
Genre: Drama | Added to Netflix: May 2
Har Kisse Ke Hisse: Kaamyaab‘s star, Sanjay Mishra, has almost 200 credits to his name, many of them playing hilarious comic sidekicks. This time Mishra takes the spotlight, playing a supporting actor who comes out of retirement (while wearing an amazing wig) in order to film his 500th movie. Kaamyaab is writer-director Hardik Mehta’s first feature-length film.
One Day: Justice Delivered (2019)
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Director: Ashok Nanda
Cast: Anupam Kher, Esha Gupta, Kumud Mishra
Genre: Crime Thriller | Added to Netflix: May 3
One Day: Justice Delivered is a Hindi thriller that critiques the Indian criminal justice system’s ability to actually deliver justice. A police officer and a ruthless Crime Branch inspector investigate the disappearances of several high-profile individuals, all of whom have connections to a retired judge.
Runtime: 151 Minutes
Director: Mohit Suri
Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Anil Kapoor, Disha Patani
Genre: Romantic Thriller | Added to Netflix: May 14
What begins as a hookup between two beautiful people in the party paradise of Goa turns into a gruesome string of murders in Malang, the latest sexy thriller from director Mohit Suri. He relies on Anil Kapoor and Kunal Khemu as a pair of messed up cops and Aditya Roy Kapur as a vengeful beefcake to make good on the tagline’s promise to “Unleash the Madness.”
What Are the Odds? (2019)
Runtime: 92 Minutes
Director: Megha Ramaswamy
Cast: Abhay Deol, Yashaswini Dayama, Karanvir Malhotra
Genre: Comedy-Drama | Added to Netflix: May 20
Actor Abhay Deol produces and features in What Are the Odds?, which first showed at the 2019 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. The goofy coming-of-age story follows a pair of high school students who strike up an unlikely friendship while cutting school.
Kenny Sebastian: The Most Interesting Person in the Room (2020) N
Runtime: 67 Minutes
Director: Angshuman Ghosh
Cast: Kenny Sebastian
Genre: Stand-up Comedy | Added to Netflix: May 29
Bangalore’s own Kenny Sebastian makes his Netflix debut with his Original stand-up comedy special The Most Interesting Person in the Room, complete with musical instruments. The props help him illustrate his thoughts on the fading notes of a harmonium as a metaphor for life and challenge his former school teacher’s belief that guitars are directly responsible for all teenage pregnancies.
New Indian TV Series on Netflix: May 2020
Betaal (2020) N
Cast: Viineet Kumar, Aahana Kumra, Suchitra Pillai
Added to Netflix: May 24
A military unit is sent to a remote village to suppress local resistance to the construction of a highway. But angry villagers are nothing compared to an army of undead British soldiers awakened when the builders trigger an ancient curse. Betaal is the second Netflix Original Hindi horror series from director Patrick Graham and Blumhouse Productions, after Ghoul in 2018.
Which of the newly added Indian movies and TV series will you be watching? Let us know in the comments below!