The first theatrical releases of 2023 made their way onto Netflix this month. More importantly, February marked the debut of two important Original series: the teen social issue drama Class and the movie industry docu-series The Romantics. Here are all of the new Indian movies and series added to Netflix in February 2023.
For a look ahead as to what’s still to come out of Netflix India in 2023, check out our full preview. Also, missed any of the January 2023 releases? You can find the complete list of new movies and series here.
N = Netflix Original
New Indian Movies on Netflix: February 2023
Runtime: 109 Minutes
Directors: Jaspal Singh Sandhu & Rajeev Barnwal
Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Neena Gupta, Manav Vij
Genre: Thriller, Drama | Added to Netflix: February 2
Elderly tutor Shambhunath and his wife struggle to pay off the enormous debt they took on to send their son to college in the United States. When their now-wealthy son refuses to help, the loan shark they’re indebted to increases the pressure on the couple. Finally, the loan shark targets one of the girls Shambhunath tutors, causing the old man to snap.
Languages: Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, & Telugu
Runtime: 142 Minutes
Director: H. Vinoth
Cast: Ajith Kumar, Manju Warrier, Samuthirakani
Genre: Action, Thriller | Added to Netflix: February 7
A heist goes awry when a gangster and his crew arrive to find someone else holding up the bank they planned to rob. Each language version of the Tamil film Thunivu has its own separate catalog entry. The Telugu version is called Tegimpu.
Runtime: 134 Minutes
Director: Rohit Shetty
Cast: Ranveer Singh, Varun Sharma, Pooja Hegde
Genre: Comedy | Added to Netflix: February 16
You’d never know it, but the goofy comedy flick Cirkus — starring Ranveer Singh as a pair of identical twins both named Roy who are separated at birth but reunited in adulthood — is actually Shakespearean in origin. Cirkus is a remake of the 1982 film Angoor, which is based on Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors.
Chhota Bheem and the Legend of El Magnifico (2022)
Runtime: 62 Minutes
Genre: Kids, Animation | Added to Netflix: February 22
Kid superhero Bheem celebrates his birthday with his friends in Mexico. When supernatural trouble arises, Bheem and his buds must transform into luchadores to save the day.
Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam (2023)
Languages: Malayalam & Tamil
Runtime: 107 Minutes
Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery
Cast: Mammooty, Ramya Suvi, Ramya Pandian
Genre: Drama | Added to Netflix: February 23
A grouchy guy named James wakes up on a bus in a small town believing he’s Sundaram, a man who went missing from the village years ago. An important facet to the story is how Malayalam-speaking James is able to suddenly speak fluent Tamil when he thinks he’s Sundaram. While Hindi and Telugu dubbed versions are available in the film’s audio menu, they dub all of the dialogue into a single language, altering a critical mechanism by which the story unfolds.
Waltair Veerayya (2023)
Runtime: 157 Minutes
Director: K. S. Ravindra
Cast: Chiranjeevi, Ravi Teja, Prakash Raj
Genre: Action Comedy | Added to Netflix: February 27
Dangerous drug smuggler Caesar kills several members of India’s spy agency RAW and flees to Malaysia, so the agency turns to the only man who can bring Caesar back to face justice — notorious fisherman Waltair Veerayya.
New Indian Series on Netflix: February 2023
Class (2023) N
Cast: Gurfateh Pirzada, Piyush Khati, Anjali Sivaraman
Genre: Social Issue Drama | Added to Netflix: February 3
Class is the official remake of the Netflix Original Spanish series Elite. In the Hindi version, three friends from a working-class neighborhood receive scholarships to a prestigious private high school. Their uneasy integration into the world of Delhi’s upper crust exposes secrets and tensions that eventually culminate in murder.
The Romantics (2023) N
Language: English, Hindi, Tamil, & Telugu
Cast: Aditya Chopra, Ranveer Singh
Genre: Documentary | Added to Netflix: February 14
Yash Raj Films has produced some of Hindi cinema’s biggest hits and helped define “Bollywood” style globally. This series from Indian Matchmaking director Smriti Mundhra features footage from the studio’s impressive movie catalog and interviews with the stars who made them, including a rare on-camera interview with studio head Aditya Chopra. Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu dialogue options are available in the show’s audio menu.
Chhota Bheem (2023)
Cast: Vatsal Dubey, Julie Tejwani, Rupa Bhimani
Genre: Kids, Animation | Added to Netflix: February 21
Season 16 of the animated superhero series Chhota Bheem is now streaming on Netflix.
Which of the newly added Indian movies and series will you be watching? Let us know in the comments below!