Netflix's first post-production facility to open in Mumbai in 2022
Netflix is making great strides in India, one of its biggest consumers, with a lot of new exciting home-grown content coming our way. What's more, the streamer is also opening its first live-action post-production facility in the country's financial capital, Mumbai. Unveiling the project, the largest subscription-based streaming service said that the facility will be their "first fully owned, live-action, full-service post-production facility globally."
'Seamless partnership': It will house 40 offline editing rooms
According to an official blog published recently, Netflix announced the facility will be fully functional by next year this time, i.e., June 2022. It is going to house 40 offline editing rooms, aimed to provide a "collaborative and inspiring environment for showrunners, directors, editors and sound designers to create their best work." Netflix wants to establish a "seamless partnership with India's post-production community."
'We want to continue to contribute to Indian creative community'
"We want to continue to contribute to the Indian creative community," read the blog further. Speaking to Variety, Vijay Venkataramanan, director of post-production at Netflix India, conveyed a similar statement and sentiment. He said, "This wonderful creative space in Mumbai reinforces our commitment to India's entertainment industry as we continue to empower creators with the best resources to tell great stories."
41 new titles were announced in March by the streamer
The streaming service has invested Rs. 3,000 crore in local programming over 2019 and 2020, pointing toward a steady growth in the country. While the figures and estimations for 2021 or the upcoming years are not out yet, Netflix did unveil its 41-title line-up in March. Many exciting projects were announced, including the Manoj Bajpayee-starrer anthology series Ray, which drops on June 25.
COVID-19 a boon? Netflix gets Dhanush's 'Jagame Thandhiram,' Rajamouli's 'RRR'
Netflix also has COVID-19 pandemic to thank because many big-budget films have taken their refuge. Dhanush's Jagame Thandhiram is one such project that's hitting the streamer on June 18. The high-octane Telugu action drama also stars James Cosmo, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Guru Somasundaram, Joju George, and Kalaiyarasan in pivotal roles. Notably, Netflix has also bagged the digital rights for SS Rajamouli's Roudram Ranam Rudhiram (RRR).