Netflix unveils Indian coming-of-age drama Selection Day | Programming | News | Rapid TV News
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US streaming giant Netflix has announced its latest Indian Original, Selection Day, which is slated for global launch on 28 December.
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Produced by Seven Stories and Anil Kapoor Film & Communication Network (AKFC), Selection Day centres on two brothers who are raised by their overbearing father to be star cricket players in India. The drama is based on Aravind Adiga’s novel of the same name.

“We are excited to share this joyous and emotional coming of age story with India and the world. Selection Day is an amazing opportunity to expand our array of programming after the exciting debuts of Sacred Games  and Ghoul,” said Simran Sethi, Netflix director, International Originals.

Producer Anil Kapoor said: “With Selection Day, Netflix is once again bringing Indian talent onto the world stage. India is a land rich with stories and we can now share these across the globe. I can’t think of a better way of bringing people together.”

The story about ambition, love, and acceptance stars Mahesh Manjrekar (Slumdog Millionaire, Kaante), Ratna Pathak Shah (Love Per Square Foot, Lipstick Under My Burkha), and Rajesh Tailang (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Mukkabaaz). It also introduces newcomers Yash Dholye and Mohammad Samad as brothers Radha and Manju Kumar.

Anand Tucker, producer, added: “When I read Aravind Adiga’s beautiful and brilliant book, I felt that this was a story that deserved a global stage. I hope audiences from Minnesota to Mombasa to Mumbai will all love this show. The fantastic creative partnership we have with Netflix has enabled us to bring this universal story of family, cricket and coming of age to thrilling life”.