India’s D2R Films signs production deal with Netflix

India-based film production duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK have forged a multi-year creative partnership with Netflix. Under their D2R Films banner, Nidimoru and DK will develop and produce their upcoming projects for Netflix.

“With an impressive slate of cult films, blockbusters and premium shows, Raj & DK is undoubtedly one of India’s finest and most successful creators,” the streamer said in a statement. The two have delivered mash-ups of the genre with a quirky style, creating stories that have won both critical acclaim and commercial success. His previous productions for Netflix include the 2021 Telugu-language film “Cinema Bandi”, which was directed by Priveen Kandregula and is currently streaming on Netflix and “A Viral Wedding”, which is streaming on Eros Now. Is.

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The pair’s production company D2R Films is focused on creating original, compelling stories in a film or series that is “out-of-the-box yet has mainstream appeal.” He produces and directs some projects and aims to collaborate with other filmmakers.

He will be the showrunner and director of Netflix’s upcoming comedy crime thriller series “Guns and Roses”, a tale of love and innocence in the world of crime. It has been described as “a nostalgic tale of all sorts of firsts, from first love to first murder”.

“Raj & DK are one of the most original creative voices in the country. With their unique and simple storytelling style, they are also a powerhouse studio. We are excited to continue our relationship with them for a multi-year creative partnership,” said Monica Shergill, VP-Content, Netflix India.

The Indian streaming market relies heavily on access to local content. According to research firm Media Partners Asia, Netflix is ​​one of the five major platforms — YouTube, Meta, Disney+ Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video — that dominate the streaming market in terms of revenue, with a combined 82% share in 2022. Netflix cut its subscription price in India last year to attract more members.

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