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New-age directors who are changing the game of storytelling in Hindi cinema

These new-age directors on Netflix, goes a long way to show that the nation is full of untapped talent and 2020 was the year of bringing them to screen.

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Clockwise: Sharan Sharma, Honey Trehan, Anvita Dutt, Neeraj Udhwani, Sonam Nair

Content on streaming platforms in 2020 has been the only saviour people had this year. With nowhere to go and just content to binge on there were some shows that didn’t seem like they were made by newbies. Whether it was the fictional representation of Neenaji and Masaba’s life or bringing Nawaz and Radhika together on-screen , the creators on Netflix ensured one for sure – entertainment.

These new-age directors on Netflix, goes a long way to show that the nation is full of untapped talent and 2020 was the year of bringing them to screen. Some of the directors surprised you with their craft to a level that made you wonder whether this was their very first!

Anvita Dutt (Bulbbul):

A perfect mix of emotions, jump scares and a social message, the debutante director of Netflix’s Bulbbul gave us a masterpiece that will stay with us for the years to come. The film was loved and appreciated by the audience, making us wait for her next piece, eagerly!

Also read: Bulbbul review: A visual spectacle let down by thin writing

Honey Trehan:

Bringing back the two OGs of Netflix together on screen with a Hitchcock style murder thriller – we knew we our eyeballs were going to be stuck to our screens. Raat Akeli Hai took you on an entire journey in itself, in a world created by Honey that made you feel like you were investigating a murder with Nawaz and Radhika!

Also read: Raat Akeli Hai review: Simply brilliant!

Sharan Sharma:

The story that stole the hearts of people across the globe, and inspired a million more to go chase their dreams, Sharan Sharma’s Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl was the perfect watch. Filled with emotions, comedy and drama – the film made you feel warm from within.

Sonam Nair:

The creator of the Netflix series that the entire country binged on – Masaba Masaba left everyone in awe when the audience found out this was her directorial debut. The fictional series on Masaba and Neenaji’s life was an all-round entertainer and gave us the dose of gossip we needed this lockdown!

Also read: Masaba Masaba review: Funny and breezy mother-daughter story

Neeraj Udhwani:

Neeraj Udhwani’s directorial debut with Maska, early on this year made everyone fall in love with Prit Kamani and Shirley Sethia. The beautifully crafted love story showed the best parts of Mumbai while having you root for your favorite.

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