NTR Jr.’s ‘Devara,’ Prabhas’ ‘Salaar,’ Allu Arjun’s ‘Pushpa 2’ Lead Netflix’s 2024 Telugu Slate

Netflix has revealed a lineup of 12 titles as part of its licensed Telugu-language film slate for 2024.

The films include: NTR Arts’ “Devara,” starring “RRR” star NTR Jr; Hombale Films’ “Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire,” starring Prabhas, which was released theatrically during Christmas 2023 and is one of the biggest hits of the season; and Mythri Movie Makers’ “Pushpa 2: The Rule,” starring Allu Arjun, the sequel to 2021 hit “Pushpa: The Rise — Part 1.”

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The lineup also includes Studio Green’s “Buddy,” starring Allu Sirish; Sithara Entertainments’ “Gangs of Godavari,” starring Vishwak Sen, Neha Shetty, Anjali and Nassar; and Vyra Entertainment’s 2023 release “Hi Nanna,” headlined by Nani and Mrunal Thakur.

UV Creations’ as-yet-untitled production 12, starring Karthikeya; Sprint Screens’ untitled film starring Nandamuri Balakrishna; Ga2 Pictures’ production No 9 featuring Narne Nithin; Mango Mass’ untitled film with Siddhu; Sithara Entertainments’ “Tillu Square,” a sequel to 2022 hit “DJ Tillu,” also starring Siddhu; and Sprint Screens’ untitled film starring Vijay Devarakonda, complete the lineup.

Telugu-language films “Bhola Shankar,” “Dasara,” “Bro,” “Miss Shetty,” “Mr. Polishetty,” “MAD” and “Khushi” proved to be popular on Netflix in 2023.

The unreleased films will bow on Netflix after their theatrical releases. All the films will also be available in versions dubbed in the other three southern Indian languages — Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada — and in most cases in northern Indian language Hindi as well.

Monika Shergill, VP content, Netflix India, said: “The 50% year-on-year growth in Netflix’s South content viewing reflects the strong appeal of our Telugu movie offering. This year’s lineup, packed with the best of Telugu blockbuster cinema and industry’s biggest stars, is set to captivate audiences worldwide. We’re thrilled to bring the finest of Telugu cinema to viewers in India and across the globe.”

The lineup was unveiled on the occasion of the Sankranti festival, which is a public holiday across many parts of India and is one of the major events in the Telugu-speaking audience’s festival calendar.

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