In May, Netflix gave subscribers plenty of opportunities to catch up on Hindi movie releases they might have missed, plus an original “jackfruit mystery” to sink their teeth into. Here are all the new Indian movies and series added to Netflix in May 2023.
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New Indian Movies on Netflix: May 2023
Your Jhoothi Main Mecca (2023)
Execution time: 159 minutes
Director: love ranjan
Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia
Gender: Romantic Comedy | Added to Netflix: May 2
If you’re looking for a fun rom-com that’s shot in beautiful locations and stars some good-looking people, then Your Jhoothi Main Mecca is for you. A guy who makes money organizing breakups falls in love with the girl of his dreams while he is on vacation in Spain. But when he introduces her overbearing family to her, she calls the breakup professional, not realizing that she’s hired her own boyfriend to dump him.
Amrutham Chandamamalo (2014)
Execution time: 138 minutes
Director: Gangaraju Gunnam
Cast: Srinivas Avasarala, Harish Koyalagundla, Vasu Inturi
Gender: Comedy, Science fiction | Added to Netflix: May 4
Billionaire friends Amrutham and Anji invest in a sinking space travel business. The foreign company that takes over gives them two options: pay back the money they owe or go to the moon. This is how the two friends find themselves planning a wedding in outer space.
Execution time: 124 minutes
Director: Ramesh Kadhuri
Cast: Kiran Abbavaram, Dhanush Pawan, Athulya Ravi
Gender: Action comedy | Added to Netflix: May 4
Arjun Kalyan doesn’t trust the police, but his parents insist he take the exams to join the force. Despite his best efforts to fail the tests, he passes after accidentally foiling a kidnapping and capturing some drug dealers. It isn’t long before Arjun finds himself on the wrong side of a powerful cop, confirming his suspicions of corruption in law enforcement.
troublemaker partner (2014)
Execution time: 135 minutes
Director: Krishna Chaitanya
Cast: Nara Rohit, Vishakha Singh, Rao Ramesh
Gender: Action, Drama | Added to Netflix: May 4
When Rana is roughed up by the cops, a rich guy who isn’t used to that kind of treatment joins the force to get revenge on the police superintendent. Rana isn’t prepared for the ways the job changes him, or for falling in love with the superintendent’s daughter.
Execution time: 168 minutes
Director: PA Arun Prasad
Cast: Pawan Kalyan, Preeti Jhangiani, Aditi Govitrikar
Gender: Action, Sports | Added to Netflix: May 4
Subbu is Chakri’s useless younger brother, a talented college kickboxer. When Chakri’s arch rival Rohit injures him outside the ring, Subbu trains to take his brother’s place in the college tournament to defeat Rohit once and for all.
Execution time: 146 minutes
Director: Aishwarya R. Dhanush
Cast: Dhanush, Shruthi Haasan, Sunder Ramu
Gender: Romantic Theater | Added to Netflix: May 4
A young woman searches for answers after the sudden death of her husband, discovering the secrets he kept from her and his private struggles. The film is written and directed by Aishwarya R. Dhanush whose husband Dhanush stars in the film. Three It was originally filmed in Tamil, but the version shown on Netflix has dialogue dubbed into Telugu.
Execution time: 153 minutes
Director: VV Vinayak
Cast: Prabhas, Nayantara, Srinivasa Rao Kota
Gender: Action, Drama | Added to Netflix: May 4
Baahubali star Prabhas plays a village guy who comes to the city to earn money, but later becomes a vigilante who takes out the biggest crime bosses in the city. The following music video for the song “Orori Yogi” is quite an advertisement for the movie. Be sure to turn on subtitles for the English translation of the lyrics, which include tantalizing lines like “O Yogi, bite me.”
Thiruvin Kural (2023)
Languages: Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu
Execution time: 117 minutes
Director: Harish Prabhu
Cast: Arulnithi, Bharathiraja, Aathmika
Gender: suspense | Added to Netflix: May 11
A young man with a hearing and speech impairment must protect his injured father from hospital employees who are trying to kill him. Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu dubbed versions are available from the film’s audio menu.
Ms Chatterjee v. Norway (2023)
Execution time: 133 minutes
Director: Chibber of Ashima
Cast: Rani Mukerji, Jim Sarbh, Anirban Bhattacharya
Gender: Legal Drama | Added to Netflix: May 12
Ms Chatterjee v. Norway is based on the true story of an Indian couple living in Norway whose children were taken away by child protective services workers who disapproved of the couple’s traditional Indian parenting practices. Powerful actress Rani Mukerji plays a mother who fights in court to get her children back.
Languages: Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu
Execution time: 104 minutes
Director: Irshad Parari
Cast: Soubin Shahir, Binu Pappu, Gokulan
Gender: Theater | Added to Netflix: May 18
A misunderstanding destroys the peace in a neighborhood full of nice people, and attempts to resolve problems only make them worse. Kannada, Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions are available from the film’s audio menu.
Kathal: A Jackfruit Mystery (2023)*
Languages: Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu
Execution time: 115 minutes
Director: Yashowardhan Mishra
Cast: Sanya Malhotra, Anant Joshi, Vijay Raaz,
Gender: Comedy, Social Issue Drama | Added to Netflix: may 19
The Netflix Original Comedy Kathal: A Jackfruit Mystery makes fun of the influence small-town politicians have over local police. A police inspector faces the most challenging case of her young career when the fruit from a local politician’s prized jackfruit tree is stolen. The inspector turns an egregious abuse of police resources into an opportunity to solve a crime that really matters. English, Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions are available on Kathalsound menu.
Languages: Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil
Execution time: 142 minutes
Director: Karthik Varma Dandu
Cast: Sai Dharam Tej, Samyuktha Menon, Sunil
Gender: Horror | Added to Netflix: May 20th
Surya returns to his ancestral village for a festival and ends up trapped there when the local priest institutes a blockade meant to eradicate a killing curse. As more villagers die, Surya aims to uncover the truth behind the mysterious deaths. In addition to the original Telugu version of Virupakshaeach dubbed version has its own separate catalog entry.
Execution time: 112 minutes
Director: anubhav sinha
Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Kapur, Bhumi Pednekar
Gender: Social Issue Drama | Added to Netflix: May 24
Shot in black and white, careful (“Crew“) describes the calamitous effects of India’s sudden COVID-19 lockdown, which forced untold numbers of migrant workers to walk back to their hometowns. Two of careful Other striking images of social issues from director Anubhav Sinha: Article 15 and Anek – are also currently streaming on Netflix.
Operation Mayfair (2023)
Execution time: 115 minutes
Director: Sudipto Sarkar
Cast: Jimmy Shergill, Ankur Bhatia, Vedieka Dutt
Gender: suspense | Added to Netflix: May 24
Jimmy Shergill stars as a detective who comes out of retirement to catch the London serial killer who eluded him during his days as a police officer.
New Indian Series on Netflix: May 2023
Chhota Bheem (2023)
Languages: hindi and english
Cast: Vatsal Dubey, Julie Tejwani, Rupa Bhimani
Gender: Kids, Animation | Added to Netflix: 25 of May
Netflix is adding new seasons of the cartoon Chhota Bheem left and right. Season 17 was added last month; now season 18 is available to stream; and season 19 arrives on June 1. An English dubbed version can be found in the show’s audio menu.
Which of the newly added Indian movies and series will you watch? Let us know in the comments below!