Coming Soon to Netflix: October 2018 Releases Part 1
Not too much yet announced for coming soon to Netflix by way of Asian dramas, movies, and TV series for the first part of October. That being said, Indian movie explosion on Netflix since last week’s update post.
Indian film 25 Kille is now streaming. The movie stars Guggu Gill, Yograj Singh, and Sonia Mann. Four brothers discover they have inherited ancestral land only to have to fight a greedy feudal lord to claim it. Bollywood horror film Agyaat is also now available. Starring Adesh Bhardwaj, Rasika Dugal, and Joy Fernandes, the film follows a film crew shooting in a remote forest as they begin losing people one by one to an entity they cannot see or hear.
Not to be confused with an Indiana drama with the same name, we have Anjaan which stars Suriya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, and Vidyut Jammwal. A mild-mannered man arrives in Mumbai to search for his gang leader brother and soon finds himself in over his head. Dive into a more heart-warming movie with Bathinda Express which follows an ambitious young athlete as he strives to revive his career after falling prey to negative influences.
Agam Singh is a man whose brothers mean everything to him. He vows not to marry and tries to marry them off, but they refuse to marry until he ties the not himself in Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar which stars Gurdas Maan, Neeru Bajwa, and Jassi Gill. Two love stories, one taking place in 1964 and one in 2013, intertwine in a tale of love and commitment in Haani. Speaking of love, three brothers and three sisters hope to marry one another only to hit a road block when the sisters’ father disapproves. The brothers resort to trickery to win their brides in Happy Go Lucky.
Gippy Grewal, Gurpreet Guggi, Zarine Khan star in Jatt James Bond, a 2014 film following Shinda as he and his friends come up with an elaborate plan so he can be with the woman he loves. When a poor man is framed by a corrupt politician for murder, he hires the only attorney he can afford—one without courtroom experience—in Judge Singh LLB. Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Khan, and Kiron Kher star in Khoobsurat, a 2014 film which follows a free-spirited female doctor who is hired to assist and injured king and winds up challenging the royal family’s traditional lifestyle as she falls for the prince.
Family bonds are tested as a bitter feud erupts between a father and his sons when a businessman makes a deal that entices farmers to sell their properties in Kisaan. Lighten things up with Lock which stars Gippy Grewal, Gurpreet Guggi, and Smeep Kang. The film follows a disillusioned rickshaw drive who dreams of moving to Dubai. Things go horribly wrong when his plan to win over a benefactor fails. You can also catch Gurpreet Guggi in Motor Mitraan Di where three brothers must reveal a fraudulent ashram leader when they get entangled in a murder.
Prateik, Kalki Koechlin, and Arjun Mathur star in My Friend Pinto which follows a bright-eyed villager who must come to terms with the gritty reality of modern-day Mumbai as he sets out to find his childhood friend. A man with a sleeping disorder sets out to avenge his girlfriend from the men who attacked her in Naan Sigappu Manithan. Speaking of revenge, Needhi Singh (based on real events) follows a woman as she decides to take actions against the men who raped her friend and evaded punishment.
A teenage boy falls for his drama teacher and decides to pursue her in spite of the risks of being found out in Nasha. Three men all fall for the same woman—a strictly reared girl who yearns to be a performer. When they all propose marriage, she agrees to marry the man who wins a singing contest in Naughty Jatts. When cremation complications arise for their deceased friend, three seventy-year men decide to build their own mortuary in Peace Haven.
India’s intelligence agency sends an operative on a top-secret mission to avenge to 11/26 terrorist attack on Mumbai in Phantom starring Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Sabyasachi Chakraborty. In Pizza, a delivery boy who doesn’t believe in the supernatural most confront his convictions after being trapped in a house. Pooja Kiven Aa stars Miss Pooja, Tarun Khanna, and Raj Singh Jhinger. The film follows a woman who hires three free-spirited boys to manage her estate upon her arrival in Mumbai. It turns out these three strangers are more trustworthy than her own family. Speaking of family, Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay follows a young couple as they struggle to keep their marriage afloat while protecting their son amidst financial woes, career goals, and clashes of ego.
Based on a novel of the same name (Tenggelamnya Kapal van der Wijck), The Sinking of Van Der Wijck follows a young man who leaves home to fulfill his father’s late wishes. He meets and falls for a woman from a very different background. Tiger follows a young man who was imprisoned as a child for smuggling drugs. As an adult, he uses the law he studied in jail to take revenge on those who wronged him. Two good friends take on different identities including detectives and filmmakers while trying to recover stolen money in What the Jatt!!
Liu Kai Chi, Lam Yiu-sing, and Tony Tsz-Tung Wu star in Weeds on Fire which takes place in 1980s Hong Kong. A school principal forms a baseball team with an eclectic group of students who fight their way to the top of the league. This film is an adaptation of the true story of the Shatin Martins.
Indonesian film Emma’ (Mother), originally called Athirah stars Cut Mini Theo, Christoffer Nelwan, and Nino Prabowo. Athirah’s life is turned upside down when another woman enters her husband’s life. In an age where polygamy is still widely accepted, Athirah struggles alone with her pain and humiliation.
If you enjoy the Japanese reality show Terrace House, the next season (#4) of Opening New Doors will begin streaming soon!