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Year-Ender 2023: From ‘Guns & Gulaabs’ To ‘The Railway Men’, ‘Kohrra’, Best Films And Series On Netflix

As we approach the final credits of 2023, let’s recalls the best films and shows one can watch, from ‘Kaala Paani’ to ‘Jaane Jaan’.

Posters of ‘Guns & Gulaabs’, ‘The Railway Men’ and ‘Kohrra’
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Best Films and Series on Netflix 2023: As we wrap up the year 2023, the audience has witnessed several shows and films in the OTT space, from intense dramas to genre-defying wonders. And streaming giant Netflix has been monumental in bringing out dynamic narratives that have defined this year. Hence, as we approach the final credits of 2023, let’s recalls the best films and shows one can watch on Netflix:

‘THE RAILWAY MEN’

Netflix and YRF Entertainment kicked off their creative partnership with ‘The Railway Men’, a four-episode limited series, which showcases the indomitable spirit of humanity and heroism set against the backdrop of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. The story emotionally moved the audience and garnered immense appreciation for its depiction of the disaster. It shows the selfless acts of railways’ employees who went beyond their duties to save lives. Not to miss the terrific performances by Kay Kay Menon, Babil Khan, R. Madhavan and Divyenndu.

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‘SEX EDUCATION’

In Sex Education's fourth and final season, Otis and Eric set on a fresh chapter at Cavendish Sixth Form College. They witness several moments of laughter, and emotional highs. Set against the backdrop of evolving relationships and personal growth, the show took a global turn as Maeve pursues her dreams at Wallace University in the US. 

‘KAALA PAANI’

The series, set in the year 2027, unveils a gripping tale as a mysterious disease engulfs the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, leading to a quarantine that forces islanders to escape the Kaala Paani. This first-of-its-kind survival drama has a narrative filled with drama, suspense, and thrilling character journeys. With its compelling storyline and engaging characters, it has emerged as the ideal binge-watch. 

‘THE HUNT FOR VEERAPPAN’

For 17 years, Koose Munisamy Veerappan, India's most wanted criminal, confessed to 132 murders. ‘The Hunt for Veerappan’ is a documentary-style exploration of his life, and how two state governments tried to capture him amid public ambivalence and the state's efforts. The series also showcases Veerappan’s roles as a husband, father, and leader, making it a standout exploration of one of India's most notorious figures. 

‘NEVER HAVE I EVER’

The final season of ‘Never Have I Ever’ takes the high school drama to new heights. Devi and her diverse crew bid farewell to typical boy drama, and the show captures the Indian-American teenage experience beautifully. 

‘TRIAL BY FIRE’

‘Trial By Fire’ recalls the tragic Uphaar Cinema fire of June 13, 1997, in South Delhi, where 59 lives were lost and 100 others were injured. The series follows Neelam and Shekar Krishnamoorthy, parents who had to undergo the devastating loss of their children in the incident. Led by showrunner and director Prashant Nair, the series showcases the parents’ relentless pursuit for justice.

‘SCOOP’

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The series, inspired by Jigna Vora’s book- ‘Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days In Prison’, is about the seasoned female journalist accused of a shocking murder, which involved a sharpshooter, a bookie, and underworld kingpin Chhota Rajan. As she awaits trial, she finds the truth and facts buried deep down.

‘GUNS AND GULAABS’

Raj & DK’s perfectly crafted series, 'Guns & Gulaabs’, is a gangster comedy which offers a visual delight peaking in 90s nostalgia. Add to this, there are quirky characters, sassy one-liners, unimaginable plot twists and a catchy soundtrack which make this series a super-hit.

‘KOHRRA’

Crafted by creators Sudip Sharma and Randeep Jha, the show explores the darker facets of love, set in the heartland of Punjab. The Hindi-Punjabi mystery series has multiple plots, unexpected twists, and intricate character dynamics,.

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‘CHOR NIKAL KE BHAGA’

Ajay Singh's riveting tale, starring Yami Gautam and Sunny Kaushal as a daring flight attendant and her lover, is about a diamond heist to settle a haunting debt. However, high-stakes are involved at 40,000 feet above reality. 

‘JAANE JAAN’

Under the direction of Sujoy Ghosh, Kareena Kapoor Khan made her captivating debut OTT in ‘Jaane Jaan’. She played a resilient single mother navigating a web of crime. Jaideep Ahlawat, playing her neighbor and a brilliant math teacher, offers an equation of support. Meanwhile, Vijay Verma, in the role of a cop, is on a pursuit for the truth.

‘CLASS’

In 'Class', three underprivileged students navigate a labyrinth of secrets, conflicts, and murders, all within the corridors of an elite Delhi high school. Directed by the acclaimed National Film Award winner Ashim Ahluwalia, the show is an adaptation of the Spanish hit 'Elite', and is an excellent exploration of social divides.

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‘KHUFIYA’

Khufiya, brought to life by director Vishal Bhardwaj from Amar Bhushan's novel  'Escape to Nowhere', features Tabu as a R&AW operative Krishna Mehra. She has to balance both espionage and love, and the show depicts how her dual identity casts suspenseful shadow on a crucial mission. Tabu and Wamiqa Gabbi’s compelling portrayal make this worth a watch.

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