Netflix is going to be free this weekend in India. Netflix StreamFest will be a two-day event on December 5 and 6 where anyone in India will be able to watch Netflix for free. Netflix is experimenting this for the first time, and it’s starting with India.
Netflix StreamFest is scheduled to start at 12:01 am on December 5, and it will end exactly at 11:59 pm on December 6. The entire catalogue of Netflix will be free for users in India this weekend. Netflix will allow one stream in standard definition, and only one user will be allowed to stream from one account. You will need to create a Netflix account for this, and you can do so through the browser or from its Android app.
Netflix will be free for only two days so make sure you grab the opportunity to watch that movie or TV show you’ve been waiting for. Here’s a list of sports movies and documentaries you can definitely keep on your binge list:
Ladies First is a 2017 Indian documentary on the life of archer Deepika Kumari. Directed by Uraaz Bahl and Shaana Levy Bahl, it chronicles her journey through living in poverty in Jharkhand, to later getting enrolled in the Tata Archery Academy and representing the country at several international tournaments. It won an award at the London Independent Film Festival, the Best Documentary award at the New York Film Festival and the Best Inspirational Film at the LA Film Festival. It was shot before the 2016 Summer Olympics during the course of three years. It was the first Netflix original documentary from India and released with subtitles in 28 different languages.
Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians
Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians, the Netflix docu-series that follows the five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winning team of the same name during their (failed) attempt to defend their title. It gives fans unprecedented access to the backroom of Mumbai Indians, featuring the likes of captain Rohit Sharma, batting mentor and cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, coach Mahela Jayawardene, owner Nita Ambani. It has a total of eight episodes, which “highlight the tough backroom story of the then-defending champions and how they coped with the weight of expectations from all around, including from the passionate fans of the franchise from Mumbai”.
Beyond the boundary: ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020
Cricket fans get a chance to relive all the action, excitement, and emotion from the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 as Beyond the Boundary, a retrospective documentary, debuts worldwide on Netflix. The documentary celebrates the 17-day tournament, which saw the emergence of new heroes in the women’s game as more cricket fans than ever before switched on. It also witnessed records being set in terms of crowds, broadcast viewership and digital engagement. With absorbing visuals, commentary, and interviews in the build-up to and during the event, the documentary is the first piece of ICC original content to be carried by a streaming service. It captures the progress of the teams and the emotions of players as they discuss preparing for such a big event and turning points in different matches.
Selection Day is an Indian sports drama streaming television series, based on Aravind Adiga’s 2016 novel of the same name. The series follows the life of two brothers Radha and Manju who are raised by their cricket-obsessed father and meet their rival Javed.
Budhia Singh – Born to Run
Budhia Singh – Born to Run is a 2016 Indian biographical sports film directed by Soumendra Padhi. It is based on the life of Budhia Singh, world’s youngest marathon runner, who ran 48 marathons, when he was only five years old. The film stars Manoj Bajpayee as a coach and Mayur Patole as the title character. The film won a national award for best children’s film at the 63rd national Awards, 2016.