As the single destination for endless entertainment for everyone, Disney+ viewers in South Africa will welcome brand new and exclusive content as over 40 Indian series and movies launch on the service from 23 March 2023.
Leading the pack is The Night Manager, a Hindi-language crime thriller television series created by Sandeep Modi, is a remake of the British television series The Night Manager based on John Le Carre’s novel of the same name. The celebrated series stars superstar Anil Kapoor and tells the story of a reluctant Night Manager-turned -spy that takes down operations of an international arms dealer.
Its officially Koffee time on Disney+, with Season 7 of the popular talk show Koffee with Karan. Catch all the celebrity gossip and controversy courtesy of Bollywood’s favourite director-host, Karan Johar, as some of India’s biggest stars, including Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Varun Dhawan, Anil Kapoor, Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon, get chatty, catty and competitive to win the coveted Koffee Hamper.
Koffee with Karan joins an exciting line-up of new content from India on Disney+ that includes the Emmy-nominated series Aarya and three seasons of the critically acclaimed Criminal Justice.
Starring Sushmita Sen, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vir Das, Aarya is the official remake of the popular Dutch crime drama ‘Penoza’. It revolves around Aarya Sareen (Sen), a caring mother and wife, whose world is upended when her pharma baron husband is killed. Criminal Justice follows the journey of Aditya Sharma, portrayed by Vikrant Massey, in an award-winning turn as a cab driver falsely accused of murder.
Fans of action will be on the edge of their seats with the Kay Kay Menon-led series Special Ops that sees Himmat Singh and his team on a mission to end a nineteen-year-long manhunt, whilst Hansika’s Love Shaadi Drama features Hansika Motwani and follows her preparations for marriage to the love of her life, Sohael Khaturiya – both series will be joining the lineup.
For Indian movie fans, Akshay Kumar features as a small-town, rookie cop hot on the trail of a serial killer targeting teenage schoolgirls in the psychological crime thriller Cuttputlli, as well as a possessed husband in the horror-comedy Laxmii. Both films join another horror-comedy Bhoot Police and war drama Bhuj in the new releases list.
Other highlights include the Kamal Haasan-fronted, action-packed, Vikram, the period romance drama Sita Raman with Dulquer Salmaan and Mrunal as well as Gulmohar that brings together a collection of award-winning actors including ‘Life of Pi’ fame actor Suraj Sharma.
The new releases join an expanding roster of content from South Asia, which includes the record-breaking Brahmastra Part One: Shiva. The latest content features four Indian languages: Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. All titles will be available in their original language with subtitles in English. Plus, subject to availability, some content will also feature subtitles in additional languages, with dubbing options as well.
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Key Series Titles
Aarya is forced to return to India and face her family and enemies. With multiple attacks jolting her, can she and her children escape the threats of the past? With Sushmita Sen, Sikandar Kher, Akash Khurana.
Criminal Justice S1
A one-night stand turns into a nightmare as Aditya wakes up covered in blood. All evidence is against him, but he doesn’t remember anything. Is he guilty? With Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, Jackie Shroff.
Criminal Justice S2
Amnuradha Chandra stabs her perfect lawyer husband one fateful night & confesses to her crime. However, it is anything but an open-and-shut case With Pankaj Tripath, Jisshu Sengupta, Kirti Kulhari.
Criminal Justice S3
When a teenage Star’s brother becomes the prime suspect in her murder, Madhav Mishra takes the case, only to realise he has to first tackle his client’s lies. With Pankaj Tripath, Swastika Mukherjee, Purab Kohli.
A live-streaming app announces a contest, promising instant fame and fortune to its most popular user. However, everything comes at a great cost. With Siddharth, Jaaved Jaaferi, Waluscha De Sousa.
Hansika’s Love Shaadi Drama
This series follows ‘Koi..Mil Gaya’ fame actress Hansika Motwani as she prepares for her marriage to the love of her life, Sohael Khaturiya. With Hansika Motwani.
Koffee with Karan S 7*
Dig into gripping inside scoops with Karan Johar as he returns with your favourite celebs to explore what’s brewing in B-Town. With Karan Johar.
A celebrated crime novelist suffering from Alzheimer’s is found at a murder scene with no memory of what happened. Now, it is up to his daughter to save him. With Tamannaah, G. M. Kumar, Pasupathy, Vivek Prasanna.
The son of a politician finds out that he is adopted, and sets out to find his real father. With Kunal Kemmu.
In the crime-ridden streets of Mumbai, journeying through the maze of psychopathic minds is brilliant supercop Rudraveer Singh, guarding against their darkness. With Ajay Devgn, Atul Kulkarni, Raashii Khanna.
One is a relentless hero, the other is a terror mastermind. In a race against time, Himmat Singh and his team are on a mission to end a-nineteen-year-long manhunt. With Kay Kay Menon, Vinay Pathak, Divya Dutta, Sharad Kelkar, Gautami Kapoor, Karan Tacker, Saiyami Kher, Muzzamil Ibrahim, Vipul Gupta, Meher Vij, Sajjad Delafrooz, Rajat Kaul, Sana Khan, Parmeet Sethi, K.P Mukherjee.
Specials Ops 1.5
After the 2001 Indian Parliament attack, a young and idealistic R&AW officer had a theory. In 2003, he had a mystery. This is the story of Himmat Singh. With Kay Kay Menon, Vinay Pathak, Aftab Shivdasani.
A public caretaker’s poverty stricken life takes a drastic u-turn when he helps an old woman. How long will fate smile upon him? With Bhuvan Bam, Shriya Pilgaonkar.
The Great Indian Murder
When notorious industrialist Vicky Rai is shot dead at his own party, the main suspects are the guests, both invited and uninvited. With Richa Chadha, Pratik Gandhi, Ashutosh Rana.
The Legend Of Hanuman
Hanuman has realised his limitless powers, and now he must journey alone to Lanka to face the might of the demon king Ravan, his fierce sons and his armies. Animated.
The Night Manager
The Night Manager is a Hindi-language crime thriller television series created by Sandeep Modi, which serves as a remake of the British television series The Night Manager based on the John Le Carre’s novel of the same name. With Aditya Roy Kapoor, Anil Kapoor.
**Profiles: Key Movies
A scary journey begins when a small-time thief, Rudra, enters a haunted castle and gets pulled into the mystery of its mistress – Annabelle Sethupathi. With Vijay Sethupathi, Taapsee Pannu, Rajendra Prasad.
Naina, a playschool teacher, takes 16 students hostage. Rattling the police and the leaders, her demands send shockwaves through the country. With Yami Gautam, Atul Kulkarni, Neha Dhupia.
Runaway Rinku gets forcefully married to an already engaged Vishu. The love triangle gets weirder when Rinku’s lover Sajjad shows up. With Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan, Dhanush.
In the Anjootti family, not even a leaf moves without Michael’s will. When rebellious youngsters start revolting, how will Michael hold his ground? With Mammootty.
Two brothers Vibhooti and Chiraunji have ‘fought’ their share of ghosts. However, a new case forces them to rethink their own abilities and beliefs. With Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Yami Gautam.
Running against the clock, IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik created history with determination and his love for the country. A daredevil story of guts and glory. With Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha.
In Kasauli, a serial killer dares to taunt the police force as corpses of teenage girls are found in public spaces. While trying to prevent the deaths, Inspector Arjan Shetty must trace the murderer. With Akshay Kumar, Rakul Preet Singh.
The lines between love and obsession blur in this romantic thriller packed with unpredictable twists and sharp turns. With Kartik Aaryan, Alaya F.
Good Luck Jerry
The official remake of Tamil movie Kolamaavu Kokila, which tells the story of an innocent girl who gets pulled into the notorious world of cocaine smuggling. With Janhvi Kapoor, Atikur Rahman Mahi.
Govinda Mera Naam
The very charming Govinda Waghmare juggles his time and love between his wife Mrs. Waghmare and his girlfriend in this dose of chaos, confusion, and laughter. With Vicky Kaushal, Kiara Advani.
A Star Studios Production, follows the final four days of the Batra family living in their 31-year-old family home as they move to a new city. Brings together of collection of award-winning actors including ‘Life of Pi’ fame actor Suraj Sharma. With Anurag Arora, Talat Aziz.
From carefree college days to becoming a successful wedding photographer, this coming-of-age story depicts the colours of Arun Neelakandan’s exciting life. With Pranav Mohanlal, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Darshana Rajendran.
The Kapoors, Bajajs and Tiwaris lead picture-perfect lives until a young woman named Vaani arrives with an utterly cute bundle of joy in tow. With Meezan Jaffrey, Pranitha Subhash, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Paresh Rawal.
Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey
Jaya, gets married. Her intention is to complete her education, but her partner mockingly asks her to try for Public Service Commission exams. Jaya tries to find the right balance managing her in-laws as she strives for her goal. With Basil Joseph, Anand Manmadhan, Darshana Rajendran.
Aasif’s belief in logic and science shatters when he gets possessed by a ghost. What starts as a comical journey soon unearths a dark secret. With Vidyut Jammwal, Shivaleeka Oberoi, Annu Kapoor, Aahana Kumra, Shiv Pandit.
Aasif’s belief in logic and science shatters when he gets possessed by a ghost. What starts as a comical journey soon unearths a dark secret. With Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani.
A story about martial arts, dreams and star crossed lovers. Liger is an MMA fighter who trains hard and rises up the ranks with one goal in mind, to fight like his idol, world renowned MMA fighter Mark Anderson and get noticed by him. With Vijay Deverakonda, Ananya Panday, Mike Tyson.
Trying to cope with the hardships, Bhamini and Anil’slife turns catastrophic when Lucky Singh invades. Secrets unveil when his uninvited guests starts his game. With Mohanlal, Honey Rose, Sudev Nair.
Small-time reporter Engels’ life changes drastically when he meets his ancestral goddess Mookuthi Amman. What happens when she puts forth an intriguing plea? With Nayanthara, RJ Balaji.
When fear grips Chennai as girls get abducted in the city, blind ex-cop Durga becomes the prime witness in the case and the kidnapper’s object of obsession. With Nayanthara, Manikandan, Ajmal Amir.
Luke Anthony comes to a village searching for his missing wife. His suspicious activities start drawing the attention of the villagers. What is his real motive? With Mammootty, Grace Antony.
Trapped in a hostage crisis inside a hospital, Vivaan will move mountains for his wife, Anshika. But will they survive this race against time? With Vidyut Jammwal, Rukmini Maitra, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Neha Dhupia, Chandan Roy, Kiran Karmarkar.
Set in 1964, Lieutenant Ram, an orphaned army officer serving at the Kashmir border, gets anonymous love letters from Sita Mahalakshmi, after which Ram is on a mission to find Sita and propose his love. With Dulquer Salmaan, Mrunal Thakur.
The Big Bull
During the late ’80s, Hemant Shah, the man with the Midas touch, pulled off the biggest hustle that shook India’s financial fabric. Inspired by true events. With Abhishek A. Bachchan, Ileana D’Cruz, Nikita Dutta , Sohum Shah.
Veera Simha Reddy
Jai’sreunion with his long-lost influential father Veera, gets chaotic when the latter’s past returns to haunt him. How will Jai save Veera from his ill-fate? With Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shruti Haasan.
A covert investigation changes its course when special officer Amar encounters an unrelenting Vikram and his pursuit to take down a notorious drug cartel. With Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi.
When a series of mysterious events stirs up pandemonium in a village, an eccentric cop, Vikrant Rona,set out to solve the case wherein everyone is under the radar. With Sudeep, Nirup Bhandari.
Brahmastra Part One: Shiva
Brahmāstra — the Trilogy is the beginning of India’s first original universe, The Astraverse. It is an original cinematic universe inspired by deeply-rooted concepts and tales from Indian history but set in the modern world, with epic storytelling of fantasy, adventure, love, and hope — all told using cutting-edge technology and never-before-seen visual spectacles. Brahmāstra Part 1 is the story of Shiva — a young man and our protagonist, who is on the brink of an epic love, with a girl named…Isha. But their world is turned upside down because Shiva learns that he has a mysterious connection to the Brahmāstra…and a great power within him that he doesn’t understand just yet — the power of Fire. Join Shiva’s adventures as he journeys into the world of Astras and discovers his destiny as the Divine Hero of the universe.