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Netflix acquires first Indian documentary

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MUMBAI: Over the top (OTT) service provider, Netflix, made a big bang launch across the world and in India on 7 January, has picked up its first documentary film from India.



Titled What’s Love Got To Do With It?, the documentary is directed by Rohena Gera.



The film is available on its Indian site as well as in four other territories including US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand.



What’s Love Got To Do With It? is a fun, moving documentary, which explores why urban individuals often choose arranged marriages over love.



On seeing the film, filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker said, “What’s Love Got To Do With It? is the first fun documentary that I've seen. It addresses our national preoccupation of arranged marriages with humour. It’s not only funny, but also insightful, while being entertaining, and hence I like to call it... a FunDoc!”



Gera added, “I am delighted and honoured that Netflix has chosen What’s Love Got To Do With It? I feel that this signifies the democratisation of cinema in many ways. If a tiny-budget film like mine can be on a platform side by side with big Bollywood films, independent gems and grand classics I feel there is a lot to look forward to for filmmakers and audiences alike!”

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