Online streaming platforms are the new cinema halls for the youth of India. Major streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar are looking to introduce more content to the Indian audience. These OTT streaming platforms give the creative directors their liberties to showcase the reality, the problems as raw as possible.
One such series, which addresses the issue of male dominance in the society, Bombay Begums is all set to release soon on Netflix. It is directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and Bornila Chatterjee. The series revolves around the life of five different women those who discover a strong bond with each other and they tell us about how life is not easy when you go for doing something, once you get to know the reality everything turns out to be completely different. They are on a journey to find the truth.
Bombay Begums is starring Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash, Plabita Borthakur and Aadhya Anand. All of them are known and popular faces of Indian Cinema. In a chat on Facebook with the famous page of The Indian Express The Lipstick Under My Burkha director Alankrita had said, “For decades, cinema was about men and by men. Women had no role to play or were not even taking the story forward. Women played such stereotypical characters. Either they were pious or vixens. The whole universe of women has not been explored. There is so much to explore in women’s life. I don’t have an issue with being labelled, but it is not fair because as a woman, we are free to tell stories that we want. Like we don’t ask men, we should not ask women.”
The show was supposed to be launched in November 2020 but due to the COVID 19 situation, it has been postponed. Netflix Bombay Begums is expected to be released in January 2021. To watch Netflix Bombay Begums without any hindrance, take your subscription for Netflix now as this web series is exclusively available on Netflix. Stay tuned for more updates!