Netflix has announced just two original titles from India for August as yet. Presented by Mani Ratnam, Navarasa — available August 6 on Netflix — is an anthology collection of nine half-hour short films about nine human emotions. It stars the likes of Revathy, Suriya, Parvathy, Aditi Balan, Vijay Sethupathy, Arvind Swamy, Siddarth, and Yogi Babu. And we have directors such as Gautham Menon, K.V. Anand, and Karthick Naren. The other title is reality competition series Comedy Premium League, premiering August 20 and featuring Rohan Joshi, Tanmay Bhat, Amit Tandon, Mallika Dua, Kenny Sebastian, Kaneez Surka, Sumukhi Suresh and Prajakta Koli among others. The third non-original Indian title is docuseries A Big Little Murder (out August 6) about the truth behind the brutal 2017 murder of a young Indian schoolboy.
Internationally, Jason Momoa (Aquaman) pursues justice for his wife’s death against big pharma in Sweet Girl on August 20. Joey King is back in rom-com trilogy’s final chapter The Kissing Booth 3 on August 11. John David Washington is on the run in Greece in Beckett, coming August 13. Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) lends his voice and musical talents to the animated Vivo, available August 6. Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) is the first woman of colour chair at a failing English department in The Chair, out August 20. Diego Luna (Narcos: Mexico) goes behind the camera for satirical dramedy Everything Will Be Fine, also August 20. Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel) tumbles down ‘90s Hollywood’s rabbit hole of sex, revenge and kittens in Brand New Cherry Flavor on August 13. Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick) and Adrian Grenier (Entourage) are stuck in Clickbait, unfolding August 25.
From F9 to The Suicide Squad, What to Watch in August
Outside fiction in August, Netflix has a Paris Hilton cooking series — which is exactly like what you would expect. Cooking with Paris fires up August 4 on Netflix. At the very end of the month on August 31, organising-obsessed celebrity Marie Kondo returns with a new series, Sparking Joy, where she will help others and share her organised world too. And then there’s the sports docuseries Untold, with four feature-length episodes devoted to Olympic winner Caitlyn Jenner, world champion boxer Christy Martin, the 2004 Pacers-Pistons brawl, and the mob boss of a hockey team Jimmy Galante. Untold will air over four consecutive Saturdays on Netflix, on August 10, 17, 24, and 31.
In the animated department, The Witcher universe expands with an adult anime prequel film in The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, streaming August 23. For kids, the spin-off animated series Fast & Furious Spy Racers heads to South Pacific for its fifth season on August 13. On the same day, Netflix India will also add Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — in the same month as F9 coming to Indian cinemas.
Speaking of licensed content, J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek reboot and Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim arrive August 1 on Netflix, alongside Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, Oscar-winning The Bridge on the River Kwai, and the Emmy-winning doc Apollo 11. On Independence Day, Netflix will get all seasons of Downton Abbey (already on Prime Video). Gemini Man with two Will Smiths shoots in August 22. And lastly, there’s more Keeping Up with the Kardashians on August 17.
Netflix India August 2021 releases — the full list
With that, here’s the full list of movies and TV shows coming to Netflix India in August 2021. We’ve marked Netflix Original titles in bold.
August 1American OutlawsApollo 11 (2019)Asuka High School March!: Season 1BeetlejuiceBelow Deck Mediterranean: multiple seasonsThe Bridge on the River KwaiChocolatConstantineThe Dark TowerThe FirmThe Girl in the BathtubI missed you: Director’s CutKiss the GirlsPacific RimPerfect StrangerThe PledgeThe RoommateSan AndreasSerendipitySay I DoStar TrekTime and Tide
August 3The 2ndIje: The JourneyPray AwayShiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug LordTop Secret UFO Projects: Declassified: Season 1
August 4‘76AftermathThe Art of Self-DefenseCocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami: Season 1Control Z: Season 2Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 3Cooking With Paris: Season 1
August 5Marianne & Leonard: Words of LoveOne Day That Changed Asia: Season 1Titoudao: Inspired by the True Story of a Wayang Star: Season 1
August 6A Big Little Murder: Season 1Days of Disaster: Season 1Hit & Run: Season 1In Search of The Frog Boys: Season 1Inside the Children’s ICU: Season 1Last Madame: Season 1Navarasa: Volume 1The Negotiators: Season 1Quam’s MoneyThe SwarmVivoWild City: Forest LifeWild City: Secret World
August 7Takizawa Kabuki ZERO 2020 The Movie
August 9My Blood & Bones in a Flowing GalaxySHAMAN KING: Season 1Wet Season
August 10The Crowned Clown: Season 1Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 2I Need Romance: Season 1Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang WangUntold: Malice at the Palace
August 11Bake Squad: Season 1La diosa del asfalto / Asphalt GoddessThe Kissing Booth 3Misha and the Wolves
August 12AlRawabi School for Girls: Limited SeriesLokillo: Nothing’s the SameMonster Hunter: Legends of the Guild
August 13BeckettBrand New Cherry Flavor: Limited SeriesFast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & ShawFast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 5: South PacificGone for Good: Limited SeriesThe Kingdom / El Reino: Season 1Valeria: Season 2
August 15Double TeamDownton Abbey: all seasonsOnly Mine
August 17Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Season 5The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Season 5Toot-Toot Cory Carson: Season 5Untold: Deal with the Devil
August 18Black IslandThe Defeated: Season 1Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen TapesOut of my leagueThe Secret Diary of an Exchange Student
August 20The Chair: Season 1Comedy Premium League: Season 1, four episodesEverything Will Be Fine: Season 1Korean Cold Noodle Rhapsody, new episodeThe Loud House MovieMan in LoveSweet Girl
August 22Gemini Man
August 23The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf
August 24Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer VacationOggy Oggy: Season 1Tayo The Little Bus: Season 4Titipo Titipo: Season 2Untold: Caitlyn Jenner
August 25Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & GreedClickbait: Season 1Motel Makeover: Season 1The Old WaysOpen Your Eyes: Season 1Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes: Season 1Really LoveThe River Runner
August 26EDENS ZERO: Season 1Family Reunion: Part 4
August 27D.P.: Season 1He’s All ThatI Heart Arlo: Season 1King of Boys: The Return of the King: Limited SeriesRide on Time: Season 3SAS: Rise of the Black SwanTitletown High: Season 1
August 28Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha: Season 1
August 31Sparking Joy: Season 1Untold: Crime and Penalties