Mumbai, May 25 - The last few weeks have been excellent for the Indian movies on Netflix, and the trend is continuing with the new releases as well. Among the big gainers on the streamer, Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi
stands tall and has attracted massive viewership and remained in the top 5 most-watched non-English film for the 4th consecutive week.
It is a rare feat for a movie to find its place in the top 5 for such a long time, especially when a film completed 8 weeks in theaters with excellent numbers. But Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed is doing this with ease and is the most-watched non-direct OTT Indian movie on Netflix.
During its 4th week (May 16 - May 22) on the streamer, Gangubai Kathiawadi scored 8.8 million
viewing hours, which is higher than the second week (8.3 million). The cumulative viewing hours number of GB has now reached 43.2 million
in 27 days. It is trending in the top 10 films in 34 countries. It was trending in 23 countries in the 3rd week.
SS Rajamouli's global box office blockbuster, RRR
Hindi version has made a big debut on Netflix. Launched on May 20 after completing 8 weeks in theaters with approx. 1120 crores worldwide gross, the period action drama film scored 7.18 million
viewing hours in the first 3 days.
RRR, starring Jr. NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, and Ajay Devgn along with Olivia Morris among others, is trending in the top 10 non-English films in 14 countries on Netflix. It is currently the number one movie in India, Mauritius, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and the Maldives. Considering the fact that RRR is still making money at the box office, the viewership numbers of it are very good.
Meanwhile, Shahid Kapoor's Hindi remake of Telugu sports drama film Jersey
scored 4.47 million
viewing hours in its opening weekend and was the 7th most-watched non-English film last week. It was launched on Netflix on May 20, after completing its theatrical run where it didn't perform well. One of the main reasons behind its comparatively low numbers is that the dubbed version of the original movie is already available on YouTube for free.
Thalapathy Vijay's Beast
Hindi version Raw
, which was released on Netflix on May 11, scored 2.58 million
viewing hours in its second week. It was the 10th most-watched non-English film on the streamer last week. It had attracted 4.8 million
viewing hours in the first weekend.