Kareena Kapoor’s Jaane Jaan beats Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Jawan to become 2023’s most watched Netflix India film | Bollywood

On Thursday, Netflix released its “What We Watched” list, showcasing the most popular titles from July to December 2023. High on the list of Indian films was “Jaane Jaan” featuring Kareena Kapoor and the series “The Railway Men,” both contributing to the over 1 billion global views of Indian content. (See Also: “Heeramandi” may follow “RRR” in global success, transcending language and cultural barriers despite mixed reviews)

Kareena Kapoor’s “Jaane Jaan” outshines Shah Rukh Khan’s “Jawan” in Netflix India’s most globally viewed titles in the latter half of 2023

India’s Blockbusters on Netflix

According to the report, Sujoy Ghosh’s “Jaane Jaan,” with its gripping crime narrative, led as Netflix India’s most viewed film globally with 20.2 million views, securing the 83rd spot worldwide. Celebrating her entry into the streaming world, Kareena Kapoor delivered a standout performance alongside Jaideep Ahlawat and Vijay Varma.

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Kareena Kapoor portrays a single mother battling domestic challenges in Jaane Jaan
Kareena Kapoor vividly embodies a single mother encountering domestic adversities in “Jaane Jaan”

Following close behind was Atlee’s intense action-packed “Jawan” garnering 16.2 million views globally and ranking 120th. The film hit Netflix India soon after acing the box office as the year’s top-earning Indian movie. “Jawan” showcased Shah Rukh Khan in a thrilling double role, with Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi adding star power.


Shah Rukh Khan's standout dual portrayal in Jawan
Shah Rukh Khan commands the screen in dual roles in “Jawan”

Vishal Bhardwaj’s spy saga “Khufiya,” making his OTT directorial debut, featured Tabu among others, earning mixed feedback but still capturing 12.1 million views and coming in at the 194th position.


Tabu stars as an intelligence agent in Khufiya
Tabu stars as a shrewd intelligence officer in “Khufiya”

Amit Rai’s legal drama “OMG 2” dealt with the controversial subject of sex education and featured Pankaj Tripathi and Akshay Kumar, amassing 11.5 million views globally and ranking 218th, following a successful ₹221 crore global sales.


Stellar performances by Pankaj Tripathi and Akshay Kumar in OMG 2
The dynamic duo Pankaj Tripathi and Akshay Kumar led an impactful narrative in “OMG 2”

“Lust Stories 2,” with its quartet of narratives helmed by R Balki and others, and a stellar ensemble including Neena Gupta and Kajol, was praised, particularly Konkona’s piece “The Mirror,” securing 9.2 million views and the 312th spot globally.


An anthology of complex narratives in Lust Stories 2
“Lust Stories 2,” an anthology that showcases a mosaic of complex narratives

Further down the list, “Dream Girl 2” with Ayushmann Khurrana and Ananya Panday, a sequel to the hit original, scored an impressive ₹140 crore at the box office and attracted 8.2 million views on Netflix India, securing the 361st position globally. Finally, “Curry & Cyanide: The Jolly Joseph case,” a gripping true crime documentary, also made it to the top 400 list.


Ananya Panday and Ayushmann Khurrana shine in Dream Girl 2
Ananya Panday and Ayushmann Khurrana captivate audiences in “Dream Girl 2”

Top Series On the Charts

Netflix India’s most watched original series globally in the last half of the preceding year was Shiv Rawail’s “The Railway Men,” drawing inspiration from the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. It starred Kay Kay Menon and others, placing at the 139th spot with 10.6 million views. The suspense-filled “Kohrra,” led by Suvinder Vicky and Barun Sobti, followed, ranked 267th with 6.4 million views.


A compelling performance by Kay Kay Menon in The Railway Men
Kay Kay Menon delivers a compelling performance in “The Railway Men”

The thrilling narrative of Kohrra
The series “Kohrra” weaves an intense and thrilling narrative

Also notable was Raj & DK’s “Guns & Gulaabs,” a period comedy show that achieved the same ranking and viewership as “Kohrra,” featuring acclaimed actors like Rajkummar Rao and late veteran Satish Kaushik.


Rajkummar Rao and Dulquer Salmaan lead in Guns & Gulaabs
Rajkummar Rao and Dulquer Salmaan lead the quirky series “Guns & Gulaabs”

Another notable addition was the survival drama show “Kaala Paani,” featuring Vikas Kumar and Mona Singh, which held the audience’s attention and finished at the 307th spot with 5.8 million views.


Vikas Kumar's gripping portrayal in Kaala Paani
Vikas Kumar delivers a gripping performance in the survival drama “Kaala Paani”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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