Netflix, original series Selection Day featuring Mahesh Manjrekar and Ratna Pathak Shah will release globally on 28 December 2018.
Based on Aravind Adiga’s novel of the same name, Selection Day is a coming-of-age drama about two brothers who are raised by their strict, obsessive father to be star cricket players in India. It’s a moving story about ambition, love, acceptance and finding your own path.
Anil Kapoor, producer of Selection Day said,
With Selection Day, Netflix is once again bringing Indian talent onto the world stage. India is a land rich with stories and we can now share these across the globe. I can’t think of a better way of bringing people together.
The cast also includes Rajesh Tailang (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Mukkabaaz) and introduces newcomers Yash Dholye and Mohammad Samad as brothers Radha and Manju Kumar.
Selection Day synopsis
Fourteen-year-old Manju is destined for cricket greatness. There’s only one problem, he hates cricket. Controlled from a young age by his overbearing and cricket-obsessed father, Manju’s main role in life is to support his older brother and fellow cricket star, Radha.
When the family moves to Mumbai and the brothers start at a new school, Manju discovers his interests outside of cricket and starts slipping away from Radha and his father’s grasp.
More importantly, Manju becomes friends with Radha’s greatest cricket rival, a boy who is the very definition of freedom and confidence – concepts Manju has never experienced himself.
Selection Day is produced by Seven Stories Ltd and Anil Kapoor Film & Communication Network.