A very special four-part Netflix docu-series premiering on February 14, titled The Romantics, will shine the spotlight on Yash Raj Films, celebrate Yash Chopra and YRF’s films, and legacy over the last 50 years.
Netflix, one of the world’s leading entertainment services, will showcase an inside look into the world of the Hindi film industry featuring 35 personalities, including the mega-stars who have closely worked with YRF over the years. They will collectively dive into the history of Hindi cinema through the lens of YRF’s impact in making the industry through its path-breaking and generation-defining films.
YRF is currently at an all-time high as their latest release Pathaan, the fourth film of YRF’s Spy Universe, is running riot at the global box office and has shattered every collection record held previously in the Hindi film industry. YRF is home to some of the biggest blockbusters that Indian cinema has ever witnessed, including films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, War, Sultan, Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Mohabbatein, Dhoom franchise, to name just a few. It has also produced iconic hits like Chak De! India, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Mardaani, Band Baaja Baarat, to name a few.
One of the most extraordinary things is that the reclusive head of the iconic Yash Raj Films, Aditya Chopra, has recorded his first on-camera interview for ‘The Romantics’. The last time he gave an interview was for a print magazine in 1995!
Sharing details on the collaboration, Monika Shergill, VP – Content, Netflix India, says, “Fondly remembered as ‘The King of Romance’, Yash Chopra’s films brought in a new wave of emotion, individualism and cultural change to Hindi cinema and helped turn one of the biggest film industries in the world into what it is today. In celebration of the iconic songs, stories, and the nostalgia, we’re partnering with the creative powerhouses YRF and Smriti Mundra to bring The Romantics to our global audiences. The gripping documentary series is the real and definitive story of Yash Chopra and his son Aditya Chopra’s journey to building a world-class studio and will give our viewers a glimpse into the lives of one of the most influential families in Bollywood film history.”
Directed by Smriti Mundhra, who returns to Netflix after the phenomenal success of Indian Matchmaking and the Never Have I Ever franchises, The Romantics will release on February 14, 2023, as a tribute to Yash Chopra, who is regarded as the ‘Father of Romance’.
Get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day by watching The Romantics on Netflix, then watch a favorite Hindi romance! That’s what we will be doing, you can be sure!