Indian Filmmaking Duo Raj & DK Ink Multiyear Netflix Deal

Indian Filmmaking Duo Raj & DK Ink Multiyear Netflix Deal

Indian filmmaking duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, better known as Raj & DK, have entered into a multi-year agreement to direct and produce movies and series for Netflix.

Known for their quirky genre mashups and distinctive style, Raj & DK have won commercial success and critical acclaim in a variety of forms in India, working across indie films, big-budget features and, more recently, series.

In 2021, they launched their own production banner D2R Indie to produce indie film projects from emerging directors. The company’s first release, which Raj & DK produced, was the well-received Telugu-language comedy drama Bandi, helmed by first-time filmmaker Praveen Kandregula and released on Netflix last year.

Raj & DK also already have their next series in the works as directors and showrunners at Netflix — the upcoming comedy crime thriller series, Guns & Gulaabs. Netflix describes the project as “a story of love and innocence in a world of crime, a nostalgic tale of all kinds of firsts, from first love to first kill.”

“Raj & DK are one of the most original creative in the country,” said Monika Shergill, Netflix’s head of content in India. “Along with their unique and ingenious storytelling style, they are also a powerhouse studio. We are excited to continue our relationship with them for a multi-year creative partnership that will bring superlative entertainment to Netflix members around the world.”

Added Raj & DK in a statement: “We are looking forward to creating big, unique stories and challenging ourselves to push the storytelling into exciting and fresh spaces.”