Netflix has announced a four-part docu-series titled The Romantics celebrating the movies of filmmaker Yash Chopra and his production house Yash Raj Films’ rich cultural legacy of 50 years. The star-packed docu-series will feature 35 leading voices of the Hindi film industry, including the mega-stars who have closely worked with YRF through its existence. The series will dive into the history of Bollywood through the lens of YRF’s impact in making Bollywood and its leading stars a household name globally, the streamer said in a release.
The trailer of The Romantics is out, with the documentary set to premiere on Netflix on February 14 as a tribute to late Yash Chopra, the filmmaker behind iconic Bollywood films like Silsila, Lamhe, Kabhi Kabhie, Veer-Zaara, Dil To Pagal Hai, Chandni and Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
The Romantics has been directed by Smriti Mundhra, the filmmaker behind the successful documentary and reality show, Indian Matchmaking.
“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,” Monika Shergill, VP – Content, Netflix India, said.
“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,” she said.
YRF is currently enjoying an all-time high box office success with their latest release Pathaan. The Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer has reportedly crossed Rs 500 crore in just five days of its release.