Selection Day (TV series)

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Selection Day
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Poster
Created byMarston Bloom
Based onSelection Day
by Aravind Adiga
Written byMarston Bloom
Directed byUdayan Prasad
StarringMohammad Samad
Yash Dholye
Karanvir Malhotra
Rajesh Tailang
Mahesh Manjrekar
Ratna Pathak Shah
Shiv Panditt
Akshay Oberoi
Parul Gulati
Amruta Subhash
Composer(s)Shashwat Sachdev
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12
Production
Producer(s)
Production location(s)India
Production company(s)
  • Anil Kapoor Films & Communication Network
  • Seven Stories Ltd.
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original release28 December 2018 (2018-12-28)
External links
Website

Selection Day is an Indian Netflix Original sports web television series, based on Aravind Adiga's 2016 novel of the same name.[1] Produced by Anil Kapoor and Anand Tucker, and adapted for television by Marston Bloom (with Hindi Dialogues by Sumit Arora) it stars Mohammad Samad, Yash Dholye, Karanvir Malhotra, Rajesh Tailang, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ratna Pathak Shah, Shiv Panditt, Parul Gulati, Amruta Subhash and Akshay Oberoi. The series follows the life of two brothers Radha and Manju who are raised by their cricket obsessed father and meet their rival Javed.[2] The first six episodes of Selection Day premiered on 28 December 2018.[3] Part 2, consisting of another set of six episodes, was premiered on 19 April 2019.[4] As of December 2019, a second season is reportedly in active development.[5]

Plot[edit]

Radha and Manjunath are two brothers who have been trained by their father to become the next great pair of cricket batsmen. After toying with the bowling attacks of their local village teams, their father decides it is time for them to move to Mumbai and hope to be selected to play in domestic leagues in the upcoming selection season.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [6]
Part 1
1"Episode 1"Udayan PrasadMarston BloomDecember 28, 2018 (2018-12-28)
2"Episode 2"Udayan PrasadMarston BloomDecember 28, 2018 (2018-12-28)
3"Episode 3"Udayan PrasadMarston BloomDecember 28, 2018 (2018-12-28)
4"Episode 4"Udayan PrasadMarston BloomDecember 28, 2018 (2018-12-28)
5"Episode 5"Udayan PrasadMarston BloomDecember 28, 2018 (2018-12-28)
6"Episode 6"Udayan PrasadMarston BloomDecember 28, 2018 (2018-12-28)
Part 2
7"Episode 7"Karan BoolaniTBAApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
8"Episode 8"Karan BoolaniMarston Bloom & Karan AgarwalApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
9"Episode 9"Karan BoolaniMarston Bloom & Karan AgarwalApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
10"Episode 10"Karan BoolaniMarston BloomApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
11"Episode 11"Karan BoolaniMarston BloomApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
12"Episode 12"Karan BoolaniMarston BloomApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)

Marketing[edit]

The series was announced in August 2017.[7] A 16-second teaser was released on 8 October 2018.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Netflix announces original series Selection Day". The Indian Express. 9 October 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  2. ^ Mirwani, Saniya (9 November 2018). "'Selection Day' Teaser: Netflix Promises a Gripping Cricket Drama". The Quint. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Netflix sets December date for web series 'Selection Day'". Scroll.in. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Selection Day Part 2". indiatoday.in. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  5. ^ "'Selection Day' Season 2 (Part 3 & 4) Reportedly Renewed at Netflix". What's on Netflix. 12 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Selection Day – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  7. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (3 August 2017). "Netflix Announces India Originals 'Selection Day' and 'Again'". Variety. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  8. ^ Arora, Akhil. "Netflix Indian Original Series Selection Day Gets December Release Date". NDTV. Retrieved 10 November 2018.

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