Netflix announces 2021 Slate: Madhuri's Finding Anamika, Delhi Crime 2 to Dhanush's Jagame Thandhiram - here's what you can binge watch the whole year!

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It won't be wrong to say that OTT was our only source of entertainment during those dull lockdown months. From romance to thriller and even horror and murder mystery, the digital platform served different flavours to viewers to satisfy their craving to watch something exciting. Now, in 2021, Netflix has taken the onus to keep presenting some delicious content. Today, the OTT giant announced its slate of this year and we can't wait to watch the magic unfold. 

From films like Ajeeb Daastaans to Dhamaka, Haseen Dillruba and Sardar Ka Grandson, Netflix will bring to the audience a magical experience. On the other hand, web shows like Delhi Crime, Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives and Masaba Masaba are getting their second seasons. So sit back and lock your movie date with the platform:

FILMS (A-Z) 

Netflix, in 2021, will be bringing some exciting and diverse films of different genres. From thriller to romantic and even comedy, one will get to witness fun stories. Take a look at the films releasing this year:

Ajeeb Daastaans 

Producer: Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Somen Mishra, Dharmatic Entertainment
Director: Shashank Khaitan, Raj Mehta, Neeraj Ghaywan, Kayoze Irani
Writer: Shashank Khaitan, Sumit Saxena, Neeraj Ghaywan, Uzma Khan
Cast: Fatima Sana Shaikh, Jaideep Ahlawat, Armaan Ralhan, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Abhishek Banerjee, Inayat Verma, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shefali Shah, Manav Kaul, Tota Roy Chowdhury

Ajeeb Daastaans is an anthology of four strangely contrasting stories which delves into fractured relationships and unexplored spaces. The stories set in varied milieus, explore jealousy, entitlement, prejudices and toxicity which are often entangled within the heart of their relationships. Each story also takes you on a journey where one would struggle with the moral dilemma of what’s right and what’s wrong, as the lines between them get blurred.

 

Bulbul Tarang
Producer: Reliance Entertainment
Director: Shree Narayan Singh
Writer: Arshad Sayeed
Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Tahir Raj Bhasin

Set in Kannauj, this film is about a chirpy young girl called Bulbul who has one simple dream - she wants her groom, Rishi Kumar, to come in his baraat atop a horse. Soon enough Bulbul realizes that her innocent, harmless wish will meet resistance in their traditional village. But Bulbul is adamant to have her way and fight for what’s right. 

 

Dhamaka 

Producer: RSVP, Ram Madhvani Films, Ronnie Screwvala, Ram Madhvani, Amita Madhvani Director: Ram Madhvani 

Writer: Ram Madhvani, Puneet Sharma 

Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Mrunal Thakur, Amruta Subhash, Vikas Kumar, Vishwajeet Pradhan 

A frustrated ex-news anchor is given another chance to go live on prime-time television when a terrorist calls him with a bomb threat. Little does he know that this call will change his life and throw him into a fast-paced game of betrayal. 

 

Haseen Dillruba 

Producer: T-Series, Colour Yellow Productions, Aanand L Rai 

Director: Vinil Mathew 

Writer: Kanika Dhillon 

Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey, Harshvardhan Rane 

A woman whose heart longs to live like words captured in a novel, finds herself entangled in the murder of her own husband. Will she get lost in the chaos of her real-life-novel or find her innocence? 

Jaadugar 

Producer: Posham PA Pictures 

Director: Sameer Saxena 

Writer: Biswapati Sarkar

Cast: Jitendra Kumar, Arushi Sharma 

Magic Meenu, a small-time magician in Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh has to win a local football tournament in order to marry the love of his life. There are just two things against him- the girl doesn’t love him back and his team hasn’t won a game in years! Friendships are tested and hearts are mended as love meets magic in this heartwarming sports comedy. 

Jagame Thandhiram 

Producer: YNOT Studios, Reliance Entertainment, S. Sashikanth, Chakravarthy Ramachandra Director: Karthik Subbaraj 

Writer: Karthik Subbaraj 

Cast: Dhanush, James Cosmo, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Kalaiyarasan, Joju George 

The film tells the story of Suruli, a nomadic gangster who has to choose between good and evil in a war for what one can truly call home. 

Meenakshi Sundareshwar 

Producer: Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Somen Mishra, Dharmatic Entertainment 

Director: Vivek Soni 

Writer: Vivek Soni, Aarsh Vora 

Cast: Abhimanyu Dassani, Sanya Malhotra 

A young couple Meenakshi and Sundareshwar, enter into an arranged marriage because their first names together make Madurai's famous temple 'Meenakshi - Sundareshwar'. However, when a job opportunity exclusively for single men pops up in Bengaluru, Sundareshwar has to leave his hometown and his wife Meenakshi, and pretend to be unmarried. The newlywed couple who barely know each other, struggle with the trials, tribulations, and insecurities of a long-distance relationship. 

Milestone 

Producer: Jabberwockee Talkies, Kimsi Singh 

Director: Ivan Ayr 

Writer: Ivan Ayr, Neel Mani Kant 

Cast: Suvinder Vicky, Lakshvir Saran 

The poignant film follows the story of a recently bereaved, middle-aged truck driver, Ghalib, who is coping with a personal tragedy and the consequences thereafter, while facing the existential threat of losing his job to a young recruit. The events in the story come together as Ghalib's truck touches the 500,000 kilometers mark - a record at his company. 

Navarasa 

Producer: Mani Ratnam, Jayendra Panchapakesan 

Cast: Revathy, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Anjali, Aditi Balan, Remya Nambeesan, Poorna, Prayaga Martin, Rythvika Suriya, Vijay Sethupathy, Arvind Swamy, Siddarth, Prakashraj, Yogi Babu, Prasanna, Atharva, Bobby Simha, Gautham Menon, Ashok Selvan, Nedumudi Venu, Delhi Ganesh, Kishore 

9 Films, 9 Emotions, 9 Notable Directors, 1 Noble Cause. 

Pagglait 

Producer: Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga, Achin Jain, Balaji Telefilms, Sikhya Entertainment Director: Umesh Bist 

Writer: Umesh Bist 

Cast: Sanya Malhotra, Sayani Gupta, Ashutosh Rana, Raghubir Yadav, Shrutii Sharma, Sheeba Chaddha, Sharib Hashmi, Aasif Khan, Rajesh Tailang, Meghna Malik 

The film follows the story of recently widowed Sandhya struggling to mourn the death of her husband, as she sets out on the path of self-discovery, attempting to find her identity and purpose in life- all this while living amidst the quirky members of her joint family. 

Penthouse 

Producer: Sunir Khetarpal, Gaurav Bose 

Director: Abbas Mustan 

Writer: Girish Dhamija 

Cast: Bobby Deol, Arjun Rampal, Sharman Joshi, Mouni Roy, Cyrus Broacha, Tisca Chopra, Abrar Zahoor 

When architect Vikram Saxena proposes sharing a Penthouse with his five married friends, it seems like the perfect solution for their indulgences, until one morning, a body of an unknown woman is found in the Penthouse. Friendships tested, loyalties questioned and marriages crumble as the shocking truth unravels in this relentless whodunit. 

Sardar Ka Grandson 

Producer: Emmay Entertainment, John Abraham Entertainment, T-Series, Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, Nikkhil Advani, John Abraham 

Director: Kaashvie Nair 

Writer: Anuja Chauhan 

Cast: Neena Gupta, Arjun Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh, John Abraham, Aditi Rao Hyadari, Soni Razdan, Kanwaljeet Singh, Kumud Mishra, Divya Seth 

A family entertainer that promises to strike a chord with its stellar cast and their emotions, Sardar Ka Grandson will premiere this summer on Netflix. Starring the iconic Neena Gupta and heartthrob Arjun Kapoor, along with Rakul Preet Singh, Aditi Rao Hydari, John Abraham, Soni Razdan, Kanwaljit Singh, Kumud Mishra and Divya Seth, the film showcases the journey of a US-return grandson who will go to any length to fulfill his grandmother’s last wish. Sardar, played by Neena Gupta, is a fun-loving matriarch of a large, warm family based in Punjab. 

The Disciple 

Producer: Zoo Entertainment, Vivek Gomber 

Director: Chaitanya Tamhane 

Writer: Chaitanya Tamhane 

Cast: Aditya Modak, Dr. Arun Dravid 

Sharad Nerulkar has devoted his life to becoming an Indian classical music vocalist, diligently following the traditions and discipline of the old masters, his guru, and his father. But as the years go by, Sharad starts to wonder whether it’s really possible to achieve the excellence he’s striving for. A journey of devotion, passion, and searching for the absolute in contemporary Mumbai. The film is executive produced by Alfonso Cuaron and Rakesh Mehra. 

 

 

SERIES (A-Z) 

Not just films, Netflix has an interesting lineup of web shows too. From Madhuri Dixit's Finding Anamika to Delhi Crime season 2, we are sure, these shows will keep you hooked on to your screens.

Aranyak 

Producer: Roy Kapur Films, Ramesh Sippy Entertainment 

Showrunner: Rohan Sippy 

Director: Vinay Waikul 

Writer: Charudutt Acharya 

Cast: Raveena Tandon, Parambrata Chatterjee, Ashutosh Rana, Zakir Hussain, Megna Malik 

After a foreign teenage tourist disappears in the misty Himalayan town, a harried, local cop Kasturi must join hands with her city-bred replacement Angad, on a big-ticket case that digs up skeletons and revives a forgotten Himalayan myth of a bloodthirsty, serial killing entity in the forest. 

 

Bombay Begums 

Producer: Endemol Shine India, Endeavor Content, Chernin Entertainment 

Showrunner: Alankrita Shrivastava 

Director: Alankrita Shrivastava and Bornila Chatterjee 

Writer: Alankrita Shrivastava, Bornila Chatterjee and Iti Agarwal 

Cast: Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash, Plabita Borthakur, Aadhya Anand, Rahul Bose, Danish Husain, Vivek Gomber and Imaad Shah 

Five women across generations wrestle with desire, ethics, personal crises and vulnerabilities to own their ambition in contemporary urban India. As glass ceilings are shattered, and hearts are broken, difficult choices have to be made. And as each woman strives to find her own truth, they find in each other an unexpected understanding, and the sliver of a bond. 

 

Decoupled 

Producer: Bombay Fables, Andolan Films 

Creator: Manu Joseph 

Director: Hardik Mehta 

Cast: R. Madhavan, Surveen Chawla 

Arya Iyer is a man who suffers from chronic objectivity, extreme clarity and the debilitating capacity to see in any situation what others are trained to ignore. It gets him in trouble with people wherever he goes. Naturally, his marriage is over, but he has persuaded his estranged wife to continue living with him in a large villa in Gurgaon to create the myth of family for their tween daughter, who is terrified of their divorce. 

Arya, as the second highest-selling pulp fiction writer in India, after his old foe Chetan Bhagat, is a celebrity who has everything a man wants — fame, money, a daughter who adores him, a home run by a woman and a hot young girlfriend. Yet, he is always somehow fleeing a crisis. 

Mining from the banal realism of daily life, Decoupled is an uncompromising comedy about the true nature of people, India and marriage. 

 

Delhi Crime S2 

Producer: SK Global Entertainment, Golden Caravan 

Showrunner: Tanuj Chopra 

Director: Rajesh Mapuskar, Tanuj Chopra 

Writer: Mayank Tewari, Shubhra Swarup, Vidit Tripathi, Sanyuktha Chawla (dialogues) 

Cast: Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang, Adil Hussain, Anurag Arora, Yashaswini Dayama, Sidharth Bhardwaj, Gopal Dutt, Denzil Smith 

Delhi Crime is a first-of-its-kind gripping true-crime series that delves into investigations undertaken by the Delhi Police. After solving the case that shook the nation, Vartika Chaturvedi and her team are up for a new challenge. Will Vartika and her team help the public fight their fear?

 

Feels Like Ishq 

Producer: Mutant Films, Awesomeness TV 

Director: Ruchir Arun, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, Ashima Chibber, Anand Tiwari, Danish Aslam, Jaydeep Sarkar, Sachin Kundalkar 

Writer: Monisha Thyagarajan, Gazal Dhaliwal, Akanksha Tewari, Saurabh Swamy, Sulagna Chatterjee, Shubhra Chatterji, Jaydeep Sarkar, Arati Raval-Pandey, Sachin Kundalkar 

Cast: Radhika Madan, Amol Parashar, Kajol Chugh, Mihir Ahuja, Kymsleen Kholie, Bhavesh Babani, Simran Jehani, Rohit Saraf, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, Saba Azad, Tanya Maniktala, Skand Thakur, Zayn Marie Khan and Neeraj Madhav 

Love on the run. On a guitar strum. At a protest. With a house guest. Cupid strikes in unexpected ways. Feels like Ishq is an anthology of seven warm and breezy stories about the kindling of young love. 

 

Finding Anamika 

Producer: Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Somen Mishra, Dharmatic Entertainment 

Showrunner: Sri Rao 

Director: Karishma Kohli, Bejoy Nambiar 

Writer: Sri Rao, Nisha Mehta 

Cast: Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sanjay Kapoor, Manav Kaul, Lakshvir Saran, Suhasini Muley, Muskkaan Jaferi 

This is a suspenseful family drama about a global superstar, wife, and mom who suddenly vanishes without a trace. As police and loved ones search for answers to her disappearance, her perfectly crafted facade is stripped away, revealing hidden truths and painful lies in the life of an iconic actress. 

 

Jamtara - Sabka Number Ayega S2 

Producer: Viacom18 Studio’s Tipping Point 

Director: Soumendra Padhi 

Writer: Trishant Srivastava, Kanishka Singh Deo, Ashwin Varman 

Cast: Sparsh Shrivastava, Monika Panwar, Anshumaan Pushkar, Amit Sial, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Aksha Pardasany 

Sunny and Gudiya have one final chance to avenge their past. As bigger players enter Jamtara, politics tries to control phishing, but phishing ends up controlling politics. 

 

Kota Factory S2 

Producer: Arunabh Kumar 

Creator: The Viral Fever 

Showrunner: Raghav Subbu, Shreyansh Pandey 

Director: Raghav Subbu 

Writer: Saurabh Khanna, Abhishek Yadav, Puneet Batra, Manoj Kalwani 

Cast: Mayur More, Jitendra Kumar, Alam Khan, Ahsaas Channa, Urvi Singh, Ranjan Raj, Revathi Pillai 

Kota Factory, the first black and white web series of India, revolves around Kota – its students, its people and its coaching industry. The show depicts this universe through the eyes of Vaibhav, a vulnerable teenager, and Jeetu Bhaiya, a modern-day Dronacharya. The show captures the melancholic life of Indian students who prepare for competitive exams. In this season, will Vaibhav move onto greener pastures, leaving behind Jeetu Bhaiya, his friends and his love interest? 

 

Little Things S4

Producer: Dice Media 

Showrunner: Ashwin Suresh 

Director: Ruchir Arun and Pranjal Dua 

Writer: Abhinandan Sridhar, Nupur Pai, Garima Pura Patiyaalvi, Gaurav Patki 

Cast: Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Palkar 

It's season 4 of Little Things and six years of Dhruv and Kavya's togetherness. If seasons one to three were a trilogy that dived deep into the facets of young love, season four explores a new maturing love and the growing pains and adventures that come with it. 

 

Mai 

Producer: Clean Slate Films - Anushka Sharma, Karnesh Sharma 

Showrunner: Atul Mongia 

Director: Anshai Lal, Atul Mongia 

Writer: Atul Mongia, Amita Vyas, Tamal Kumar Sen 

Cast: Sakshi Tanwar, Wamiqa Gabbi, Vivek Mushran, Prashant Narayanan, Raima Dev Varma, Seema Pahwa 

Following a personal tragedy, Sheel, a docile, 47-year-old wife-and-mother, finds herself accidentally entangled in a web of white-collar crime and dirty politics pushing her into a rabbit hole of violence that forever changes her and the world she inhabits. 

Masaba Masaba S2 

Producer: Viniyard Films 

Creator: Ashvini Yardi 

Director: Sonam Nair 

Writer: Sonam Nair, Nandini Gupta, Punya Arora, Anisha Raisurana 

Cast: Masaba Gupta, Neena Gupta, Neil Bhoopalam 

Glamour ke peeche kya hai? It’s a tough world, but Masaba and Neena Gupta are tougher. The mess is over, and this time the plan is world domination. Masaba goes in front of the camera, and Neena ji decides to go behind them. All the while dealing with new loves, old loves, and some impossible loves. Both women take their careers, image, friendships and lovers, in their own hands and turn everything around. 

 

Mismatched S2 

Producer: RSVP Movies 

Showrunner: Akarsh Khurana 

Director: Akarsh Khurana 

Writer: Gazal Dhaliwal, Aarsh Vora, Nandini Gupta, Akshay Jhunjhunwala, Sunayana Kumari Cast: Prajakta Koli, Rohit Saraf, Vihaan Samat, Taaruk Raina, Devyani Shorey, Muskkaan Jaferi, Rannvijay Singha, Vidya Malavade 

Dimple, the genius coder, has lost her app. Rishi, the hopeless romantic, has lost all faith in love. Fate brings this “Mismatched” couple face to face again, as Rishi is forced to step back into the mess he left behind. With their futures at stake, Dimple and Rishi must navigate the rough terrains of frayed friendships, new love interests, broken promises, academic stress and shocking rivalries. 

 

Ray 

Producer: Viacom 18’s Tipping Point 

Director: Srijit Mukherji, Vasan Bala, Abhishek Chaubey 

Writer: Niren Bhatt, Siraj Ahmed

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Gajraj Rao, Kay Kay Menon, Ali Fazal, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Radhika Madan, Shweta Basu Prasad, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor, Rajesh Sharma, Bidita Bag, Kharaj Mukherjee, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Shruthy Menon, Anindita Bose, Neeraj Purohit, Lovleen Misra, Raghubir Yadav, Manoj Pahwa 

A revolutionary filmmaker, an auteur, and the creator of the Feluda series, Satyajit Ray is also remembered for writing some of the best short stories India has ever seen. Vastly varying in genre and style, these stories are full of thrills, twists and turns, and a strong emotional core keeping you completely hooked till the end. For the first time ever we present four such passionately curated stories under Ray. 

 

She S2 

Producer: Viacom 18 Studio’s Tipping Point 

Showrunner: Imtiaz Ali 

Director: Arif Ali 

Writer: Imtiaz Ali, Divya Johri 

Cast: Aaditi Pohankar, Vishwas Kini, Kishore Kumar G, Shivani Rangole, Suhita Tatte 

After swearing her allegiance to drug-lord Nayak, Bhumi must walk the dangerous line between siding with the police or with crime, while simultaneously exploring her newfound sexual liberation, as Nayak’s larger plan unfolds. 

 

Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein 

Producer: Edgestorm Pictures 

Showrunner/ Director: Sidharth Sengupta 

Writers: Sidharth Sengupta, Anahata Menon, Varun Badola 

Cast: Tahir Raj Bhasin, Shweta Tripathi, Anchal Singh, Saurabh Shukla, Surya Sharma, Brijendra Kala, Arunoday Singh, Anant Joshi, Sunita Rajwar, Hetal Gada 

Think of the most dreaded villain! What if he has a daughter who truly, deeply, madly falls in love with you? What if you don't love her back? What if you are in love with someone else? How will you say no and get out of the situation? After all, quite like her father, she's not likely to take 'no' for an answer. A romantic simpleton finds himself in the middle of this crossfire in Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein, a dark comical pulpy desi thriller about three things that matter the most in the country- paisa, taqat aur pyaar!!!

 

COMEDY 

Comedy Specials 

Comedy Premium League 

Kapil Sharma

More Specials By: 

Sumukhi Suresh 

Aakash Gupta 

Rahul Dua 

Prashasti Singh 

Laughathon on Netflix with our catalog of exciting standup specials and unique comedy formats. Stay tuned for more details.

 

Documentaries (A-Z)  

Crime Stories: India Detectives (Docu-Series) 

Producer: Claire Cahill, Tarun Saldanha 

Director: Jack Warrender, N Amit 

With unprecedented access to the Bengaluru City Police, this gripping series follows major criminal investigations from the moment the crime is reported through to the capture of the suspects. From murder to kidnap to extortion, each film tracks a shocking and compelling case in the heart of India's Silicon Valley. Filmed with senior officers at home and at work, this is a unique window into the lives of Bengaluru’s police officers as they attempt to detect the most complex and serious crimes in the city. 

House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths (Docu-Series) 

Producer: Yamini Pictures, Leena Yadav, Aseem Bajaj, Yogendra Mogre 

Showrunner: Leena Yadav 

Director: Leena Yadav, Anubhav Chopra 

House of Secrets explores the intricate, complex and sometimes hidden workings of a traditional Indian family. The three part docu-series takes an exploratory look at a case that shook up the whole nation - the infamous Burari case, where 11 members of a ‘happy’ family, spanning three generations, were found dead inside their house in Delhi. 

Indian Predator (Docu-Series) 

Producer: VICE Media, India Today 

Director: Ayesha Sood, Umesh Kulkarni, Ashwin Shetty, Dheeraj Jindal 

Indian Predator is a thrilling and suspenseful docu-series, that attempts to decode the minds of some of India's deadliest killers. The series uncovers the never-before-heard details of gruesome killings as individuals who were at the epicenter of these crimes talk about what went down. 

 

Searching for Sheela (Docu-Film) 

Producer: Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Somen Mishra, Dharmatic Entertainment, Jouska Films

Showrunner: Shakun Batra 

Cast: Sheela Birnstiel 

Osho’s controversial and sassy ex-secretary, Ma Anand Sheela returns to India after 34 years of exile. Sheela, having re-shot to fame since the mega reception to the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country, is now parceling her life to the world. Searching for Sheela is an intimate look into her journey across India, observing the rebranding of her as a pop-culture icon, with audiences unable to decide if they deem her a "criminal" or remain in awe of her badass secretary days. 

Reality Series (A-Z) 

Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives S2 

Producer: Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Somen Mishra, Dharmatic Entertainment 

Director: Ritika Bajaj, Uttam Domale, Naomi Datta 

Cast: Neelam Kothari Soni, Maheep Kapoor, Seema Khan, Bhavana Pandey 

The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives was one of the binge blockbusters of 2020. Love them or hate them - nobody could be indifferent to our queens of sass, spice, and all things nice. Ok, maybe not always so nice! But you know what is twice as nice as #TheFabulousLives Season 1? SEASON 2. Yes, it is the twist everyone saw coming. The Bollywood Wives will be back - with an all access card to a world that everyone obsesses over. Sass, snark, sisterhood - the seatbelts are off, the claws are out and the masks (metaphorical only) are coming off-- it's no holds barred. And wait, could they have some cool new company too? 

P.S.: Let the memes begin. 

 

Social Currency 

Producer: SOL Production 

Showrunner: Chad Greulach 

Cast: Sakshi Chopra, Rowhi Rai 

Eight popular social media influencers whose "influence" is put to test in the real world without their super power - their blue tick verified, and highly followed accounts! In a battle for survival and influence - who will be the most 'liked' on and off the phone screens? 

The Big Day Collection S2 

Producer: Conde Nast India 

Showrunner: Anita Horam 

Directors: Ashish Sawhny, Aakriti Mehta, Raonak Hathiramani, Faraz Arif Ansari 

Writer: Nikita Deshpande 

Beautiful clothes, lavish parties, incredible locations. This series presents behind-the-scenes views of six Indian weddings, showcasing the work that goes into the spectacle and highlighting the personal struggles and triumphs of those taking the plunge. 

 

 

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