Mumbai: Netflix has announced its upcoming murder mystery The Girl On The Train. The edge-of-the-seat thriller will be headlined by actors Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari and Avinash Tiwary. The film, directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and produced by Reliance Entertainment, is slated to release on February 26 2021 on Netflix.
The Girl On The Train is the story of Meera (Parineeti Chopra), who fixates on the perfect lives of a couple from afar, during her daily commutes on the train. One day, she witnesses something out of the ordinary, that shocks her. The film follows her journey as she tries to unravel the truth. The Girl On The Train is an official adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ bestselling book by the same name.
Director Ribhu Dasgupta said: “I always wanted to explore this genre and loved this unique story. There is plenty to relate to both in terms of the emotions and mysteries that I was able to delve into in this thriller – rejection, loneliness, voyeurism, daily commutes on which we see and don’t see things. It was an extremely fruitful experience working on the film and collaborating with Netflix is always incredible. Hope the audience will be as excited watching The Girl On The Train as I was making it.”
Reliance Entertainment Group Chief Executive Officer Shibasish Sarkar said: “The Girl On The Train marks our first film collaboration with Netflix, with many more to come! We are very excited about this suspense thriller, Ribhu’s directorial sensibilities and the extremely talented cast.”
Pratiksha Rao, Director- Content Acquisition, Netflix India, said: “We are thrilled to bring The Girl On The Train to our members in India and around the world. We want to be the home for the most entertaining films in the country. This riveting murder mystery is a great addition to the incredible and diverse selection of films on Netflix across many languages.”