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The Railway Men creates history on Netflix, becomes the most successful Indian show on the platform – Here’s how

The Railway Men, backed by YRF and Netflix, was released in November 2023 and was an instant hit with the audience.

The Railway Men creates history on Netflix, becomes the most successful Indian show on the platform – Here’s how
The Railway Men Creates History On Netflix

Last Updated: 02.03 PM, Mar 09, 2024


Netflix has emerged as the most trending platform in recent weeks, with the streamer announcing its slate for the year 2024 and unveiling some highly anticipated projects. Additionally, two massive projects from the platform, including Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s OTT debut show Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar and Imtiaz Ali’s next directorial, Amar Singh Chamkila, are currently being promoted.

While these developments continue to generate buzz, there's another aspect of the streaming giant that has struck gold. The Railway Men, which premiered last year, has now achieved significant success in the history of Netflix. This new feat elevates the show to a prominent position in the streaming world, and here's all you need to know about it:


The Railway Men Hits Gold

The Railway Men debuted on November 18, 2023, and immediately made waves worldwide. The show was an instant hit with domestic audiences and gradually gained traction among global viewers as well. It received rave reviews, with Babil Khan emerging as the breakout performer. However, the accolades for the show didn't stop there.

The series has now made its mark on the global charts of the streamer for three consecutive months. What does this signify? The global chart, which measures the success of shows released on Netflix, has seen The Railway Men steadily climb higher since its release. Three months ago, it reached the third position and has maintained the spot ever since, with no other competitor able to displace it even slightly. This marks the first time an Indian show has achieved such a feat, making it a monumental win for The Railway Men. Consequently, it is now considered the most successful Indian show for the streamer in the country.

What is The Railway Men About?

Acclaimed performers like R Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon, Divyenndu, Babil Khan, Juhi Chawla, Mandira Bedi, and an ensemble cast star in The Railway Men. Revolving around the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, it depicts how a group of courageous men from the Indian Railway risked their lives to save others. The show builds tension and offers gratifying redemption for both the characters and the audience. Produced by Aditya Chopra of YRF and Netflix, the show is a four-part miniseries directed by Shiv Rawail.

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