Today, OTT platform Netflix has announced the official release date of Leila, a dystopian drama series starring Huma Qureshi in the lead role with this poster:
This thrilling six-episode Netflix Original series is based on a 2017 fiction novel written by journalist Prayaag Akbar by the same name.
The novel is set in a futuristic Indian city, where people are forced to bow down to the rules of religion and community. The protagonist, Shalini, who also happens to be the narrator, has committed what is seen as an ultimate crime- marrying a Muslim man. Shalini pays for this ‘crime’ by losing her husband, who is murdered, and daughter, Leila, who is snatched from the cradle. The story takes us through Shalini’s journey to do whatever it takes to get her back.
This series is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman (Peepli Live and Mukkabaaz) and Pawan Kumar (writer and director of the 2013 Kannada romantic psychological thriller film, Lucia). Mehta also serves as the series’ creative executive producer. Leila will release on Netflix on June 14.