Leila(Netflix) Review

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Huma Qureshi starrer Leila is the new dystopian drama net series on Netflix, which is released on 14 June 2019. Leila’s trailer was launched on 17 May and it is an exquisite Indian web series from Netflix.


Netflix’s Leila is a dystopian drama series. The series is based on the Prayaag Akbar novel “Leila”. In the trailer, a dangerous world where purity is regulation and order was shown. Netflix delivers a high on content web drama to India.

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Leila is director Deepa Mehta’s first directorial for a web series platform

Cast: Huma Qureshi, Rahul Khanna, Siddharth, Arif Zakaria
Director: Deepa Mehta
OTT Platform: Netflix
Genre: Drama
Duration: Approx. 42mins


Leila revolves around a dystopian truth. Will the clique of “Aryavarta” be able to handle the request of society? People comply with the “Aryavarta” policies and regulations and if anybody does not observe the orders then they must be prepared for punishment from “Aryavarta”. Shalini (Huma Qureshi) – a hindu married Rizwan(Rahul Khanna) – a Muslim Man. Shalini lives a happy life with her husband Riz and daughter Leila. Because of the inter religion marriage, Aryavarta takes charge of her family. Also, Leila is of “mixed blood” and Aryavarta strictly punishes people who are of mixed blood. They take Leila to a correctional facility. Riz dies and Leila is missing. Shalini tries to locate her daughter after sixteen years of slacking. The story is set in the future year of 2047, in which people live on cast, sex, and religion. It has been shown in the series that people misuse their big posts within the future metropolis. Politicians misuse their electricity, women are exploited, people believe in the caste system, and the sentiment of nationalism is completely over.


Whyit gives 4.2 review to Leila
Leila web series is so engrossing that you will binge on the series.


The body parts commercial business, the scarcity of water, rising population, and the assault at the people, all this reminds us of our present. This series does not showcase these aspects initially, however slowly enters your mind and forces you keep bingeing. Leila from director – Deepa Mehta, forces you to connect with the story.

Huma Qureshi is excellent in her role of Shalini. She gives a nuanced performance. Arif Zakaria is menacing in his role as the Aryavarta chief. Siddharth is seen in a negative role & he delivers. Sanjay Suri plays his role of Joshi Ji well. The supporting cast too is well cast & helps in delivering a good product.

Our Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)


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