Get set for a feast, nearly


THE festival season is here and while we miss going for dandiya nights, it’s time to get entertained at home with the best offerings on the OTT platform. Here are 10 new shows and movies that are releasing on the web this week. So sit back, relax, grab your popcorn and enjoy!

Reel take

What: Rebecca
When: October 21
Where: Netflix

Directed by Ben Wheatley, Rebecca is based on the 1938 novel by the same name. The film is about a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo between handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer) and a young woman (Lily James).

Supernatural zone

What: Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2
When: October 19
Where: Netflix

Just in time for Halloween, Unsolved Mysteries has returned with six new episodes, exploring the unexplained and the supernatural. Volume 2, which will be released on Netflix on October 19 profiles more unexplained disappearances, tragic events and bizarre occurrences.

Being together

What: Comedy Couple
When: October 21
Where: ZEE5

After Rangbaaz, Saqib Saleem is making a comeback on ZEE5 with a movie titled Comedy Couple, opposite Shweta Basu Prasad. Directed by Nachiket Samant, the story revolves around the lives of a couple that does stand-up comedy together.

High five

Lockdown Rishtey

What: Lockdown Rishtey
When: October 21
Where: MX Player

A collection of five stories, shot during the lockdown inside homes on the phones, Lockdown Rishtey explores the thick and thin of five relationships. It is based on the real experiences of celebrities during the lockdown.

Space adventure

What: Over The Moon
When: October 23
Where: Netflix

Having a passion for science, a bright young girl builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess. Directed by Glen Keane, this animated adventure film has voice-overs by Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Robert G. Chiu and Ken Jeong, among others.

Oh boy!

A Suitable Boy

What: A Suitable Boy
When: October 23
Where: Netflix

Tabu and Ishaan Khatter will play the protagonists in Mira Nair’s TV adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel A Suitable Boy, which releases this Friday. Set in 1951 India, the six-episode series is about a passionate literature student, Lata Mehra, who is torn between her duty towards her family and love life, as three different men try to woo her.

Corridors of power

Mirzapur

What: Mirzapur 2
When: October 23
Where: Amazon Prime Video

The much-awaited season 2 of Mirzapur will be out on Friday. This season doesn’t stay confined to the violent world of Mirzapur, but takes one into the corridors of power, where a nexus between politicians and criminals prevails. Women in the new season are bolder and complex, as they will not hesitate in using any means to achieve their goals.

First steps

What: Once upon a Snowman
When: October 23
Where: Disney+ Hotstar

Olaf, the innocent and insightful, summer-loving snowman, who melted hearts in Frozen, will be back in Walt Disney’s animated film Once Upon a Snowman. The film follows Olaf’s first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle.

Crime zone

What: Kasaai
When: October 23
Where: ShemarooMe

ShemarooMe is all set to release Kasaai, an acclaimed socio-political drama. The Gajendra S. Shrotriya-directorial is based on real incidents that still occur in rural India. A gruesome murder takes place during the all-important village elections, but dirty politics leads to the cover-up of the startling crime. It stars Mita Vashisht in lead role.

Ups & downs

What: The Undoing
When: October 25
Where: Disney+ Hotstar

This new limited series focuses on Grace Fraser, a successful therapist, and her devoted husband, Jonathan, and their young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. The cast includes Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Donald Sutherland, and Noah Jupe, among others. — TNS



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