With the film business recovering, the makers of several Malayalam films have announced their theatrical releases in December. Mohanlal’s Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, the first of these, released on Thursday. Other Malayalam films such as Bheemante Vazhi, Ajagajantharam, and Kunjeldho will be also be hitting cinemas this month.
This past week, Indian theatres saw several new films, with Salman Khan’s Antim: The Final Truth and Silambarasan TR’s Maanaadu being the biggest releases. While Antim stood in the Rs 4.25-4.50 crore range on its first day, Maanaadu collected approximately Rs 7.50 crore at the box office in Tamil Nadu alone on its opening day.
With the theatrical business booming once more, OTT platforms have begun picking up small-budget films and content targeted specifically for the streaming audience. Even big studios have started developing OTT content, including web series and experimental films. Yash Raj Films announced its maiden OTT project, The Railway Men, on Thursday.
On that note, here are seven films and shows releasing on streaming platforms this week:
Chithirai Sevvaanam – December 3 (ZEE5)
Starring Samuthirakani, Pooja Kannan and Rima Kallingal, this Tamil film revolves around Aishwarya, a teenager, who goes missing after a compromising video gets leaked on social media. Her father Muthupandi needs to take the help of the local police to find her and the film follows his efforts to do so.
Cobalt Blue – December 3 (Netflix)
Based on a best selling novel, Cobalt Blue is a Hindi drama that follows a brother and sister who fall in love with the same man and tells the story of how their family is shattered by the ensuing events. Set in the early 90s, the film explores the various shades of love.
Money Heist (Season 5 Volume 2) – December 3 (Netflix)
“In the last few hours, I’ve lost people very dear to me. And I won’t let anyone else fall because of this heist,” says The Professor at the start of the trailer of Money Heist‘s Season 5 Volume 2. In the new part, The Professor is haunted by his actions and their fallout, while his heist team and the special forces prepare for all-out war inside the Royal Mint of Spain.
Bob Biswas – December 3 (ZEE5)
In this ZEE5 Original film, featuring Abhishek Bachchan and Chitrangada Singh, hitman-for-hire Bob Biswas comes out of a prolonged coma and struggles to recall his identity. He suffers a moral dilemma when the memories of his past resurface.
Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure: Stone Ocean – December 1 (Netflix)
The new season of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure revolves around Joutarou’s daughter Jolyne Kuujou who is thrown in jail for a crime she didn’t commit. Though all hope seems lost, a gift from Joutarou ends up awakening her latent abilities. Armed with the power to change her fate, Jolyne sets out to find an escape from the stone ocean that holds her.
Mixtape – December 3 (Netflix)
Mixtape is a family comedy film that narrates the story of a young girl who goes on a quest to find all of the songs from her mother’s beloved mix-tape that she accidentally destroyed.
Harlem – December 3 (Amazon Prime Video)
According to the official synopsis, Harlem is a new single-camera comedy show following four stylish and ambitious girl friends in Harlem, New York City. Together, they level up into the next phase of their careers, relationships, and big city dreams.