Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Don which was released on May 14, entered the 100 crore club. The makers of Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Malayalam film Jana Gana Mana, recently announced that the film collected 50 crores at the worldwide box office. Kartik Aaryan-starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 performed well on its opening day, earning around Rs 14 crores and securing the second-highest opening post the pandemic for a Hindi film.
India was also the country of honour at the Cannes International Film Festival, owing to 75 years of both the festival, as well as the country’s independence. The festival went on to conduct several conferences revolving around the nation that were aimed at expanding the scope of the Indian film and entertainment industry, both creatively and technologically.
On that note, Silverscreen India brings to you a list of seven series and films streaming across various OTT platforms this week, to watch from the comfort of your homes.
The fourth season of the American science fiction drama series Stranger Things will have nine episodes and is produced by Duffer Brothers, along with Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Iain Paterson. The fourth season will be released in two volumes, of which, the first set will premiere on May 27, and the second set will release on July 1, 2022. Volume 1 will feature the first seven episodes of the season.
Directed by Vignesh Shivan, this romantic comedy starring Vijay Sethupathi, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, and Nayanthara was released in theatres in April. Silverscreen India’s review reads, Vijay Sethupathi as Rambo, the man who believes he is jinxed in life until things suddenly change one fine day and luck begins to “pour” in the form of two beautiful women who fall in love with him, is perfectly cast. It is not at all hard to buy that this man would attract Kanmani (Nayanthara) and Khatija (Samantha). Sethupathi’s charm sells us on this completely.”
This Hindi science fiction action flick, directed by Lakshya Raj Anand, stars actors John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez and Rakul Preet Singh, as well as Prakash Raj and Ratna Pathak Shah, in supporting roles. The film was released in the theatres on April 1. Attack tells the story of India’s first super-soldier. Anand co-wrote the film with Sumit Batheja and Vishal Kapoor, based on a story penned by Abraham.
Obi-Wan Kenobi (May 27) – Disney+ Hotstar
This American series features the Star Wars character, of the same name. The story begins 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, where Obi-Wan Kenobi faces his greatest defeat – the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Nirmal Pathak Ki Ghar Wapsi (May 27) – Sony Liv
This Hindi web series starring Vaibhav Tatwawadi, Garima Vikrant Singh, and Alka Amin is directed by Rahul Pandey and Satish Nair. The series follows the “story of a young man, who is on a journey to find his roots.”
Mighty Little Bheem: I Love Taj Mahal (May 30) – Netflix
This is Netflix’s first animated children’s series from India and the fourth spin-off of the Chhota Bheem series, following Mighty Raju, Arjun – Prince of Bali and Super Bheem. The official synopsis reads, “On a trip to the beautiful Taj Mahal, Bheem gets distracted trying to return a little girl’s lost teddy bear before someone steals it!”
Emergency (May 27) – Amazon Prime Video
This American satirical thriller premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Carey Williams from a screenplay by KD Dávila, Emergency is an adaptation of the 2018 short film of the same name. The film’s synopsis reads, “Ready for a night of legendary partying, three college students must weigh the pros and cons of calling the police when faced with an unexpected situation.”