With theatres reopening in Maharashtra last week, the first weekend saw the James Bond film No Time To Die, and Marvel’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage as the top picks for moviegoers. Theatres in the state also screened other films, such as the Pratik Gandhi-starrer Bhavai, Sharman Joshi’s Babloo Bachelor, a re-release of Akshay Kumar’s Bell Bottom, Shang Chi and Dune.
Meanwhile, OTT releases are still going strong. Here are eight new films and shows releasing on streaming platforms this week:
Jai Bhim (November 2) – Amazon Prime Video
Jai Bhim, starring Suriya, delves into the lives of a tribal couple, Senggeni and Rajakannu. According to the official synopsis, when Rajakannu gets arrested and eventually disappears without a trace, Senggeni seeks the help of lawyer Chandru (Suriya), who takes it upon himself to unearth the truth and bring justice to the tribal women of the state.
Army of Thieves (October 29) – Netflix
Call My Agent: Bollywood (October 29) – Netflix
Call My Agent: Bollywood is the Indian adaptation of the popular French series Dix Pour Cent. In it, four savvy, street-smart talent agents manage fragile star egos and real human emotions to save their agency from closure after the sudden death of the founder.
Dybbuk (October 29) – Amazon Prime Video
In Dybbuk, Mahi, a newly married woman, brings an antique Jewish box into her home. When Mahi and her husband Sam begin to have paranormal experiences, they soon learn that the box is a dybbuk containing an evil spirit. The couple seeks the help of a rabbi to unravel its mystery and attempt to survive the ordeal before their child is born.
Hum Do Hamare Do (October 29) – Disney+ Hotstar
Hum Do Hamare Do features Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon, as Dhru and Aanya, who are in love and want to get married. Dhruv, who has no family, goes out to ‘hire’ parents. The hired parents, however, have their own personal history.
Aafat-e-Ishq (October 29) – ZEE5
This ZEE5 original film revolves around Lallo, a 30-year-old recluse who yearns for love. She works as a caretaker and her life changes when she inherits her employer’s property.
Maradona: Blessed Dream (October 29) – Amazon Prime Video
This biographical series is based on the life and career of legendary football player, Diego Armando Maradona. According to the official synopsis, the series delves into his life and prolific career, from his humble beginnings in the town of Fiorito in Argentina, to his game changing career through Barcelona and Napoli. It will also portray his key role in taking his national team to the World Cup win in Mexico in 1986.
Luis Miguel: The Series Season 3 (October 28) – Netflix
This series dramatises the life story of the Mexican singer, Luis Miguel. The plot will explore the difficulties Miguel faced to balance his family and professional life.