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What’s New This Week: 10 Films and Shows Releasing on OTT Platforms This Week

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Photo Source: (Top Left) Screenshot of 'Ride or Die' trailer. (Bottom Left) Poster of 'Zero'. (Right) Poster of 'Ajeeb Daastaans'.

With the surging Covid-19 cases in India, the theatrical release of many films including Tuck Jagadish, Thalaivi and Love Story, have been postponed. States have been announcing new curfew rules and reinstating 50% seat capacity in theatres and multiplexes.

All the more reason to stay home and binge on your favourite films and shows on OTT platforms. Here are 10 films and shows releasing on OTT platforms this week.

1. Law School (April 14) – Netflix

Law School is a South Korean series about a tough law professor and his ambitious students when a grim incident occurs at their prestigious school. The show follows the students as they are faced with a case. As everyone turns into a suspect, the students need to band together to find the killer.

2. Love and Monsters (April 14) – Netflix

Love and Monsters, starring Dylan O’Brien, revolves around Joel Dawson. Seven years after he survived the monster apocalypse, Joel leaves his cozy underground bunker behind on a quest to reunite with his ex.

3. Ride or Die (April 15) – Netflix

This film is based on Ching Nakamura’s comic Gunjo, which weaves a tale of extreme love and hate between two women. The film centers around Rei Nagasawa, a lesbian woman in her 20s, and her former classmate Nanae Shinoda, who currently suffers from brutal domestic violence by her husband. Having loved Nanae since high school, Rei kills Nanae’s husband for her. Nanae is filled with disgust and fear toward Rei for committing murder for her, but Rei accepts everything for the sole purpose of saving Nanae. While seeking love from one another, both Rei and Nanae find themselves struggling with incompatible emotions.

4. Ajeeb Daastaans (April 16) – Netflix

Ajeeb Daastaans, Netflix’s new anthology film, tells a twisted tale of lovers, a struggle for daily life, a calculated friendship and a journey to find solace. Ajeeb Daastaans explores jealousy, entitlement, prejudices and toxicity. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, the anthology explores the complexities of human behaviour and relationships.

5. Raat Baaki Hai (April 16) – Zee5

Raat Baaki Hai is a ZEE5 Original thriller film starring Anup Soni, Paoli Dam, Rahul Dev and Dipannita Sharma. After his fiancé is murdered, Karthik the prime suspect goes on the run and lands at the palatial house of Vasuki, who happens to be his ex-lover. The two take a trip down memory lane and relive their deepest darkest desires, and the agony of sweet revenge.

6. Into The Beat (April 16) – Netflix

Into the Beat follows the story of a teen ballerina, who discovers hip-hop by chance and is faced with an impossible choice: Does she follow her parents’ footsteps or her newfound passion?

7. Zero (April 21) – Netflix

Zero tells the story of a shy boy with an extraordinary superpower: becoming invisible. The modern hero learns about his powers when the Barrio, the district of the Milan suburb from which he wanted to escape, is in danger. Zero will have to wear the uncomfortable clothes of a hero, and takes part in an adventure, where he will discover friendship and love.

8. Tell Me When (April 21) – Netflix

In Tell Me When, Will, who is a workaholic, puts his humdrum life in Los Angeles on hold to fulfill his grandpa’s last wish: visiting Mexico City’s most iconic sights and falling in love.

9. Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 2 (April 18) – Netflix

This series dramatises the life story of Mexican superstar singer Luis Miguel, who has captivated audiences in Latin America and beyond for decades. The series is told in two timelines, with a plot that will explore the difficulties Miguel faced to balance his family and professional life.

10. Arlo The Alligator Boy (April 16) – Netflix

Upon learning that he is from New York City, Arlo, who is half human and half alligator, decides to leave his sheltered life in the swamp and search for his long lost father. The film will launch Arlo’s journey as he meets a group of misfits who quickly become his new family.

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