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

It’s Christmas time and what better way to enjoy the festive season than by binging on some quality content? Many films have queued up to release in theatres for the festival, including Telugu film Solo Brathuke So Better, Tamil film Chiyangal, Hindi film Shakeela and DC’s Wonder Woman 1984.


However, if you have chosen not to step outside, then here are 10 films and television shows releasing on OTT platforms from December 24 to December 30.

1. Criminal Justice Behind Closed Doors – Disney Plus Hotstar (December 24)
The second season of Criminal Justice has Lawyer Madhav Mishra, Pankaj Tripathi, tackling his next case. Eminent lawyer Bikram Chandra’s happy life takes a nosedive when his wife, Anuradha, stabs him.

2. AK vs AK – Netflix (December 24)
AK vs AK is a meta Hindi thriller film that revolves around filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actor Anil Kapoor. After a public spat with Kapoor, Kashyap retaliates by kidnapping his daughter Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and films the search for her in real time.

3. We Can Be Heroes – Netflix (December 25)
Sequel to the 2005 superhero movie, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, We Can Be Heroes stars Pedro Pascal, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and YaYa Gosselin. When alien invaders capture Earth’s superheroes, their kids must learn to work together to save their parents and the planet.

4. Coolie No 1 – Amazon Prime Video (Dec 25)
Coolie No 1 is the remake of the 1995 movie of the same name, which in turn is a remake of the 1993 Tamil film Chinna Mappilai. Starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan, the film is about pandit Jai Kishen, who after getting insulted by a rich businessman named Rosario, decides to teach him a lesson by getting his daughter married to Raju – a Coolie posing as a millionaire.

5. Sylvie’s Love – Amazon Prime Video (Dec 25)
Sylvie’s Love, starring Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha, is an American drama film that first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27. The film is about Sylvie, who has a summer romance with a saxophonist when she takes a summer job at her father’s record store in Harlem. The two reconnect years later and discover that their feelings for each other have not faded with the years.

6. Soul – Disney Plus Hotstar (Dec 25)

Pixar Animation Studios’ animated film, Soul, is about Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. However, one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. To return to his own life, Joe must team up with 22 (voiced by Tina Fey), a precocious soul, and discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.

7. Shoot-out at Alair – Zee5 (December 25)
Zee5’s original Telugu crime thriller series, Shoot-out at Alair is based on real life events. Starring Meka Srikanth and Prakash Raj in the lead, the story is about Akhtar who kills a policeman every year on the day of the Mecca Masjid blasts. Very soon, Akhtar is encountered.

8. Sandwiched Forever – SonyLiv (December 25)
Directed by Rohan Sippy, this SonyLIV Original web series stars Kunaal Roy Kapur, Aahana Kumra, Atul Kulkarni, Lubna Salim, Zakir Hussain & Divya Seth Shah in leading roles. The series deals with a newly wed couple who get sandwiched between their in-laws.

9. Paurashpur – Zee5 (December 29)
Paurashpur is an erotic period drama about the mystery of the missing queens, the lust of an oppressive king, the vengeance of a rebellious queen and the wrath of a realm pushed to the edge. The film stars Shilpa Shinde, Annu Kapoor, Milind Soman, and Shaheer Sheikh.

10. Bridgerton – Netflix (December 25)
Bridgerton is a British period drama based on Julia Quinn’s romance novel series. Set in the Regency era in England, eight close-knit siblings of the powerful Bridgerton family attempt to find love.