With several states going into lockdown, several films that released in theatres during the initial stages of the Covid-19 second wave will release on OTT platforms.
Here are nine films and shows releasing this week on OTT platforms:
1. Karnan (May 14) – Amazon Prime Video
Starring Dhanush, the film centres on the life of Karnan, a brave youngster who is fighting for the rights of the people of his village. The story chronicles their struggles, unfairness, and their rise against casteism and police brutality in their village.
2. Love Death + Robots V2 (May 14) – Netflix
In this NSFW anthology of animated stories, terrifying creatures, wicked surprises and dark comedy converge together. The show is presented by Tim Miller and David Fincher.
3. The Woman in the Window (May 14) – Netflix
In The Woman in the Window, a psychologist confined to her home by agoraphobia, becomes obsessed with her new neighbors and solving a brutal crime she witnesses from her window.
4. The Underground Railroad (May 14) – Amazon Prime Video
The Underground Railroad chronicles Cora Randall’s desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping a Georgia plantation for the rumoured Underground Railroad, Cora discovers an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Over the course of her journey, Cora is pursued by Ridgeway, a bounty hunter who is fixated on bringing her back to the plantation she escaped; especially since her mother Mabel is the only one he has never caught. As she travels from state to state, Cora contends with the legacy of the mother that left her behind and her own struggles to realise a life she never thought was possible.
5. Alma Matters (May 14) – Netflix
IIT is an institute with decades of legacy, millions of aspiring students, and one common dream. The IITs are the Indian version of the American dream that involves clearing the world’s toughest public exam for guaranteed lifelong success. But life is not an exam. It’s a hustle, one that nobody trained them for. In Alma Matters, find out what goes into making an IITian an IITian.
6. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Season 2 (May 14) – Disney+
Set at East High School, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series introduces members of the drama club and their faculty advisers as they work their way toward the opening night of their school’s first-ever production of High School Musical: The Musical. New romances blossom, old friendships are tested to their limit while new ones are formed, rivalries flare, and lives are changed forever as these students discover the transformative power that only high school theatre can provide.
7. The Last Hour (May 14) – Amazon Prime Video
In The Last Hour, Arup, a newly transferred seasoned city cop is put in charge of tracking down a mysterious killer in a small Himalayan town. Unable to get to the bottom of the investigation, he ropes in Dev, a mysterious, young Shaman as his local informant, who has a secret gift of communicating with the dead in their last hour, to solve the case. Arup finds himself lost in a maze only to find out that there exist a host of hidden secrets that will change his life forever. With the past wreaking havoc in the present, this show sets the premise for a fascinating watch that’s going to have viewers hooked to their screens.
8. Cinema Bandi (May 14) – Netflix
Produced by Raj and DK under the banner D2r Indie, Cinema Bandi revolves around an auto driver, who finds an expensive camera in the back seat of his rickshaw. He comes up with a ridiculously ambitious plan to gather the village and make a film by themselves — a ticket to get their drought-hit village out of its dreary conditions. No one knows anything remotely about making a film. But they have vast experience in watching films, their wits, and various ways of jugaad.
9. Market Down Hai (May 14) – Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Funnies stand-up special Market Down Hai features stand-up comic Gaurav Gupta. The hilarious act will give viewers a heavy dose of laughter as Gupta take us on a funny ride where he talks about his hilarious experiences as a parent, husband, son, a Delhiite, and above all a Baniya.