With the new week coming, a slew of release dates have been announced. Release dates for films including Akshay Kumar’s Atrangi Re, Bell Bottom, Ranveer Singh‘s 83, Sidharth Malhotra’s Shershaah. This was criticised by producer Ronnie Screwvala, who took to Twitter on Sunday to slam the move and said, “Funny (Hysterical) that everyone announcing Movie release dates like magically all back to normal!”
On that note, here are nine films and series releasing on OTT platforms this week:
1. The Girl on The Train – Netflix (February 26)
The Girl On The Train, featuring Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, is an official adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ book by the same name. The film tells the story of Meera (Chopra), a lawyer with a dark past and a broken marriage who suffers from short-term amnesia. To get over her loneliness, she fixates on the perfect lives of a couple she sees in their home from the train she takes daily. One day, she witnesses something unexpected that breaks her trust and she takes it upon herself to unravel the truth that shocks her. In the process, she gets unknowingly involved in a ruthless crime that she decides to solve.
2. Geez and Ann – Netflix (February 25)
Geez and Ann is an Indonesian film that revolves around Ann and Geez. Ann, after falling for Geez, a heartthrob at school, must confront family opposition, heartache and deception as their romance struggles.
3. Crazy About Her – Netflix (February 26)
This Spanish film tells the story of Adri, who after spending a wild night with Carla, discovers that the only way to see her again is to become a patient at the psychiatric center where she resides.
4. Hello Mini: Season 2 (February 26)
MX Original’s web series Hello Mini is the story of a 22-year-old girl named Rivanah, who has moved to Mumbai from Kolkata in search of her new life. A new job, a new home, alone in a new city and a new uninvited guest into her life. Life is going on smoothly and she is enjoying her adventure out alone in the city of dreams, Mumbai, where she is finding the path to her dreams. But somebody is following her, making her life both easy and miserable at the same time.
5. 1962: The War in The Hills – Disney+ Hotstar (February 26)
This Hotstar special series is inspired by true events and narrates an untold story of bravery and valour and how an army of 125 Indians stood against 3000 Chinese soldiers. It follows the attack on India by China, provoked by a territorial dispute and tensions over Tibet. By the end of the war, around 3,250 Indian soldiers were killed and India lost about 43,000 square kilometres of land, captured by China.
6. Hightown – Sony Liv (February 26)
Set in beautiful but bleak Cape Cod, Hightown follows one woman’s journey to sobriety, overshadowed by an unfolding murder investigation.
7. Riviera: Season 3 – (February 26)
Set in the glamorous French Riviera, the “sun-soaked playground to the super rich and the perfect place to hide dangerous secrets”, the series stars Julia Stiles of 10 Things I Hate About You in the lead. In Series 3, Georgina (Stiles) has abandoned the cursed Riviera and started her life over, only to be thrown headlong into a dark and dangerous conspiracy.
8. Snowfall: Season 4 (February 25)
During the budding drug epidemic in Los Angeles in the early 1980s, a crime family decides to make money selling cocaine. Meanwhile, a CIA operative also gets involved.
9. High Rise Invasion – Netflix
Based on the manga by Miura Tsuina (Ajin) and Takahiro Oba (Box!), High Rise Invasion is an unpredictable and frightening survival story set in high-rise buildings that don’t reach the ground. The protagonist, Yuri, decides to survive in order to destroy this illogical world and kill the enemy wearing the “mask”, but what will she do.