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Photo Source: Still from 'Maara', Still from trailer of 'Pieces of a Woman' and Still from 'Marvel Studios: Legends'. Cropped and re-sized.

It’s a new year and a bunch of new movies, shows and documentaries have lined up to release on streaming apps.

Here’s a list of movies and shows that are releasing on OTT platforms this week.

1. Maara – Amazon Prime Video (January 8)
Maara has been adapted from the 2015 Malayalam film, Charlie, that starred Dulquer Salmaan and Parvathy. The story is about Paaru (Shraddha Srinath), who finds a diary full of sketches and paintings in her new apartment and begins her search for the artist, Maara (R Madhavan),

2. Pretend It’s a City – Netflix (January 8)
A biographical documentary, Pretend It’s A City features wry writer, humorist and raconteur Fran Lebowitz, the author of Metropolitan Life, as she sits down with Martin Scorsese, the director of Goodfellas and The Wolf of Wall Street.

3. Marvel Studios: Legend – Disney+ (January 8)
Marvel Studios: Legends, a new series that will exclusively stream on Disney+ from January 8, will showcase individual characters whom people have come to know and love over the years and revisit some of their most iconic moments. The first two episodes will feature Wanda and Vision, ahead of the release of WandaVision on the streaming platform.

4. Lupin – Netflix (January 8)
The first part of Lupin, a crime-based television drama, will premiere on Netflix on January 8. The show is inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, a fictional gentlemanly thief and master of disguise created by French writer Maurice Leblanc. Lupin will focus on Assane Diop, who sets out to avenge his father’s death for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

5. Pieces of a Woman – Netflix January 7
Starring Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf, Pieces of a Woman is an emotional rollercoaster about motherhood and loss. The film tells the story of a Boston couple Martha (Kirby) and Sean (LaBeouf) as they lose their newborn child. Martha is left grappling with the profound emotional fallout, isolated from her partner and family by a chasm of grief.

6. Crack, Cocaine, Corruption and Conspiracy – Netflix (January 11)
This documentary series explores the complex history of crack in the 1980s. A cheap and powerful drug had emerged during the recession which ignited a moral panic fueled by racism.

7. American Gods – Season 3 – Amazon Prime Video (January 11)
American Gods is about a recently released ex-convict, named Shadow, who meets a mysterious con man, called Wednesday. Wednesday offers Shadow a job as his bodyguard and soon the latter learns of a hidden America, where magic is real and fear grows over the ascending power of New Gods like Technology and Media.

8. Herself – Amazon Prime Video (January 8)
Herself is a story about a single mother, Sandra, who escapes her abusive partner with her two children, only to find herself trapped in temporary accommodation. Struggling for months, she decides to build a home herself.

9. Kaagaz – Zee5 (January 7)
Inspired by true events, Kaagaz is a satirical drama about a man who is declared dead as per official records because of his extended family, and who decides to fight the system to prove his existence. The film stars Pankaj Tripathi, Monal Gajjar and Amar Upadhyay.

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