Beast, which hit the screen on Wednesday, has reportedly collected around Rs 34 to 36 crore (gross) at the Tamil Nadu box office on its first day. Thursday release KGF Chapter 2, on the other hand, had excellent advance bookings and the Hindi version of the film had earned around Rs 10 crore from pre-bookings alone.
While theatres are buzzing with those two films, for those of you who want to watch something from the comfort of your homes, Silverscreen India brings this list of series and films arriving on OTT platforms in the coming week.
1. Mai (April 15) – Netflix
Mai is a Hindi series revolving around Sheel, a grieving mother who discovers the criminals behind her daughter’s tragic death. She must transform from meek to merciless to get the real story. The series is filled with white collar crimes and ugly politics.
Akshay Kumar-starrer Bachchhan Paandey released in theatres on March 18 and is now set to have its digital premiere. A remake of the 2014 Tamil film Jigarthanda, this Hindi film revolves around an aspiring director given the task to come up with a gripping gangster biopic. She decides to make a biopic on a real life gangster, the one eyed ‘Bachchhan Paandey’ of Baghwa. When she finally gets the chance to gain an insight into Bachchhan’s life, she ends up getting caught by him.
3. James (April 14) – SonyLIV
Starring late Puneeth Rajkumar, this Kannada film originally hit the big screens on March 17. The story revolves around James aka Santhosh Kumar, who works as a manager at ‘J – WINGS ‘, a security company. He enters into a dark market, where he meets power brokers and businessmen.
According to the official synopsis of this Aha Original film, actor Nivetha Pethuraj plays Mary, an orphan who works as a nurse in a hospital. The survival thriller also features an investigative cop trying to dig deep into a case. In an earlier interview with us, the director mentioned that there is no specific antagonist in the film.
5. Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (April 15) – Amazon Prime Video
Directed by Pawo Choyning Dorji, Lunana became the first-ever film from Bhutan to earn an Oscar nomination earlier this year. The film follows a young Bhutanese man named Ugyen, who aspires to move to Australia to establish his singing career. However, he is assigned to teaching duty in a remote mountain village named Lunana. The film explores his growth as a person, the life of the villagers, the idea of happiness, and more. In an exclusive interview with Silverscreen India, director Dorji said Lunana is a story of Bhutan.
6. Anatomy of a Scandal (April 15) – Netflix
Based on the novel of the same name by Sarah Vaughan, Anatomy of a Scandal is a limited series revolving around Sophie. Her privileged life as the wife of powerful politician James unravels when scandalous secrets surface and he stands accused of a shocking crime.
7. Choose or Die (April 15) – Netflix
In this film, two friends, who are tempted by the chance to win unclaimed prize money, reboot a mysterious 1980s video game. They soon find themselves stepping into a surreal world of next-level terror.
8. Outer Range (April 15) – Amazon Prime Video
According to the official synopsis, Outer Range is centred around Royal Abbott, a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness. The series examines how we grapple with the unknown.