Although theatres are seeing robust business with Ranveer Singh‘s much-awaited Hindi film Jayeshbhai Jordaar finally hitting theatres this week and films like RRR and KGF: Chapter 2 continuing their successful run at the box, the OTT slate also looks promising.
Last week already saw the digital premiers of Anil Kapoor-starrer Thar, Arun Matheswaran‘s Saani Kaayidham, and Along For The Ride. This week, the titles available to stream on OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ Hotstar include Mammootty and Parvathy Thiruvothu-starrer Puzhu and Modern Love: Mumbai, the Mumbai chapter of the Indian adaptation of anthology series Modern Love.
For this week, Silverscreen India brings to you a list of six films and series streaming across various OTT platforms, that you can watch from the comfort of your homes.
Modern Love: Mumbai (May 13) – Amazon Prime Video
The Mumbai chapter of the much-loved US original anthology series Modern Love brings together six filmmakers—Vishal Bhardwaj, Hansal Mehta, Shonali Bose, Dhruv Sehgal, Alankrita Shrivastava and Nupur Asthana. The series stars Fatima Sana Shaikh, Chitrangada Singh, Arshad Warsi, Pratik Gandhi, Ranveer Brar, Masaba Gupta, Ritwik Bhowmik, Yeo Yann Yann, Meiyang Chang, Naseeruddin Shah, Prateik Babbar, among others. Modern Love is an American romantic comedy anthology series developed by John Carney, based on the weekly column of the same name published by The New York Times. Modern Love: Mumbai is the first of three Indian renditions of the show.
Puzhu (May 13) – Sony Liv
Puzhu, starring Mammootty and Parvathy Thiruvothu in the lead roles is a family-drama film . Directed by debutante Ratheena Sharshad, the film also stars the late Nedumuni Venu, Malavika Menon, Swasika, Indrans and Jaffar Idukki, among others in pivotal roles. “Puzhu cannot be classified as a film belonging to one specific genre. It is a socially-relevant family drama with elements of a thriller,” Ratheena told Silverscreen India in an exclusive interaction. The film is produced under the banner of CYN-CYL Celluloid by S George in association with Dulquer Salmaan’s Wayfarer Films.
Sneakerella (May 12) – Disney+ Hotstar
Directed by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum, this American musical comedy stars Chosen Jacobs and Lexi Underwood in crucial roles. The film revolves around an aspiring sneaker designer, who aims to design them for the basketball team Queens.
Senior Year (May 13) – Netflix
Rebel Wilson is back and this time with a high school story! The film follows a high-school cheerleader who slips into a coma right before her prom and her attempt to reclaim her status as the prom queen twenty years later. Directed by Alex Hardcastle, the film also stars Angourie Rice.
The Lincoln Lawyer (May 13) – Netflix
Based on the first book in the series, The Brass Verdict, this show revolves around Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), a Los Angeles lawyer, who tries to handle his entire law firm after his partner passes. Haller is set on proving his worth by taking on difficult cases including a dangerous murder trial.
Savage Beauty season 1 (May 12) – Netflix
Created by Lebogang Mogashoa, the drama series shows the workings of a powerful family in the cosmetic industry. Zinhle Manzini, who is one of the two survivors of an illegal toxic product experiment orchestrated by the Bhengu family, tries to sabotage them and take revenge for the wrongs done on her family. Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, Rosemary Zimu, Nthati Moshesh and Dumisani Mbebe star in the drama series.