KGF 2, which is in its third week of running now, has become a blockbuster at the box office and earned over Rs 1000 crore worldwide. The film has overtaken recently released Hindi films Heropanti 2 and Runway 34, which are struggling to garner more footfall. With more big-budget Hindi films lined up for release next week, it remains to be seen whether the Hindi film industry will be able to regain its position at the box office charts or regional films will continue to break records.
Meanwhile, OTT platforms have been churning out fresh content, every week. The end of last month saw the premieres of late actor Rishi Kapoor‘s last film Sharmaji Namkeen, Abhishek Bachchan‘s Dasvi, and Sakshi Tanwar‘s Mai, which have been well-received.
On that note, Silverscreen India brings to you a list of seven films and series streaming across various OTT platforms this week, that you can watch from the comfort of your homes.
This much-awaited Anil Kapoor-starrer is all set to premiere on Netflix, this week. Directed by Raj Singh Chaudhary, Thar also features Fatima Sana Shaikh, Harshvarrdhan Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, among others. Set against the backdrop of Rajasthan, the action-thriller is set in the 80s and is inspired by Western and noir genres. Thar will see the father-son duo go up against each other, when a veteran cop has to solve a murder case.
Directed by Arun Matheswaran, this upcoming Tamil film starring actor Keerthy Suresh and filmmaker Selvaraghavan, is the second instalment of a planned revenge trilogy. Saani Kaayidham follows the journey of Ponni (Keerthy), a constable who lives with her five-year-old daughter Dhanna and husband Maari, a coolie working at a rice mill. On one unfortunate night, she loses everything. To avenge the injustice done to her, she takes the support of Sangaiah (Selvaraghavan), with whom she shares a bitter past.
Home Shanti (May 6) – Disney+ Hotstar
Directed by Aakanksha Dua, Home Shanti is a family drama featuring Supriya Pathak, Manoj Pahwa, Chakori Dwivedi, Poojan Chhabra, and Happy Ranajit. It follows the story of a middle-class couple trying to fulfill their life-long dream of owning a house. During the process of building this house, the two hit several snags. Pahwa plays a comic Hindi newspaper columnist named Umesh Joshi and Pathak essays the character of a school vice-principal, Sarla Joshi.
After having a not-so-successful run at the theatres, Jhund will be premiering on Zee5 this week. Written and directed by Nagraj Manjule, the film is based on the life of retired sports teacher, Vijay Barse, who founded an NGO called ‘Slum Soccer’. Jhund stars Amitabh Bachchan, along with Sairat stars Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar.
Along For the Ride (May 6) – Netflix
An adaptation of Sarah Dessen’s 2009 novel of the same name, this story follows a girl named Auden, who meets a guy named Eli, by chance. He introduces her to the experiences of teenage life that she has been oblivious of, so far. The film is directed by Sofia Alvarez, best-known for Netflix films To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You.
Beast (May 11) – Sun Nxt and Netflix
Vijay‘s Beast had a very successful run at the box office and will have its digital premiere, in the coming week. Directed by Nelson and produced by Sun Pictures, the film also stars Pooja Hegde, Aparna Das, Selvaraghavan, Yogi Babu, Redin Kingsley, and VTV Ganesh.