Laabam starring Vijay Sethupathi released in theatres on Thursday and Thalaivii starring Kangana Ranaut, which has been shot in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu, is all set to release in theatres on Friday. Multiplex chains are however unhappy with the release of the film’s Hindi version on OTT within two weeks of its theatrical premiere.
Even as several films are opting to release in theatres, several others are taking the OTT route.
Silverscreen India brings you a list of seven films and series that you can binge this weekend including Konkona Sen Sharma starrer Mumbai Diaries 26/11, Nani starrer Tuck Jagadish, Vijay Sethupathi starrer Tughlaq Durbar, among others.
Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.– September 8 (Disney+ Hotstar)
Based on the 1989–93 ABC television series Doogie Howser, M.D., Doogie Kameāloha, M.D is an American family medical comedy-drama developed by Kourtney Kang. The series revolves around a 16-year-old aspiring medical prodigy trying to balance her budding medical career and the daily challanges of teenage life.
Mumbai Diaries 26/11– September 9 (Amazon Prime Video)
Starring Konkana Sen Sharma, Mohit Raina, Tina Desai and Shreya Dhanwanthary, the series is set against the backdrop of the Mumbai terror attacks on November 26, 2008, and is based on the stories of the doctors, nurses, paramedics and hospital staff when the city faced unprecedented danger. Mumbai Diaries 26/11, a medical thriller, “pays homage to the frontline workers and celebrates the undying human spirit”.
Blood Brothers: Malcolm X Muhammad Ali– September 9 (Netflix)
The documentary tells the “story behind the friendship of two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century: Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X,” as per the official synopsis. The documentary, inspired by the book “Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X” written by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith, features never before seen archival footage.
Tuck Jagadish- September 10 (Amazon Prime Video)
The Nani starrer is a Telugu action drama film written and directed by Shiva Nirvana. “Set in the tinsel town of Andhra Pradesh, the film narrates the life and journey of Jagadish Naidu (played by Nani) as he traverses through the ups and downs in his family life thereby highlighting the special bond and conflicts between siblings in his closely-knit joint family,” reads the official synopsis of the film.
Borun Babur Bondhu– September 10 (Hoichoi)
Previously screened at the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) in 2019 and the Third Eye Asian Film Festival and the Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati, Ohio in 2020, Borun Babur Bondhu stars late Soumitra Chatterjee. The film revolves around a strong-willed octagenerian Bonrunbabu (played by Chatterjee), who finds himself at the center of all attention after an old friend writes to him about visiting his house.
Lucifer Season 6– September 10 (Netflix)
Based on the DC Comics character taken from the comic book series The Sandman, Lucifer is an American urban fantasy television series. While Fox had cancelled the series after three seasons, Netflix picked up the series and in 2019 renewed it for a fifth season. Season 6, premiering on Friday, marks the finale of the series.
Tughlaq Durbar– September 11 (Netflix)
Tughlaq Durbar, the Vijay Sethupathi starrer, is a Tamil political drama television film premiering on Sun TV on Friday and on Netflix a day after. The film revolves around a budding politician who “has devious plans to rise in the ranks, until he suddenly develops an alter ego that interferes with his every crooked move,” as per IMDb.