With West Bengal’s Durgapujo around the corner and the Maharashtra government announcing the reopening of theatres for Diwali, several big-budget Bengali and Hindi films have announced theatrical releases including Bengali films Golondaaj, Tonic, Baazi, Mahananda and Hindi films Sooryavanshi, Kannada film Bhajarangi 2, among others.
But, the trend of premiering on OTT continues with new shows and films releasing every week. Season 5 of Riverdale, Bengali film Rawkto Rahashya and Tamil film Udanpirappe, are among the eight new OTT releases this week.
Riverdale Season 5 (October 7)- Netflix
Based on the characters of Archie Comics, Riverdale is an American teen drama television series that first premiered in January 2017. Season five of the series begins with the characters’ final days as students at Riverdale High.
House of Secrets: Burari Deaths (October 8)- Netflix
This upcoming docuseries is based on the investigations of the horrific mass suicide of a family comprising 11 members living in Burari, Delhi, in 2018. “The shocking case of 11 deaths, one house full of secrets, and a set of diaries that lead us closer to the truth,” reads the synopsis of the film.
The Manor (October 8)- Amazon Prime Video
The upcoming American horror film directed and written by Axelle Carolyn, narrates the story of a woman named Judith Albright, who after suffering a stroke, moves into a prolific nursing home where she begins to believe that a supernatural force is preying on its residents.
Muppets Haunted Mansion (October 8)- Disney+ Hotstar
A Halloween special based on Disney’s The Muppets and The Haunted Mansion, Muppets Haunted Mansion is an upcoming American puppet comedy revolving around Gonzo, who “takes on his biggest challenge yet at The Haunted Mansion where he has to spend a night, accompanied by Pepe the King Prawn.”
Eken Babu 5 (October 8)- Hoichoi
The Bengali web series is based on the Ekenbabu detective story written by Sujan Dasgupta and stars Anirban Chakraborti in the lead role. Season five of the series, directed by Anirban Mullick, is based on Santiniketane Osanti.
Rawkto Rawhoshyo (October 10)- Hoichoi
Starring Koel Mullick in the lead, Rawkto Rahashya will have its world premiere on Hoichoi ahead of Durgapujo. It is a Bengali investigative thriller film that centres on the relationship of a mother with her child through an array of complex situations.
Udanpirappe (October 14)- Amazon Prime Video
According to the official synopsis, the film will showcase the unconditional love between siblings Mathangi (Jyotika) and Vairavan (Sasikumar), who are separated due to differences of opinion. While Vairavan believes justice must be fought for, Mathangi’s husband Sargunam (Samuthirakanni) insists on going by the law diligently. Over the years, the rift between them is aggravated and all attempts by Mathangi to unite the family turn futile. Whether Mathangi can unite her family forms the crux of this emotional family drama.