Even as many Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi films, such as RRR, Radhe Shyam, Ajith’s Valimai, and Gangubai Kathiawadi, are set to arrive in theatres in the coming months, OTT platforms still continue to premiere new content.
With even major films like Deepika Padukone’s Gehraiyaan, Maaran featuring Dhanush, and Vikram’s Mahaan headed straight to streaming platforms this year, Silverscreen India brings you this list of seven OTT releases in the coming week.
Starring Taapsee Pannu and Tahir Raj Bhasin in the lead roles, this Hindi film is the official adaptation of the 1998 German film Run Lola Run. It is directed by Akash Bhatia and backed by Sony Pictures Films India, Ellipsis Entertainment, and Aayush Maheshwari.
Run Lola Run revolves around the titular Lola, who needs to collect 100,000 Deutschmarks within 20 minutes to save the life of her boyfriend. Taapsee will essay Lola’s character in this adaptation. Although the film was originally scheduled to hit theatres in October 2021, it will now premiere directly on Netflix.
A Kannada satirical comedy starring Danish Sait in the lead, this film revolves around an art and crafts teacher Gopi (Sait), who has to save the school on his very first day at work after it is taken hostage by four radical social media activists. Gopi is a character previously created by Sait for social media skits. Produced by Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar, wife of late Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar, along with Gurudatha Talwar under the PRK banner, the film is directed by Vamsidhar Bhogaraju. It also features Prakash Belawadi, Samyukta Hornad, Vineeth ‘Beep’ Kumar, and Sampath Maitreya.
This Hindi show is an adaptation of Vikas Swarup’s murder mystery novel, Six Suspects. Actors Richa Chadha and Pratik Gandhi will be seen essaying the roles of two investigating officers trying to solve a murder case in the series that features a host of actors. It is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and produced by Ajay Devgn and Priti Vinay Sinha.
Gandhi had said during the trailer launch that his character and Richa’s are not part of the book. “They were specially written for the The Great Indian Murder. It was exciting for me because after reading the book, when I started reading the script, I was fascinated by how they took the story forward,” he added.
Rocket Boys (February 4) – SonyLIV
This series is the story of nuclear physicist Jehangir Bhabha, founding director of the Atomic Energy Establishment, who is known as the father of the Indian nuclear programme, and physicist Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai, who is regarded as the father of the Indian space program. Rocket Boys features actors Jim Sarbh, Ishwak Singh, and Regina Cassandra.
Pandrikku Nandri Solli (February 4) – SonyLIV
This Tamil dark comedy revolves around a treasure hunt by a group of people on a mission to find an antique valuable statue belonging to the 10th century. The film is written and directed by Bala Aran and features Nishanth, Vijay Sathya, Balaji Rathinam, Chella, Viyan, Baskar, Joe Malloori, and Auto Chandran.
Love is Blind: Japan (February 8) – Netflix
This Japanese version of the original US series is a reality dating show that features singles seeking to get married. The individuals are allowed talk to each other but must engaged without seeing each other. The couples are only allowed to meet after their engagement. They then get to plan their marriage date.
Through My Window (February 4) – Netflix
This Spanish romantic comedy revolves around Raquel, a girl who has a crush on her neighbour Ares, whom she secretly watches but has never spoken to. The film is based Ariana Godoy’s novel of the same name.