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From ‘Mahaan’ to ‘Gehraiyaan’: 7 OTT Releases This Week

With the number of Covid-19 cases dwindling, several states have eased the restrictions imposed on the functioning of cinema halls. 


In Karnataka, theatres have been operating at full capacityfrom February 5. Earlier, with the closure of theatres in some districts in Kerala, many releases of Malayalam films had been postponed. Presently, after theatres have reopened several films including, Aaraattu, Veyil and Naaradhan have rescheduled their release dates. 

On the other hand, theatres and cinema halls in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh continue to operate at a 50% capacity. A line-up of much-awaited Tamil and Telugu films include the Ajith Kumar-starrer Valimai on February 24, RRR and Don on March 25, and Acharya on April 29. 

With theatrical releases of films headed towards a path of recovery across the country, new titles continue to hit OTT platforms. Silverscreen India brings you a list of seven films streaming online this week.

Mahaan (February 10) –  Amazon Prime Video

The upcoming Tamil film starring actor Vikram alongside his son Dhruv Vikram is written and directed by filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj. Mahaan is Vikram’s 60th film. It also features actors Simran and Bobby Simha in pivotal roles. According to the streaming platform, “Mahaan follows the turbulent journey of a middle-aged simple man, who later becomes a pride billionaire, followed by unexpected haywire challenges he starts to face soon after.”


Gehraiyaan (February 11) –  Amazon Prime Video

Filmmaker Shakun Batra’s directorial stars Deepika PadukoneAnanya PandaySiddhant Chaturvedi, and Dhairya Karwa. According to a press release, Gehraiyaan is a relationship drama that looks beneath the surface of complex modern relationships, adulting, letting go, and taking control of one’s life path. Speaking at the trailer launch, Padukone said that her character is much more “raw and realistic” than most other roles she has played in the past.


Freedom Fight  (February 11) – SonyLIV

The upcoming Malayalam anthology presented by filmmaker Jeo Baby, is a collection of five short films about freedom directed by five filmmakers, including Baby. It features actors Joju GeorgeRohiniRajisha VijayanSrindaa, Unni Lalu and Sidhartha Siva in the lead roles. In an earlier conversation with Silverscreen India, Baby said that although the theme was not planned, all five stories coincidently dealt with the concept of freedom and hence, they decided to name the film Freedom Fight.


Bhamakalapam (February 11) – Aha

Actor Priyamani will be seen essaying the lead role in this upcoming Telugu dark comedy thriller film. Bhamakalapam marks the directorial debut of filmmaker Abhimanyu. Earlier, speaking to Silverscreen India, he said that the film is about “a nosy housewife (Priyamani), who gets into trouble due to her character and how she overcomes it. Most of the story happens within an apartment complex in Hyderabad, with several characters.”


Inventing Anna (February 11) – Netflix

Created by Shondaland, Inventing Anna stars Emmy Award-Winning actress, Julia Garner. According to the streaming platform, the film’s synopsis reads, “Audacious entrepreneur or con artist? A reporter digs into how Anna Delvey convinced New York’s elite she was a German heiress. Based on a true story.”


Tall Girl 2 (February 11) – Netflix

It is the sequel to the 2019 romantic comedy film Tall Girl. According to Netflix, the film’s description reads, “Landing the lead in the school musical is a dream come true for Jodi (Ava Michelle), until the pressure sends her confidence – and her relationship – into a tailspin.”


Twenty Five Twenty One (February 12) – Netflix

The Korean language series is a coming-of-age romantic drama. The series’ synopsis on Netflix reads, “In a time when dreams seem out of reach, a teen fencer pursues big ambitions and meets a hardworking young man who seeks to rebuild his life.”