Big-budget films, including actor Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe, Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi, and Vishal‘s Enemy, released in theatres for Diwali last week, drawing massive footfall and bringing cinemas across the country back to a state of normalcy. Dulquer Salman‘s Kurup will also release in multiple languages across theatres in India on Friday.
With several big-banner films beginning to opt for theatrical releases, theatre owners are hopeful of a box office revival. At the same time, several new films and shows are releasing on OTT platforms. Here are seven new titles to stream this week.
1. Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham (November 12) – Disney+ Hotstar
This Nivin Pauly-starrer revolves around a single day in Hill Top, “a once-grand, now-drab hotel in downtown Ernakulam, where a constantly bickering married couple, Pavithran and Haripriya, checks-in for a jolly stay.”
2. Red Notice (November 12) – Netflix
“An Interpol-issued Red Notice is a global alert to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted. However, a daring heist brings together the FBI’s top profiler (Dwayne Johnson) and two rival criminals (Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds),” reads the official synopsis of the film.
3. Special Ops 1.5 (November 12) – Disney+ Hotstar
Special Ops season 1.5, created by Neeraj Pandey and starring actor Kay Kay Menon, a prequel to Special Ops on Disney + Hotstar, goes back in time to 2001 and explores the formative years of Himmat Singh, the character played by Kay Kay Menon, as an R&AW agent and how he uses his “wits and intelligence” for a different operation.
4. Home Sweet Home Alone (November 12) – Disney+ Hotstar
Home Sweet Home Alone revolves around Max Mercer, a mischievous and resourceful young boy who has been left behind while his family is in Japan for the holidays. When a married couple attempting to retrieve a priceless heirloom sets their sights on the Mercer family’s home, it is up to Max to protect it from the trespassers.
5. Always Jane (November 12) – Amazon Prime Video
Jane, a transgender teenager, lives with her typical family in rural New Jersey. Her family, the Nourys, “wear their hearts on their sleeves and find irreverent humor in daily life, while Jane sets her sights on life beyond their small town.”
6. Squad (November 12) – Zee5
This ZEE5 Original film narrates the story of an STF squad tasked with the responsibility of protecting the granddaughter of a renowned scientist, who holds the blueprint of a lethal cyborg programme.
7. The Shrink Next Door (November 12) – Apple TV
Inspired by true events and an original podcast by the same name, The Shrink Next Door follows the decades-long manipulation and exploitation by psychiatrist Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf (Paul Rudd) and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz (Will Ferrell).