Photo Source: Posters of Money Heist, Cinderella, Helmet and Alpha Adimai

Chehre, the Hindi film starring Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi, which was released in theatres on August 27, had an unimpressive showing at the box office during its first weekend. Its two-day earning was less than that of Akshay Kumar’s Bellbottom on day one.

Meanwhile, theatres in Tamil Nadu which were allowed to reopen from August 23, received only a lukewarm response from moviegoers during the first weekend. Theatre owners, however, believe that new releases like the Vijay Sethupathi-starrer Laabam and the Kangana Ranaut-starrer Thalaivii, which are set to release on September 9 and 10, will draw the audience to theatres in good numbers.

However, OTT releases show no signs of slowing down. Silverscreen India has curated eight new films and shows releasing this week on streaming platforms, including big banner productions like Money Heist (Part 5) and Cinderella.

1. Money Heist Part 5 Volume 1 – Netflix (September 3)

The Spanish heist crime drama series follows an unusual group of robbers who attempt to carry out the most perfect robbery in Spanish history – stealing 2.4 billion euros from the Royal Mint of Spain, according to IMDb.

The series’ previous seasons have received several awards including the Best Drama Series at the 46th International Emmy Awards. In the new season, the gang is said to have been in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours and the Professor is at risk. To make matters worse, a new adversary is coming: the army.

2. Afterlife of the Party – Netflix (September 2)

“A social butterfly (Justice) experiences the biggest party foul of all… dying during her birthday week. To her surprise, she’s given a second chance to right her wrongs on Earth by reconnecting with loved ones, and most importantly, prove that she’s worthy enough to get into the big VIP room in the sky,” summarises Netflix. The supernatural comedy film is directed by Stephen Herek and written by Carrie Freedle.

3. Cinderella– Amazon Prime Video (September 3)

According to the streaming platform, Cinderella is a “modern musical with a bold take on the story you grew up with. Our ambitious heroine (Camilla Cabello) has big dreams and with the help of her Fab G, she perseveres to make them come true.”

Following its theatrical release in August, Paagal, the Telugu romantic comedy film is headed for an early digital premiere on Amazon Prime Video.
According to the streaming platform, the film set in Visakhapatnam centres around Prem, a flamboyant young man, who out of despair following his mother’s demise sets out to seek the love of his life. In his quest, he falls in love with several women, until cupid truly strikes and brings with it challenges Prem had not anticipated. What lies ahead is a volley of sequences replete with drama, humour and quirk that promise to keep one hooked till the end.
According to IMDb, the film Alpha Adimai is about “a man working as an aide to a weed supplier who recognises an opportunity to start his dark journey in the midst of a narcotic raid, a confused boss and two hormonal youngsters in search of weed.”
The film based on the award-winning book by Mats Wahl is about Elisabeth and John-John who “live in the same city, but they inhabit different worlds. Can a passionate first love breakthrough class and cultural barriers?”