This week, Disney+ Hotstar announced a new slate of original series, including the medical drama Human, starring Shefali Shah and Kirti Kulhari; the murder mystery Six Suspects, starring Pratik Gandhi and Richa Chadha; and the supernatural thriller Fear 1.0, starring Tisca Chopra, Saurabh Shukla and Rajesh Tailang.
While several Telugu films, including Thimmarusu and Ishq: Not a Love Story, are slated for a theatrical release on Friday, many new films like Thittam Irandu, actor Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Kuruthi, and GV Prakash Kumar’s Ayngaran, are also set to premiere directly on OTT platforms.
On that note, here are 9 new films and shows releasing this week on streaming platforms:
1. Thittam Irandu – SonyLIV (July 31)
Starring actor Aishwarya Rajesh, Thittam Irandu/Plan B is an investigative thriller based on true events. Aishwarya plays a cop on the hunt for a double murderer, who also needs to find her missing childhood friend.
2. City of Dreams Season 2 – Disney+ Hotstar (July 30)
According to the official synopsis, in Season 2 of City of Dreams, the protagonist, Poornima is now the interim Chief Minister and the head of Maharashtra Jan Shakti Party (MJS). She wants to make the party her own. However, her father is determined to take MJS back, and to do so he allies with the opposition party, proposing leftist leader and Poornima’s ex-husband Mahesh Aravle as the Chief Minister candidate.
3. Outer Banks Season 2 – Netflix (July 30)
Season 2 of Outer Banks continues the story of the treasure-hunting teens, the Pogues. In the last season, the Pogues succeeded in finding the treasure of the Royal Merchant, but their excitement was short lived. Not only was John B (Chase Stokes) quickly framed for murder by his girlfriend’s dad (Charles Esten), but then he and Sarah (Madelyn Cline) appeared to drown at sea during a tropical storm. The new season picks up where the previous one left off.
4. Transformers: War for Cybertron: Kingdom – Netflix (July 29)
Transformers: War for Cybertron: Kingdom is a sci-fi anime show, featuring the Autobots and Decepticons. The two factions are in a frantic race to locate the Allspark first on a strange planet as the future comes crashing through to the present day.
5. The Last Mercenary – Netflix (July 30)
The Jean-Claude Van Damme starring action comedy, follows a former French secret service special agent turned mercenary, who must reach out to his old contacts and join forces with a bunch of reckless youngsters when a mob operation threatens his son’s life.
6. Lihaaf – Voot Select (July 31)
7. Cooking with Paris – Netflix (August 4)
In Cooking With Paris, Paris Hilton returns to TV and puts her culinary skills on display. The six-episode series features the former reality star, who will be joined in the kitchen by a list of famous guests. In each episode, Hilton and her guest learn to cook a new dish.
8. The Courier – Amazon Prime Video (August 2)
The Courier is a true life Cold War spy thriller about a British businessman Greville Wynne, who must form an alliance with a Soviet spy to prevent a nuclear confrontation.
9. Resort to Love – Netflix (July 29)
Netflix’s rom-com, Resort to Love, stars Christina Milian as Erica, a singer who takes a job as in-house entertainment for a beachfront resort to nurse her heartbreak following a broken engagement and a setback in her career. However, she ends up running into her ex-fiancé as he’s preparing to marry someone else and falls for his brother.