As the week is drawing to an end, a compelling and binge-worthy set of new films and web series are set to be released for the weekend. From highly-anticipated shows including, Mirzapur 2 and A Suitable Boy to interesting movies like Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm and Rebecca, here is a round-up of all films and shows that will be releasing shows that have already released and will be releasing this week.
Mirzapur Season 2- Amazon Prime Video (Releasing on October 23)
The highly-anticipated second season of Mirzapur, one of Amazon’s celebrated shows, will be premiering on October 23. Directed by Gurmmeet Singh and Mihir Desai, Mirzapur 2 features a fresh cast, including, Vijay Varma, Priyanshu Painyuli, and Isha Talwar. Along with them, the earlier cast from Season 1, Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Divyenndu, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Shekhar Gaur, Amit Sial, Anjum Sharma, Sheeba Chaddha, Rajesh Tailang, Manu Rishi Chadha will also feature.
Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm – Amazon Prime Video (Releasing on October 23)
After 14 years, the sequel to the rib-tickling Borat, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm will be releasing on Amazon Prime. The film will showcase the hilarious adventures of Borat Sagdiyev, the fictional journalist from Kazakhstan. This time, he will be making a trip to the US amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and the presidential elections.
A Suitable Boy – Netflix (Releasing on October 23)
Set in a post-partition India, the film is based on the 1993 Vikram Seth novel of the same name. It features actor Tanya Maniktala as Lata, a young woman who rebels against her mother’s intentions to find her a suitable boy for marriage. Parallelly, Ishaan Khatter, who plays Maan Kapoor, finds himself an older lover, much to the chagrin of his strict politician father.
Colour Photo – Aha Video (Releasing on October 23)
Colour Photo is a Telugu historical romance film directed by Sandeep Raj. The film, starring Suhas, Sunil and Chandini Chowdary, is a real-life story set in Machilipatnam in the 1990s as it takes a look into caste and colour issues.
Barbarians- Netflix (Releasing on October 23)
Barbarians is a German historical drama. It is about the battle of Teutoburg Forest that took place between three Roman legions and an association of Germanic tribes in 9 CE. It will concentrate on Arminius, as he is conflicted in regards to his allegiance to the land that raised him, Rome, and his own tribal people.
Move – Netflix (Releasing on October 23)
A documentary series, Move is about dancers and choreographers who have shaped the art of movement globally.
Over The Moon – Netflix (Releasing on October 23)
This Chinese-American animated film stars the voices of Cathy Ang, Phillipa Su, John Cho and Sarah Oh. The film is about a young girl named Fei Fei, who builds a rocket ship to meet the moon goddess, Chang’e.
Kasaai – Shemaroo (Releasing on October 23)
Kasaai is a political drama set in Rajasthan, where a mother tries to get justice for her son, who was killed by his father in a fit of rage. The movie stars Mitra Vashisht, Ravi Jhankal, Mayur More in the lead roles.
The Queen’s Gambit – Netflix (Releasing on October 23)
Based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis, The Queen’s Gambit revolves around Beth Harmon, an orphaned chess prodigy. Set during the Cold War era, Harmon undertakes the quest to become the world’s greatest chess champion as she battles her addictions.
The Undoing – Disney+ Hotstar (Releasing on October 25)
Starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, The Undoing is a mini-series about the life of a successful therapist as she learns that her husband could be behind a widespread disaster.