The lineup for this week is interesting with films including The Illegal, which was shortlisted for the Best Picture category for the Oscar nominations, and 1232 Kms, about the struggles of migrant labourers who had to walk thousands of kilometres to reach their hometown during the Covid-19 lockdown last year.
So grab your popcorn and get ready for an interesting OTT lineup for this week. Here are 10 films and shows that are releasing on OTT platforms this week:
1. The Illegal – Amazon Prime Video (March 23)
The Illegal brings to fore the downside of the Great American Dream. The film mirrors the harsh realities of the young migrants who journey to America in search of a better life, but end up struggling to make ends meet. When a student from India is accepted to a prestigious university, he leaves his home, country, and family behind to pursue the American Dream. However, due to an unfortunate turn of events, he’s forced to work in a restaurant to survive. The struggle of living inside a system set up for his failure challenges him to look within to find inner strength, overcome obstacles, and never give up.
2. 1232 Kms – Disney Plus Hotstar (March 24)
Set weeks after the nationwide Covid-19 induced lockdown, 1232 Kms tells the tale of seven migrant labourers, who on the verge of starvation decided to go to their village like millions of others.
3. DOTA: Dragon’s Blood – Netflix (March 25)
The eight-episode anime series tells the story of Davion, a renowned dragon knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the world. Following encounters with a powerful, ancient eldwurm as well as the noble Princess Mirana on a secret mission of her own, Davion becomes embroiled in events much larger than he could have ever imagined.
4. Invincible (March 26) – Amazon Prime Video
Invincible is an hour-long, adult animated superhero show that revolves around 17-year-old Mark Grayson, who’s just like every other guy his age, except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man. As Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.
5. OK Computer – Disney Plus Hotstar (March 26)
OK Computer, starring Radhika Apte, Jackie Shroff and Vijay Varma, delves into the legal system and its actions in the absence of legal or moral precedents for crimes committed by Artificial Intelligence. When a self-driving car commits murder, a cyber cop and a robot-rights activist have to team up to investigate. In such circumstances, whom would the justice system frame charges against – errant technology or its human inventors?
6. Pagglait – Netflix (March 26)
Pagglait tells the story of Sandhya, played by Sanya Malhotra, who is struggling to mourn the death of her husband. Sandhya soon sets onto a path of self-discovery, attempting to find her identity and purpose in life – all this while living amidst the quirky members of her joint family.
7. Silence…Can You Hear It? – Zee5 (March 26)
Helmed by Aban Bharucha Deohans, the film features Manoj Bajpayee essaying the lead role of ACP Avinash, who is desperately collecting minute evidence to solve the high-profile case of Pooja Chaudhary’s disappearance and murder.
8. Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare Season 2 – Amazon Prime Video (March 26)
In Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare, Ronny Bhaiya (Zakir Khan) leads a double life. To the world he is the nephew of an MLA and likes to think of himself as a youth leader, but at home he is a jobless 26-year-old with no sense of responsibility. In the second season, Ronny forays into politics.
9. The Irregulars (March 26) – Netflix
The Irregulars feature a crew of misfits investigates a series of supernatural crimes in Victorian London for Dr Watson and his shadowy associate, Sherlock Holmes.
10. Project 9191 (March 26) – Sonyliv
Can a crime be stopped before it happens? Can a traced call stop it all. Project 9191 focuses on a special police team that is formed to implement the very concept.