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What’s New This Week: 8 Films and Shows Releasing on Streaming Platforms This Week

Source: (Left) Screenshot from the trailer of 'Irul'. (Top Right) Poster of the film 'Prank Encounters'. (Top Bottom) Poster of the film 'Concrete Cowboys'.

It has been a prolific week for Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil, with three of his films lined up for a release in the following month. Of the three films, two have been slated for an OTT release. While Irul will premiere on Netflix, Joji will stream on Amazon Prime Video and Malik will release in theatres.

On that note, here are eight films and shows releasing on OTT platforms this week:

1. Irul – Netflix (April 2)

Starring Fahadh Faasil, Irul takes the shape of an old-fashioned whodunit. A dark rainy night, an empty house, a stranded couple and an unknown man. A sleek game of the cat and the mouse starts as the three of them find a dead body in the basement.

2. Concrete Cowboy – Netflix (April 2)

Concrete Cowboy tells the tale of a a troubled teen, who while spending the summer in North Philadelphia, is caught between a life of crime and his estranged father’s vibrant urban-cowboy subculture.

3. Just Say Yes – Netflix (April 2)

In Just Say Yes, Yolanthe Cabau plays the role of Lotte. Lotte has been planning her perfect wedding for years but sees her dream shatter when the groom decides to cancel last minute.

4. Run – Netflix (April 2)

This psychological thriller film tells the story of teenager Chloe who desires freedom after years of isolated medical care. She begins to suspect that her mother might be holding her back, while harbouring sinister secrets.

5. Prank Encounters Season 2 – Netflix (April 1)

Hosted by Gaten Matarazzo, known for his role as Dustin in Stranger Things, Prank Encounters is a hidden-camera prank show. Monstrous frights meet hilarious reveals on this hidden-camera prank show as real people become the stars of their own full-blown horror movie.

6. Hindmata – Eros Now (March 31)

In Hindmata, fashion designer Samaira launches a stitching workshop in prison but the inmates do not cooperate. The web-series is about how Samaira tries  to win them over.

7. The Serpent – Netflix (April 2)

Charles Sobhraj was the chief suspect in the unsolved murders of up to 20 young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal through 1975 and 1976. Having slipped repeatedly from the grasp of authorities worldwide, by 1976 serial killer Sobhraj was Interpol’s most wanted criminal and had arrest warrants on three different continents. When Herman Knippenberg, a junior diplomat at the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok, unwittingly walks into Sobhraj’s web of crime, he sets off a chain of events that will see these two diametrically opposed men engaged in a chase across the porous borders of the Hippie Trail, as Knippenberg seeks to bring Sobhraj to justice for his terrible crimes.

8. Madame Claude – Netflix (April 2)

Based on true events in the 1960s, the erotica tells the story of the Parisian brothel-owner Fernande Grudet, known as Madame Claude. Madame Claude’s influence extends beyond the world of sex work, until an affluent young woman threatens to change everything.


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