The shooting of several films has resumed in India, following the lull due to the second wave of Covid-19. Even though big-budget films are yet to resume production, films such as Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan and Amitabh Bachchan’s Goodbye are back on the floors.
Filmmakers, though still wary about the reopening of theatres, have begun to announce release dates for their upcoming films. The makers of Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, starring Mohanlal, have even requested an exclusive three-week run for the film in over 600 theatres in Kerala from August 12.
On the other hand, Anto Joseph, the producer of Fahadh Faasil-starrer Malik and Prithviraj Sukumaran-starrer Cold Case, has been trying to get a direct-to-OTT release for both the films. Cold Case will now be premiering on Amazon Prime Video this week.
Along with Cold Case, here are nine films and shows releasing on streaming platforms this week.
1. Sex/Life – Netflix (June 25)
Sex/Life is a romantic TV drama about a woman, her family and her past. Billie’s daring sexual past collides with her married-with-kids present when her bad-boy ex-boyfriend, whom she can’t stop fantasising about, crashes back into her life.
2. Ray – Netflix (June 25)
Ray is a four-story anthology. The four stories – Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa, Forget Me Not, Bahrupiya and Spotlight – are inspired from the works of Satyajit Ray. The film features an ensemble cast, including Manoj Bajpayee, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Ali Fazal and Kay Kay Menon.
3. Cold Case – Amazon Prime Video (June 30)
Starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Aditi Balan, Cold Case revolves around Sathyajith, an Assistant Commissioner of Police solving a particular case. Balan plays a journalist who is also the mother of a child.
4. Thaen – SonyLiv (June 25)
Thaen is an award-winning film about the hard-hitting realities of society. The film revolves around an uneducated beekeeper, who leads a happy married life in a village. However, in a cruel twist of fate, she ends up contracting a rare fatal disease.
5. Dhoop Ki Deewar – Zee5 (June 25)
In Dhoop Ki Deewar, Sara and Vishal find themselves caught in an ugly social media encounter when they lose their fathers in the age-old battle between borders. They develop a bond and have to navigate through their loss together.
6. The Mysterious Benedict Society – Disney+ Hotstar (June 25)
Based on Trenton Lee Stewart’s book of the same name, The Mysterious Benedict Society revolves around four gifted orphans, who are recruited by Mr Benedict for a dangerous mission to save the world from a global crisis known as The Emergency. The four must infiltrate the L.I.V.E. Institute to discover the truth behind the crisis.
7. De Viaje Conlos Derbez Season 2 – Amazon Prime Video
De Viaje Conlos Derbez tells the story of the Derbez family as they return for a second season. In the new season, the family have to trade airplanes and big cities for an RV and the wild. They explore the beautiful scenery of the northwest of the United States. Together, they will learn to survive in nature.
8. The Ice Road – Netflix (June 25)
Starring Liam Neeson, The Ice Road is about a thrilling race against the clock as seasoned truck drivers attempt to cross quickly thawing ice and battle violent pressure waves to deliver the equipment needed to rescue a group of miners who’ve become trapped in northern Canada.
9. The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon’s Judgement – Netflix (June 28)
The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon’s Judgment is fifth and final season of the anime series. The show is set in a kingdom which is taken over by tyrants. The deposed princess begins a quest to find a disbanded group of evil knights to help take back her realm.