The Indian film industry has slowly been waking up post the Covid-19 second wave hiatus. Shooting for films have resumed and filmmakers are announcing new release dates for their movies. Several Telugu films, including Merise Merise, SR Kalyanamandapam and Mugguru Monagallu, are slated to release in theatres on August 6.
OTT platforms are still going strong though with fresh content being released continuously. As part of the Prime Day celebrations, Amazon Prime Video announced eight films and shows earlier this month, including this week’s releases Sarpatta Parambarai, Season 2 of Hostel Daze and Judas and the Black Messiah.
Here are nine films and shows releasing on streaming platforms this week:
1. Sarpatta Parambarai (July 22) – Amazon Prime Video
Sarpatta Parambarai is director Pa Ranjith’s Tamil sports drama set in the backdrop of 1970s Madras showcasing the boxing culture of that period. According to the official synopsis, the story revolves around a clash between two clans, namely Idiyappa Parambarai and Sarpatta Parambarai, in North Chennai.
2. 14 Phere (July 23) – ZEE5
The ZEE5 film 14 Phere revolves around Sanjay and Aditi, who fall in love in college and soon realise that they are meant to be together. Their parents, however, believe in the caste system and do not consent to their marriage. Aditi and Sanjay decide to do something out-of-the-box so they can still get married and not hurt their parents’ sentiments.
3. Blood Red Sky (July 23) – Netflix
Netflix’s Blood Red Sky is a horror film set on an overnight transatlantic flight. When a group of terrorists hijacks the flight, a mysteriously ill woman must unleash a monstrous secret to protect her young son.
4. Chutzpah (July 23) – SonyLiv
Chutzpah focuses on the world of internet where some individuals share their own ‘chutzpah’ experiences. The series deal with five stories of different individuals and their entanglement with the world wide web.
5. Feels Like Ishq (July 23) – Netflix
Feels Like Ishq is a romance anthology of six stories about the kindling of young love. The anthology brings together stories of people from different walks of life and portrays their heart-warming journey of love.
6. Hostel Daze Season 2 (July 23) – Amazon Prime Video
Hostel Daze revolves around four friends from an engineering college hostel. As per the official synopsis, in Season 2 of the show, the four are seniors and they need to embark on a new journey – entering the second year of college and exploring the notorious and ever challenging life in a college hostel.
7. Hungama 2 (July 23) – Disney+ Hotstar
Hungama 2 is a ‘spiritual’ sequel to the 2003 film Hungama. The slapstick comedy, like its predecessor, tells a story filled with relationship confusions and misunderstandings, resulting in hilarious consequences.
8. Masters of the Universe: Revelation (July 23) – Netflix
Mattel’s reboot of the classic Masters of the Universe franchise, Masters of the Universe: Revelation will focus on the unresolved storylines of the iconic characters. The story will pick up where they left off decades ago. After a calamitous battle fractures Eternia, Teela and an unlikely alliance must prevent the end of the universe.
9. Judas and the Black Messiah (July 25) – Amazon Prime Video
Judas and the Black Messiah is a 2021 American biographical drama film about the betrayal of Fred Hampton, the chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. According to the official synopsis, FBI informant William O’Neal infiltrates the party and is tasked with keeping tabs on Hampton. O’Neal, who revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell, needs to figure out where his allegiance lies.