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Celeb recommends: The Empire director Mitakshara Kumar suggests these shows to watch on OTT
Aishwarya Vasudevan
Aug 27, 2021
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Mitakshara Kumar

Filmmaker and writer Mitakshara Kumar has made her directorial debut with the OTT series The Empire which is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. After pursuing direction from the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune (FTII), Mitakshara worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for over six years. She was also the associate director of Padmaavat which featured Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles. 

Now, during an exclusive interaction with OTTPlay ahead of The Empire release, Mitakshara listed down the top five shows currently streaming on OTT which she would recommend to our reads. 

Know about them in detail below:

1
Dark
9.2OTTplay Rating
Dark is a sci-fi mystery thriller that moves beyond the concept of space and time. The series is about a missing child who sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers. They go on to unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations. The series also centres around a tragic love story of epic proportions.
2
Mare of Easttown
8.7OTTplay Rating
A small-town Pennsylvania detective Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet) starts investigating a local murder amid her life crumbling around her. The Emmy nominated mystery series explores the dark side of a close community and also gives an authentic examination of how family and tragedies can define one's present.
3
Paatal Lok
8.3OTTplay Rating
Paatal Lok revolves around a down and out cop who lands the case of a lifetime. He manages to nab four suspects in the assassination attempt of a primetime journalist. However, the case turns out to be a devious maze where nothing is what it looks like. The pursuit of it leads him to the dark netherworld.
4
Peaky Blinders
9.2OTTplay Rating
The British period drama is about a notorious gang in Birmingham in the year 1919. They are led by the fierce Tommy Shelby who is a crime boss to move up in the world at any cost.
5
The Crown
8.7OTTplay Rating
The British show based on the Royal Family follows the political rivalries of Queen Elizabeth II's reign. It also showcases the romance of the Queen and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

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