Whether you're a binge-watcher or prefer a more leisurely approach to streaming, make sure to add these three latest OTT releases to your watch list this weekend.
The OTT space has been buzzing with activity this week, as a flood of new shows and movies hit the streaming platforms. With so many options available, it can be easy to miss out on some of the best content. Whether you're a binge-watcher or prefer a more leisurely approach to streaming, make sure to add these three latest releases to your watch list this weekend.
A Man Called Otto:
As the title suggests, this movie tells the tale of a man called Otto . Based on the best international seller, A Man Called Ove, this movie stars Tom Hanks as the every-grumpy Otto Anderson. Otto is not the kind of person you would want to spend your free time with. At least that's the first impression we get. He's a stickler for rules and lives his life by a strict code. And that code is to keep all his neighbours in line with the rules of his gated community. And that makes him an outcast. Recently widowed, and forced to take an early retirement from work, Otto explores different ways to kill himself. However, life keeps getting in his way and keeps him from death. This movie is a charming film about Otto finding reasons to stay alive even when he's convinced he has got none. The movie explores themes of love, loss, grief, and the importance of human connection.
A Man Called Otto is streaming on Netflix.
Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo:
In India, daily soap operas have traditionally focused on women's stories, often portraying them in a regressive and patriarchal manner. However, a Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo promises to break the mould by putting guns and glory in the hands of women. What sets This desi take on the popular genre of drug cartel shows apart is that its women who are in charge. Led by an elderly woman named Savitri (played by Dimple Kapadia), a family of sassy and bold women run the crime cartel, showcasing the power and resilience of women in a male-dominated profession. The show promises a lot of dark humour and fun, and it has a stylish look. However, the question remains whether it will also have substance.
Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo is streaming on Disney+Hostar.
August 16, 1947:
Written and directed by NS Ponkumar, as the title suggests, August 16, 1947, is a period drama . Set in colonial India, the movie traces the struggles of our ancestors at the hands of their British captors. It's said to be inspired by real-life events. August 16, 1947 presents a captivating storyline set in rural India, far from the epicentre of the country's freedom struggle. Due to a lack of communication means, the villagers are unaware that India achieved independence on that historic day. Their British employers take advantage of this ignorance and continue to exploit their labour. However, a revolt is brewing against the British invaders in the village, and the people are ready to fight for their freedom. The movie stars Gautham Karthik, Jason Shah, Pugazh, Richard Ashton, and Revathy Sharma.
August 16, 1947 is streaming on Amazon Prime Video, Tentkotta.