This week, movie lovers can rejoice as several highly-anticipated films are being released on OTT platforms, catering to all kinds of audiences.
As we enter another, streaming services continue to bring us a wide variety of entertainment options. This week, movie lovers can rejoice as several highly-anticipated films are being released on OTT platforms, catering to all kinds of audiences. From action-packed blockbusters to thought-provoking social dramas, this week's releases offer something for everyone. With so many options to choose from, it's easy to get lost in the sea of new releases. But don't worry, we've got you covered! Here's a curated list of the four most exciting movies to stream this week.
Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum:
If you're in the mood for a lighter watch, the Malayalam rom-com Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum is something you shouldn't miss this week. Starring Fahadh Faasil, Anjana Jayaprakash, Mohan Agashe, and Indrans, this is a heartwarming family film. The movie revolves around Prashanth Rajan, affectionately known as Pachu (played by Fahadh), and his journey of overcoming life's challenges with his charming personality. From the trailer, it is evident that Pachu's unmarried status becomes a source of humour and adds to the film's comedic elements. The film received glowing reviews from critics and enjoyed success at the box office until the arrival of the much-anticipated disaster movie, 2018, starring Tovino Thomas. The release of 2018 not only impacted the collections of Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum but also affected the box office performance of Mani Ratnam's epic Ponniyin Selvan 2.
This is by far the most-awaited movie in the OTT space. Starring Varun Dhawan in the lead role, the movie was released in cinemas in November 2022. However, it didn't live up to box office expectations despite good reviews. And fans have been waiting for it to become available for streaming for several months now. Earlier, fans were left disappointed when the Bhediya OTT release didn't happen as expected . However, now the wait is over. The movie will have its highly-anticipated digital premiere this weekend. Helmed by Amar Kaushik, the movie follows the supernatural events surrounding the transformation of the hero into a werewolf after being bitten by a wolf. Besides Varun, the movie also stars Kriti Sanon, Deepak Dobriyal and Abhishek Banerjee in the lead roles.
For those who love psychological thrillers, Alice, Darling starring Anna Kendrick promises to be a chilling and suspenseful watch. This gripping film delves into the haunting world of a young woman trapped in an abusive relationship. From the compelling glimpses provided in the trailer, it becomes evident that the movie delves into the intricate web of emotions and hardships inflicted upon her by her controlling and manipulative boyfriend. The protagonist, portrayed by Kendrick, finds herself trapped in the clutches of this toxic relationship, aware of the destructive influence it has on her life. Despite this awareness, she grapples with an underlying fear that hinders her from seeking help or liberating herself from the torment she endures. Alice, Darling promises to skillfully unravel the chilling dynamics that victims experience within such harrowing circumstances, shedding light on their struggles and resilience.
Under the direction of Mary Nighy, the film showcases a talented ensemble cast, including Kaniehtiio Horn, Charlie Carrick, and Wunmi Mosaku.
Alice, Darling will be available for streaming on Lionsgate Play on May 26. You can also watch this movie on OTTplay Premium.
Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi:
If you're in the mood for a more thought-provoking experience, then this Manoj Bajpayee-starrer could be the right choice for you. Inspired by true events, this film delves into the harrowing struggles of a young girl who becomes a victim of molestation at the hands of a powerful godman. Despite the godman's vast influence, with a legion of devoted followers, immense wealth, and physical strength, the survivor musters the courage to confront him. Driven by her unwavering faith in the judicial system, she embarks on a relentless pursuit of justice, determined to hold the godman accountable for his heinous actions. In her quest, she discovers an ally in the form of advocate P. C. Solanki, who fearlessly stands by her side, risking everything to fight for justice. Together, they challenge the status quo and endeavor to bring the truth to light. Directed by Apoorv Singh Karki, the film also stars Adrija, Surya Mohan Kulshrestha, and Kaustav Sinha, among others.
Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi is streaming on Zee5. You can also watch this movie on OTTplay Premium.