Here are the four handpicked upcoming OTT releases this week that are guaranteed to evoke laughter, tears, contemplation, and even spine-tingling thrills.
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Last Updated: 08.35 AM, May 17, 2023
With many new arrivals hitting various OTT platforms this week, it's no wonder that choosing what to watch can feel like a daunting task. But fear not! We have meticulously curated a list that will make your decision-making process a breeze. Here are the four handpicked OTT releases that are guaranteed to evoke laughter, tears, contemplation, and even spine-tingling thrills.
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Modern Love: Chennai
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This anthology series is a big hit in English. The show is based on the popular New York Times column of the same name, which features essays about different aspects of love and relationships. The series has a reputation for delivering charming and heartwarming stories that explore the complexity of human relationships with humour and authenticity. And now we have the Chennai edition of Prime Video's popular series. Some of the brightest minds in Tamil cinema, including new-age filmmakers like Thiagarajan Kumararaja, and veterans like Bharathiraja have come together for this series. Inspired by real-life experiences as recounted in the NYT columns, the Tamil filmmakers have adapted those stories to the realities and sensibilities of Chennai. Starring Ritu Varma, Ashok Selvan, Ramya Nambessan, Wamiqa, Sri Gouri Priya and Samyuktha Vishwanathan, it must be on top of your watch-list, if you are a sucker for feel-good romantic stories.
Modern Love: Chennai debuts on Prime Video on May 18.
Pookkaalam is a must-mention when it comes to heartwarming narratives. Based on the trailer, the film revolves around the life of Ittoop, a centenarian, and his family . Ittoop is renowned for his kindness and generosity, earning him the love and admiration of everyone around him. However, his world is unexpectedly turned upside down when he uncovers a long-held secret that his family has concealed from him for years. This upcoming movie, written and directed by Ganesh Raj, promises to be an emotional and touching experience as it delves into the profound themes of family dynamics, love, and the challenges of dealing with loss. The stellar cast includes Vijayaraghavan, KPAC Leela, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Basil Joseph, Johny Antony, Roshan Mathew, Jagadish Kumar, and Suhasini Maniratnam, who bring their talents to breathe life into the characters. With its heartfelt storytelling and talented ensemble, Pookkaalam is set to deliver a compelling cinematic journey that explores the complexities of family relationships and the power of love.
Pookkaalam debuts on Disney+Hostar on May 19.
Here's another film that could leave you with a heart full of joy and positivity. While Malayalam cinema is renowned for its emotionally profound dramas, it has also perfected the art of crafting heartwarming narratives. And judging from the trailer, Ayalvaashi is one such movie. The film revolves around the lives of two neighbours , Thajudheen and Benny, whose friendship takes a hit due to a petty misunderstanding. Driven by a strong determination to clear his name, Thajudheen embarks on a journey that inadvertently worsens the situation for him and his loved ones. This movie promises to be both humorous and heartwarming, exploring the themes of friendship, love, and the power of forgiveness. The film stars Soubin Shahir, Nikhila Vimal, Lijomol Jose, Binu Pappu, Gokulan, Ajmal Khan, Parvathy Babu, Swathi Das, and Naslen.
Ayalvaashi debuts on Netflix on May 19.
Dungeons and Dragons Honour Among Thieves:
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is the big-screen adaptation of the popular tabletop role-playing game. And going by the trailer, it looks like a cross between Game of Thrones and Fantastic Beasts. The story follows a skilled team of thieves who band together to accomplish an extraordinary mission: stealing a powerful artefact from a notorious supervillain in a bid to save the world. In this enthralling fantasy heist film, heroes take a back seat as talented and witty thieves take centre stage. The fantasy heist film is directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. And it stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis and Hugh Grant.
Dungeons and Dragons Honour Among Thieves debuts on BoomMyShow stream on May 17.
The Pope's Exorcist:
If you've had your fill of heartwarming stories for the week and crave an adrenaline rush, look no further than The Pope's Exorcist. This movie is tailor-made to ignite your amygdala and keep you on the edge of your seat. Inspired by the accounts of the Vatican's chief exorcist, the story centres around Father Gabriel Amorth, who is summoned to investigate a chilling case of possession. As Father Amorth confronts a young woman gripped by a formidable demonic presence, the lines between defender and prey blur. What unfolds when the protector himself falls into a demonic trap? Directed by Julius Avery, the horror thriller features a stellar cast including Russell Crowe, Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe, and Franco Nero.
The Pope's Exorcist debuts on May 18 on BoomMyShow stream.