The month of May has plenty of films and TV shows releasing across OTT platforms.
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The month of May has plenty of films and TV shows releasing across OTT platforms. From crime dramas such as Saas Bahu aur Flamingo, the Bridgeton spin-off, and Arnold Schwarzenegger making his comeback in the Netflix series FUBAR, there are plenty of exciting new releases this month. For today’s List, we have handpicked 12 titles that will surely pique your interest.
Created by Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar, Dahaad, is a Hindi crime thriller series directed by Talaash director Reema Kagti and Lust Stories writer Ruchika Oberoi. The series stars Sonakshi Sinha, Gulshan Devaiah, Sohum Shah, and Vijay Varma in lead roles. The plot revolves around police officer Anjali Bhaati who is tasked with investigating the mysterious deaths of women in public restrooms. Dahaad is the first Indian web series to premiere at the Berlin International film festival, and the series will release on May 12 on Amazon Prime Video.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, is a Netflix original series and a prequel spin-off to the hit series Bridgerton. The series tells the story of a young Queen Charlotte’s rise to power. The series is created by Shonda Rhimes and stars India Amarteifio as the young monarch. The six-part series dropped on Netflix on May 4th and has been much-lauded by critics.
Jennifer Lopez stars as an ex-assassin who is forced to come out of her hiatus in this action thriller. Lopez essays the lead who is known simply as the Mother, who returns to her old life in order to protect her estranged daughter. Niki Caro, who is best known for directing the 2020 Disney film Mulan, has directed The Mother, and the action-packed film is set to release on May 12 on Netflix.
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar
Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor essay the lead roles in the romantic comedy Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar. Directed by Luv Ranjan, the plot revolves around a man named Mickey, who is a breakup consultant. His world is turned upside down when his girlfriend rings his agency, unbeknownst to her, asking for their help to break up her relationship with Mickey. Kartik Aaryan, Nushrratt Bharuccha, and Dimple Kapadia essay other prominent roles. Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar released on Netflix on May 3.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back! The Hollywood action legend essays the role of an ex-CIA agent who is pulled back into action to pull off one last mission. The eight-part series also stars Monica Barbaro and Fabiana Udenio in prominent roles and is helmed by Nick Santora. The series will premiere on Netflix on May 25.
Taj: Reign Of Revenge
After the success of the epic period drama Taj: Divided by Blood, Zee5 is set to release the second season of the popular series. Titled Taj: Reign Of Revenge, the series includes Bollywood heavyweights such as Dharmendra, Naseeruddin Shah, and Aashim Gulati among others who reprise their roles in the new season which is set 15 years following Prince Salim’s exile. The second season of Taj: Divided by Blood will be available to stream on Zee5 from May 12.
Saas Bahu aur Flamingo
Bollywood veteran Dimple Kapadia slips into the role of a matriarch who controls one of the biggest drug cartels in the country from a nondescript border village in Rajasthan. As she enters the twilight of her reign she decides to find an heir to her vast drug empire. The crime drama series is directed by Homi Adajania and stars Radhika Madan, Isha Talwar, Angira Dhar, Deepak Dobriyal, Monica Dogra and Naseeruddin Shah in prominent roles. The series is available to stream from May 5 on Disney+ Hotstar.
The Bengali detective thriller Shabash Feluda is based on Gangtokey Gondogol, the Feluda novel series by Satyajit Ray. Directed by Arindam Sil, the series stars Parambrata Chatterjee as the titular detective. Rwitobroto Mukherjee also essays a prominent role in the 10-episode series which revolves around the mysterious events that Feluda and his nephew Topshe encounter while on a vacation.
Triangle of Sadness
Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund’s comedy drama Triangle of Sadness tells the story of two social media influencers on a cruise ship with a group of self-indulgent millionaires. Things take a turn when a storm threatens to disrupt their affluent holiday and the passengers onboard are forced to take extreme measures. The film stars Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean in lead roles, and the film was Dean’s final film before her tragic passing in 2022. The film is set to release on Sony LIV on May 12.
Steven Speilberg’s Oscar-nominated film The Fablemans is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story based on Speilberg’s memories of his formative years. The film stars Gabriel LaBelle in the lead with Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, and Seth Rogen in prominent roles. The film will be available to stream on Sony LIV from May 12.
The critically-acclaimed Tamil drama film Koozhangal, titled Pebbles in English, is an indie film directed by P. S. Vinothraj. The film narrates the tale of an alcoholic and violent husband who sets out on a journey with his son across an arid wasteland to find his wife, who ran away from home. Chellapandi and Karuththadaiyaan essay lead roles in this film.
American Born Chinese
Academy Award-winning stars of Everything Everywhere All At Once Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan essay prominent roles in the Disney+ original series American Born Chinese. Created by Kelvin Yu, the series explores the concept of parallel dimensions and the battle between Gods from Chinese mythology. The plot follows a teenager named Jin Wang who befriends an exchange student, only to later realise that his new friend is no ordinary high schooler and that his innate skills need to be summoned for a larger cause.
Well that's the OTT line up for the month of May, until the next episode of List hai toh hit hai, its your host Nikhil signing out.
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Written by Ryan Gomez