Here's our pick from the wide range of OTT releases during the week of May 15 to May 21
Last Updated: 06.53 AM, May 16, 2023
The third week of May brings along a wide selection of new releases that range from insightful documentary series to endearing human dramas focused firmly on love. With time being of the essence in our lives, we have tried to narrow down the plenitude to five must-watch shows and films that are set to arrive on OTT between May 15 and May 21 - so, find your pick in this quick list or simply choose to try them all from the comforts of your home as Ritu Varma, Wamiqa Gabbi, Patricia Arquette, Conor McGregor, Barack Obama and several others knock on our digital doors. Here's the list of the top five OTT releases of the week:
Working: What we do all day (Netflix, May 17)
Former US President Barack Obama offers his renowned affableness to this Netflix documentary series, which lays focus on (as the title suggests) working. The very idea of work, as it turns out, is different for different people - for some, it is the means to livelihood and for others, it’s a way of realising their true callings or dreams. The limited series on Netflix navigates modern America’s vibrant work culture as Barack Obama interacts with workers from various fields such as hospitality, care and technology. The show also attempts to decode the impact of radical technologies such as AI and automation on the concepts of manpower and human touch.
Modern Love: Chennai (Amazon Prime Video, May 18)
The third iteration of the hit Modern Love India series is centred on the many loves, triumphs, tragedies and so much more of the city of Chennai. The six-part series will debut on Amazon Prime Video and boasts a vibrant ensemble cast that includes Ritu Varma, Wamiqa Rabbi, Kishore, Samyuktha, Ramya Nambessan and others. The panel of directors includes Balaji Shaktivel, Akshay Sunder, Rajumurugan and Thiagarajan Kumararaja.
McGregor Forever (Netflix, May 17)
You can love him, you can hate him but you just cannot escape Conor McGregor’s charm. The boisterous Irish fighter has risen through the ranks through his insatiable energy, rigorously and talent and has been the poster child of modern mixed martial arts. The upcoming limited Netflix series titled McGregor Forever follows his dynamic career and focuses on everything that he boasts - from the accolades to the notoriety and all that’s in between.
High Desert (Apple TV+, May 17)
Patricia Arquette redefined her status as an experimental, offbeat actress when she began dabbling in television with starring roles in shows like Escape at Dannemora and Severance. She will now be seen as the lead in Jay Roach’s comedy series High Desert, a show that has her playing the role of an addict who chooses to make a fresh start following the demise of her mother. And how does plan on doing that? By turning a private investigator. Matt Dillon, too, stars in this Apple TV+ exclusive along with Rupert Friend, Weruche Opia and others.
Kathal (Netflix, May 19)
Who wouldn’t love a sweet and funny Jackfruit Mystery that has the very chirpy and talented Sanya Malhotra? This direct Netflix release is directed by Yashowardhan Mishra and produced by Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga and Achin Jain with the very funny Vijay Raaz, Rajpal Yadav, Anant V Joshi and others, too, as part of the cast.