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Nomadland to The Disciple: Here’s what you should watch on OTT this weekend

Vakeel Saab, One and Sulthan also released on OTT this week.

By Shaheen | OTTPlay
Apr 29, 2021
 
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As we enter this weekend, get ready to watch some brilliant films, which have just dropped on OTT platforms. From the Academy Award-winning Nomadland and much feted The Disciple to the rousing Vakeel Saab and thrilling A1 Express, there’s something for everyone this week.

Fans of Tamil superstars such as Karthi too have a lot to cheer about with his movie Sulthan, dropping in Tamil and Telugu on OTT platforms this week. Here’s our top picks to watch during the weekend from the comfort of your homes:

1. Nomadland

The film which bagged the highest Academy Awards this year released on Disney+Hotstar on April 30. Directed by Chloe Zhao, the film stars Frances McDormant in the lead role of a widow named Fern (Frances) who travels across the United States to find a job. Everything about this film is nearly perfect, from its relevant storyline to its powerful performances.

2. The Disciple

Court director Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple is available on Netflix. The movie will captivate you with its beautiful style of storytelling. The film is about a musician named Sharad (Aditya Modak), who tries to find his way in a competitive world. The real-life classical singer’s impeccable portrayal of the character only adds to the storyline, which stays with you much after the film is over.

3. Vakeel Saab

Vakeel Saab is the official Telugu remake of Shoojit Sircar’s Hindi film Pink. Pawan Kalyan, who replaces Amitabh Bachchan in the movie, plays the role of an alcoholic lawyer defending the case of three girls who have been accused of attempt to murder, after being molested. Directed by Venu Sriram, Vakeel Saab is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video and fans of Pawan Kalyan will be thrilled by this film.

4. Happy Anniversary

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Featuring Namit Das in the lead role, Happy Anniversary is a short film available on Disney+ Hotstar. If you are strapped for time but still want to watch something cute, then Happy Anniversary should be your pick.

5. Sulthan

Sulthan is your out-and-out masala entertainer. Starring Karthi in the titular role, the movie has liberal doses of action, comedy, drama and romance. The film is about how a youngster, who was raised by gangsters, eventually decided to reform them. His journey to accomplishing that feat forms the plot of the film, currently streaming in Telugu on Aha Video and is available in Tamil on Disney+ Hotstar from May 2 onwards.

6. A1 Express

Sundeep’s A1 express is the remake of the Tamil sports drama Nanpe Thunai. The film is based on the tried-and-tested concept of a corrupt Sports Minister who takes decisions solely on the basis of profit, rather than the spirit of the game. A1 express is the journey of The Yanam hockey team who come together to save their stadium. The film will begin streaming on SunNxt from May 1.

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