Do you spend more time trying to choose shows and movies than actually watching them? Don't worry, RJ Stutee is here with her recommendations for the week. This week, she talks about Bhoot Police, Candy, Potluck, Mumbai Diaries 26/11 and Tuck Jagadish.
Last Updated: 08.59 AM, Sep 11, 2021
While Kangana Ranaut insists we step out and watch her latest release Thalaivii on the big screen there are enough reasons to stay home and binge-watch shows on various OTT platforms. Some of the stuff streaming currently that can lure you in are:
It’s a horror-comedy directed by Pawan Kirpalani who has films like Ragini MMS and Phobia to his credit. Taking care of this week’s star quotient it boasts of a powerful ensemble cast that includes the likes of Arjun Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Yami Gautam and Jaaved Jaaferi. It tells the story of two brothers Vibhooti (Saif Ali Khan) and Chiraunji (Arjun Kapoor), who are hired to tackle a demon haunting a village in the hills. While Vibhooti is a non-believer, Chiraunji believes in evil spirits. This leads them to hilarious adventures along with Maya (Yami Gautam ) and Kanika (Jacqueline Fernandes). You can watch it on Disney+ Hotstar
It’s an eight-episode strong Who Dunnit on Voot Select. Candy directed by Ashish R Shukla (who made the film Prague, the web series Undekhi) is based on a story by Agrim Joshi and Debojit Das Purkayastha. Set in the fictional town of Rudrakund in Uttarkhand kids here are given candies laced with drugs, one child dies another one is missing. DSP Ratna Sankhwar (Richa Chadha) gets busy with the case. A mountain legend called Masaan is blamed by most for this mishap but a local teacher (Ronit Roy) is sceptical and wants to find the truth. From a killer on the prowl, drug traffickers at large and a corrupt politician, Candy ensures we stay hooked till the end.
‘A family that eats together stays together’ says the Shastri family patriarch. If you are fed up with all the intense thrillers dealing with killings and kidnappings then this light-hearted family drama could be the perfect palate cleanser. Directed by Rajshree Ojha, Potluck will definitely strike a chord with its relatable characters and their shenanigans. Starring Jatin Sial, Kitu Gidwani, Shikha Talsania, Harman Singha, Saloni Khanna and Siddhant Karnick in lead roles this family drama shows how Govind Shastri (Jatin Sial) manages to bring together all his children and grandchildren under one roof after his retirement and what this entails. You can watch it on SonyLiv.
Helmed by Nikkhil Advani and Nikhil Gonsalves it’s a fictional story based on the 2008 Mumbai Attack. Foregrounding the story of doctors, nurses, paramedics and hospital staff who worked tirelessly to save lives on the dreaded night of November 26, 2008, it features Konkona Sen Sharma, Mohit Raina, Tina Desai, Shreya Dhanwanthary and Satyajeet Dubey in the lead roles.
The eight-part series opens on the evening of November 26. Unsuspecting citizens are going about their day when the horrific attacks take place killing innocents. From the terror attacks at Leopold Cafe to The Taj Palace Hotel, the action shifts to Bombay General Hospital where a large number of the critically injured are brought. For young doctors who haven't seen such pandemonium before it's both a test of skill and character. It's on Amazon Prime Video.
Tuck Jagadish features Nani, Ritu Varma, Aishwarya Rajesh and Jagapathi Babu in prominent roles. This Telugu movie is believed to be a loose adaptation of the Tamil film Agni Natchathiram directed by Mani Ratnam. Written and directed by Shiva Nirvana it is set in the small town of Andhra Pradesh and takes the audiences through the ups and downs of the Naidu Family. With the sudden demise of the head of the family, the brothers get embroiled in a property dispute which must be resolved to safeguard the family unity and wellbeing. Catch it on Amazon Prime Video.