In these times of Lockdown, OTT platforms have surely been a blessing to every cinema lover. We have such amazing content to watch but are we actually aware of when and where are these ‘must-watch’ series and films getting released? Well, here is a list of top 7 web-shows and films which you shouldn’t afford to miss.
National Award-winning filmmaker Prakash Jha’s ‘Pareeksha’ is a dramatic movie that released on 6th August 2020. Spectators willing to enjoy the movie can watch it on ZEE5. With ‘Pareeksha’ Prakash has finally made his debut in the world of OTT.
The story revolves around the ups and downs of Gaurav’s father Bucchi (enacted by Adil Hussain), who is a rickshaw driver. His will to provide standard education despite all odds will be a treat to watch. The plot of the story is inspired by the real-life incidents of an Indian IPS Abhay Anand. It deals with the education system of Bihar, India. Priyanka Bose is seen in the role of Gaurav’s mother. Sanjay Suri is also contributing to the dramatic incidents of the movie. Shourya Deep is portraying himself as Gaurav Bhatia, the nucleus to the hustle.
Anand Tiwari’s ‘Bandish Bandits’ is an Amazon Original web series dealing with the high voltage drama and some lightenings of romance. It released on 4th August Co20.
Story deals with the clashes of two ideologies. Half of the ring is occupied by modernisation, exposure, fame, etc. While the other half is occupied by conservationism. Tamanna (enacted by Shreya Choudhary) is a young pop singer standing in the first half. Naseeruddin Shah in the role of Pandit Radhe Mohan Rathod is a renowned singer covering the second half. Radhe (by Ritwik Bhowmik) is an aspiring classical entitled to the throne of his. He falls for Tamanna and collabs for an indo-pop music video. This is considered as an act of betrayal by his master and complications begin to twist. Apart from the three mentioned, Kunaal Roy Kapoor, Sheeba Mohini, Atul Kulkarni, Rituraj Singh, Meghna Malik, Shashi Kiran, etc. are also seen making major and minor contributions. The Web Series consists of 10 episodes.
Rajesh Krishan, the Director of ‘TVF Tripling’ has directed us to the whole new world of comical drama named ‘Lootcase’. It is a ‘HotStar Original’ movie released on 31st of July, 2020. The plot of the story expects audiences to enjoy the movie with a full heart.
Nandan Kumar (Kunal Khemu) is the protagonist from a lower-middle-class family struggling to meet up to his daily bread. His wife Lata (Rasika Dugal) with their son lives in a small house. People mirror imaging Nandan often dream of a bag of wealth which can rectify their fortune. Luckily, Nandan gets one such bag himself. MLA Patil (Gajraj Rao) and Bala Rathore (Vijay Raaz) are too hunting for the same bag. Inspector Kolte (Ranvir Shorey) is unofficially appointed by the MLA to locate the bag. The catfight for the bag is expected to be highly enjoyable.
Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ‘Yaara’ is a movie based on the bonding of friends by their fortune. It hit the OTT platform Zee5 on 30th July 2020.
Phagun (Vidyut Jamwal), Mitwa (Amit Sadh), Rizwan (Vijay Verma) and Bahadur (Kenny) the four friends who always enjoyed swimming in the pool of crime. They contributed to a gang named ‘Chaukadi Gang’. All four friends reflected the same qualities of courage, brainy and loyalty. Sukanya, the soulmate of Phagun is enacted by Shruti Hasan. It is an action thriller movie dealing with the consequences of past hitting the present. It will be a good watch of how the four of them are going to fight back.
Raat Akeli Hai
Honey Tehran’s ‘Raat Akeli Hai’ is a Netflix Original crime thriller which released on 31st July.
The movie revolves around the mysterious death of a politician on his wedding night which is investigated by a low-rank policeman Jatil Yadav (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). The case becomes more and more complicated as the family of the dead are highly mysterious too. Radhika Apte is portraying the character of the dead’s wife. Tigmanshu Dhulia, Shweta Tripathi, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Nishant Dahiya, etc. are also grouped under the title of the valuable cast. Despite regular interruptions, Jatil pledges to solve the case at any cost.
It is well known that under the supervision of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Indian Army conducted a ‘Surgical Strike’ within the parts PoK bordering India. The attack was expected to kill hundreds of militants housed in Pakistan. It is listed as one of the major counter-attacks against terrorism. Avrodh is a ‘Sony LIV’ web series which is said to be an upgraded version of ‘URI: The Surgical Strike’. It enlightens the night of 29 September 2016.
Raj Acharya’s ‘Avrodh’ is an Amit Sadh starrer web series. Amit Sadh is seen in the role of ‘Videep’. Other than Amit, Madhurima Tuli, Darshan Kumaar, Neeraj Kabi, Anathan Narayan Mahadevan, Vikram Gokhale, Arif Zakariya, etc, are some of the renowned faces in the cast of Avrodh. It released on 31st on July 2020.
Anu Menon’s ‘Shakuntala Devi’ is saw its world premiere on 31st of July 2020. The movie lead by Vidya Balan is based on the life incidents of well ‘Human Computer’ named Shakuntala Devi. Since her childhood, Shankulata (Vidya Balan) has been exceptional with mathematical calculations. Later her excellency was recognized all across the globe. But life always has ups and downs. Unfortunately, Shakuntala Devi has to face it too. Anu Menon has picturised some of her selected incidents in the movie. Sanya Malhotra, Amit Sadh, Nisha Aliya, Jishusen Gupta, etc. are also seen acting in the same. It is a well aplauded dramatic biography.
Adarsh Bajpai – The Reportist