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What's hot on the OTT menu?

By SUKANYA VERMA
November 25, 2020 09:45 IST
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The glass is always full when it comes to OTT. Sukanya Verma brings you everything you can catch on streaming platforms this week.

Middle Class Melodies
Where to watch? Amazon Prime Video
Language: Telugu

As the title suggests, Middle Class Melodies light-heartedly examines the modest aspirations of a young man's desire to set up a catering business and the numerous challenges he must confront before it becomes a reality.

 

Gatham
Where to watch? Amazon Prime Video
Language: Telugu

A slick psychological thriller filmed in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Gatham unfolds through the nightmarish experiences of a couple and a stranger offering them shelter after their car breaks down. But when connections are drawn between their past and present, all hell breaks loose.

 

Big Sky
Where to watch? Disney Hotstar
Language: English

An ex-cop joins hands with a pair of private detectives, one of them happens to her estranged husband, to solve the kidnapping case of two teenage sisters in Montana in the twisted new offering from the makers of Big Little Lies and The Undoing.

Mum Bhai
Where to watch? Zee5
Language: Hindi

The Mumbai crime scene in the 1980s continues to fan film-makers fantasy. After the Netflix movie Class of ’83, Web series Mum Bhai treads the same space while boasting of solid turns from Angad Bedi and Sikandar Kher.

 

Mismatched
Where to watch? Netflix
Language: Hindi

In this adaptation of Sandhya Menon's young adult novel, When Dimple met Rishi, the fresh-faced pair of Rohit Saraf and Prajakti Koli develop gaming apps, fall in love, come of age and learn a thing or two about relationships in the millennial era.

 

Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square
Where to watch? Netflix
Language: English

It's raining Holiday movies on Netflix, left, right and centre.

In Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square, the legendary singer offers some musical and miraculous intervention after a lady Scrooge decides to dampen the festive mood of a town by selling it all off.

Songs, sparkles, sentimentality, this is cheesy comfort at its brazen best.

 

The Juniper Tree
Where to watch? Mubi
Language: English

Set in Iceland, Nietzchka Keene's poetic black and white medieval fantasy, inspired by Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name, not only marks the ethereal singer Bjork's acting debut but delivers a strong stance on the casually practised misogyny.

 

Chintuji
Where to watch? Sony Liv
Language: Hindi

Rishi Kapoor's second innings are full of adventurous roles and memorable performances.

But the little-seen gem, Chintuji hardly received any attention forget love from the audience.

Change that and enjoy the late actor playing a smug version of himself as he dabbles in politics and does it rollicking justice.

 

Chetna
Where to watch? Sony Liv
Language: Hindi

The bold sexuality of B R Ishara's Chetna about a prostitute attempting to lead a normal life proved to be detrimental for his wife and leading lady Rehana Sultan's career.

Over the years though, Chetna is hailed for its trailblazing social theme.

 

Adalat O Ekti Meye
Where to watch? Mubi

Language: Bengali (with subtitles)

Winner of the National Award for Best Feature Film in Bengali, Tapan Sinha's 1981 drama starring Tanuja received critical acclaim for effectively highlighting a rape survivor's struggle in seeking justice amidst constant scrutiny of insensitive society and invasive media.

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