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The Serpent: Don't miss the Charles Sobhraj series!

April 06, 2021 09:39 IST

Every week OTT platforms inundate us with variety of entertainment. Here's all that caught Sukanya Verma's eye this time:

 

The Serpent
Where to watch? Netflix
Language: English

An eight-part crime drama set in the mid-1970s highlighting notorious serial killer and conman Charles Sobhraj's sinister activities around the hippie trail, The Serpent comes alive in Tahar Rahim's riveting performance.

 

The Great Indian Kitchen
Where to watch? Amazon Prime Video
Language: Malayalam (with subtitles)

When a newly married woman's existence is restricted to domestic chores, she seeks to break out of the patriarchal monotony.

Director Jeo Baby's critically-acclaimed film is a scathing commentary on the prevalent sexism in Indian households where the woman's role in the kitchen is completely taken for granted.

 

Mandela
Where to watch? Netflix
Language: Tamil (with subtitles)

Yogi Babu's terrific portrayal powers Madonne Ashwin's crackling political satire wherein a barber's vote becomes the all-deciding factor of a neck-to-neck local election in a village.

 

Malmkrog
Where to watch? Mubi
Language: Hungarian (with subtitles)

At a landowner's Christmas eve dinner, a politician, a general, his wife and countess gather to discuss things as varied as mortality and morality ensuing in eloquent, extended, passionate debates in Cristi Pulu's Berlin Film Festival winner.

 

Coma
Where to watch? Amazon Prime Video
Language: Spanish (with subtitles)

Dystopia abounds as a young architect wakes up after an accident to find himself trapped in a nightmarish reality. Will he exit this strange space in his memory forms the crux of the thriller?

 

Tail of the Nine-Tailed
Where to watch? Netflix
Language: Korean (with subtitles)

A mountain deity sacrifices his godly status to save a mortal woman he loves. A TV producer find his centuries old search for his long lost ladylove most intriguing. Needless to say, they develop a connection in true K-drama style.

 

Anbirkiniyal
Where to watch? Amazon Prime Video
Language: Tamil (with subtitles)

In this remake of the Malayalam survival tale Helen, a fast food chain's employee gets locked inside a freezer room and must do everything to resist hypothermia.

 

Run
Where to watch? Netflix
Language: English

A devoted mom and her wheelchair bound daughter on the brink of college life are confronted by a crisis in this suspenseful thriller elevated by the ever reliable Sarah Paulson.

 

Concrete Cowboy
Where to watch? Netflix
Language: English

Black community, cowboys and bonding becomes the focus of a close knit Philadelphia bunch when a defiant teen comes to visit his estranged dad for the summer in Ricky Staub's sentimental adaptation of Gregory Neri's young adult novel.

 

Masala
Where to watch? Amazon Prime Video
Language: Marathi (with subtitles)

A husband-wife duo moves towns and cities in hope of setting up their business in the slice-of-life drama starring an excellent Girish Kulkarni and exceptional Amruta Subhash.

SUKANYA VERMA