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What YOU Must Watch on OTT

By SUKANYA VERMA
April 20, 2021 09:21 IST
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The pandemic situation in India has reached a breaking point and the only thing one can do now is stay safe and stay indoors.

Here's everything OTT has to offer to keep you distracted this week. Sukanya Verma offers a peek.

 

Ajeeb Daastaans
Where to watch? Netflix
Language: Hindi

In this new anthology from Karan Johar's digital stable Dharmatic, four film-makers come together to tell four unique stories, of which Neeraj Ghaywan's Geeli Pucchi, spearheaded by a spectacular Konkona Sensharma, and Kayoze Irani's directorial debut high on Shefali Shah and Manav Kaul's electric chemistry stand out.

 

Joji
Where to watch? Amazon Prime Video
Language: Malayalam (with subtitles)

The always terrific Faahad Faasil is a treat to watch in Dileesh Pothan's sinister reworking of Shakespeare's Macbeth set against the rubber plantations of Kerala.

 

Judas and the Black Messiah
Where to watch? BookMyShow Stream
Language: English

Nominated for five Oscars including Best Picture, Judas and the Black Messiah is based on true events wherein a career thief infiltrates the Black Panther Party to spy on its chairman Fred Hampton resulting in the ultimate betrayal.

 

Another Round
Where to watch? BookMyShow Stream
Language: Danish (with subtitles)

It's happy hours round the clock as four friends and high school teachers decide to test out a theory where they must retain alcohol in their blood at all times. Another Round is up for a Best Director and International Film nomination at the uOscars.

 

Big Shot-Season 1
Where to watch? Disney Hotstar
Language: English

After Ted Lasso, it's dishy John Stamos raising the game as the moody basketball coach of an all-girls team at an elite private school in Big Shot's predictable but charming first season.

 

I Am Not a Witch
Where to watch? Mubi
Language: Nyanja (with subtitles)

A 8 year old in Zambia is accused of witchcraft and send off to a witch camp in the middle of a desert in this striking satire and BAFTA winner for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer.

 

Ride or Die
Where to watch? Netflix
Language: Japanese (with subtitles)

Adapted from the manga Gunjo, Ride or Die is a wild thriller about two women on the run after one murders the other's husband and the romantic entanglements that follow.

 

The Year Earth Changed
Where to watch? Apple Plus
Language: English

The legendary David Attenborough examines the restoring influences of the ongoing pandemic on the environment in his visually stunning new documentary.

 

The Soul
Where to watch? Netflix
Language: Mandarin (with subtitles)

Sci-fi, suspense, supernatural, it's all there in The Soul's thrilling mix of twists and turns following a ailing prosecutor and his detective wife's investigation of a businessman's murder leading to dark revelations about science and reincarnation.

 

Synchronic
Where to watch? Netflix
Language: English

Horror meets science fiction in this gripping drama about paramedic pals discovering a trippy drug's role behind a series of horrific deaths.

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