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Malayalam | Action | Rating: Pg13
The film marks the first on-screen collaboration between superstar Mohanlal and celebrated filmmaker Lijo Jose Pellissery. The period film was in the making for over a year and is a visual treat. The story revolves around a warrior whose life turns different after encountering a famous dancer and an evil force. How the warrior tackles the challenges is the crux of the story. Aside from Mohanlal, the film features Sonalee Kulkarni, Andrea Ravera, Danish Sait, Hareesh Peradi, Manikandan R Achari, Katha Nandi, and Rajeev Pillai, among others, in key roles. Lijo Jose Pellissery and PS Rafeeque jointly pen the fantasy drama. The film arrived to a mixed response in theatres last month.
The movie will stream on Disney+ Hotstar starting Feb 23, 2024.
Malayalam | Suspense | Rating: U
This much-expected film on OTT has Jayaram playing the titular character, while Mammootty has an extended cameo. This medical investigative drama helmed by Midhun Manuel Thomas is among the biggest hits of actor Jayaram’s career. Apart from Jayaram, the movie also features Jagadish, Dileesh Pothan, Anaswara Rajan, Arjun Ashokan, Senthil Krishna, Arya Salim, and Anoop Menon in pivotal roles.
The movie will be available for streaming on Disney+ Hotstar starting Feb 16, 2024.
Naa Saami Ranga
Telugu | Drama | Rating: UA
Choreographer Vijay Binni has debuted as a director with this film. This is the Telugu adaptation of the 2019 Malayalam film Porinju Mariam Jose. The film features an ensemble cast led by Akkineni Nagarjuna. Also in the cast are Ashika Ranganath, Allari Naresh, Mirnaa Menon, Raj Tarun and Ruhani Sharma. This mass masala movie was a Sankranthi release in the theaters and had an average run.
The movie will be available for streaming on Disney+ Hotstar starting Feb 17, 2024.
Tamil | Romance I Rating: UA
The film is helmed by CS Karthikeyan, who previously assisted Kamal Haasan in Vishwaroopam 1 and 2. Saba Nayagan, a romantic comedy, follows the journey of a growing-up man from school to college as he explores love, friendship, and life. Saba Nayagan has Ashok Selvan, Megha Akash, Karthika Muralidharan and Chandini Chowdary in the leads. It also has Mayilsamy (posthumously), Michael Thangadurai, Udumalai Ravi, Arun Kumar, Jaiseelan Sivaram, Sriram Krish, Sherlin Seth, Viviya Santh, Akshaya Hariharan and Tulasi Shivamani in the cast. The film didn’t do well in its theatrical run.
The movie will be available for streaming on Disney+ Hotstar starting Feb 14, 2024.
Aarya: Antim Vaar
Hindi | Action | Rating: A
This is the second part of Aarya Season 3. Titled Aarya: Antim Vaar, the remaining half of the crime drama will see Sushmita Sen’s titular character head for the ultimate showdown as she navigates family and business matters. The show is created and co-directed by Ram Madhvani. Ila Arun, Sikandar Kher, Indraneil Sengupta, Vikas Kumar, Maya Sarao, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Shweta Pasricha, Viren Vazirani, Pratyaksh Panwar, Aarushi Bajaj, Bhupendra Jadawat and Vishwajeet Pradhan are all part of the cast.
The series will stream on Disney+ Hotstar from Feb 9 onwards.
Telugu | Romcom | Rating: U
This Romcom is slated as a Valentine’s season special. Miss Perfect is directed by Vishwak Khanderao and written with family entertainment in mind. The show stars Lavanya Tripathi in the lead. She plays an OCD-afflicted person and a stickler for excellence. Big Boss winners Abhijeet Duddala, Jhansi, Abhignya Vuthaluru, Jhansi, Harsha Vardhan, Mahesh Vitta, and Harsh Roshan are cast in prominent roles.
The movie will stream on Disney Hotstar+ starting Feb 2, 2024.
Hindi | Drama | Rating: PG15
After the success of her debut web show, Aranyak, Raveena Tandon is back with another thriller series. In Karmma Calling, she plays a glamorous queen of the 90s who is now married to a billionaire. She is up against a woman, looking for revenge against her. Namrata Sheth plays it. Karma Calling is based on the popular American series Revenge. It has been adapted and directed by Ruchi Narain of Guilty fame. The show is set in a world of glitz and glamour, filled with deceit and betrayal. Karmma Calling also stars Varun Sood, Vikramjeet Virk, Waluscha De Sousa, Gaurav Sharma, Viraf Patel, and Amy Aela.
This series will stream on Disney Hotstar from Jan 26.
Malayalam | Courtroom Drama | Rating: PG15
This Mohanlal starrer showed how a sensitive rape case could be shown with dignity and courage. Helmed by Jeethu Joseph, the Malayalam movie revolves around a blind sculptor who the scion of a wealthy businessman rapes. The edge-of-the-seat legal drama also features Anaswara Rajan, Priyamani, Santhi Mayadevi, Siddique, and Jagadish in prominent roles. It is among the biggest hits of the season and the film was noted for its even-tone.
This movie is currently streaming on Disney Hotstar.
Tamil | Romance | Rating: UA
Joe is the directorial debut of Hariharan Ram S. This is a romantic story and also has shades of coming-of-age drama. It is about a young man experiencing love and heartbreak with his college mate. There are a lot of youth vibes and associated emotions. The film stars Rio Raj, Malavika Manoj and Bhavya Trikha, among others. The film, which hit the theatres in November 2023, had a less-than-satisfactory run at the box office.
Joe is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.
Perilloor Premier League
Malayalam | Drama | Rating: U
Malayalam web series are getting made now and that is a good thing. After Kerala Crime Files and Masterpeace, now comes Perilloor Premier League. It features Sunny Wayne and Nikhila Vimal in the leads. It is said to be about Nikhila Vimal’s character who unexpectedly wins an election and becomes the Perilloor panchayat president. Penned by Deepu Pradeep, who earlier wrote Kunjiramayanam and Padmini, the series is helmed by debutant Praveen Chandran. The political satire series also stars Vijayaraghavan, Ashokan, Aju Varghese, Sarath Sabha and Sajin Cherukayil, among others.
The series will stream on Disney+ Hotstar.
Hindi | Drama | Rating: 18TC
This Vidhu Vinod Chopra directorial was the biggest sleeper hit at the box office this year. It was also sent as an independent nomination to the Oscars 2024. The film is based on Anurag Pathak’s bestselling novel about the journey of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma.
The film features Vikrant Massey, Medha Shankar, Joshi Anantvijay, Anshumaan Pushkar, Sanjay Bishnoi, and Priyanshu Chatterjee. The film turned out to be the biggest hit of Massey’s career.
12th Faill will be available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar
The Freelancer: The Conclusion
Hindi | Action | Rating: UA
The action thriller drama The Freelancer, featuring Mohit Raina, is returning with a new season. Based on Shirish Thorat’s novel A Ticket to Syria, the series tells the story of Avinash Damodharan Kamath, also known as Freelancer, as he embarks on a new mission to rescue a young girl trapped in Syria.
The series also features veteran actors Anupam Kher, Kashmira Pardeshi, Sushant Singh, John Kokken, Gauri Balaji, Navneet Malik, Manjiri Faddnis, and Sarah Jane Dias, among others. The series’ creator and showrunner is Neeraj Pandey, while Bhav Dhulia directs it.
Malayalm | Family Comedy | Rating: PG13
Nithish Sahadev’s debut directorial is a mix of drama and emotion. In English, the title ‘Falimy’ almost seems like a crossword clue for a dysfunctional ‘family’. The theme of the film’s story is exactly that — a family that grapples with internal issues.
It stars Basil Joseph, Jagadeesh, Manju Pillai, Meenaraj Palluruthy and Sandeep Pradeep, among others. This comedy movie is among the typical Malayalam offerings that work endearingly. The film had a response during its theatrical run.
Drama I Malayalam | Rating: U
Sulaikha Manzil has Lukman Avaran, Anarkali Marikar, Chemban Vinod Jose, Mammukoya, Jolly Chirayath, Ganapathi, Deepa Thomas, Shabareesh Varma and Adhri Jose in the cast. The story is centred around a Muslim wedding. A woman, agreeing to her family’s wishes, opts for an arranged marriage years after enduring a heartbreak. However, as the wedding day approaches, she and her fiancé have second thoughts. What happens next? The film is directed by Ashraf Hamza, who had previously helmed Vinay Forrt’s Thamaasha and Kunchacko Boban’s Bheemante Vazhi.
School of Lies
Suspense I Hindi | Rating: U
Set around the mystery of a missing 12-year-old child, School of Lies showcases youngsters’ journey in a boarding school. Produced by BBC Studios India, The trailer introduces us to a boarding school where a 12-year-old boy goes missing. Starring Nimrat Kaur as the school counsellor, the series also has Varin Roopani, Divyansh Dwivedi, Aryan Singh Ahlawat, Hemant Kher, Parthiv Shetty, Adrija Sinha, and Aalekh Kapoor in prominent roles. Based on actual events, this show unveils what goes on behind the closed doors of boarding schools. It was created by Ishani Banerjee and Avinash Arun Dhaware and directed by Avinash Arun Dhaware.
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