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8 Binge Worthy Movies and Series On OTT That Released In January!

Happy Bingeing!

Ever since the lockdown began, OTT platforms have become famous and have made it easier for binge-watchers to watch movies and shows from home. On the other hand, various platforms are also releasing  a variety of  movies and series on their respective platforms. Here are 8 movies and Series that were released on OTT in January!

  • Shyam Singha Roy:

Starring Nani, Sai Pallavi and Krithi Shetty, Shyam Singha Roy is a Telugu period drama film, directed by Rahul Sankrityan. The movie is about Vasudev (Nani) a movie director, who is arrested for plagiarising content for his film. How he proves that he did not copy his content, forms the rest of the story. The movie is set in 70’s West Bengal and the contemporary timeline, with a reincarnation twist. Sai Pallavi’s performance in the movie received great appreciation. 

Where to watch: Netflix

  • Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee:

Directed by debutant Darbuka Shiva, Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee is a Tamil coming-of-age romantic drama film, starring newbies, Kishen Das, Meetha Raghunath, Amritha Mandarine, amongst others. The movie is set in the 1990s, where a group of high school students in a strict Catholic school navigate their way through everyday teen pressures. The movie was a trip down the memory lane, as it took many back to their childhood school days. 

Where to watch: Zee5

 

  • Bhoothakaalam:

Starring Shane Nigam and Revathy in lead roles, Bhoothakaalam is Malayalam horror film, directed by Rahul Sadasivan. The story follows  the death of a family member, after which a mother and son experience mysterious events which distort their sense of reality and make them question their sanity. The movie received great reviews for performances, and also many commented that it is one of the best psychological thrillers in recent times. 

Where to watch: SonyLiv

 

  • Thalli Pogathey:

Thalli Pogathey, based on the Telugu film Ninnu Kori, is a Tamil romantic comedy-drama, starring Atharva, Anupama Parameshwaran and Amitash Pradhan. Directed by R Kannan, the story goes something like this – When Karthik declines her proposal to elope, Pallavi marries Arun and emigrates to France. Karthik, who still is in love with Pallavi, also lands up in France a year later in the hope of winning her back. The movie received mixed reviews from those who have already watched the original, as they felt that it was better than the remake. 

Where to watch: Amazon Prime 

 

  • Akhanda:

Directed by Boyapati Srinu, Akhanda is a Telugu action drama film starring Nandamuri Balakrishna in the lead role. The movie starts with a child being taken in by Aghora, making him a fierce devotee of Lord Shiva. He then lives up to his destiny to stand tall against evildoers. The movie was considered to be a one man show as it focuses purely on Nandamuri Balakrishna’s character alone. 

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

 

  • Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadha:

Starring an ensemble cast including, Nadhiya Moidu, Gouri G Kishan, Arjun Das, Lijomol Jose, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sanath and Joju George, Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadha is the second edition of the series Putham Pudhu Kaalai. With short films from 5 directors, Halitha Shameem, Balaji Mohan, Richard Anthony, Suriya Krishna and Madhumitha,  all the stories convey the ideas of Love and Hope during the pandemic. 

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

 

 

  • Bro Daddy:

Starring Mohan Lal, Prithiviraj, Meena and Kalyani Priyadarshan, Bro Daddy is a Malayalam comedy-drama directed by Prithiviraj. The movie revolves around pregnancy, and how both father and son handle the situation when they are put in one. The movie was considered a good family drama, with a load of laughter. However, some critics believed that the film was not of Prithiviraj’s directorial standard after his directorial debut Lucifer. 

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

 

  • Bachelor:

Directed by Sathish Selvakumar, Bachelor is a Tamil romantic drama starring GV Prakash and Divya Bharathi. The movie is about a young couple who must face each other in court after the break-up of their relationship. The movie sets GV Prakash’s character as flawed, and deals with the conflict of the movie within that circle. The movie did fairly well in theatres. 

Where to watch: SonyLiv

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