What to Watch' for the week ending Jan. 23
DECCAN CHRONICLE | Ajit Andhare
We are in the middle of the first month of the new year. One of the most-loved Indian movies, ‘RRR’, is going great guns abroad and is likely to be at the cusp of making a record. Streamers too are constantly in the process of bringing new content for their viewers though for this week it seems, for now, the pace is a bit sluggish. Still, something new is always on the anvil.
Limited series ‘Women at War’, telling the story of how women deal with the devastating consequences of war, will start streaming on January 19, Thursday.
‘Kaapa’ which stands for Kerala Anti-social Activities Prevention Act forms the backdrop of this Malayalam action thriller starring Prithviraj Sukumar. It was theatrically released almost a month ago.
Move on 70s. It's the 90s now. ‘That ’90s show’, an American feel-good sitcom, will stream on January 19, Thursday.
Directed by Shantanu Bagchi, ‘Mission Majnu’ is a spy thriller. It is headlined by Siddarth Malhotra and Rashmika Mandanna. Set in the 70s, it’s a story of an undercover spy who uncovers a covert nuclear programme in Pakistan. Spy thrillers like ‘Razi’, ‘Mukhbir’ have worked well with audiences earlier. The movie will stream on January 20, Friday.
Whatever might be the fate of its Indian version, the international series ‘Fauda’ has always been one of the most successful and loved series. The fourth season starts this Friday. The show, which promises to be a gritty one, boasts of a huge star cast including Lior Raz and Hisham Suliman.
K-dramas are already very popular among viewers. Now, we have a Korean sci-fi thriller set in the post-apocalyptic near-future. It has written and directed by Yeon Sang-ho of ‘Train to Busan’. The 1.39-hour-long movie drops on Netflix on January 20, Friday.
The first season of the Turkish fantasy drama ‘Shahmaran’ will begin on January 20, Friday. The teaser expectedly shows lots of snakes, as the name of the show refers to a mythical creature that is half snake, half woman.
‘Narvik’, a small town in Norway, was a source of steel iron needed for Hitler’s war machinery. Now, it’s the title and subject of the movie which will be shown on Netflix from January 23, Monday. It’s a war movie set against the backdrop of World War II.
"Let’s be doctors again," announces Dr Max Goodwin in the latest season of ‘New Amsterdam’ which premiers on January 23, Monday.
The platform is having the release of a movie and another original show. Rakul Preet Singh’s ‘Chhatriwali’, dealing with sex education among youths, will be released on January 20, Friday. Besides Rakul, the movie stars Sumeet Vyas. The movie has been directed by Tejas Deoskar, who earlier had helmed ‘Bucket List’, which was Madhuri’s first Marathi movie.
Telugu web series which has a screenplay and direction by C. Chandra Mohan is an action-packed drama. It premieres on January 20, Friday. It’s a story of four friends who are often involved in petty crimes but now have to escape the police, don, and a politician.
On January 13, we had the team ‘Veera Simha Reddy’ on ‘Unstoppable 2 with NBK ‘. Similarly, the sixth episode of Comedy Stock Exchange also dropped on the same day.
‘Jhansi’ season 1 was much-liked by the audiences. Jhansi played by Anjani is now back for the second season which promises to be an out-and-out action drama. The first season was out on Oct 27, 2022. Just within three months, the second season will be released on January 19, Thursday.
As they say, "You buy a Lamborghini when you are someone." Know the story and the man behind the iconic luxury car brand as the movie is streaming on the OTT platform this week.
1. Mission Majnu
2. Fauda, Season 4
3. Women at War
8. That ’90s show
9. New Amsterdam
1. Unstoppable 2 with NBK – Talk Show (episode) – 13th January
2. Comedy Stock Exchange – Stand-up comedy show (6th episode) – 13th January
1. Jhansi Season 2