Here’s to some good news for cinephiles! There’s a spate of releases both in theatres and on OTT platforms. While Ranveer Singh-starrer Jayeshbhai Jordaar and Mahesh Babu-starrer Sarkaru Vaari Paata fight it out at the box office, films like The Kashmir Files, Puzhu, Beast and The Matrix Resurrections will release on Zee5, SonyLIV, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video respectively. Those looking to watch series can tune into Modern Love Mumbai, Savage Beauty and season 5 of Outlander. While Modern Love Mumbai is available on Amazon Prime Video, Savage Beauty and Outlander Season 5 can be viewed on Netflix.
OTT, theatrical releases this week
Jayeshbhai Jordaar (Theatres)
Ranveer Singh-starrer Jayeshbhai Jordaar has hit theatres on May 13 and covers the topic of girl child safety. This film also features Shalini Pandey, Boman Irani, Ratna Pathak Shah and Jia Vaidya in pivotal roles. The Divyang Thakkar-directorial also marks the Bollywood debut of Arjun Reddy-fame Shalini Pandey.
Sarkaru Vaari Paata (Theatres)
Mahesh Babu and Keerthy Suresh-starrer Sarkaru Vaari Paata released in theatres on May 12. The Parasuram Petla-directorial shows Mahesh Babu as a loan recovery agent who comes across a gang of goons. The film also features Samuthikirani, Posani Krishna Murali, Mahesh Manjrekar and Sowmya Menon in significant roles.
The Kashmir Files (Zee5)
The Vivek Agnihotri-directorial, which received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, will release on Zee5 on May 13. The Kashmir Files will be available in Zee5 in four languages – Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu.
The movie is based on interviews of first-generation victims and covers human sufferings endured by the Kashmiri Pandit community which led to their exodus from the valley in 1990. It features Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumaar, Pallavi Joshi, Chinmay Mandlekar, Mithun Chakraborty and Bhasha Sumbli in significant roles.
The Thalapathy Vijay-starrer action flick is streaming on Netflix since May 11 in Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. This film focuses on former RAW agent Veera Raghavan who has quit his job after a young civilian died on a mission. He believes that he is responsible for the death of the young civilian and takes psychiatric help. Raghavan visits a mall with Preethi, which gets hijacked by a terrorist organisation.
Besides Thalapathy Vijay, the Nelson Dilipkumar-directorial features Pooja Hegde, Selvaraghavan, Aparna Das, VTV Ganesh, Shine Tom Chacko, Yogi Babu, Shaji Chen and Yogi Babu in significant roles.
This thriller is streaming on SonyLIV since May 12 in Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. The thriller focuses on the tense relatonship between a father and son and the underlying family dynamics and trust issues. The Ratheena PT-directorial features Mammootty, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Athmeeya Rajan, Vasudev Sajeesh Marar and Nedumudi Venu in significant roles.
Modern Love Mumbai (Amazon Prime Video)
The series will stream on Amazon Prime Video from May 13 in over 240 countries and territories. Modern Love Mumbai features six short series that cover the theme of discovering and exploring love in all shades and emotions. It also marks the OTT debut of celebrity chef Ranveer Brar.
These short stories have been directed by Shonali Bose, Hansal Mehta, Nupur Asthana, Dhruv Sehgal, Alankrita Srivastava and Vishal Bharadwaj. These films are Raat Rani by Shonali Bose (featuring Fatima Sana Sheikh, Bhupendra Jadhawat and Dilip Prabhawalkar), Baai by Hansal Mehta (featuring Tanuja, Pratik Gandhi and Ranveer Brar), I Love Thane by Dhruv Sehgal (featuring Masaba Gupta, Dolly Singh, Aadar Malik, Ritwik Bhowmik and Prateik Babbar), My Beautiful Wrinkles by Alankrita Srivastava (featuring Ahsaas Channa, Tanvi Azmi, Sarika and Danesh Razvi), Cutting Chai by Nupur Asthana (featuring Chitrangada Singh, Arshad Warsi) and Mumbai Dragon by Vishal Bharadwaj (featuring Yeo Yann Tann, Meiyang Chang, Wamiqa Gabbi and Naseeruddin Shah).