Ran out of things to stream this weekend? Worry not, because these five new releases this week mean your binge-watching is sorted.
Penguin, Prime video
Thrillers are the flavour of the season. After ‘Paatal Lok‘ and ‘Choked‘, this is another one to hit our home screens. ‘Penguin’ is the story of a mother who’s trying to save her son. Her child has been abducted by a serial killer, who attacks children and wears a Charlie Chaplin mask while doing so. Keerthy Suresh, the lead has been praised immensely for her performance, and that alone is a reason to watch the film. It’s available in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam, with English subtitles.
Aarya, Disney+ Hotstar
Sushmita Sen’s comeback is one to watch. Crisp and enjoyable is how this series has been described. An adaption of the Dutch show ‘Penoza’, the plot revolves around a housewife (Sen) who gets embroiled in a drug-trafficking racket. Love for one’s family, murder, blackmail, it all is weaved in this fast-paced series. The nine episodes also see other actors after a long time like Sikander Kher, Chandrachur Singh, and Namit Das.
Your Honour, SonyLiv
Another adaption, ‘Your Honour’, has been inspired by the Israeli show ‘Kvodo’. When your ethics and family clash, which one would you pick? Jimmy Shergill faces this dilemma in this series. He plays a district judge in Ludhiana, who’s ambitious and righteous. However, his conscience has to make a difficult choice when his 18-year-old son is involved in a hit-and-run accident. The judge chooses to save his son, and what follows is a sequence of struggles he could’ve never imagined.
Chaman Bahar, Netflix
Jitendra Kumar who recently wowed audiences with PrimeVideo’s ‘Panchayat’, returns with ‘Chaman Bahar’. His first venture on Netflix, Kumar is a part of this rustic love story where a new female neighbour becomes the recipient of the village men’s affections, albeit from a distance. Her moving in means that Kumar’s business flourishes, as his paan shop is right across her home–also where hordes of boys collect to get a glimpse of her. Whether Kumar’s love for her reciprocated or not is something to be seen.
Everyone packed in one house and everything going wrong–the classic setup loved by Rajat Kapoor returns with ‘Kadakh’. While not with the same comic element as ‘Bheja Fry’, this film revolves around a darker subject–that of extra-marital affairs, suicide, a dead body hidden away while a Diwali party goes on. Ranvir Shorey, Kalki Koechlin, Cyrus Shaukar, and Rajat Kapoor make sure that you’re served with good acting and a brisk plotline.
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