Weekend Watch Guide: Recent OTT Releases that You Can't Miss
By: WE Staff
In today's fast-paced digital era, Over-the-Top (OTT) streaming services have emerged as a quintessential convenience, revolutionizing the way we consume entertainment content. With the power to reshape our viewing habits and preferences, OTT platforms have rapidly gained popularity and changed the landscape of the entertainment industry.
India has around 119.5 million active paid subscriptions across OTT platforms, according to a report where 49 million are distinct users or an average of 2.4 subscriptions per paying user and 130 million users have access to these subscriptions.
This shift is primarily attributed to the myriad of conveniences that OTTs bring to our daily lives. OTT services provide a user-friendly experience and a treasure of content that can be accessed. These platforms offer a vast library of on-demand options that cater to a variety of tastes and interests, whether it be an engrossing TV series, a box office hit, or a thought-provoking documentary.
As the weekend is around the corner, we bring to you some of the most recent OTT releases that you cannot miss.
Be it a crime thriller or a box office hit rom-com, take your pick from this list of shows or series that you can binge on this weekend.
Kaala on Hotstar
Releasing on 15 September, Kaala, also known as Karikaalan is a representative for the residents of Mumbai's large slum Dharavi. Like a true leader, Kaala rises to the moment when a political figure tries to seize the land they are residing on and leads his people to nullify the politician's plans. The film includes superstar Rajnikanth along with Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Samuthirakani, and Eswari Rao.
Wilderness on Amazon Prime Video
Directed by So Yong Kim, Wilderness will release on 15 September being a British thriller series. A young British couple's dream vacation turns into a nightmare. Wilderness is based on the novel Wilderness by B.E. Jones. Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Jenna Coleman are the main actors.
A Million Miles Away on Amazon Prime Video
Written and directed by Alejandra Marquez Abella, A Million Miles Away is a biopic of Jose Hernandez's career from a farm worker to an engineer to an astronaut. A story of tenacity, community, and sacrifice that made to realize a seemingly impossible dream.
Love at First Sight on Netflix
A story by Jennifer E. Smith Love at First Sight will be released on 15 September. It will show a Love bond between two strangers, how they separated and then reunited as love has a way of beating the odds. Ben Hardy and Haley Lu Richardson play two star-crossed strangers who fall in love on an international flight but due to some unwanted circumstances and customs they lose each other, will they reunite and have the same bond again?
Miseducation on Netflix
Created by Katleho Ramaphakela and Rethabile Ramaphakela, this series will show the life of a would-be influencer who enrolls in a small-town university to rise above public humiliation. The cast will be Buntu Petse, Baby Cele, and Prev Reddy.
Bambai Meri Jaan on Amazon Prime Video
Bambai Meri Jaan is Directed by Shujaat Saudagar which shows the underworld history of Bombay. It is a crime drama series that will be released on 14 September. It shows the challenging joinery of an honorable police officer as he battles to keep his family safe as Bombay's streets are filled with crime and are overrun with fear. Kay Kay Menon, Avinash Tiwary, Kritika Kamra, Nivedita Bhattacharya, and Amyra Dastur are the actors in this series.
Elemental on Hotstar
A fictional series created by Peter Sohn revolves around fire elements Bernie and Clinder who travel to Element City and face xenophobia from other elements. Release date is 13 September. Ember, a fiery young woman, and Wade, a friend, are followed as they explore Element City, a community where people from Fire, Water, Earth, and Air all coexist. The film's main characters will be Mamoudou Athie and Leah Lewis.
Barbie on Amazon Prime Video
The box office record breaker and sensational in all generations, Barbie will be now available on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video from 12 September. Barbie Land is a beautiful world where Barbie and Ken are having a great time but when they have an option to enter the outside world, they get to know about the benefits and risks of staying with humans. Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are the lead characters in this film
Wifelike on Netflix
Directed by James Bird, Wifelike is a science fiction thriller drama that shows 'Wife-like' artificial beings that resemble the deceased wives of widowers. Meredith is an artificial human created to be a replica of Williams's late wife. After a certain period, a group seeks to exploit the programming of AI with the leader known as "The Ringmaster". This film stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Elena Kampouris.
Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani on Amazon Prime Video
Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani is Karan Johar's masterpiece which is available on the OTT platform now. It shows the love bond of two individuals who are culturally different. It is a romantic comedy-drama film. The Dharma-produced film comprises legendary actors like Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Shabnam Azmi, Tota Roy, Churni Ganguly, etc. Main protagonists Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt play an unconventional couple who decide to spend three months living with each other's families before getting married.