This week’s OTT watch list comes packed, as movies and series make their way for digital premiere between November 24 and 24 of this month. Additionally the ongoing FIFA world cup 2022 has also taken precedence among streaming audience this week.
1. FIFA World Cup 2022 [Jio Cinema]
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is an international association football tournament, contested by the men’s national teams of Fédération Internationale de Football Association. This year’s event is taking place in Qatar from November 20, 2022 to December 18, 2022. This is the first World Cup to be held in the Arab world, and the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan. Marking this historic event, FIFA was opened with a song called Dreamers, performed and sung by BTS Jungkook and Fahad Al Kubaisi.
On November 23, 2022 at 6: 30 PM (IST) Germany will be taking on the underdog Japan in a group stage game. Both the Jio cinema OTT app and its website are streaming the world cup for free in India.
2. Kantara [Amazon Prime Video – November 24, 2022]
The 400 Cr. grossing Kannada blockbuster Kantara, starring and directed by Rishab Shetty is a supernatural thriller that is based on the folklore of Bhoota Kola, a ritualistic performance* in coastal Karnataka. The movie also starring Sapthami Gowda, Kishore, Achyuth Kumar, Pramod Shetty among others is making its digital premiere this Thursday i.e. tomorrow. The film will stream in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi languages.
*Bhoota Kola a ritual performance where a person temporarily becomes the local spirit/deity that is being worshipped. This performer is believed to have God descended on him and hence is treated as one.
3. Prince [Disney Plus Hotstar – November 25, 2022]
Starring Sivakarthikeyan and debutante Maria Ryaboshapka in the lead, Prince written and directed by Anudeep KV tells the tale of a school teacher falls in love with a young British woman, who works at the same school. He tries to woo her, leads conflicts that come crashing on them as they face the biggest battle of their lives – to get married.
Prince has music by S Thaman.
4. Chup: Revenge of the Artist [Zee 5 – November 25, 2022]
Starring Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, Shreya Dhanwanthary and Pooja Bhatt in the lead, director R.Balki’s Chup: Revenge of the Artist revolves around a psychopath killer who targets film critics. The edge-of-the-seat thriller is an homage to Hindi filmmaker Guru Dutt and his 1959 classic Kaagaz Ke Phool.
The film will be available to stream in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam languages.
5. Last Film Show [Netflix – November 25, 2022]
The coming-of-age drama written and directed by Pan Nalin is India’s entry for Best International Feature at 95th Academy Awards aka the Oscars, that will be held on March 12, 2023 and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. A semi-autobiography, Last Film Show follows the story of a 9 year old Samay (Bhavin Rabari) who spends an entire summer watching film from the projection booth of a rundown movie place, by bribing the projectionist – Fazal (Bhavesh Shrimali).
The kid is so mesmerized by films that he decides to become a filmmaker, unaware of the heartbreaking times that await him. The movie released in theaters on October 14, 2022 and will premiere on Netflix in Gujarati and Hindi this Friday.
6. Padavettu [Netflix – November 25, 2022]
A political action thriller set against the backdrop of an oppressed society, Padavettu starring Nivin Pauly in the lead is about a one man’s fight to change the system between farmers and politicians. The movie is written and directed by Liju Krishna and also stars Aditi Balan, Shammi Thilakan, Shine Tom Chacko, Indrans, Vijayaraghavan, Sunny Wayne among others.
7. Meet Cute [Sony Liv – November 25, 2022]
An anthology produced by actor Nani and directed by his debutante sister Deepthi Ganta, Meet Cute comes with five different stories with no inter-linked characters.
The show features Ashwin Kumar of Cooku with Comali fame, Varsha Bollamma, Sathyaraj, Srividya, Sunaina, Sameer, Adah Sharma, Ruhani Sharma, Raj Chembolu, Rohini Molleti, Akanksha Singh, Deekshit Shetty, Alekya Harik, Shiva Kandukuri, Sanchita Poonacha, and Govind Padmasoory.
8. Khakee: The Bihar Chapter [Netflix – November 25, 2022]
A new crime drama series that is created and written by acclaimed writer, director Neeraj Pandey of Special 26, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story fame, Khakee: The Bihar Chapter is lead by popular small screen actor Karan Tacker and also stars Avinash Tiwary, Abhimanyu Singh, Jatin Sarna, Ravi Kishan, Ashutosh Rana, Nikita Dutta, Aishwarya Sushmita and Anup Soni among others.