COVID-19 may have kept us back home this weekend, but OTT has our entertainment needs covered. There should be three movies on your watch list this week. Ayushman Khurrana-Vaani Kapoor starrer Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, on Netflix, is one to turn to for plenty of drama and a tastefully delivered message. About to Amazon Prime Video, Allu Arjun‘s Pushpa hits the small screen and has caused quite a stir in theaters. Finally, The Tender Bar, directed by George Clooney, is one for the drama enthusiasts, but don’t expect much from this Ben Affleck starrer.
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui: Netflix
The film Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor, which hit theaters in December, is now on Netflix. The romantic drama, directed by Abhishek Kapoor, centers on weightlifter Manu (Khurrana) and Zumba teacher Maanvi Brar (Kapoor). The two fall in love, but trouble begins to creep into their paradise when the truth about Maanvi’s sexuality comes out.
Pushpa: The Rise: Amazon Prime Video
The action thriller starring Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandanna and Fahadh Faasil is still doing well in cinemas. But if you are hesitant to visit a theater during your upbringing? coronavirus cases, the movie is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Indianexpress.com Film critic Manoj Kumar R appreciated Allu Arjun’s performance, writing in his three-star review: “Allu Arjun walks away with the film with its strong performance. He embraces his deglamorized look and delivers a memorable performance. He also tickles our funny bone with his bromance with his sidekick.”
Prison: Amazon Prime Video
GV Prakash Kumar starrer Jail, at the helm of Vasantha Balan, released in cinemas on December 9, 2020. The action-crime thriller failed to impress the critics, but if you are a fan of GV Prakash Kumar, you can check out Jail for its performance .
Kaun Banegi Shikharwati: SEA5
How do you get a brilliant cast together and make a bad show of it? Watch Kaun Banegi Shikharwati and get your answer. It stars Naseeruddin Shah, Soha Ali Khan, Lara Dutta, Kritika Kamra and Ananya Singh in the lead roles. If you’re still interested, Kaun Banegi Shikharwati is about an elderly king who decides to recall his four estranged daughters so he can give one of them his palace. But how does he decide who gets the palace? Through a range of games including table tennis, chess, cooking and more.
Humble Politiciann Nograj: Voot Select
The 10 episodic Kannada comedy series revolves around a corrupt and chauvinistic politician Nograj on a thrilling journey from an MLA to the most prestigious post in Karnataka – that of the Chief Minister. It stars Danish Sait, Prakash Belawadi, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Tiku Talsania, Disha Madan, Varun Thakur, Shalini Narayan and Vijay Chendoor.
Velle: Amazon Prime Video
Velle, a Hindi remake of the 2019 Telugu film Brochevaruevarura, follows three best friends who plan to kidnap their school principal’s daughter, but their plan fails when she is actually kidnapped and the blame falls on them. In parallel, there is an aspiring director who narrates a script to an established actor. At some point, the two stories clash. Backed by Ajay Devgn, the movie stars Karan Deol. It also stars Abhay Deol, Mouni Roy and Anya Singh.
Anbarivu: Disney+ Hotstar
Tamil drama Anbarivu is directed by Aswin Raam. The official description of the film reads: “What happens when two worlds meet? The separated twins, Anbu and Arivu, grew up in two worlds, one is filled with bloodstains and revenge and the other is filled with Wisdom and Peace. Anbu and Arivu are forced to leave their worlds, will they be able to survive the challenges of their new worlds?” It stars Hiphop Tamizha Aadhi, Kashmira Pardeshi and Shivani Rajashekar, among others.
The Tender Bar: Amazon Prime Video
The Tender Bar is a coming-of-age story directed by George Clooney. It is based on JR Moehringer’s 2005 memoir of the same name. It centers on a young boy (Tye Sheridan) looking for a replacement for his father, a New York City disc jockey who had disappeared before his son spoke his first word. He finds comfort in his uncle, played by Ben Affleck. The film also stars Daniel Ranieri, Lily Rabe and Christopher Lloyd. The Tender Bar has received a mixed response from critics and has a 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.