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20 Amazing Films Slated to Release On OTT Platforms

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New Releases OTT Platforms: The ongoing pandemic which has been keeping the cine-goers inside their homes has also turned the OTT platforms into the ‘new big screen’.

The makers of the globally produced films as well as the projects rolled out in the homeland are considering digital release, abiding the current circumstances. Mega hitmakers such the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who draw the masses to the theaters on the premiere day, is releasing their much-awaited films on the digital platforms.

However, other than that the limitations put by the coronavirus lockdown, the audience response to the previous OTT releases has transformed the streaming platforms into a sellout. Besides the huge banner films, independent and small-budget ventures have also gained a new source to reach the right audience now. Much like the previous year, 2021, too, has a long list of films scheduled to release on streaming platforms.

Here’s what you can watch on OTT platforms this year:

Indian Films

Toofan

The director-actor duo Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar, that gave us Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, will be returning with another promising project Toofan. Akhtar will essay the role of a national level boxer, alongside Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal in supporting roles.

Release date- July 16

Streaming Platform- Prime Video

 

Sooryavanshi

The upcoming cop-drama starring Akshay Kumar will feature the actor in the titular role, Veer Sooryavanshi, the head of anti-terrorism squad. The Rohit Shetty directorial also marks the reunion of co-stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif on-screen after a decade. The much-awaited film Sooryanvanshi, which is part of Shetty’s cop universe, will also feature Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh in cameo appearance.

Release date- to be announced

Streaming Platform- Netflix

 

Bhuj: The Pride of India

Bhuj: The Pride of India will feature Ajay Devgn in the lead role with a powerful ensemble cast including Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, and Nora Fatehi. Set during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, the film revolves around the life of IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, the then man-in-charge for the Bhuj air terminal.

Release date- TBA

Streaming Platform- Disney+ Hotstar

 

Bhoomi

Jayam Ravi’s film has the lead actor playing the role of an astronaut, who returns to his village to finish unresolved business. Although, the villagers resent him, he continues to help them until he jets off to Mars. The action film directed by Lakshman also features Nidhhi Agarwal and Ronit Roy.

Release date- TBA

Streaming Platform- Disney+ Hotstar

 

Haseen Dillruba

The much-anticipated mystery thriller Vinil Mattew star Taapsee Pannu in an “self obsessed borderline narcissist character”, as hinted by the actor. The cast lead by Pannu also has Vikrant Massey, Hansika Motwani and Harshvardhan Rane in pivotal roles.

Release date- July 2

Streaming Platform- Netflix

 

Bell Bottom

Bell Bottom, which is a spy thriller set in the 80s, starring Akshay Kumar as the protagonist, a RAW agent. The film directed by Ranjit Tiwari also features Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutta in key roles. The Indian film has been deemed as the first film in the world to be shot and completed during the pandemic.

Release date- TBA

Streaming Platform- Disney+ Hotstar (speculated)

 

Dhamaka

The Kartik Aaryan starrer film is an official remake of the South Korean film The Terror Live released in 2014.  Directed by Ram Madhvani, Dhamaka will have a direct-to-OTT release on Netflix India.

Release date- TBA

Streaming Platform- Netflix

 

Meenakshi Sundareshwar

The Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani starrer is set in Madurai in Tamil Nadu. The romantic-comedy directed by Vivek Soni, speaks to the trials and tribulations of a young couple.

Release date- TBA

Streaming Platform- Netflix

 

Bulbul Tarang

The Shree Narayan Singh directorial is inspired by a true story, where a bride sets out to challenge the social barriers that restricted her fiancée to participate in a certain wedding custom. The film also features Raj Babbar and Tahir Raj Bhasin.

Release date- TBA

Streaming Platform- Netflix

 

Cold Case

Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer horror film is about a cop caught in a web of secrets left behind by souls who have departed from earth. the film also stars actor Aditi Balan, Suchitra Pillai, Lakshmi Priya, Alencier Lopez, Anil Nedumangad, and Athmiya in key roles.

Release Date: June 30

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

Penthouse

Penthouse is helmed by the director duo- Abbas and Mastan- known for their popular thriller films such as the Race franchise. The forthcoming film spans out when a dead body of a woman is found in a penthouse owned five friends.

Release date- TBA

Streaming Platform- Netflix

Malik

This Fahad Fasil starrer was earlier going to have a theatrical release. However owing to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, producer Anto Joseph announced that the film would instead have an OTT release.

This Malayalam language film also features actors Nimisha Sajayan and Joju George

Release Date: TBA

Streaming Platform : TBA

America: The Motion Picture

This graphic film is about a chainsaw-wielding George Washington who teams with beer-loving bro Sam Adams to take down the British “in a tongue-in-cheek riff on the American Revolution.” The film features voice overs by Channing Tatum,Jason Mantzoukas and Olivia Munn.

Release date- June 30

Streaming Platform- Netflix

Sisters on Track

This documentary traces the journey of three track star sisters who face obstacles in life and in competition as they pursue Junior Olympic dreams in this extraordinary coming of age journey. Sisters on Track is an intimate portrait of girlhood following the three determined sisters in Brooklyn as they race against all odds on a journey toward hope, belonging and a brighter future.

Release date- June 24

Streaming Platform- Netflix

Awake

In the upcoming sci-fi film, a global hysteria ensues after all electronics are wiped out along with human’s ability to sleep. The fatality which might erase the human race pushes the scientists to race against the clock to find a cure. The film stars the Jane the Virgin fame Gina Rodriguez alongside Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barry Pepper, Finn Jones, Shamier Anderson, and Ariana Greenblatt.

Release date- June 9

Streaming Platform- Netflix

 

Ray

Ray is an upcoming anthology based on four separate stories by filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Directors Niren Bhatt and Siraj Ahmed and Sayantan Mukherjee have adapted these stories, which feature actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Ali Fazal, Kay Kay Menon, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Radhika Madan, Shweta Basu, Anindita Bose, Gajraj Rao, and Bidita Bag.

Release Date: June 25

Streaming Platform: Netflix

Black Widow

The Marvel film Black Widow, which is among their many other much-awaited titles, recently got a release date. Natasha Romanoff is forced to confront her past, following the events of Captain America: Civil War. A trying to bring her down leads her to the broken relationships she left behind before she became an Avenger.

Release date- July 9 

Streaming Platform- Disney+Hotstar

 

The Suicide Squad

The super villians will return to the screen with The Suicide Squad releasing this year. A promising star cast which includes Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, John Cena as Peacemaker and many others will bring the worst of the worst.

Release date- August 4 

Streaming Platform- HBO Max

 

Dune

The film which has created enough buzz with just the announcement is the Timothée Chalamet starrer Dune. The film is the first instalment of the two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. Besides  Chalamet, the star cast also involves Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, and Zendaya.

Release date- October 1

Streaming Platform- HBO Max

 

Sweet Girl

The  feature directorial debut of Brian Andrew Mendoza, Sweet Girl, an action film that follows the story a devastated husband who decides to take revenge from the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting his young daughter. The film which has Jason Momoa in the lead role, also stars Isabela Merced, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Raza Jaffrey, and Adria Arjona.

Release date- TBA

Streaming Platform- Netflix

 

The Guilty

The Guilty, a crime thriller, is an official remake of the Danish film of the same name. The story takes place over the course of a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center. Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays a call operator, tries to save a caller who seems to be in danger but finds out nothing is as it seems.

Release date- TBA

Streaming Platform- Netflix