Asur, Dahan, or Rudra: what to binge-watch this weekend?
The month of November is about to begin but just before that a long weekend awaits us. With a slew of enticing films and web series coming our way, we cannot wait to binge-watch our favorite shows this winter. While many of you already had created a long list of what to watch and what to not, surely there are many who are still contemplating their choices to binge-watch. OTT platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, Hotstar, and Zee5 have plenty of series to offer.
Here is a list of recent Indian releases to binge-watch this winter
‘Criminal Justice’ Adhura Sach season 3:
Pankaj Tripathi-led Criminal Justice is our first pick for you to start your OTT journey. The show moves at its own pace and maintains a series of organic dramatic touches. Pankaj Tripathi plays the role of witty attorney Madhav Mishra who is entangled in a case where he re-examines the judicial system and its limitations. This season of ‘Criminal Justice’ focuses on a juvenile case trial for the murder of Zara Ahuja (Deshna Dugad), a teenage celebrity. All the evidence points toward her stepbrother Mukul Ahuja who becomes the prime suspect in the case. For everyone, the case is an open-shut case, but for attorney Madhav Mishra there is more to the story than what meets your eyes. The show is an engaging legal drama that has its own share of twists and turns. You can watch the series at Disney Plus Hotstar.
The recent blockbuster of Tollywood that blew the minds of Bollywood has finally made its way for its OTT release. The adventure fantasy film Karthikeya, released on Oct 5 on Zee5 is directed by Chandoo Mondeti and stars Nikhil Siddharth and Anupama Parameswaran in the lead roles. This mythological thriller is a prequel to the 2014 film Karthikeya. If you are an avid fan of the modern touch to our age-old mythology, then this will set perfect on your wishlist!
The plot is unique and revolves around Dr. Karthikeya who embarks on his journey to discover a truth that is not merely a myth. His journey to a mystical relic is well portrayed in the epic cinematography of Mondeti. The movie is available on Zee5.
If you are a Madhuri Dixit fan, then you definitely can’t miss her recent OTT release Maja Maa. The movie questions stereotypes and is a heart-warming humorous tale about a mother who sacrifices her everything for the happiness of her family but unintentionally obstructs her son’s prospective marriage. The movie stars Gajraj Rao, Ritwik Bhowmik, Shiva Chadha, and Barkha Singh along with Madhuri Dixit in key roles. Not very cynical with the direction, the film however has a gripping storyline that starts with two families making adjustments for the happiness of their kids. But with the sudden revelation of Dixit being a lesbian, the story takes a dramatic turn. The movie is available to watch on Amazon Prime.
Dahan: Raakan Ka Rahasya:
Dahan is our top pick for you that you cannot miss this weekend. The series will undoubtedly challenge your beliefs on facts, and you will binge-watch the series in one go. Directed by Vikrant Pawar, the series cast stars like Tisca Chopra, Saurabh Shukla, and Mukesh Tiwari in lead roles. Tisca plays the role of a disgraced IAS officer Avni Raut who takes charge of developing the village of Shilaspura, unaware of the fact that the village is built on a brutal and dark folklore that haunts the residents of the village to date. Its horror flick and the sudden eruption of a zombie-like virus, creates a well-managed chaos that with hold your breath till the end of each episode.
Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga:
Starring Yami Gautam and Sunny Kaushal in the lead roles, Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga recently went on floors on Netflix. A modern take over on age-old content of couple heists, the movie by Ajay Singh follows the story of a businessman beau on a mission to steal diamonds. However, the story takes a darker side when the plane the duo was traveling on gets hijacked. It’s an action film that might hold your sight till the very end. You can watch this on Netflix.