It’s time for your weekly OTT update, and this week have the perfect mix of movies and TV shows to keep you entertained. The going week sees the release of Anil Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur’s Hindi adaptation of The Night Manager, as well as The Romantics, a docuseries celebrating the legacy of legendary director Yash Chopra. Cirkus, directed by Rohit Shetty, will also have a digital premiere this week, and Carnival Row will have its second and final season. Here are 10 movies and web shows that you can binge watch this week.
A Sunday Affair
This film is set in Nigeria and follows two best friends, Uche and Toyin, who fall in love with Sunday, a charming but flawed bachelor. A love triangle develops, with the women unaware that they are dating the same man. When the unfortunate truth is revealed, and Sunday admits that he loves them both, complications arise. Toyin is diagnosed with cancer before the trio has time to process their emotions, sending their lives into a tailspin.
Six Japanese high school students are trapped in a murderous time loop and forced to relive the same day. They are continuously killed at school by someone known as the ‘Red Person,’ and are resurrected daily to repeat the process. They realise, after much deliberation, that they must find the scattered remains of a body hidden within their school grounds if they are ever to stop being murdered and see a new tomorrow.
This documentary series honours veteran director Yash Chopra’s legacy and contributions to the Hindi film industry’s romance. It takes you on a journey through the history of Indian filmmaking through the eyes of his studio, Yash Raj Films. Interactions with 35 leading faces of Hindi cinema from various generations will also be featured in The Romantics, including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherji, Rishi Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, and Katrina Kaif, among many others. It will also include an interview with YRF’s current CEO, Aditya Chopra, who will provide insight into the studio’s continued success over the last five decades.
Njinga: Queen of Angola
This docuseries from Executive Producer Jada Pinkett Smith explores the lives of prominent and iconic African Queens. Njinga, the complicated, enchanting, and valiant 17th-century warrior queen of the Ambundu Kingdoms of Ndongo and Matamba in modern-day Angola, will be the focus of Season 1. She was her country’s first female ruler and was known for her political, diplomatic, and military prowess. Njinga eventually became a symbol of resistance.
The Law According to Lidia Poët
This drama series is set in Turin and is based on the true story of Lidia Pot, Italy’s first female lawyer. It begins when Lidia’s admission to the bar association is declared illegal. This motion is granted by the Turin Court of Appeals solely because she is a woman. Lidia, unable to accept the injustice and brimming with pride, takes a job at her brother Enrico’s law firm while she prepares an appeal to overturn the ruling. Jacopo, her brother-in-law, an enigmatic journalist, also introduces her to the secretive worlds that lurk beneath the city’s flamboyance.
The Upshaws Part 3
Bennie Upshaw, the head of a Black working-class family in Indianapolis, returns for a third season with his tribe. He is a good-natured mechanic who works hard to provide for his wife and four children while putting up with his nosy sister-in-law. Regardless of the chaos that surrounds the family, the Upshaws always stick together to make things work. More upheavals, new job opportunities, health issues, and life surprises await the family in this new season.
Carnival Row Season 2
The second and final season of this fantasy series stars Cara Delevingne and Orlando Bloom. The show begins with former inspector Rycroft Philostrate (Bloom) investigating a string of gruesome murders that are fueling social tensions in a world where mythical creatures are at odds with humans. Meanwhile, Vignette Stonemoss (Delevingne) and the Black Raven devise a plan to exact revenge on The Burgue’s leaders. With humans and fae folk divided, many impossible quandaries must be solved as Carnival Row comes to an end.
Cirkus, starring Ranveer Singh, Varun Sharma, Pooja Hegde, and Jacqueline Fernandez, has arrived on Netflix. The plot revolves around two sets of identical twins (played by Singh and Sharma), who are separated at birth and one from each set is given to two different families for adoption. The film is a remake of the 1982 Hindi film Angoor, which was inspired by William Shakespeare’s play The Comedy of Errors. Years later, when one couple arrives in the city where their long-lost brothers live, chaos and mayhem ensue.
The Night Manager
The show follows Shaan Sengupta (Aditya Roy Kapoor), a former soldier and hotel night manager, who is recruited by Indian authorities to infiltrate the inner circle of international arms dealer Shailendra Rungta (Anil Kapoor). Sobhita Dhulipala, Tillotama Shome, Ravi Behl, and Saswata Chatterjee also appear. Furthermore, the British series is based on the 1993 novel by British writer John le Carré.
This cyber thriller tells the heartbreaking story of Na-mi, who loses her smartphone on her way home from work. Jun-yeong, a man, finds the phone, installs spyware, and returns it to her. He approaches her while concealing his true identity, having access to all of her whereabouts, hobbies, tastes, finances, and social network, among other things. Meanwhile, Jun-father, yeong’s police detective Ji-man, discovers his son’s trail at a homicide scene. Na-life mi’s begins to unravel as he secretly investigates Jun-yeong.