New OTT Releases this Week (February 20 – 26): Veera Simha Reddy, Varisu, Prey for the Devil and More Movies and TV Shows Playing Now

This week's top movies and shows going live on OTT platforms include Veera Simha Reddy, Varisu, Prey for the Devil and more.


We’re into the last week of February and horror seems to be the ruling theme of most of the releases coming to OTT this week. Besides this shows The Last of Us are riding the hype train with quality episodes each week. HBO’s The Last of Us is getting more and more viewers each week making it extremely popular. Like the previous week audiences at home have a host of new shows and movies to expect this week.

And this week we are getting some interesting new TV and movies which include the likes of Veera Simha Reddy, Varisu, Prey for the Devil. These are the top selection from the new shows and movies from the lot that is releasing this week. This selection includes the likes of thriller, heart-warming, sci-fi, and action among other genres. This means there is something for everyone and every mood. So here’s a look at the new releases this week on NetflixAmazon Prime, Voot, Disney+ HotstarSony Liv.

Top OTT Releases this Week

Movie/Show Platform Release Date IMDB Rating
Veera Simha Reddy Disney+ Hotstar 23 February 5.9
Varisu Amazon Prime Video 23 February 6.4
Prey for the Devil Lionsgate Play 22 February 5.2
Potluck Season 2 SonyLIV 24 February 7.5
Puli Meka ZEE5 24 February NA
Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam Netflix 23 February 8.4


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Veera Simha Reddy

Directed by Gopichand Malineni, Veera Simha Reddy is the newest film featuring Balakrishna and Shruti Hassan in the lead. The protagonist of the story is Jai (Balakrishna), the proprietor of an auto shop in Istanbul and a rock in the life of his mother Meenakshi (Honey Rose). In spite of their initial disagreement, he meets aspiring singer Isha (Shruti Haasan) at a pub, and they ultimately fall in love. Just as Jai and Isha are preparing to tie the knot, Meenakshi tells Jai details about her background and the legacy of his father, Veera Simha Reddy (Balakrishna) that she has been withholding from him all along.

IMDB Rating: 5.9

Language and Genre: Telugu, action drama

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Cast: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shruti Haasan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Honey Rose, Naveen Chandra, Easwari Rao, Lal, Murali Sharma

Release Date: 23 February


Thalapathy-starrer action movie Varisu is coming to OTT after it was released in the cinema on January 11. Varisu’s protagonist, Thalapthy Vijay, is a cheerful guy named Vijay Rajendran. The film is reminiscent of a classic Tamil family sitcom. As his foster father dies in an inexplicable situation, his character’s circumstances shift, and he suddenly finds himself in command of a multibillion-dollar corporate empire. Between this expedition and the one that followed, he encountered a multitude of misdeeds and tragedies. The characters of Yogi Babu and Anand Raj help to build the film and urge the audience to applaud.

IMDB Rating: 6.4

Language and Genre: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada, Hindi, action drama

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Cast: Thalapathy Vijay, Rashmika Mandanna, Yogi Babu, Sarathkumar, Prabhu, Prakash Raj, R. Sarathkumar, Jayasudha, Srikanth, Shaam, Sangeetha Krish, Samyuktha Shanmughanathan, Sanjana Tiwari, Harshitha Karthik, Nandini Rai

Release Date: 23 February

Prey for the Devil

A new horror movie to join the genre, this one has been directed by Daniel Stamm and is distributed by Lionsgate. It’s about a a nun who trains as an exorcist under the Roman Catholic Church and confronts demonic possession. The story says that the Roman Catholic Church wants to control a global rise in demonic possessions and reopens schools to train priests to perform exorcisms. Sister Ann’s gifts are prolific and she soon finds herself in a battle for the soul of a young girl who’s possessed by the same demon that tormented her own mother years earlier.

IMDB Rating: 5.2

Language and Genre: English, horror

Where to watch: Lionsgate Play

Cast: Jacqueline Byers, Colin Salmon, Christian Navarro, Lisa Palfrey, Nicholas Ralph, Virginia Madsen, Ben Cross

Release Date: 22 February

Potluck Season 2

The second season of SonyLiv’s family drama is coming this week. Potluck Season 2 is about an urban family struggles with time management, career, and family balancing, raising children in a working parent’s environment, and two parents who are over 60 and addicted to social media who would give anything to have their family get together for a potluck every week, share laughs, and make them feel alive actually end up acting as a mirror of conscience for how and what we are racing towards in this busy, competitive world.

IMDB Rating: 7.5

Language and Genre: Hindi, family drama

Where to watch: SonyLIV

Cast: Kitu Gidwani, Ira Dubey, Cyrus Sahukar, Saloni Khanna Patel, Jatin Sial, Shikha Talsania, Harman Singha

Release Date: 24 February

Puli Meka

This show marks the debut of Tollywood actor Aadi Sai Kumar and actress Lavanya Tripathi on OTT. It has been directed by K Chakravarthy Reddy, and the story has been penned by Kona Venkat. The story seems to revolve around a forensic analyst and cop murders that take place by what appears to be a serial killer. And the protagonists need to find that killer.

IMDB Rating: NA

Language and Genre: Telugu, Tamil, action crime thriller

Where to watch: ZEE5

Cast: Aadi Sai Kumar, Lavanya Tripathi, Suman, Raja Chembolu, Siri Hanumanthu

Release Date: 24 February

Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam

Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam is the newest directorial by Lijo Jose Pellissery and written by S. Hareesh based on a story by Pellissery. The film revolves around Jameson’s life and his past comes back to confront him while he is leading a double life.

IMDB Rating: 8.4

Language and Genre: Malayalam-Tamil, drama

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Mammootty, Ramya Suvi, Ramya Pandian, Ashokan

Release Date: 23 February

Other OTT Releases this Week

Movie/Show Platform Release Date IMDB Rating
Operation Finale Netflix 20 February 6.6
Call It Love Disney+ Hotstar 22 February NA
Heirs of Night Season 2 MX Player 22 February 6.9
Snowfall Season 6 Disney+ Hotstar 23 February 8.2
Call Me Chihiro Netflix 23 February NA
Olivia and Rabia Disney+ Hotstar 24 February NA
Strays Netflix 22 February NA
The Michigan Hell House Discovery+ 23 February 7.2
Formula 1: Drive to Survive Season 5 Netflix 24 February 8.6
Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal Netflix 22 February 6.8
Triptych Netflix 22 February 7.2
Thankam Amazon Prime Video 20 February 7.3
We Have a Ghost Netflix 26 February NA
The Company You Keep Disney+ Hotstar 20 February 7.6
The Consultant Amazon Prime Video 24 February NA
The Reluctant Traveler Apple TV+ 24 February NA
Alcarras Mubi 24 February 7.1

Do note that a lot of these shows don’t have ratings yet since they are new releases.