New OTT Releases this Week (January 23 – 29): An Action Hero, 18 Pages, Ayali, and More Movies and TV Shows Playing Now

This week's top movies and shows going live on OTT platforms include An Action Hero, 18 Pages, Ayali and more.

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It’s the final Friday of January and the month has been full of releases and the year 2023 is off to a great strong start with OTT platforms producing new content weekly the pressure is on the production houses to create content that is compelling and engaging at the same time to interest viewers enough to pick their show in the sea of new content out there. Big-ticket shows like The Last of Us which is being hailed as the best video game adaption yet is also arriving one episode at a time each week.

And this week we are getting some interesting new TV and movies which include the likes of An Action Hero, 18 Pages, Ayali. 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
An Action Hero Netflix 27 January 7.9
18 Pages Netflix and Aha 27 January 7.8
Ayali ZEE5 26 January TBD
Shotgun Wedding Lionsgate Play 27 January 6
Black Sunshine Baby Netflix 24 January 9.9
Physical 100 Netflix 24 January 8.8
Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke ZEE5 26 January TBD
Saturday Night Disney+ Hotstar 27 January 3.8
Raangi Netflix 29 January 6.3

An Action Hero

An Action Hero is an action thriller movie starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaideep Ahlawat in the two leading roles is about an action film hero, Maanav, who accidentally kills the brother of a strongman politician Bhoora. Manav is then chased by Bhoora who follows him to other countries in order to get revenge for killing his brother. The film has been directed by Anirudh Iyer and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Aanand L. Rai. It released theatrically on 2 December, 2022.

IMDB Rating: 7.9

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Jaideep Ahlawat, Jitender Hooda, Neeraj Madhav, Malaika Arora, Nora Fatehi

Release Date: 27 January

18 Pages

18 Pages is a Telugu-language romantic comedy movie that has been written by Sukumar and directed by Palnati Surya Pratap. It has been produced by GA2 Pictures and Sukumar Writings, the film stars Nikhil Siddharth and Anupama Parameswaran. The plot revolves around Nandini, a young woman who suffers from short-term memory. She uses a diary to keep track of her life which she loses. The diary is found by a young man who becomes curious to find the owner after reading it.

IMDB Rating: 7.8

Where to watch: Netflix and Aha

Cast: Nikhil Siddhartha, Anupama Parameswaran, Dinesh Tej, Ajay Posani Krishna Murali, Brahmaji

Release Date: 27 January

Ayali

Ayali is a Tamil-language family drama that has been directed and written by Muthukumar for ZEE5. The series is produced by Kushmavathi under the production house of Estrella Stories. The tale is about a young teenager girl by the name of Tamilselvi who defies a horrible 500-year-old tradition that oppress the women of Veerappannai village in order to achieve her dream of becoming a doctor.

IMDB Rating: NA

Where to watch: ZEE5

Cast: Abi Nakshatra, Anumol, Madhan, Linga, Singampuli

Release Date: 26 January

Shotgun Wedding

Jennifer Lopez is back to star in another romantic comedy movie, this time directed by Jason Moore and written by Mark Hammer. The movie was initially released back on December 28. The movie is about a couple and their extravagant destination wedding which is hijacked by criminals. In the process of saving their families, they rediscover why they fell in love in the first place. Jennifer Lopez plays Darcy and is joined by Josh Duhamel as her husband to be Tom.

IMDB Rating: 6

Where to watch: Lionsgate Play

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel, Sônia Braga, Jennifer Coolidge, Lenny Kravitz, Cheech Marin

Release Date: 27 January

Black Sunshine Baby

Black Sunshine Baby is a documentary about Aisha Chaudhary who was born with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency also known as SCID. It is about her struggle and the struggle of her parents to keep her alive and well. The documentary talks about how they struggled to gather enough money for her treatment. Aisha talks about her life, love and her passion for painting. She talks about her journey in life and the obstacles she has faced.

IMDB Rating: 9.9

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Rakul Preet Singh, Sumeet Vyas, Satish Kaushik, Dolly Ahluwalia, Rajesh Tailang

Release Date: 24 January

Physical 100

Physical 100 is a South Koran reality TV show which is described as, “One hundred contestants in top physical shape compete in a series of grueling challenges to claim the honor – and cash reward – as the last one standing.” The contestants will face challenges in order to eliminate others which will range from who can hang the longest to taking each other on physically.

IMDB Rating: 8.8

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: All contestants

Release Date: 24 January

Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke

Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke is a Hindi action thriller show that has been is produced by Juggernaut Productions and directed by National Film Awards winner Srijit Mukherji. It stars Regina Cassandra, Barun Sobti, Sumeet Vyas Mita Vashisht and Chandan Roy. The show is about a celebrated IPS Officer Kavya Iyer, who is also a single mother. Her bravery and psychological strength are called to the test when she becomes the lead investigator in an ISIS-K terror case.

IMDB Rating: NA

Where to watch: ZEE5

Cast: Regina Cassandra, Barun Sobti, Sumeet Vyas Mita Vashisht, Chandan Roy

Release Date: 26 January

Saturday Night

Saturday Night is a Malayalam comedy movie directed by Rosshan Andrrews and written by Naveen Bhassker. It stars Nivin Pauly, Aju Varghese, Siju Wilson and Saiju Kurup in the lead roles. The movie is about four young cousins, who were close but things change after one of them gets married. The four meet after a long time and bond once again. The movie is produced by Vinayaka Ajith under the banner of Ajith Vinayaka Films.

IMDB Rating: 3.8

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Cast: Nivin Pauly, Aju Varghese, Saiju Kurup, Saniya Iyappan, Malavika Sreenath

Release Date: 27 January

Raangi

Raangi is a Tamil-language action thriller movie directed by M. Saravanan and produced by Allirajah Subaskaran under the banner of Lyca Productions. It is about an online reporter, Thaiyal Nayagi, who finds a fake Facebook account of her niece which turns out to be a boy named Aalim from Libya linked to a terror group. And the FBI tries to use her neice as bait to bring Aalim in custody.

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Trisha, Anaswara Rajan, Bekzod Abdumalikov, Lizzie Antony, John Mahendran

Release Date: 29 January

Other OTT Releases this Week

Movie/Show Platform Release Date IMDB Rating
Narvik Netflix 23 January 6.7
Against the Ropes Netflix 25 January TBD
Dear Ishq Disney+ Hotstar 26 January TBD
The Snow Girl Netflix 27 January TBD
You People Netflix 27 January 6.8
Bhoy ZEE5 25 January TBD
Shrinking Apple TV+ 27 January TBD
The Borderless Sky – Episode: Scandinavia Docubay 27 January 6.9
Out of Europe – A New Story of Human Evolution? Docubay 29 January TBD
Rafta Rafta Amazon Mini TV 23 January 8.8
Daniel Spellbound S2 Netflix 26 January 6.9
Lockwood & Co Netflix 27 January TBD

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