New OTT Releases This Week: Kathal, Virupaksha, Ant-Man and The Wasp: and More Movies and TV Shows Playing Now

New OTT releases this week include movies and shows like Kathal, Virupaksha, Modern Love Chennai, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania and more.


With a whole mix of new shows and movies coming to the different OTT platforms, we are firmly into the second half of the month of May. Scorching heat and occasional showers keep might keep you indoors this weekend, but that does not mean you will be bored. With a selection of new movies and shows like Kathal, Modern Love Chennai, Virupaksha, Agent, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania and others coming to different OTT platforms this week you have more than enough to get you through the weekend.

We have compiled a list of the top selection from the new shows and movies released this week on major platforms like NetflixAmazon Prime, Voot, Disney+ HotstarSony Liv, and Aha. Our list has something to cater to everyone’s fancies. Check out what’s coming this week to the OTT platforms. Check it out.

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Top OTT Releases this Week

Movie/Show Platform Release Date Language IMDB Rating
Kathal Netflix 19 May Hindi NA
Modern Love Chennai Amazon Prime Video 18 May Tamil NA
Virupaksha Netflix 21 May Telugu 8
Agent SonyLIV 19 May Telugu 4.4
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania Disney+ Hotstar 17 May English 6.2
Yeh Meri Family Season 2 Amazon miniTV 19 May Hindi 9
Ayalvaashi Netflix 19 May Malayalam 7.3
Kadina Kadoramee Andakadaham SonyLIV 19 May Tamil 8.5
Dead Pixels Disney+ Hotstar 19 May Telugu NA
Succession Season 4 JioCinema 15 May English 8.8
The Pope’s Exorcist BookMyShow Stream 18 May English 6.1
The Super Mario Bros. Movie BookMyShow Stream 19 May English 7.3
High Desert Apple TV+ 17 May English 6.6
Anna Nichole Smith: You Don’t Know Me Netflix 16 May English 6.5
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Bookmyshow Stream 16 May English 7.4
War Zone: Bear Grylls Meets President Zelenskyy Discovery+ 15 May English 5.4

Kathal: A Jackfruit Mystery

The tale of the inadvertent burglary of two jackfruits leads to a black humour comedy with a social commentary. The plot of the movie revolves around Mahima (Sanya Malhotra), a police officer in a small village in India, who takes on the strange case of a missing jackfruit (Kathal) belonging to a local politician. She sets out to solve the mystery and prove herself.

IMDB Rating: NA

Language and Genre: Hindi, black humour comedy

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Sanya Malhotra, Rajpal Yadav, Vijay Raaz, Anant Joshi, Bhaskar Tripathi, Virgin Bhaskar

Release Date: 19 May

Modern Love Chennai

The newest iteration of the Modern Love series based in the cities of India includes Chennai after Modern Love Mumbai and Modern Love Hyderabad. The Tamil version of the show is going live and has stories set in the capital of Tamil Nadu. The show has an extensive cast considering that it tells quite a few stories.

IMDB Rating: NA

Language and Genre: Tamil, romantic drama

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Cast: Ashok Selvan, Ritu Varma, Kishore, Ramya Nambeesan, Vijayalakshmi, TJ Banu, Gouri Reddy, Samyuktha Vishwanathan, Vasudevan Murali, Chu Khoy Sheng, Sanjula S

Release Date: 18 May


Telugu supernatural horror Virupaksha starring Sai Dharam Tej and Samyukta Menonis streaming on Netflix from this week onwards. Rudravanam, the protagonist returns to his village to find mysterious deaths occurring as a result of someone’s occult practices. With the whole town afraid, he begins looking for the culprit to put a stop to the horrible occurrences.

IMDB Rating: 8.0

Language and Genre: Telugu, supernatural horror

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Roderick Kabanga, Jeanine Muyima, Samuel Kujala

Release Date: 21 May


Agent was released in theatres on April 28 and received lukewarm reception but has a power-packed cast. The movie is about a youngster known as P. Ramakrishna who wants to be a spy but is rejected multiple times. He finally manages to get into the RAW and is assigned a mission to find the action plan of a villain named God. The movie uncovers the journey of Ramakrishna and how he discovers a deadly virus that could threaten the entire world.

IMDB Rating: NA

Language and Genre: Telugu, action

Where to watch: SonyLIV

Cast: Akhil Akineni, Mammootty, Dino Morea, Sakshi Vaidya, Vikramjeey Virk

Release Date: 19 May

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, which is the newest movie in the MCU, is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) make a comeback in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania to carry on their adventures as Ant-Man and The Wasp. Together with Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), Hope’s parents Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and Cassie Lang, Scott’s daughter, the family finds itself exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures, and setting out on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought possible.

IMDB Rating: 6.2

Language and Genre: English, super-hero action adventure

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Bill Murray, Kathryn Newton, William Jackson Harper, Corey Stoll, Jonathan Majors, Michelle Pfeiffer

Release Date: 17 May

Yeh Meri Family Season 2

The second season of the popular show Yeh Meri Family is streaming this week and brings back a similar premise with a tale set in the 90s. It has been described as, “In the winter of 1994, Awasthi family’s elder daughter, a teenager Ritika, balances school, family, friendship, dreams desires and other challenges of growing up.”

IMDB Rating: 9.0

Language and Genre: Hindi, family drama comedy

Where to watch: Amazon miniTV

Cast: Vishesh Bansal, Mona Singh, Akarsh Khurana, Ahan Nirban

Release Date: 19 May


Ayalvaashi, which is directed by Irshad Parari, with Soubin Sahir and Binnu Pappu playing the lead in the movie. The plot of the movie revolves around a miscommunication that happened between Thajudheen and Benny, two close friends who become adversaries as a result. Thajudheen tries hard to prove his innocence to Benny, who in turn ignores him and continues to hold him accountable for wrongdoings that he did not commit.

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Language and Genre: Malayalam, drama

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Soubin Sahir, Binnu Pappu, Nikhila Vimal, Lijo Mol Jose, Naslen, Binu Pappu, Vijayaraghavan, Akhila Bhargavan, Kottayam Nazeer

Release Date: 19 May

Kadina Kadoramee Andakadaham

Kadina Kadoramee Andakadaham starring Basil Joseph is now streaming this week on SonyLIV. The story takes place during the pandemic lockdown and centres around a bright young man who wants to launch a business of his own in order to show his family that he can succeed in his hometown without moving to the Middle East. But the lockdown plays spoilsport that ultimately forces him to bite the bullet and choose the alternative.

IMDB Rating: 8.5

Language and Genre: Tamil, family drama

Where to watch: SonyLIV

Cast: Basil Joseph, Indrans, Jaffer Idukki, Sudheesh, Sreeja Ravi, Binu Pappu, Johny Antony, Shibla Fara, Parvathy R Krishna

Release Date: 19 May

Dead Pixels

Dead Pixels is a Telugu adaptation of the popular British comedy show, which has been directed by Aditya Mandala and written by Akshay Poolla. Staying to the plot of the original show, the Telugu version revolves around a group of friends who escape their mundane lives to play multiplayer games.

IMDB Rating: NA

Language and Genre: Telugu, comedy

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Cast: Niharika Konidela, Akshay Lagusani, Harsha Chemudu, Sai Ronak, Bhavana Sagi

Release Date: 19 May

Succession Season 4

The popular show Succession is back with its newest season, and although people were worried where they would watch it after HBO content left Disney+ Hotstar, the show is now available on JioCinema. Following the Season 3 conclusion, the fourth and final season of Succession begins with Logan Roy (Brian Cox) engaged in a full-fledged struggle to hold onto his position of authority while three of his children—Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook), and Roman (Kieran Culkin)—carelessly plot his downfall.

IMDB Rating: 8.8

Language and Genre: English, family drama

Where to watch: JioCinema

Cast: Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Hiam Abbass, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang

Release Date: 15 May

The Pope’s Exorcist

The popular horror movie The Pope’s Exorcist, featuring Russell Crowe and directed by Julius Avery, is now coming to OTT. Russell Crowe plays the part of Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican’s leading exorcist, as he investigates the possession of a child by a powerful demon in a village in Spain and uncovers a conspiracy the Vatican has tried to keep secret.

IMDB Rating: 6.1

Language and Genre: English, Horror

Where to watch: BookMyShow Stream

Cast: Russell Crowe, Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe

Release Date: 18 May

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

The popular game and now franchise Super Mario has a new film called The Super Mario Bros. Movie which stars Chris Pratt and Anya Taylor-Joy. It has been directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, among others. The movie takes the brothers Mario and Luigi on an adventure through the Mushroom Kingdom.

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Language and Genre: English, comedy adventure

Where to watch: BookMyShow Stream

Cast: Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Seth Rogen

Release Date: 19 May

High Desert

The newest show to come to Apple TV+ has been directed by Jay Roach. It has been described as, “Peggy Newman, a woman with a checkered past, makes the life-changing decision to become a private investigator following the death of her beloved mother, with whom she lived in the small desert town of Yucca Valley, California.”

IMDB Rating: 6.6

Language and Genre: English, comedy

Where to watch: Apple TV+

Cast: Patricia Arquette, Weruche Opia, Jayden Gomez, Rupert Friend, Christine Taylor

Release Date: 17 May

Anna Nichole Smith: You Don’t Know Me

The new documentary biography on the iconic Playboy and Guess model Anna Nichole Smith is now on Netflix. The description on Netflix goes, “An unflinching and humanizing examination of the life, death and secrets of Vickie Lynn Hogan, better known as a model and actress Anna Nicole Smith.”

IMDB Rating: 6.5

Language and Genre: English, a documentary biography

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Anna Nicole Smith, Henley Mohrman

Release Date: 16 May

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Based on the popular board game Dungeons & Dragons, this new film from John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein brings the imagination to the silver screen. The story involves a charming thief who, along with a band of unlikely adventurers, embarks on an epic quest to retrieve a long-lost relic. And as is usual, things go wrong with these adventurers sharing at the short end of the stick and with the job of getting themselves out of the sticky situation.

IMDB Rating: 7.4

Language and Genre: English, action-adventure comedy

Where to watch: Bookmyshow Stream

Cast: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis

Release Date: 16 May

War Zone: Bear Grylls Meets President Zelenskyy

We all know survivalist Bear Grylls for his show, where he goes out into the wild and shows people how to survive off the land. And after doing episodes involving popular celebrities as well as politicians like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he has now done an episode with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

IMDB Rating: 5.4

Language and Genre: English, reality show

Where to watch: Discovery+

Cast: Bear Grylls, Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Release Date: 15 May

Other OTT Releases this Week

Movie/Show Platform Release Date Language IMDB Rating
Inspector Avinash JioCinema 18 May Hindi 9.6
Maruthi Nagar Police Station Aha 19 May Telugu NA
Pookkaalam Disney+ Hotstar 19 May Malayalam 9
Naam Season 2 Netflix 19 May Tamil 9
Gentleman Addatimes 19 May Bengali NA
500 Meter Chaupal TV 18 May Punjabi NA
Butterfly Vision Mubi 17 May English 6.7
McGregor Forever Netflix 17 May English 7
Working: What We Do All Day Netflix 17 May English 7
XO, Kitty Netflix 18 May English NA
Selling Sunset Season 6 Netflix 19 May English 6.5
Barry Season 4 JioCinema 15 May English 8.4
White House Plumbers JioCinema 15 May English 6.7
Zarna Garg: One in a Billion Amazon Prime Video 16 May English 8.2
Rhythm + Flow France Season 2 Netflix 17 May French 6.3
Muted Netflix 19 May Spanish NA
Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune Netflix 18 May Japanese NA


Theatre Releases this Week

Movie/Show Release Date Language
Fast & Furious X 18 May English
Makoto Shinkai Film Festival (4 Films) 19 May English
8AM Metro 19 May Hindi
Aazam – Rise of a New Don 19 May Hindi
Anni Manchi Sakunamule 18 May Telugu
Bichagadu 2 19 May Telugu
Sreemanta 19 May Kannada
Charles Enterprises 19 May Malayalam
Jackson Bazaar Youth 19 May Malayalam
Neeraja 19 May Malayalam
Live 19 May Malayalam
Yaadhum Oore Yaavaruum Kelir 19 May Tamil
Pichaikkaran 2 19 May Tamil
Dil Bedhund 19 May Marathi

Please note that some Imdb ratings are not yet available since the movies and shows have not been released yet.