New OTT Releases this Week (January 16 – 22): The Last of Us, Mission Majnu, Chhatriwali,and More Movies and TV Shows Playing Now

This week's top movies and shows going live on OTT platforms include Chhatriwali, Mission Majnu, The Last of Us and more.

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The year 2023 is off to a strong start with the release of big-ticket shows like The Last of Us which is being hailed as the best video game adaption yet. And with the 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.

And this week we are getting some interesting new TV and movies which include the likes of Chhatriwali, Mission Majnu, ATM, JUNG_E, and Dhamaka. 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
Chhatriwali ZEE5 20 January 7
Mission Majnu Netflix 20 January TBA
The Last of Us Disney+ Hotstar 16 January 9.4
Fauda Season 4 Netflix 20 January 8.2
ATM ZEE5 20 January TBA
JUNG_E Netflix 20 January TBA
Dhamaka Netflix 22 January 8.5
Kappa Netflix 19 January TBA
Women at War Netflix 19 January 7.4
The Legend of Vox Machina Season 2 Amazon Prime Video 20 January 8.4

Chhatriwali

Chhatriwali is the newest Hindi movie featuring Rakul Preet Singh in the lead as Sanya who is a chemistry whiz. She feels the need to use her knowledge and education for something fruitful and decides to educate the youth about Sex Education which is a topic that is shied away from in our country. The movie was mainly show in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and is directed by Tejas Deoskar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala.

IMDB Rating: 7

Where to watch: ZEE5

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

Release Date: 20 January

Mission Majnu

With Mission Majnu Sidharth Malhotra returns to the silver screen again although the movie is getting a direct to OTT release and not hitting theaters. In the movie Amandeep Singh the lead is a RAW field operative who heads to Pakistan on an undercover mission to investigate its involvement in creating nuclear weapons, where he has to balance his professional and personal life with his blind girlfriend Nasreen. It has directed by Shantanu Bagchi and produced primarily by Ronnie Screwvala.

IMDB Rating: NA

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Rashmika Mandanna, Parmeet Sethi, Sharib Hashmi, Mir Sarwar, Kumud Mishra, Arjan Bajwa

Release Date: 20 January

Also Read: Best Hindi Movies on Netflix Right Now

The Last of Us

The Last of Us is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann for HBO. It is based on the award winning game of the same name and is being hailed as one of the few successful adaptation of video games ever. The story follows Joel who loses his daughter when the Cordyceps pandemic begins and then after a 20 year time skip picks up again when he is a smuggler in the post apocalyptic world and is tasked to bring a young girl named Ellie across the country.

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Cast: Bella Ramsey, Pedro Pascal, Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv

Release Date: 16 January

Also Read: New Movie Releases on Disney+ Hotstar

Fauda Season 4

The Israeli television series developed by Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff is back for a fourth season. The show which is based on the lives of real Israel Defense Forces. The first season was filmed in Kafr Qasim during the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict and premiered on February 15, 2015. The second season premiered on December 31, 2017 and the third season takes place in the Gaza Strip and was aired in 2019 and 2020. The show for the fourth season will feature Hezbollah activists from Lebanon and Palestinian militants in the West Bank.

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Lior Raz, Hisham Sulliman, Shadi Mar’i, Laëtitia Eïdo, Tzachi Halevy

Release Date: 20 January

ATM

ATM is a crime thriller that is set in Hyderabad. It features four slum-dwelling youths Jagan played by VJ Sunny, Karthik played by Krishna Burugula, Harsh played by Roiel Shree and Abhay played by Ravi Raj. These four manage to pull off a petty robbery which gets them on the bad side of a dreaded gangster who wants to get back at the youths and this leads their families in serious jeopardy.

IMDB Rating: NA

Where to watch: ZEE5

Cast: VJ Sunny, Krishna Burugula, Ravi Raj, Prudhvi, Penmetsa Subbaraju, Roiel Shree, Divi, Divyavani, Shafi, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Seth

Release Date: 20 January

JUNG_E

JUNG_E is a post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi by Yeon Sang-ho the director of Hellbound. This South Korean movie is set in the year 2194 in a desolated Earth that is no longer habitable due to climate change. Humans are forced to live in a man-made shelter built for survival and an internal war breaks out in the shelter. And the only way to avert crisis and bring an end of the war is to find a way to clone the legendary mercenary Jung_E into a scalable robot.

IMDB Rating: NA

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Kang Soo-yeon, Kim Hyun-joo, Ryu Kyung-soo

Release Date: 20 January

Dhamaka

Dhamaka Telugu movie starring Ravi Teja was initially released in theaters on December 23, 2022. Ravi Teja portrays two characters, Swamy Vivekananda Rao and Ananda Chakravarthy who look the same, but come from two entirely different backgrounds.  Pranavi a young woman ends up falling for both both Swamy and Ananda. And the tale revolves around the big reveal about Swamy and Anand to Pranavi. It has been directed by Trinadha Rao Nakkina and is one of the highest-grossing Telugu films of the year 2022.

IMDB Rating: 8.5

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Ravi Teja, Sreeleela, Jayaram, Sachin Khedekar, Rao Ramesh, Tanikella Bharani, Chirag Jani, Ali, Praveen, Hyper Aadi, Pavitra Lokesh, Rajshree Nair, Tulasi

Release Date: 22 January

Also Read: Best Thriller Movies on Netflix in 2023

Kaapa

Kaapa is a 2022 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller movie has been directed by Shaji Kailas and written by G.R Indugopan, with Fefka Writers Union taking care of production duties together with Theatre of Dreams and Saregama India. The story revolves around Anand and Binu, two happily married techies settled in Bengaluru. They get transferred to Thiruvananthapuram as part of their job. Their joy is short-lived, however, when Anand finds that Binu’s name has been included in the “Kerala Anti-Social Activities Prevention Act” (KAAPA) due to news stories that linked her to crimes she allegedly committed.

IMDB Rating: NA

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast:Prithviraj Sukumaran, Asif Ali, Anna Ben, Jagadish, Dileesh Pothan, Aparna Balamurali

Release Date: 19 January

Women at War

This French drama is set in 1914 when the German troops are advancing on French soil and the destinies of four women intersect: Marguerite, a mysterious Parisian prostitute; Caroline, propelled to the head of the family factory; Agnes, Mother Superior of a requisitioned convent; and Suzanne, a feminist nurse. These four women have to grapple with the devastating consequences of war at home in France.

IMDB Rating: 7.4

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Audrey Fleurot, Romane Portail, Noam Morgensztern, Camille Lou, Julie De Bona, Léwine Weber, Sofia Essaïdi, Stacy Grewis Belotti

Release Date: 19 January

The Legend of Vox Machina Season 2

This raunchy animated series that is based on the board game ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ is back for another season and has more dangerous enemies as well as more perilous quests. The story picks up right where Season 1 left off, with the band of heroes known as Vox Machina are celebrating saving the land of Tal’dorei from destruction. But unfortunately for this crew of adventurers the merriment is cut short by the arrival of a group of dragons known as the Chroma Conclave.

IMDB Rating: NA

Where to watch: Netflix

Cast: Travis Willingham, Taliesin Jaffe, Marisha Ray, Laura Bailey, Liam O’Brien, Ashley Johnson, Sam Riegel.

Release Date: 20 January

Other OTT Releases this Week

Movie/Show Platform Release Date IMDB Rating
Leopard Skin Lionsgate Play 20 January 6.3
Hunt for The Indian Mujahideen discovery+ 19 January TBA
Youth of May Aha 20 January 8.4
Bake Squad Season 2 Netflix 20 January 6.9
Big Mack: Gangsters and Gold Netflix 20 January TBA
Bling Empire: New York Netflix 20 January TBA
That ’90s Show Netflix 19 January 6.7
Shanty Town Netflix 20 January TBA
Represent Netflix 20 January TBA
Indu Season 2 Hoichoi 20 January 7.7
Driver Jamuna Aha 20 January 8.3
Jhansi Season 2 Disney+ Hotstar 19 January TBA
Bloody Heart Disney+ Hotstar 16 January 7.3
Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre Netflix 19 January 6.3
Shahmaran Netflix 20 January TBA

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