It’s Friday again and that means new releases in theaters, and now on OTT platforms as well. And like we do every week we have brought all the major OTT releases for you in one place with as much information as possible so that you need not look anywhere else for your weekend entertainment information.
OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Voot, Disney+ Hotstar, Sony Liv ensure to bring fresh content for its viewers each week in order to keep them engaged. And this week we have releases like Laal Singh Chaddha, Karthikeya 2, Raksha Bandhan and more going live on multiple OTT platforms.
This is a big week for OTT releases and one of the most popular and talked about films is going digital. Laal Singh Chaddha is Amir Khan’s latest project which was billed as one of the biggest releases this whole year. Besides that we have the extremely successful multi language film Karthikeya 2. There’s also Raksha Bandhan which is Akshay Kumar’s newest release and deals with issues of arranged marriage in India. There’s also the New Amazon Prime entry for this week Maja Ma which brings back Madhuri Dixit to the screens and also the Malayalam film Eesho.
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Top 5 OTT Releases this Week [October First Week]
|Name||OTT Platform||Language||Release Date|
|Laal Singh Chaddha||Netflix||Hindi||October 6|
|Karthikeya 2||ZEE5||Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malyalam||October 5|
|Raksha Bandhan||ZEE5||Hindi||October 5|
|Maja Ma||Amazon Prime Video||Hindi||October 6|
Laal Singh Chaddha (Netflix – Hindi – October 6)
Billed as one of the biggest releases of 2022, Laal Singh Chaddha’s much delayed and awaited theatrical release saw an upset. The film had a massive budget of around Rs 180 crores but was only able to collect around Rs 129.64 crore at the box office. The film is an official remaking of Tom Hanks’ classic Forrest Gump. Aamir Khan stars as the Indian avatar of Forrest and steps into the shoes of Laal, who is slow in the head but a passionate and a good hearted person to the core.
The film which has been written by Atul Kulkarni and directed by Advait Chandan features Kareena Kapoor, Naga Chaitanya and Mona Singh as the leading characters apart from Aamir Khan.
Karthikeya 2 (ZEE5 – Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malyalam – October 5)
Also known as Karthikeya 2: Daivam Manushya Rupena, this film is a sequel to Karthikeya released back in 2014. This film follows the events of the previous film with Professor Ranganath Rao, learning that Lord Krishna has trusted Uddhava to safeguard his anklet which is equipped with solutions to problems faced by humans in Kali Yugam. Karthikeya is a doctor from Hyderabad a man of science and logic wishes to fulfil a vow to his mother leaves for Dwaraka and thrilling events follow.
The film has been directed and written by Chandoo Mondeti and stars Nikhil Siddhartha, Anupama Parameswaran, and Anupam Kher in the leading characters. It was made on a small budget of up to Rs 30 crores but managed to earn about Rs 120 crores making it a massive success.
Watch it here
Raksha Bandhan (ZEE5 – Hindi – October 5)
This comedy drama film which is another issue film, has been termed as problematic by many in the audience. It had a poor theatrical run with a budget of Rs 70 crores and yet it only cashed in around Rs 61.61 crores. The film follows Lala Kedarnath is the eldest and only brother of four sisters named Gayatri, Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati. He faces difficulty with finding suitable grooms and families for his sisters and would not marry his childhood sweetheart Sapna until his sisters are married.
The film has been directed by Aanand L. Rai and features Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Smrithi Srikanth and Deepika Khanna.
Watch it here
Maja Ma (Amazon Prime Video – Hindi – October 6)
This new film on Amazon Prime marks the famed Madhuri Dixit’s debut on the OTT platform. The film follows Tejas who is engaged to a right, NRI girl. But a rumor about his quintessential, middle aged, devoted housewife of a mother who is famous for her dance and cooking, threatens to disrupt her middle-class family’s lives.
This film stars Madhuri Dixit, Gajraj Rao, Esha Hansraj, Malhar Thakar, Ritwik Bhowmik and Rajit Kapoor in the leading roles. It has bee. directed by Anand Tiwari and written by Sumit Batheja.
Eesho (SonyLIV – Malayalam – October 5)
This Malayalam-language thriller is an OTT release for SonyLiv which shows a security guard who is the prime witness in the case against a powerful industrialist happens to meet a mysterious man named Eesho. In the ensuing conversation the guard pours his heart out to the stranger before realising that Eesho may not be a friend.
Directed by Nadirshah it has Jayasurya, Jaffar Idukki, Namitha Pramod, Suresh Krishna, Johny Antony and Akshara Kishor playing the important roles.
Other Films and Shows Coming this Week
|Other Shows/Film Coming this Week||OTT Platform||Language||Release Date|
|Gaalipata 2||ZEE5||Kannada||October 5|
|Exposed||Disney+ Hotstar||Telugu||October 6|
|Prey||Disney+ Hotstar||English||October 7|
|Werewolf By Night||Disney+ Hotstar||English||October 7|
|Luckiest Girl Alive||Netflix||English||October 7|
|The Midnight Club||Netflix||English||October 7|
|Oru Thekkan Thallu Case||Netflix||Hindi||October 6|
|Dongalunnaru Jaagratha||Netflix||Telugu||October 7|
|Ottu||Amazon Prime Video||Malayalam||October 6|