Watch ‘The Kashmir Files’ and ‘Jhund’ on OTT this month

May can be called the month of entertainment. This month, the heat rises quickly, but due to children’s school holidays, there is some relief for parents. This is the reason why people can spend more time in different entertainment media. There is no doubt that over the top ie OTT platforms are the biggest source of entertainment. Platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus Hotstar, Zee5 and MX Player stream more than one content. Web series and movies are being released in all genres like action, comedy, thriller and crime, horror and mystery. Two big movies will air on OTT this month including Anupam Kher’s most talked about movie ‘The Kashmir Files’ directed by Vivek Agnihotri and Amitabh Bachchan’s movie ‘Jhund’ directed by a talented director like Nagraj Manjule.

Let us know which new stream will be happening on which OTT in the month of May…

1. Cinema- Thar

Release date – May 6

OTT platform – Netflix

Raj Singh Chaudhary will make his foray into the world of directing through the Netflix original film Thar. The film has been produced under the banner of Anil Kapoor Film Company. It also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh and Satish Kaushik in major roles along with Anil Kapoor and Harshvardhan Kapoor. The story of this movie is the story of the eighties, which centers on a man named Siddharth. Siddharth is a merchant of ancient things, who also does smuggling work. He does his work by going to remote villages in Rajasthan. Meanwhile, many mysterious murders take place, making the police department shudder. Sidharth clashes with Surekha Singh, the police officer investigating these murders. In the film, father Anil Kapoor is in the role of a police officer and his son Harshvardhan Kapoor is in the role of a smuggler. The trailer for the film was released on April 18 and it was interesting and mysterious to watch.

2. Cinema- Jhund

Release date – May 6

OTT platform – Zee5

The movie ‘Jhund’ is based on the life of retired sports teacher Vijay Barse from Nagpur. From the perspective of the hero and director of this film, such a successful cocktail is rarely seen in the film industry. In the movie, Bollywood’s ‘Shahenshah’ Amitabh Bachchan is in the lead role. He is going to do a character for the first time, which is a superhero of exploited and disadvantaged children. That man dedicated his entire life to creating and shaping the future of Dalits and backward children living in the slums. The movie is directed by the famous Marathi director Nagraj Manjule who made the movie ‘Sairat’ which despite being in Marathi was seen and appreciated all over the country. It was performed by Karan Johar in the form of Hindi remake ‘Dhadak’, through which Sridevi’s daughter Jhanvi Kapoor made her Bollywood debut. ‘Jhund’ has already been released in theaters.

3. Movie- The Kashmir Files

Release date – May 13

OTT platform – Zee5

The film ‘The Kashmir Files’ is directed by National Award winning director Vivek Agnihotri. Veteran actors like Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Darshan Kumar and Atul Srivastava have important roles in this film. The movie is based on the historical incident of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in the 90’s. It is said that at that time they were massacred to drive the Pandits out of Kashmir. Lakhs of Kashmiri Pandits were forced to leave their homes and move out of the valley. The film’s director, Vivek Agnihotri, says that the 1990 Kashmir genocide is an important and sensitive issue in Indian politics, so bringing it to the screen was no easy task. For this, his team has carried out extensive research. Discussions were held with the families of 700 Kashmiri Pandits, who had directly suffered from this violence in Kashmir.

4. Web series – Escape Live

Release date – May 20

OTT Platform – Disney Plus Hotstar

The socio-thriller web series ‘Escape Live’ chronicles the realities of social media today. The story of this new web series is related to the lives of many people associated with a video streaming social media application. Set in present-day India, this series shows the different journeys of 6 routine Indians. All of them try to win, win name and luck in a social media app called Escape Live. This app promises to give a huge amount to the winner. The trailer for this long-awaited show was revealed by the entire cast of the show along with producing director Siddharth Kumar Tiwari. It stars actors like Siddharth, Javed Jaffrey, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Swastika Mukherjee, Plabita Borthakur, Waluscha D Souza in major roles. Ritwik Sahore, Sumedh Mudgalkar, Geetika Vidya Ohyan, Jagojit Sandhu, Rohit Chandel and children’s artist Aadhya Sharma are also present with them.

5. Web Series – Modern Love Mumbai

Release date – May 13

OTT Platform- Amazon Prime Video

Exploring six different stories of different shades of love, Prime Video Original ‘Modern Love Mumbai’ is one of those unique stories that rarely comes to light. This web series will take viewers on an amazing journey of love stories that represent their different state of mind. In this anthology, prominent filmmakers such as Vishal Bhardwaj, Hansal Mehta, Shonali Bose, Dhruv Sehgal, Alankrita Srivastava and Nupur Asthana, who produce and direct different stories, are brought together for the first time. This Amazon Original Series has been created by Rangita and Ishita Pritish Nandy under the banner of Pritish Nandy Communications. It stars Masaba Gupta, Ritwik Bhowmick, Sarika, Danesh Razvi, Tanvi Azmi, Tanuja, Prateek Gandhi, Ranveer Brar, Meiyang Chang, Yeo Yan Yan, Wamika Gabbi, Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, and Chitrangada Singh.

6. Web series- Home Shanti

Release date – May 6

OTT Platform – Disney Plus Hotstar

Actress Supriya Pathak has the lead role along with veteran actor Manoj Pahwa in the web series Home Shanti. Apart from these, actress Chakori Dwivedi and actor Poojan Chhabra will also be seen. This is the acting debut of both. The story of a middle-class Joshi family living in Dehradun is shown in the web series. She has many dreams about her new home. The web series is directed by Akanksha Dua while it is written by Akshay Asthana, Akanksha Dua, Nidhi Bisht, Mayank Pandey, Nikhil Sachan, and Saurabh Khanna. Regarding this, Manoj Pahwa says: ‘I am extremely proud to be part of a special project like Home Shanti. I have fallen in love with the heartwarming and charming story of the show. His story will touch the heart of anyone who is dreaming of making their home.

7. Web Series – Season 3 Baked

Release date – May 2

OTT Platform – Voot

The popular comedy web series Baked Season 3 will tell the story of three friends living in college and a flat life. Its two seasons have been released before, which has been very liked by the young generation. The first part of this series premiered on May 20, 2015 and gained huge popularity in just a few episodes. The third season was set to release on April 25, but its release date has now been extended to May 2. In this web series, actors like Pranay Manchanda, Shantanu Anam, Manik Papneja, and Kriti Vij are in the leading roles. Like the first two seasons, this time it was also directed by Vishwajay Mukherjee. It has been shot at Hindu College, Delhi.

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