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Streaming Guide: Movies, TV shows and web series to watch on May 4

Here are the shows and films you can stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, ALTBalaji, SonyLIV, ZEE5, Apple TV+ and Voot among more.

Written by Kshitij Rawat , Antara Chakraborthy | New Delhi | Updated: May 4, 2020 6:49:55 pm
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There is no hint as to when the current situation with COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown induced by it will cease. For now, it is expected to go on like this for at least several months until a vaccine is invented.

People are having to stay at home and amuse and cheer themselves up by watching TV, films and other content.

This unprecedented phase may change the very field of television and cinema as we know it — at least for the time being. Social distancing and maintaining minimal contact with each other to avoid the spread of infection may create lots of problems to make compelling television.

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It is another matter that many actors may not be so willing to even come on the set due to fear of contracting the infection.

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18:49 (IST)04 May 2020
Memories of the Alhambra: Netflix

Tech-geeks and gamers, Memories of the Alhambra is the perfect show for you. The series earned praise for its original plot and twists which kept viewers on the edge of their seats.

18:29 (IST)04 May 2020
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana: Sun NXT

There is class conflict at the heart of this romantic drama, directed by Prabhudheva. Trisha plays the sister of a farmer and Siddharth is a rich spoiled brat with a good heart. They both meet at a wedding and get off on a wrong foot and predictably fall in love. But, Siddharth’s Santosh Prakash has to make a dramatic lifestyle change to win the approval of his lover’s brother. Trisha is a total charmer in Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana. To stream more Trisha films, click here.

18:10 (IST)04 May 2020
Epicenter: 24 Hours in Wuhan: Docubay

This documentary film chronicles Chinese city Wuhan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in its initial days. For those who do not know, Wuhan is now considered to be the place from where the novel coronavirus originated.

17:48 (IST)04 May 2020
John Wick: Netflix

This series really represents the rage of a man who avengers the death of his pet in the most brutal way imaginable. The movie and the series is cathartic in many ways. The action scenes are amazing and mostly realistic.

17:32 (IST)04 May 2020
The Family Man: Amazon Prime Video

Manoj Bajpayee plays agent Srikant Tiwari who has to deal with his domestic life whilst leading dangerous missions. Leading a double life can be hard on anyone, and The Family Man shows how tiresome and stressful the whole thing can get after a point. Srikant smokes cigarettes and eats chocolates when the pressure gets too much. He sometimes vents out his frustration on close friend and agent JK Talpade (played wonderfully by Sharib Hashmi). 

17:14 (IST)04 May 2020
Little America: Apple TV+

The short stories in Apple TV+’s anthology Little America are focused on the lives of immigrants in America. Through the 30-minute duration of each episode, the makers try to paint a picture that’s hopeful but leaves you melancholic. Read More.

16:55 (IST)04 May 2020
Uriyadi: Youtube

Uriyadi (2016), starring Vijay Kumar in the lead role, is considered one of the best political thrillers in Kollywood. The film is set in the 1990s and follows four socially-conscious college-going boys. Even though the second part which hit screens last year was a let-down, Uriyadi is an unmissable film, and I highly recommend it.

16:33 (IST)04 May 2020
Kiki's Delivery Service: Netflix

This coming-of-age movie is a wonderful celebration of a young girl trying to find her freedom and learning from her mistakes. Kiki, a 13-year-old witch, leaves the comforts of her home along with her cat Jiji, and goes to a new town to earn a living. Despite the simple premise, the movie is endearing and full of adventure. Kiki’s Delivery Service is a highly recommended watch and Kiki, especially, will serve as a role model for many young women who are trying to find their own way in the world.

16:07 (IST)04 May 2020
One Child Nation: Amazon Prime Video

Directed by Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang, One Child Nation talks about the ramifications of the one-child policy of China that lasted for almost 25 years. It’s a harrowing account of people who emotionally talk about the harsh experiences their families went through as China enforced the policy on all its citizens.

15:54 (IST)04 May 2020
Aga Bai Arrecha!: Sony LIV

Marathi film Aga Bai Arrecha! is directed by Kedar Shinde and stars versatile actors Sanjay Narvekar and Dilip Prabhavalkar and Priyanka Yadav. It is a classic modern day urban comedy directed by Kedar Shinde and is loosely based on Hollywood comedy What Women Want.

15:34 (IST)04 May 2020
Psycho: Netflix

This psychological thriller film written and directed by Mysskin, has an ensemble cast featuring  Udhayanidhi Stalin, Nithya Menen and Aditi Rao Hydari in the lead roles. Click here to read more about the movie.

15:15 (IST)04 May 2020
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu: Amazon Prime Video

If you are looking for a fun movie to watch, then be sure to check out Detective Pikachu. Ryan Reynolds stars as the adorable Pokemon who teams up with a teenager, Tim, as they attempt to uncover the mystery of Tim's father's disappearance.

14:28 (IST)04 May 2020
Mr Sunshine: Netflix

Set in the early 1900s, Mr Sunshine is about a group of activists who are fighting for Korean independence. Everything about this series, from its cinematography, storytelling to the acting of the leads deserves high praise. If you are a history buff, then Mr Sunshine will be a treat for you. The series traces the geo-political changes that took place in countries such as Russia, the United States, China, and especially Japan and the impact it had on a newly-emerging Korea.

13:59 (IST)04 May 2020
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Disney Hotstar

This film was all about repairing the supposed damage that the previous entry in the sequel trilogy, The Last Jedi, did. Essentially, it tried to please the fanboys and turned out to be so messy that it did not please anybody. However, as a send off it is pretty good and if you are a fan, it will make you emotional and teary-eyed.

13:34 (IST)04 May 2020
Brooklyn Nine Nine: Netflix

A sitcom about a bunch of police officers in a New York precinct, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is continuously funny. The performances are great, and the uniquely written characters never let you get bored.

13:04 (IST)04 May 2020
Horpal: Youtube

Horpal, written and directed by Aniket Kulthe, is a story based on the condition of migrant workers of Maharashtra, from the point of view of a school going boy, Gunaa. In less than 12 minutes, the film throws light on how children of migrant workers lose out on education because of their constant migration in search of work.

12:44 (IST)04 May 2020
Varane Avashyamund: Netflix

Dulquer Salmaan's Malayalam comedy-drama film written and directed by Anoop Sathyan is now availble on Netflix.

12:24 (IST)04 May 2020
Tales from the Loop: Amazon Prime Video

A science fiction drama TV anthology series, Tales from the Loop is a gripping, superbly shot and well-written piece of entertainment that will delight everyone, but specifically those who liked HBO's Westworld and FX's recent series Devs.

12:04 (IST)04 May 2020
Mughal-E-Azam: Disney+ Hotstar

K Asif’s grand epic Mughal-E-Azam is the ultimate tale of doomed love. Prithviraj Kapoor plays Emperor Akbar who uses all his might to suppress the “illicit love” between his son, heir-to-the-Mughal-throne Prince Salim (Dilip Kumar) and a lowly courtesan called Anarkali (Madhubala).

11:43 (IST)04 May 2020
1922: Netflix

1922 is a decent watch for horror fans. The themes of the film – guilt and ‘every murderer gets his comeuppance’ (epitomised by a character in the line “In the end, we all get caught”) – are as old as time. It unsettles more than it scares and seeks to be a slow-burner.

Warner Bros TV presidents Susan Rovner and Brett Paul hosted a conference call on Wednesday in which they outlined how they see the world of television transforming in the aftermath of the pandemic.

Susan said as quoted by Variety said, “Now we want to be really clear, no one is dictating that the Flash should now talk down bad guys from his bedroom via Zoom. That would be a terrible, terrible episode of ‘The Flash,’ but we are saying there are going to be very real challenges ahead, and it is not business as usual. We believe it’s going to be very hard to have big scenes with many extras, both because of social distancing and because of local rules of how many people can congregate at one time.”