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Streaming Guide: Movies, shows to watch on April 17

Here are the web series, movies and TV shows you should watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, SonyLIV, ALTBalaji, ZEE5 and Voot among more.

Written by Sampada Sharma , Anvita Singh , Antara Chakraborthy , Kshitij Rawat | New Delhi | Updated: April 17, 2020 10:25:07 pm
Streaming Guide Here’s what you can watch on streaming platforms on April 17.

Since the nationwide lockdown has been extended till May 3, people staying at home have more time on their hands to stream movies, web series and TV shows. Streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, ZEE5, MXPlayer, Voot and Disney+ Hotstar among more have been adding new content to keep their users engaged.

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New titles like Love Wedding Repeat, Panchayat, The Raikar Case, Maska and Tiger King have kept viewers hooked, and it looks like OTT platforms will continue to drop new content in the upcoming days. Since no films are releasing and even television channels are re-airing old shows, streaming platforms seem to be the only way you can consume new content.

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Apart from original shows, OTT platforms are upping their game by adding recent movies to their collection. Recently, films like Angrezi Medium, Godzilla King of the Monsters, IT Chapter Two and Shikara among more started streaming online.

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22:25 (IST)17 Apr 2020
Stardust: Netflix

Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel, Stardust is directed by Matthew Vaughn. It stars two actors who later played comic-book superheroes - Charlie Cox (Daredevil) and Henry Cavill (Superman).

21:36 (IST)17 Apr 2020
Mrs America: Disney+ Hotstar

Mrs. America is a Hulu miniseries created by Desperate Housewives and Mad Men alum Dahvi Waller. Starring Cate Blanchett in the lead, the series is set in the 1970s 'United States and is about the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment or ERA by second-wave feminists.

21:11 (IST)17 Apr 2020
The Mandalorian: Disney+ Hotstar

Set after the events of Return of the Jedi, this space western follows a bounty hunter, played by Pedro Pascal. This is the first series of the Star Wars universe on Disney’s web platform. The series has already been renewed for a second season. Read More.

20:47 (IST)17 Apr 2020
The Lord of the Rings films: Netflix

Perhaps the greatest film trilogy ever, Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films are available to watch in their full glory. Relive the nostalgia, or if you haven't seen them, discover a stunning new world full of colourful characters and creatures and a classic tale of good vs evil with themes like friendship underlying the whole thing.

19:59 (IST)17 Apr 2020
Patrick Melrose: Disney+ Hotstar

This brilliant, and little-known, Showtime miniseries, starring Benedict Cumberbatch deals with a traumatic childhood, substance abuse and also with recovery and redemption.

19:32 (IST)17 Apr 2020
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: Netflix

Ryan Murphy’s anthology game remains strong. The Assassination of Gianni Versace was a worthy followup to The People v. O. J. Simpson.

19:03 (IST)17 Apr 2020
Fargo: Netflix

This FX series has everything in its favour - colourful characters, dark humour, varied settings (every season takes place in different places and times), and excellent writing. Cops face solo gangsters or gangsters with families and your sympathies are dragged all over the place. You think things like -- why did this charismatic rascal had to be a bad person, inherently? There is a character played by David Thewlis in the third reason who is the repelling-yet-compelling sort -- a perfect representation of the show as a whole, I think.

18:27 (IST)17 Apr 2020
War of the Worlds: Amazon Prime Video

Steven Spielberg's adaptation of HG Wells' novel of the same name, War of the Worlds sees an invasion by the Martians. Tom Cruise stars as a longshoreman who witnesses the invasion directly. Scores of people are disintegrated by the Martian war machines called Tripods that emerge from beneath the earth. War of the Worlds is a non-stop thriller that never lets up.

17:48 (IST)17 Apr 2020
Doctor Who season 12: Amazon Prime Video

Doctor Who is one TV show in which the change of actor for the title role does not feel jarring. When the titular Doctor's body is too damaged, he can transform himself into a new body. The iconic long-running British science-fiction series returns this year and this time the Doctor is a female - a first for the series. Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch, Black Mirror) wakes up as the Doctor in Peter Capaldi's costume. Along with her companions (also new) she is all set for new adventures in time and space in the TARDIS.

17:17 (IST)17 Apr 2020
I am Legend: Amazon Prime Video

This post-apocalyptic film features one of Will Smith's finest performances. He is a man left alone in New York after a deadly virus ravages most of the population and turns some others into bloodthirsty creatures. But these are not mindless zombies, and at least one of them has the capacity to think and plan. 

16:44 (IST)17 Apr 2020
Portrait of a Lady on Fire: MUBI India

The French historical drama, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, starring Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. The film is set in the late 18th century and revolves around the forbidden affair between an aristocrat and a painter commissioned to paint her portrait.

16:25 (IST)17 Apr 2020
Charlie: MX Player

This Parvathy and Dulquer Salmaan starrer film is unique in its treatment of subject, cinematography and performances. Everything stands apart and how! Part road trip, part love affair; Charlie brings out the best in its actors. 

16:04 (IST)17 Apr 2020
Tiger King: Netflix

Netflix show Tiger King has ended up becoming one of the biggest shows during this lockdown period. The documentary focuses on a feud between wild cat owners in America, which makes for a bizarre but entertaining watch. 

15:44 (IST)17 Apr 2020
The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion: Amazon Prime Video

Written and directed by Park Hoon-jung, this South Korean horror-action film is about a young girl who escapes a government facility that conducted experiments on kids 10 years ago. What happens when strange people start entering her life forms the rest of the plot.

15:26 (IST)17 Apr 2020
Signal: Netflix

Watch this South Korean drama for its performances and gripping narrative. The makers have announced that the show will be returning for a second season some time this year, so make sure you don’t miss it.

15:06 (IST)17 Apr 2020
Soodhu Kavvum: ZEE5, Sun NXT

Soodhu Kavvum is an important movie in Vijay Sethupathi’s career. This is the one that told us that Sethupathi is here to stay and he’s not just a two-film wonder. The comedy of errors involving a group of amateur kidnappers will leave you in splits.

14:41 (IST)17 Apr 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, Harry, as they attempt to uncover the mystery of Tim's father Harry's disappearance.

14:07 (IST)17 Apr 2020
Shala: Youtube

Shala is a Marathi web-series steaming on YouTube. It is a story of three school friends and how they tackle every day issues that come their way. It is a beautiful coming of age story, which will give you a peek into the lives of students in the interiors on India.

13:54 (IST)17 Apr 2020
Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum: Disney+ Hostar

Directed by Mysskin, the film has no heroine and no songs. It is a neo-noir thriller filled to the brim with dark humour and raw emotions. OA, which stars Mysskin himself and Sri of Vazhakku Enn 18/9 fame in the lead roles, is the tale of a man trying to redeem himself in society. The movie brilliantly shows society in its cruel, unforgiving form. And the suspense element holds up right until the end of the film.

13:32 (IST)17 Apr 2020
Icarus: Netflix

Directed by Bryan Fogel, Icarus won the Oscar award for Best Documentary Feature in 2017. The film follows Fogel as he dabbles in doping for an amateur race. Things heat up when he digs deeper and finds a Russian link who can help him get by undetected. The Russian has been responsible for many athletes going unnoticed.

The big OTT releases of the week are Amazon Prime Videos' female buddy comedy series Four More Shots Please Season 2 and Netflix's dark comedy Hasmukh.