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Streaming Guide: Movies and web series to watch on April 18

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

Written by Arushi Jain , Antara Chakraborthy | New Delhi | Updated: April 20, 2020 7:46:33 pm
what to watch online Here’s what you can watch on streaming platforms on April 18.

With theaters shut down and no new episodes of television shows airing, the streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Voot Select and MX Player among more have upped their game. They have added new shows and movies to their content library to keep their subscribers entertained. So, everyone has a chance to explore new content and new genres while being locked up in their house.

Apart from the original content, the viewers are also getting to watch some new movies like Angrezi Medium, Bhoot, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Godzilla King of the Monsters, IT Chapter Two and Shikara.

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With so much available to stream, we share our recommendations which you can watch or re-watch in the upcoming days of the lockdown.

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22:26 (IST)18 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.

22:06 (IST)18 Apr 2020
Encore!: Disney+ Hotstar

Kristen Bell stars in this series that brings together castmates of high school musicals for a reunion. The series also features recreations of the performances they gave as school kids.

21:44 (IST)18 Apr 2020
Fantastic Mr Fox: YouTube

Mr Fox finds it hard to control his animal urges to steal and eat. However, his ways one day lands him into a deep sea of trouble which results in him getting trapped by some goons. Will he be able to find his way out?

21:20 (IST)18 Apr 2020
Love Aaj Kal Porshu: Hoichoi

Starring Arjun Chakraborty, Madhumita Sarkar, Paoli Dam and Anindita Bose in the lead roles, Love Aaj Kal Porshu is a Bengali romantic drama that can be explained as a cross between Groundhog Day, The Truman’s Show and Love Aaj Kal.

21:02 (IST)18 Apr 2020
Voice: Netflix

Voice is one of those series that will blow you away by its sheer brilliance. The series is about a temperamental, guilt-ridden detective Moo Jin Hyuk (essayed by Jang Hyuk) and gifted profiler Kang Kwon Joo (Lee Ha Na) who join hands to catch the serial killer who murdered their loved ones. Let the simplistic premise not fool you as this show is filled with concepts of criminology and psychology that will fascinate you. Unfortunately, only the first season is available on Netflix, but don’t let that deter you. This show comes highly recommended.

20:41 (IST)18 Apr 2020
Padayappa: Amazon Prime Video

The war of sexes has never been so entertaining. The tale of a headstrong lady going on a rampage after being spurned by the man of her dreams never gets boring. Of course, it is Rajinikanth who sold the tickets, but the movie belonged to Ramya Krishnan. Before Sivagami Devi, she ruled the screens as Nilambari. 

20:19 (IST)18 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.

20:00 (IST)18 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, Tim, as they attempt to uncover the mystery of Tim's father's disappearance.

19:40 (IST)18 Apr 2020
Kal Ho Na Ho: Netflix

Featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta in the lead, this romantic comedy still remains an audience favourite even after all these years of its release.

19:19 (IST)18 Apr 2020
When the Streetlight Go On: Quibi

By far the best thing on Quibi, When the Streetlight Go On is about a high school teacher and a teen girl murdered in cold blood. A boy goes on a quest to solve the mystery. It is Stranger Things, turned down a notch. Here is one series that uses the bite-sized format very well.

19:00 (IST)18 Apr 2020
The Simpsons: Disney+ Hotstar

All 31 seasons of The Simpsons, which is 678 episodes, are now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. The long running animated sitcom first premiered in 1989 and has been a fan favourite ever since its premiere. The series is known for making weird predictions that bizarrely come true.

18:41 (IST)18 Apr 2020
Big Mouth: Netflix

This series features a bunch of middle school students who navigate their way through puberty with some additional help from “hormone monsters”. Featuring several comedy veterans like John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, Maya Rudolph and Jordan Peele, Big Mouth is full of deadpan humour, and it makes for a fun watch.

18:20 (IST)18 Apr 2020
World Famous Lover: Netflix

Starring Vijay Deverakonda in the lead role, World Famous Lover has been directed by Kranthi Madhav and also stars Raashi Khanna and Aishwarya Rajessh. Indianexpress.com's Manoj Kumar R wrote in his review of the film, "World Famous Lover is not a cheesy romantic story about a man hurting from inside and fighting to win back the love of his life. It is an indictment of the male gaze that fails to see the other side of the story: women." 

18:00 (IST)18 Apr 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.

17:39 (IST)18 Apr 2020
Coldplay: A Head Full Of Dreams: Amazon Prime Video

Director Mat Whitecross shot footage of the band Coldplay for almost 20 years, which was later compiled for this documentary. Coldplay: A Head Full Of Dreams follows Coldplay’s rise to fame. It also features interviews of band members and a great soundtrack.

17:20 (IST)18 Apr 2020
Ready Player One: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

This dystopian sci-fi film, directed by Steven Speilberg, is set in the year 2045 when a virtual reality game, OASIS, is part of everyone’s lives. The story follows an orphaned teenager Wade Watts, as he tries to stop a powerful corporation from taking control of OASIS’ ownership.

16:59 (IST)18 Apr 2020
Piku: Hotstar

Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan together bring to table a gem of a family drama. The movie has been helmed by Shoojit Sircar. Read the full review here.

16:39 (IST)18 Apr 2020
Killing Eve: Hotstar

An intriguing tale of two female detectives, Eve and Villanele -- the show's first season was created by Fleabag's Phoebe Waller Bridge. Its third season, which recently hit the small screen, has been receiving great reviews. 

16:21 (IST)18 Apr 2020
Badlapur: Eros Now

Sriram Raghavan’s Badlapur is counted as one of the best films in Varun Dhawan’s filmography. It is the story of Raghu (Dhawan) whose wife and son are accidentally murdered, and he plans to avenge their deaths. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays an able villain and it is a total delight to see his character change colours. Towards the end, you might find yourself feeling sympathetic for the wrongdoer instead of feeling bad for the victim of the crime. The film also stars Vinay Pathak, Radhika Apte, Divya Dutta and Huma Qureshi. For more Varun Dhawan film, click here. 

15:59 (IST)18 Apr 2020
High Time: Youtube

High Time is a six episode dark comedy web-series streaming on YouTube channel Karvanda Nirmitee. The show stars Aashutosh Gokhale, Kshitish Date, Sainath Ganuwad, Shddjarth Mahashabde, Ketaki Narayan and Tanvi Kulkarni. It is a story about four friends who explore their lives and failures together, and yet promise for a better tomorrow which depends on strengthening their friendship and never giving up on each other.

The digital platforms have not only emerged as a blessing for the viewers but also for the actors. Mirzapur actor Rasika Dugal shared with indianexpress.com, "It has given us a very big thing, which is the regularity of work. So, just the opportunity to be able to practice one’s craft for many days in a year is a boon and a blessing, I can only be grateful. And the fact that your work reaches a wider audience, it is a gratifying feeling.”

She added, "I didn’t really think that this (work on OTT platforms) was going to turn out like this. I didn’t know the digital space was going to become so big. I just responded instinctively to the scripts that I was being offered as they seemed very interesting projects. I think I got lucky. I don’t think I had a foresight into it or had a vision or a good strategy. For example, when Mirzapur was offered to me, I thought it was a great role to play. I hadn’t been offered anything even remotely similar to that before. I didn’t know that I was entering a space that is one day going to become a popular option.”