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Streaming Guide: Films, series to watch on April 9

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

Written by Arushi Jain , Sampada Sharma , Anvita Singh , Antara Chakraborthy | New Delhi | Updated: April 9, 2020 4:39:17 pm
Streaming Guide Check out the movies and web series you should watch on April 9.

The streaming platforms are offering an interesting mix of movies and web series to keep the viewers entertained during lockdown. From releasing the latest movies like Angrezi Medium to the launch of Disney+, a lot is happening in the digital space.

While a lot of content is available for streaming, we plan to save your browsing time. We have recommendations for what you can watch during self-isolation.

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In this blog, find everything worth watching on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, SonyLIV, ALTBalaji, ZEE5, MX Player and Voot Select.

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16:39 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Vir Das for India: Netflix

The stand-up act is 75 minutes of Vir Das paying ode to India, its people, the culture and practices in front of a foreign audience. In an extremely relatable act for many Indians, he talks about what India means to him by bringing in references to food, customs, pop culture and historical events. He hardly talks about politics which would suit those who want something light without hitting out at the government.

16:14 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Full Metal Alchemist: Netflix

Full Metal Alchemist, which has been adapted from the Manga of the same name, follows the adventures of two brothers who are searching for the Philosopher’s Stone so they can regain the bodies they lost in a failed attempt to bring their dead mother back to life. The show is set in a fictional world where “alchemy” is the dominant science. With 64 episodes, it is a massive show but the pacing of the story is so fast that you can’t help but get hooked to the story. If you love this one, make sure you don’t miss the reboot, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

15:54 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Soodhu Kavvum: MX Player and Zee5

Director Nalan Kumarasamy’s dark comedy further boosted Vijay Sethupathi’s career. This is the movie 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.

15:23 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Highway on my Plate: Amazon Prime Video

Rocky and Mayur’s adventures entertained us quite a lot, and now, we can catch those old TV episodes on Amazon Prime Video. The two foodies travel to different parts of India as they taste and critique the best food that India has to offer.

15:08 (IST)09 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.

14:34 (IST)09 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. Click here for more deets.

14:17 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum: 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.

13:51 (IST)09 Apr 2020
The Fundamentals of Caring: Netflix

This surprisingly sweet film boasts of everything that makes a road trip movie great. Despite using the same old tropes (different personalities travelling together reluctantly), the cast (Paul Rudd — ’nuff said) does a great job of making a strong script and clever dialogues come alive.

13:26 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Shajahan: Sun NXT

Shajahan, starring Vijay, showed the 1990s kids the methods to approach a girl: make eye contact, don’t hesitate to seek help if needed, and tell all your friends about your crush just to weed out the competition and be patient. It taught us not to rush and do something stupid that we may regret our entire life. The subtext dealt with the issue of consent.

13:01 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Ratatouille: Netflix

Remy, a rat, has a special talent – he’s a magnificent chef. He comes to the aid of restaurant staff member and serves up divine food. The movie is a great watch for people of all ages. It is packed with comedy, emotions and great food. The movie gets its name from a classic Ratatouille dish that Remy serves to a renowned food critic to remind him of his childhood days. Must watch!

12:40 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Kaale Dhande: Zee5

Kaale Dhande is a Marathi comedy web show starring Mahesh Manjrekar, Sanskruti Balgude and Shubhankar Tawde. Surprisingly bold, this show is a new age comedy. The story revolves around Vicky, a young photographer and how his life changes because of various unforeseen situations. Desperate to put things in order, he gets entangled into further mess. Manjrekar plays a baddie and makes this show a total entertainer.

12:21 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Tokyo Ghoul: Netflix

A dark fantasy anime, Tokyo Ghoul explores a world where ghouls live in secrecy alongside human beings. The ghouls are essentially creatures who look and behave like humans but they have to eat human meat to survive. As you can imagine, the show is visceral and grotesque but it is also one of a kind. And if you move past the violence and gore, there is actually a very touching storyline that explores humanity in all of its grey shades.

11:54 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Muthu: Amazon Prime Video

Rajinikanth plays a loyal servant, who can fly his horse-powered chariot between mountains, deliver an impromptu performance on stage and do a lot more. Not enough? There is also the father (Rajinikanth, again), the gold-hearted millionaire, who becomes a sage after being betrayed by his relative.

11:36 (IST)09 Apr 2020
The Kid Who Would Be King: Hotstar

The Kid Who Would Be King is about a school kid who has nothing special about him. His fortunes change, however, when he pulls King Arthur’s famous sword Excalibur from the stone it is buried in. According to the Arthur stories, only the true king can draw the sword and wield it. The film is an enjoyable adventure for kids and adults alike.

11:16 (IST)09 Apr 2020
The Raikar Case: Voot Select

"The main selling point of The Raikar Case is its able cast. Atul Kulkarni, who plays the family patriarch, is as good as he has always been," reads The Indian Express review. The show is now streaming on Voot Select. 

Read more | The Raikar Case review: An engaging whodunnit with compelling performances

10:55 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Samantar: MX Player

Samantar stars Swwapnil Joshi and is just what we need when we are locked down during the coronavirus outbreak. The web-series was originally made in Marathi and later dubbed in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. Directed by Satish Rajwade, Samantar is a thriller based on the book by the same name by Suhas Shirwalkar. It also stars Nitish Bhardwaj and Tejaswini Pandit.

10:31 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Brightburn: Amazon Prime Video

Brightburn is a truly terrifying superhero (or supervillain?) horror film. It is an inversion of Superman’s lore. Just like Clarke Kent, Brandon Breyer came from outer space and fell in a Kansas farm. And just like Clarke, he found loving parents. But instead of being a kind, thoughtful individual, he submits before his darker proclivities and goes on a murder spree.

10:10 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Pizza: Disney+

It marked the debut of director Karthik Subbaraj. The film came at a time when small-budget movies were receiving a lot of love from the audience. And this horror-thriller made a dent at the box office and gave Vijay Sethupathi his first break. 

09:49 (IST)09 Apr 2020
The World According to Jeff Goldblum: Disney+

The world from the perspective of Jeff Goldblum is a really interesting place, and you can experience exactly that in this National Geographic documentary series.

09:30 (IST)09 Apr 2020
Ugly Delicious: Netflix

This Netflix show by David Chang is just what its name suggests. While we believe that we first eat with our eyes, we all know that delicious food might not be pretty always. Here, Chang moves around the world as he explores different foods and their importance in different cultures. The second season features a Curry special episode that will certainly appeal to the Indian palette.

 

The coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for movie buffs to head to theaters. Filmmakers have also stalled the release of their movies. The major releases that have been affected include Sooryavanshi, Mulan, Fast 9 and A Quiet Place 2 among more.