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Streaming Guide: Web series, movies and TV shows to watch on May 7

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 Sampada Sharma , Arushi Jain , Antara Chakraborthy | New Delhi |
Updated: May 8, 2020 2:08:51 pm
Streaming Guide Here’s what you can watch online today.

Streaming platforms have upped their game in the last few weeks and have become our only source of entertainment as we stay at home during the extended lockdown period. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Voot, Apple TV+ and many other streaming services have been releasing new titles, and have also upgraded their library to give us a wide variety of options.

Amazon Prime Video’s Paatal Lok, AltBalaji’s Baarish Season 2, Voot Select’s Illegal are some of the shows that will start streaming in the next few days.

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Apart from the new shows, films like Thappad (Amazon Prime Video), A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (Amazon Prime Video), Psycho (Netflix) and Ad Astra (Disney+ Hotstar) among more are now streaming online. The entire Star Wars saga is also streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

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16:42 (IST)07 May 2020
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch: Netflix

This is an interactive movie that lets you make decisions for the main character. Following the same dystopian sci-fi genre of the Black Mirror series, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch revolves around young programmer Stefan Butler, who is adapting a fantasy choose-your-own-adventure novel into a video game in 1984.

16:14 (IST)07 May 2020
Worth it: Youtube

So this is a show run by the people at BuzzFeed America where a few select people take turns to ascertain whether an item is worth its price or not. Entertaining and weirdly informative.

15:42 (IST)07 May 2020
The King: Eternal Monarch: Netflix

The King: Eternal Monarch is a South Korean drama about an emperor Lee Gon who tries to close the doors to a parallel world which was opened by demons and a detective Jung Tae-eul who tries to protect the people and the one she loves.

15:15 (IST)07 May 2020
Baa Bahoo Aur Baby: Hotstar

The show revolves around a middle-class Gujarati family led by matriarch Ba (Sarita Joshi). It is a simple story with a perfect mix of situational comedy and drama.

14:39 (IST)07 May 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.

14:19 (IST)07 May 2020
Oh My Kadavule: ZEE5

A fantasy rom-com starring Ashol Ashok Selvan, Ritika Singh in the lead, Oh My Kadavule chronicles the story of two childhood best friends who decide to marry on a whim. critic S Subhakeerthana wrote in her review, “This film largely works because of the fantasy spin and the fun treatment to the subject matter—but the writing is problematic.” 

13:53 (IST)07 May 2020
Bazaar (1982): Netflix

The film, starring Smita Patil, Supriya Pathak, Farooq Shaikh and Naseerudin Shah, talks about the issue of “bride buying” in India, through the tragedy of a young girl being sold by needy parents to affluent expatriate Indians in the Middle-East.

13:30 (IST)07 May 2020
The Holiday: MX Player

This MX Exclusive series takes us on a bachelorette trip that three friends throw for their best friend and bride-to-be, Mehak. The show features Priyank Sharma, Aashim Gulati, Veer Rajwant Singh and Adah Sharma in lead roles.

13:13 (IST)07 May 2020
Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Hotstar

Welcome to the family of the crazies where every character exhibits their own unique trait. Monisha, Saahil, Rosesh, Indravadan and Maya love to rattle each other but also happen to adore each other despite their flaws.

12:47 (IST)07 May 2020
The Man in the High Castle: Amazon Prime Video

Based on an intriguing what-if premise, The Man in the High Castle is an alternate reality show. In this world, the Axis powers won and the United States was carved up between Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany. Common Americans live under two foreign, oppressive regimes and they are resigned to their fate... until the people come across another reality -- our reality -- according to which things could be better.

12:29 (IST)07 May 2020
After Life 2: Netflix

The well-loved Netflix tragicomedy drama series After Life, created by, directed by and starring Ricky Gervais, is back for its second season. The first season charmed the viewers with its tale of a man's journey from an obnoxious, wise-cracking man who thinks of his behaviour after his wife's death as a superpower (as he can always kill himself if things get too hot) to a kinder, more considerate person.

12:09 (IST)07 May 2020
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood: Amazon Prime Video

Marielle Heller directorial A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood stars Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, the creator and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

11:49 (IST)07 May 2020
Njan Prakashan: Netflix

The coming-of-age comedy-drama reflects on the ambitions of an average Joe in Kerala. Sreenivasan, who has also played a key role in the movie, makes a keen observation of Kerala’s growing dependency on migrant workers, especially from Bengal, for hard manual labour. Fahadh Faasil’s brings to life an ambitious but flawed small-town simpleton, who eventually learns to appreciate and value himself. 

11:26 (IST)07 May 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.

11:11 (IST)07 May 2020
The Shape of Water: Disney+ Hotstar

Guillermo del Toro's Oscar-winning feature The Shape of Water twists the traditional beauty-and-the-beast story and in the process tells a story that is gorgeous both visually and musically.

10:44 (IST)07 May 2020
Chernobyl: Disney+ Hotstar

Chernobyl, the award-winning miniseries based on the nuclear disaster of the same name, is scarier than any horror story in existence, precisely because it did happen in the past and a similar event can happen in future. Human incompetence, after all, has no limits.

10:24 (IST)07 May 2020
Airlines-Har Udaan Ek Toofan: Hotstar

The story revolves around Ananya Rawat (Joshi), an ambitious and hardworking middle-class girl. Her parents have spent all their money on making their daughter a pilot. And, she is the first female pilot of Indie Airlines, where she has to fight the patriarchal mindset along with doing her job.

10:04 (IST)07 May 2020
The Lift Boy: Netflix

Helmed by debutant Jonathan Augustin, The Lift Boy is a coming-of-age story that follows the life of 24 year old Raju Tawde, who works as the lift boy after his father falls sick. The movie is now streaming on Netflix. 

16:52 (IST)06 May 2020
Mentalhood: AltBalaji

Mentalhood is a depiction of modern mothers who are trying to get to the end of the day without going completely insane. Meira Sharma (Karisma Kapoor), Anuja Joshi (Sandhya Mridul), Preeti Khosla (Tillotama Shome), Deeksha Shah (Shruti Seth), Namrata (Shilpa Shukla) are the mothers who seem to be in a race. A race to become the best parent. But in their quest of perfection, their imperfections show. They are competitive. They put the pressure of their dreams on their children. They spy on their kids. And, all of this while being under the gaze of a society which easily blames everything wrong with a child on the mother. Read more

16:16 (IST)06 May 2020
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: Amazon Prime Video

The Indian Express film critic Shalini Langer wrote about Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, "It’s through the two of them that the film also explores what is its strongest theme: that of unrequited love. Like others before them, and others sure to come after, they carry regrets about a special someone, and “what could have been”. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan doesn’t evoke these memories with bitterness or anger but as one of those moments that make up a life."

The next big show from Netflix will be Red Chillies Entertainment's series Betaal. The show will start streaming from May 24.

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