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Streaming Guide: Films, series to watch on April 21

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

Written by Kshitij Rawat , Antara Chakraborthy , Anvita Singh | New Delhi | Updated: April 22, 2020 9:55:15 am
little women Here’s what you can watch on streaming platforms on April 21.

We are officially in the second phase of the lockdown, which was stretched to May 3 recently by the Government of India. The coronavirus outbreak is still raging around the world. People are again looking for those methods that work inside their homes to divert themselves. For instance, the TV shows and movies using the host of streaming services now at our disposal.

Hotstar recently became Disney+ Hotstar, and is now hosting content from Disney’s spanking new streaming service. It now includes The Simpsons, the full 31 seasons of the longest-running adult animated sitcom. It also hosts Irrfan Khan’s latest, an entertaining comedy sequel Angrezi Medium. The market leader Netflix is still uploading exciting new content, and so is Amazon Prime Video.

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Apple TV+, the Cupertino tech giant’s streaming service, also has decent content, though it is not a lot. At Rs 99 per month, though, it also does not cost much.

 

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20:26 (IST)21 Apr 2020
Inception: Amazon Prime

This Christopher Nolan movie boasted of a great star cast and a mind-bending script (pun intended). What would happen if someone were able to not only see, but hack your dreams? This single line is the basic plot of this multistarrer. 

20:10 (IST)21 Apr 2020
Patriot Act: Netflix

This variety show hosted by comedian and actor Hasan Minhaj is insightful, witty and highly informative. Tune in to Netflix now if you don't believe us!

19:46 (IST)21 Apr 2020
His Dark Materials: Hotstar

The BBC One and HBO television series His Dark Materials is many things — a bildungsroman, a fantasy fiction, an adventure show, but above all, it is about making the choices that you believe in and finding your own identity in the process. Adapted from the books of the same name by Philip Pullman, the narrative follows a girl called Lyra, who is said to achieve greatness. 

Also read | His Dark Materials review

19:23 (IST)21 Apr 2020
Kingdom: Netflix

At its core, Kingdom is a tale of the struggle for the throne, but the said struggle gets hampered by dead people getting resurrected because of a mysterious plant which also turns them into witless cannibals. Read more here

18:53 (IST)21 Apr 2020
Asur: VootSelect

What is interesting about Asur is that it is dipping its hands into a lot of things – a dissolving marriage, love, crime, mythology and psychology. To juggle these and simultaneously make a watchable show is a task. Read more here. 

18:27 (IST)21 Apr 2020
Pokemon Detective Pikachu: Amazon Prime

This Ryan Reynolds starrer about the adventures of a 'detective' Pikachu will provide you a lot of joy and comfort. Read more here. 

18:09 (IST)21 Apr 2020
Bones: Hotstar

In this procedural drama, an FBI agent teams up with a forensic scientist to figure out culprits behind henious crimes. 

17:42 (IST)21 Apr 2020
Beauty and the Beast: Hotstar

In this live-action version of the children's fable, Emma Watson stars as the bookworm 'beauty.' The film had received mixed reviews upon its release. However, it is a perfectly enjoyable weekend watch. 

17:15 (IST)21 Apr 2020
Cinderella and the Four Knights: Netflix

This South Korean romantic drama is a modern take on the Cinderella fable. Here Cinderella has multiple knights in shining armour, but they all have their own motives. 

16:49 (IST)21 Apr 2020
Sex and the City: Hotstar

Rewatch this HBO original where Carrie and her friends traverse the tricky lanes of New York and life together!

16:27 (IST)21 Apr 2020
Hannah Montana: Disney Plus Hotstar

Go down the memory lane with Miley Cyrus' TV debut that helped her become a household name. There's singing, drama and lots of teen romance in store!

15:34 (IST)21 Apr 2020
Abducted in Plain Sight: Netflix

This documentary is as strange as it can get. One child gets kidnapped twice by her neighbour and her parents are unable to do anything about it. This film is bound to make you furious, but you won't be able to look away. 

14:59 (IST)21 Apr 2020
Lakshya: Netflix

Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta star in this coming-of-drama directed by Farhan Akhtar. Bonus: It's great music and some spellbinding camera work. 

14:27 (IST)21 Apr 2020
Main Hoon Na: Netflix

This Farah Khan directorial featured Shah Rukh Khan, Zayed Khan, Amrita Rao and Sushmita Sen in the lead. Suniel Shetty played the antagonist. If what you are looking for is a mad-cap entertainer, tune in to Netflix to watch the movie. 

13:58 (IST)21 Apr 2020
Blade Runner: MX Player

This Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford starrer is set in a dystopian future in Los Angeles of 2019. This science-fiction drama was helmed by the acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott. 

13:39 (IST)21 Apr 2020
The Hitman's Bodyguard: MX Player

Directed by Patrick Hughes, this movie features Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek. What happens when one man is called upon to save his mortal enemy? Mayhem and hilarity ensues. 

13:13 (IST)21 Apr 2020
The Creative Indians: Netflix

In this short form interview series, we get a peek inside the minds of some of the most successful Indians working today, including the likes of AR Rahman, Anurag Kashyap, Anita Dongre, Ad man Piyush Pandey and more. 

12:52 (IST)21 Apr 2020
Little Women: YouTube

A somewhat revised adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, this is the tale of four sisters and how they percieve life. The film was honoured with multiple Oscar nominations and featured Emma Watson, Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet, Saorise Ronan and Florence Pugh among more. Click here to know more about the Greta Gerwig directorial. 

21:01 (IST)20 Apr 2020
Go Goa Gone: Voot

This quirky comedy revolves around a rave party where all the guests turn into zombies. Starring Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu, Vir Das and Anand Tiwari, the film was a hit among audiences for its hilarious portrayal of drug-addled zombies. Thanks to its success, the makers have announced a sequel, which is set to hit the screens on March 2021. 

20:39 (IST)20 Apr 2020
Succession: Hotstar

Succession is the story of rich people but the makers are acutely aware that this show is being watched by regular people so to get a sense of this world we are introduced to Greg Hirsch (Nicholas Braun). Greg has grown up in a regular household but because he happens to be related to the Roys, he ends up in their inner circle, enjoying the high life. And while he’s amazed by the riches, he knows that he is a disposable outsider.

Quibi, the newest entrant into the Indian streaming space, offers short form content to entertain yourselves. This includes TV shows with episodes no bigger than 10 minutes, and they are often much shorter -- around 6 minutes or so. Several decent shows are available on the app that only runs on mobile devices, and you do not really get bored since by the time boredom begins, the episode is finished.

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