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Streaming Guide: Movies, shows to watch on April 24

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 Anvita Singh , Antara Chakraborthy | New Delhi | Updated: April 25, 2020 7:49:58 pm
Streaming Guide Chris Hemsworth’s Extraction will start streaming on Netflix from today.

Thanks to the lockdown imposed in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OTT platforms have experienced a sudden surge in viewership. Most people are working remotely and the after hours, which would earlier have been spent in commuting, is now being used to watch a variety of content online.

Currently, there are multiple platforms that cater to the different tastes of the audience, including the likes of Disney+Hotstar, Netflix, AltBalaji, VootSelect, ZEE5, SonyLIV and MX Player among more.

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While international OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+Hotstar appeal to the ones who are looking for cross-border entertainment, homegrown streaming platforms such as AltBalaji, Voot Select and ZEE5 are helping in maximising the reach of ‘desi’ content. Voot Select, which is fairly new in the business, has managed to grab eyeballs with its shows Marzi, Asur and The Raikar Case.

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18:19 (IST)24 Apr 2020
Better Call Saul: Netflix

This critically-acclaimed show may have even surpassed its predecessor, Breaking Bad. Starring Bob Odenkirk, the series starts six years before the events of Breaking Bad and shows his transformation into the persona of criminal for hire Saul Goodman. Called “one of the best prequels ever made”, make sure you don’t miss this one.

17:56 (IST)24 Apr 2020
Khamoshi: The Musical: Hotstar

Musical drama Khamoshi with Salman Khan and Manisha Koirala in the lead roles didn’t gain cinephiles’ attention back in 1996 when it released in theaters. But today, this story of love and redemption is counted as one of the best musicals of Hindi cinema and the most enduring film of Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

17:39 (IST)24 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.

17:17 (IST)24 Apr 2020
After Life: Netflix

This tragic-comedy drama created by British comedian Ricky Gervais follows Tony (Gervais), who is depressed and struggling to live after his wife dies from breast cancer. Gervais is at his snarky best in the show and second season has just begun streaming today.

17:09 (IST)24 Apr 2020
The Returned: Netflix

When a loved one dies, we mourn them. And we often say, “I wish he/she would come back!” or something to that effect, but we really don’t want that, do we? What is dead should ideally stay dead. Otherwise, there might arise a number of complications as shown in this American remake of the French original Les Revenants, called The Returned.

16:48 (IST)24 Apr 2020
One Punch Man: Netflix

One Punch Man, like the name suggests, follows the story of Saitama, a superhero who can defeat any opponent with a single punch. But he is bored of being a hero because there’s nobody who can challenge his powers. This is one of the most fun anime shows to watch. If you are bored of serious tropes and intense storylines, then One Punch Man is the perfect remedy. The show doesn’t take itself too seriously and also on occasions, makes fun of the anime world. And the best part? It’s really funny.

16:30 (IST)24 Apr 2020
Free Solo: Disney+ Hotstar

This documentary follows Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite. For those who don’t know much about solo climbing, it’s climbing a mountain without any gear. The documentary is a perfect example of a film where you are engrossed in the protagonist’s journey, even if you know nothing about them or their sport. Free Solo won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 2019. For more documentaries like this, click here.

16:13 (IST)24 Apr 2020
50 States of Fright: Quibi

The Sam Raimi-produced (he has also helmed a few episodes) show delves into dark legends from different places in the United States. Even though it is not particularly scary, 50 States of Fright is an entertaining affair.

15:53 (IST)24 Apr 2020
Kaminey: Netflix

Kaminey is a story of a rivalry between twin brothers, played by Shahid Kapoor, who suffer from a distinctive speech impediment. One of them lisps and other stutters. Priyanka Chopra essays the role of Sweety, a Maharashtrian girl, who is the love interest of one of the twins. The music of Kaminey became a rage and for the longest time after the film’s release, people attempted to replace ‘s’ with an ‘f’ in their speech.

15:09 (IST)24 Apr 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. Indianexpress.com 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.” Read the full review here. 

14:46 (IST)24 Apr 2020
Rick and Morty: Netflix

This wacky show revolves around a mad, alcoholic scientist Rick and his grandson, Morty. Each episode takes you on a crazy sci-fi adventure. The comedy drama has gained so much popularity for its imaginative concepts and dark humour, that it’s almost a cultural phenomenon, like The Simpsons. All four seasons are streaming on Netflix, and the show is perfect binge-watching material.

14:23 (IST)24 Apr 2020
Kolaiyuthir Kaalam: Amazon Prime Video

Nayanthara starrer Kolaiyuthir Kaalam is the remake of Hollywood film Hush. The film, helmed by Chakri Toleti, is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.  

14:11 (IST)24 Apr 2020
Black Friday: Hotstar

Anurag Kashyap’s first release Black Friday is a riveting tale based on the 1993 bombings that shook Mumbai. Though the film was not a commercial success, it has gained a cult status over the years. Kashyap through his actors recreated the actual events as faithfully as possible. Kay Kay Menon, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vijay Maurya and Aditya Shrivastava among others gave spectacular performances in the film.

13:47 (IST)24 Apr 2020
Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill: Netflix

Be sure to catch Kanan Gill’s latest stand-up special, Yours Sincerely. The show is currently streaming on Netflix.

Read | Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill review: Timepass at best

13:28 (IST)24 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.

13:04 (IST)24 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.

12:43 (IST)24 Apr 2020
Hum Saath Saath Hain: Youtube

If you are looking for a movie to stream with family, this is the one. You will get a lot of ‘gyaan’ on family values and ‘sanskaars’. The film was so ‘sanskaari’ that the lead characters were called Ram Kishen, Mamta, Vivek, Vinod and Prem.

12:21 (IST)24 Apr 2020
Traffic: Disney+ Hotstar

The clock is ticking, a girl needs a heart transplant operation, and the organ is 150 kilometres away. It is a busy weekday and traffic is high as usual. The entire traffic police department goes to work to create a green corridor to allow the uninterrupted passage of the vehicle carrying the organ. This Malayalam movie is 122-minutes of pure thrills.

12:01 (IST)24 Apr 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. 

11:39 (IST)24 Apr 2020
Omkara: ZEE5

Omkara found its narrative in William Shakespeare’s Othello, a tale of friendship, jealousy and betrayal. Apart from an engaging story, the film boasts of some spectacular performances by Saif Ali Khan, Ajay Devgn, Konkona Sensharma and Vivek Oberoi. Bipasha Basu’s dance on “Beedi” became one of the highlights of the film and music by Bharadwaj played a character in the movie. You can’t miss this one from Vishal Bharadwaj’s filmography.

Apart from the aforementioned platforms, there are other brands in the market like Apple TV+ and Quibi. A short-form mobile video platform, Quibi, in its own words, offers "quick bites of captivating entertainment, created for mobile by the best talent, designed to fit perfectly into any moment of your day."