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Streaming Guide: Movies, web series and shows to watch on April 4

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 Sampada Sharma , Kshitij Rawat , Arushi Jain , Antara Chakraborthy | New Delhi | Updated: April 4, 2020 9:40:26 pm
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With films postponed and the small screen filled with reruns, it is the digital medium that has come to the rescue of viewers who are locked up inside their homes due to the coronavirus outbreak.

OTT platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, ZEE5, SonyLIV, Voot, VootSelect and ALTBalaji are regularly pushing out original content to ensure the audience stays entertained. And entering the club today is Disney+ Hotstar.

Disney+ Hotstar provides over 250 superhero and animated films apart from more than a hundred series that include Disney+ Originals. The streaming platform will also offer stuff for kids, several Bollywood movies and Hotstar Specials.

Streaming Guide: April 1 and 2 | March 30 and 31 | March 28 and 29 | March 26 and 27March 24 and 25 | March 22 and 23 | March 20 and 21 | March 19 and 18  | March 17 | March 16  

Ahead of its launch on Friday, Disney+ Hotstar hosted a virtual red carpet event, with the premiere of The Lion King followed by The Mandalorian.

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21:40 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Elementary: Amazon Prime Video

Elementary is a contemporary retelling of  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes starring Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson. The show follows Holmes, a recovering drug addict and former consultant to Scotland Yard, as he assists the New York City Police Department in solving crimes, where he is joined by Dr Watson.

21:19 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Ghilli: Sun NXT

The Tamil remake of the Telugu hit Okkadu (2003), Ghilli propelled actor Vijay to stardom. The film, which also starred Trisha in the lead, was a huge hit for its mass-entertainment factor. Ghilli has everything - romance, action, sentiment and great songs.

21:01 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Malgudi Days: Hotstar

Malgudi Days captured the imagination of the Indian audience in the late 80s and early 90s, and it still remains etched in people’s minds. Relive the memories of your lost childhood and introduce your children to the works of Indian author R.K. Narayan through this unmissable show.

20:39 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Penny Dreadful: Amazon Prime Video

Penny Dreadful lasted for three seasons and was loved by fans of the horror genre. This is a Victorian horror show where literary characters like Dorian Gray, Victor Frankenstein and others are reimagined as horror characters with new storylines. These literary characters meet other fictional characters and what we get is a horror fest that will leave you wanting more.

20:19 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Care of Kancharapalem: Netflix

The movie tells us it is human nature to act irrationally sometimes. We make grave mistakes that we can’t undo. Humans are flawed and ever-evolving. All we can do is we can learn from our past mistakes, make peace with them and master the art of forgiving ourselves. 

20:00 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Impractical Joker: Netflix

If there is one thing that we can all agree to, it is that laughter is indeed the best medicine. If you are not feeling okay, mentally, then you can just watch a few random episodes of this show, and get in all the happiness and laughter. Based on real-life pranks, four friends Joe, Murr, Sal and Q, participate in tasks to embarrass each other and score high, so they can save themselves from a grand punishment. They must say/do everything that the other ‘jokers’ tell them to, and any refusal will lead to a loss. 

19:40 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Hunters: Amazon Prime Video

Starring Al Pacino, Logan Lerman and others, the official synopsis of Hunters reads like this - "From Executive Producer, Jordan Peele, Hunters, follows a rag-tag team of Nazi Hunters on their quest for righteous revenge in 1977 New York City.” Read the review here.

19:20 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Tolkien: Disney+

Tolkien is a biopic about the early life of English professor J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, as well as notable academic works. The film stars Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, and Derek Jacobi.

18:59 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim: Netflix

This Korean series is a watered-down version of Grey’s Anatomy and that’s perfect if you, like me, think the latter has become over-the-top. As the name suggests, it’s a medical drama with all the elements that make for solid, uninterrupted viewing. There is a neglected hospital, a brilliant surgeon/mentor, romance, edge-of-the-seat medical surgeries and some good-old action scenes. Why would you not watch it? It is noteworthy to mention that this show is among the very few K-dramas to get renewed for a second season.

18:39 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Moving Out: Youtube

This Marathi series is a story of a fierce and rebellious independent woman who moves out of her parents’ house to explore life, standing on her own feet. The show talks about casual sexism, and the kind of inequality that women face on daily basis. Rewa, the central character of the show wants to break out, fight back and live life on her on terms. Moving Out stars Abhidnya Bhave and Dr. Nikhil Rajeshirke and is streaming on YouTube channel Reverb Katta.

18:20 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Home Before Dark: Apple TV+

Home Before Dark is a new mystery-drama web series that stars Brooklynn Prince, Jim Sturgess, Abby Miller, Louis Herthum, Michael Weston, Kiefer O'Reilly and Kylie Rogers among others. The show revolves around the life of “young journalist Hilde Lysiak, who unearths a cold case that everyone in town tried hard to bury.”

17:59 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Grey's Anatomy: Hotstar

The longest running medical drama series, Grey’s Anatomy showcases the lives of surgical intern residents, their challenges and achievements and how they cope with them in their professional as well as personal life. Season 16 is out recently, so this makes for perfect binge material.

17:38 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Hellaro: MX Player

This Gujarati period drama film won  the National Film Award for Best Feature Film at the 66th National Film Awards. Directed by debutant Abhishek Shah, the film revolves around a group of women living in  Kutch in the 1970s.

17:08 (IST)04 Apr 2020
One Punch Man: Netflix

One Punch Man follows the story of Saitama, a superhero, like the name suggests, 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. Click this link for more anime shows you can watch on Netflix.

16:35 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Bones: Hotstar

This American crime-procedural drama is based on  forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology, with each episode focusing on an FBI case file concerning the mystery behind human remains brought by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) to forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel). The imaginative cases and the interesting ways used to solve them will definitely keep you hooked. 

16:09 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Kaale Dhande: Zee5

Kaale Dhande is a Marathi comedy web show starring Mahesh Manjrekar, Sanskruti Balgude and Shubhankar Tawde. Surprising 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.

15:49 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Snoopy in Space: Apple TV+

What’s not to love about a series of 12 animated shorts featuring Charlie Brown and the beloved Peanuts gang. Snoopy fulfills his dreams and embarks on his next big adventure: becoming a NASA astronaut. Joined by Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang, Snoopy takes command of the International Space Station and explores the moon and beyond.

15:30 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Naanum Rowdy Dhan: MX Player

Directed by Vignesh Shivn, Naanum Rowdy Dhan is a 2015 Tamil-language action comedy film. The movie, featuring Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara in the lead roles, is perfect for a fun, relaxed afternoon watch. The songs, composed by Anirudh Ravichandran, are also a huge hit.

15:04 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Swades: Netflix

Ashutosh Gowariker’s greatest feat is to give us a Shah Rukh Khan stripped of all his superstarry glamour. Along with SRK of the Aziz Mirza-Kundan Shah days and Chak De! India (2007), Swades defies our expectations of a Shah Rukh Khan movie. Don't miss this one. 

14:45 (IST)04 Apr 2020
Amazon Prime Video restricts streaming to SD quality on mobile phones

Talking about Disney+ Hotstar, Uday Shankar - President, The Walt Disney Company APAC and Chairman, Star & Disney India, said, “With the success of Hotstar, we ushered in a new era for premium video streaming in India. Today, as we unveil Disney+ Hotstar, we take yet another momentous step in staying committed to our promise of delivering high-quality impactful stories for India that have not only entertained but also made a difference in people’s lives, a promise that is even more meaningful in challenging times such as this. We hope the power of Disney’s storytelling, delivered through Hotstar’s technology, will help our viewers find moments of comfort, happiness and inspiration during these difficult times.”