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Streaming Guide: Series, movies to watch on March 19

Here are the web series and movies you should watch on Netflix, Hotstar, SonyLIV, ALTBalaji, ZEE5 and Voot among more.

Written by Antara Chakraborthy | New Delhi |
Updated: June 23, 2020 7:57:21 pm
Streaming guide A look at the web series and movies available for streaming on Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video and Voot Select.

After being stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, more people are now resorting to streaming movies and shows. And there are quite a few options available thanks to multiple streaming platforms.

Apart from the global streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, we also have our home-grown services such as Hotstar, ZEE5, VootSelect, AltBalaji and SonyLIV, among more.

Of late, VootSelect’s Asur, Hotstar’s Special Ops and AltBalaji’s Mentalhood have struck a chord with the audience.

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Special Ops showrunner Neeraj Pandey told, “I stumbled upon something interesting a few years back, while working on one of my past projects. The premise was very exciting, and it stayed with me over the last few years, growing organically. When we decided to do something in the digital format, the story came back. We realised the medium would suit this particular script.”

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17:00 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Watchmen: Hotstar

If you are tired of the overload of content from the Marvel universe, then HBO’s Watchmen is definitely worth exploring. The superhero drama continues from the 1987 DC Comics series Watchmen, and takes place 34 years after the events of the comics within the same alternate reality.

Read | Watchmen review: One of the best TV shows of the year

16:39 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Super Deluxe: Netflix

Super Deluxe is Thiagarajan Kumararaja's second movie. It features a slew of powerhouse performers like Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Samantha, Ramya Krishnan, Mysskin, Gayathrie, Ashwanth Ashokkumar, and Bagavathi Perumal. The genre-bending movie takes us through the hyper-woven tale of 4 separate subplots, which merge towards the end. critic S Subhakeerthana said Super Deluxe “is an intellectually stimulating experience".

Read more | Super Deluxe movie review: Gutsy, strikingly different and devoid of cliches

16:19 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Amazon Prime Video

Jack Ryan, starring John Krasinski in the titular role, had premiered last year on Amazon Prime Video. It is based on Tom Clancy’s novels and is a good-old spy action series. The series, with both its seasons, particularly stands out because of its protagonist’s idealistic approach.Read our review of the second season here.

16:01 (IST)19 Mar 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. 

15:20 (IST)19 Mar 2020
O Kadhal Kanmani: Hotstar

Oh Kadhal Kanmani, starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menon, marked director Mani Ratnam’s return to the romance genre after almost a decade. The movie is a refreshing take on contemporary romance and relationships. Amazing performances, complete with AR Rahman’s wonderful music, OK Kanmani is sure to leave you with a smile on your face.

15:00 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Harry Potter movies: Amazon Prime Video

It’s time for all the Potterheads to dive deep inside the world of Hogwarts once again. All 8 movies are streaming on Prime and will transport you to a different world for a little while. Isn’t that what one needs at the moment?

14:38 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Zindagi Gulzar Hai: Netflix

The Pakistani show, Zindagi Gulzar Hai, made a deep impact on the Indian audience when it aired on Zindagi back in 2014. Fawad Khan who starred as the lead opposite Sanam Saeed, went to achieve widespread popularity after this show.

14:19 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Spider-man Into the Spider-verse: Amazon Prime Video

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse is considered to be one of the best animated films in recent times. Apart from winning an Academy Award for the best animated feature, it is also the first Marvel superhero film to win an Oscar. Spider-Verse features alternate spider heroes from different dimensions with the voices of Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld and Mahershala Ali.

14:02 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Ghoul: Netflix

Another binge-worthy show for all the Horror fans. This Hindi miniseries is based on the Arab folklore monster ghoul. Ghoul features Radhika Apte in the main role, supported by Manav Kaul, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee, S. M. Zaheer, Mahesh Balraj, Rohit Pathak and Mallhar Goenka in prominent roles. Read our review here.

13:39 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Zabaan Sambhalke: Amazon Prime Video

Let’s take a walk down the memory lane with this Hindi sitcom. Despite being the Indian version of the British show Mind Your Language, Zabaan Sambhalke managed to remarkably carve a space for itself. The series featured actors Pankaj Kapur, Viju Khote, Shubha Khote and Tom Alter.

13:19 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Bangalore Days: Hotstar

Bangalore Days is the go-to film if you are in the mood to watch something comforting and feel-good. Dulquer Salmaan, Nazriya Nazim and Nivin Pauly played the central characters as the adorable trio of cousins who navigate their new lives in Bangalore. 

Read more | As Bangalore Days turns 5, Dulquer Salmaan fondly remembers ‘amazing film’

13:01 (IST)19 Mar 2020
The Night Manager: Amazon Prime Video

This British TV drama has some big names as the cast.  Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, David Harewood, Tom Hollander, and Elizabeth Debicki star in the adaptation of  1993 novel of the same name by John le Carré. The series was nominated for 36 awards and won 11, including three Golden Globes for Best Performance to Tom Hiddleston, Best Performance for an Actress in a Supporting Role to Olivia Colman, and Best Performance for a Supporting Actor for Hugh Laurie.

12:45 (IST)19 Mar 2020
The Haunting of Hill House: Netflix

Horror fans, we got you! Considered to be one of the best web series of 2018, the first season of Haunting Of Hill House is streaming on Netflix. The show is binge-worthy and guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seats at all times. In case you need more convincing, this web series has gotten the perfect score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Click on the link for more deets.

12:24 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota: Netflix

Written and directed by Vasan Bala, this action-comedy stars  debutant Abhimanyu Dassani, Radhika Madan, Gulshan Devaiah, Mahesh Manjrekar and Jimit Trivedi. The film garnered positive reviews from critics and was also screened at the 2018 MAMI Film Festival where it received standing ovation. To read our review of the film, click here.

12:04 (IST)19 Mar 2020
The Office: Amazon Prime Video

This is the perfect time to revisit all your favourite characters and binge-watch this beloved sitcom. Taken in the style of a mockumentary, the show hilariously depicts the everyday lives of Dunder Mifflin employees in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Mindy Kaling, Rainn Wilson among a host of others are part of the show.

11:40 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Tanhaji: Hotstar

Ajay Devgn starrer Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior proved to be the first big hit of 2020. The film has grossed Rs 278.47 crore and also stars  Saif Ali Khan, Kajol, Luke Kenny and Sharad Kelkar among others. Click here for our review.

11:22 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Princess Diaries: Netflix

It’s always a good time to watch the timeless tale of a shy American teenager who learns she is heir to the throne of a European kingdom. With Anne Hathaway confirming that Disney is planning a sequel, make sure you watch this movie again!

11:04 (IST)19 Mar 2020
True Detective: Hotstar

If intense detective-dramas are your jam, then True Detective is the show for you. Every season focuses on a particular town and a crime that haunts it. The first season, which starred  Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in the lead roles, received excellent reviews. Check out our first impression of season 3 here.

10:45 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Angamaly Diaries: Netflix

Angamaly Diaries, a Malayalam crime-drama film, is currently regarded as director Lijo Jose Pellissery’s best work till date. The movie, which features 86 debutant actors, stands out for a number of reasons including the 11-minute long climax scene that was taken in one shot. Click here for more details.

10:24 (IST)19 Mar 2020
Guava Island: Amazon Prime Video

Featuring Donald Glover and Rihanna in lead roles, Guava Island is described as a tropical thriller about a local musician who wants to throw a festival. Directed by Hiro Murai, who is also known for helming Glover’s “This Is America” music video, the musical film made a surprise debut at Coachella before streaming on Prime.

More and more Bollywood filmmakers are trying their luck in the digital medium. In fact, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Zoya Akhtar were among the first of the lot to step into the OTT space.

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