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Streaming Guide: TV shows, movies and web series to watch on June 3

Here are the shows and movies you can stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, ALTBalaji, SonyLIV, ZEE5, Apple TV+ and Voot among more.

Written by Antara Chakraborthy , Arushi Jain , Anvita Singh , Sampada Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: June 4, 2020 8:31:49 am
what to watch online Spelling the Dream is streaming on Netflix.

The streaming business is booming across the world. Millions of people are still having to stay at home and cheer themselves up by watching TV, films and other content online.

In India, whether it be giants like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, or homegrown streaming services like ZEE5 or AltBalaji, the OTT platforms are gaining new subscribers every day.

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Here are our recommendations on what to stream for June 3.

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20:35 (IST)03 Jun 2020
Don’t Breathe: Netflix

Three kids break into a blind veteran’s secluded house, thinking it would be an easy job to just go inside and pick up the cash. If the old guy wakes up, knock him cold and run away, is the plan. They are in for a really, really nasty surprise. Don’t Breathe is a thriller verging on horror.

20:18 (IST)03 Jun 2020
Shutter Island: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same name is about two US Marshals played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, who arrive on an island that houses a facility for the criminally insane to investigate the disappearance of an inmate. The film is known for its thwack of an ending that changes the way the viewer looks at the whole story. It is an otherwise well-made film as well, with stunning cinematography, performances, background score, writing and, of course, direction.

19:53 (IST)03 Jun 2020
Illegal: VootSelect

Writer Reshu Nath has penned a smart and entertaining web series. Each episode has interesting plot twists. The courtroom sequences, where a rape case is being debated, is devoid of theatrics. There is simply an argument with both the lawyers citing the laws and presenting their evidence. Despite being a legal drama, the writing never gets heavy. With 30-minute episodes, it is an easy binge-watch which doesn’t require you to pay too much attention. While the courtroom sequences leave you thrilled, the drama that unfolds out of the court unravels the reality of the political and judicial system. Read More.

19:41 (IST)03 Jun 2020
Coronavirus, Explained: Netflix

Wish to make sense of the virus called SARS-CoV-2, its origin, the disease it causes (called COVID-19), relief efforts surrounding it by governments, NGOs, individuals, the challenges and so on? The Netflix documentary series Coronavirus, Explained has you covered. Read More.

18:42 (IST)03 Jun 2020
Shadaa: Amazon Prime Video

Helmed by Jagdeep Sidhu, Shadaa, which means bachelor in Punjabi, is a film that revolves around Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa’s characters, who are past what the society considers eligible age for marriage. Both of them appear to be anti-marriage but in reality, are unable to find a suitable match. When both of them meet, they fall in love but find it difficult to explain to their families the changed stance on marriage. The film’s narrative ensures the laughs keep coming. Diljit and Neeru’s comfort with each other shows on the screen and the two stars deliver convincing performances.

18:39 (IST)03 Jun 2020
Ghoomketu: ZEE5

Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Raghubir Yadav, Anurag Kashyap, among others, Ghoomketu is streaming on ZEE5. Read movie review here.

17:58 (IST)03 Jun 2020
Mean Girls: Amazon Prime Video

Written by Tina Fey and directed by Mark Waters, the scenes and dialogues from Mean Girls have become a part of pop culture in the last decade. The 2004 film stars Lindsay Lohan as Cady, who starts at a new school which is dominated by ‘mean girl’ Regina, played by Rachel McAdams. Mean Girls inspired several high school character archetypes in the 21st century.

17:28 (IST)03 Jun 2020
The Crown: Netflix

Controversial, well-crafted and critically acclaimed are few of the adjectives that befit the Netflix Original The Crown. Queen Elizabeth II, her coronation and her journey as Britain’s queen are the main themes of this well-directed show. It boasts of an impressive cast (Olivia Colman, Matt Smith, Claire Foy, Helena Bonham Carter among more) and stunning set pieces. It is currently streaming on Netflix.

16:56 (IST)03 Jun 2020
Dead to Me: Netflix

Ride or Die. Shout or keep their silence. One thing is for sure, whatever the ladies of Netflix series Dead to Me end up doing, always turns out interesting. The second season of the Christina Applegate and Lina Cardellini web series started streaming from May 8. And just like the first season, the new season too is full of dark comedy, emotional moments and witty one-liners. In fact, the second season is a kind of quotable quotes galore if tragicomedy, self-doubt and self-love is ‘your thing.’ Read More.

16:33 (IST)03 Jun 2020
Kota Factory: YouTube

Kota Factory is set in the student city of Kota where we follow the story of 16-year-old Vaibhav, who is preparing for his IIT exams. Jitendra Kumar played the friendly teacher Jeetu Bhaiya here. Created by TVF, the show has five episodes.

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16:09 (IST)03 Jun 2020
Baarish 2: ALTBalaji and ZEE5

Everything about Baarish 2 is stale, from its plot, characterisation, to the treatment of the story. It seems like nobody in the team bothered to check that all their episodes look similar. Read More.

15:56 (IST)03 Jun 2020
Om Shanti Om: Netflix, Voot, YouTube, MX Player

A quintessential Bollywood drama, Om Shanti Om marked Deepika Padukone’s Bollywood debut. The film paid homage to many classics of Hindi cinema, and director Farah Khan managed to recreate the old-world charm. Shah Rukh Khan once again managed to win hearts as he opened his arms in his inimitable style. Several dialogues from the film like “Ek chutki sindoor ki keemat..” are still quotable.

15:00 (IST)03 Jun 2020
The Vast of Night: Amazon Prime Video

The Vast of Night, an indie sci-fi thriller distributed by Amazon, harks back to classic stories and accounts of UFOs and alleged alien sightings, and the steady diet of shows and movies made on them which many of us grew up on. Read More.

14:37 (IST)03 Jun 2020
Space Force: Netflix

In the first couple of episodes, Space Force establishes that it is based on a silly premise – the existence of a military branch called Space Force. But in this universe, that silly premise was taken seriously by someone, like the present-day POTUS, and they decided to run with it. We see the show shifting from stupidity to emotional outbursts, and while it tries to serve it all on the same platter, there are a few hits and misses. Read More.

14:00 (IST)03 Jun 2020
Raktanchal: MX Player

Set in the 1980s, Raktanchal tells the story of Waseem Khan (Nikitin Dheer) who rules the tender mafia in Purvanchal. He is also involved in smuggling of arms and ammunition. His power is challenged by the anti-hero Vijay Singh (Kranti Prakash Jha), who held high morals and yearned to become a civil servant until Waseem’s gang murdered his father. While Singh is determined to avenge his father’s murder, Khan is determined to hold on to his power come what may. Read More.

13:31 (IST)03 Jun 2020
Jojo Rabbit: Disney+ Hotstar

Watch this Taika Waititi film set during World War II on Disney+ Hotstar. The film is a satire on Third Reich and the collapse of Hitler’s forces as the war ended. The film stars Waititi, Scarlett Johansson, Roman Griffin Davis.

13:07 (IST)03 Jun 2020
Sweet Magnolias: Netflix

When you are down and out, all you sometimes need in life is a nudge in the right direction to lift your spirits. And Netflix series Sweet Magnolias does exactly that. It is a show about three women who celebrate the choices they make. Based on the books penned by Sherryl Woods, the web series features JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott and Heather Headley in the lead roles. Read More.

12:28 (IST)03 Jun 2020
Spelling the Dream: Netflix

There’s no way that you will not be impressed by the kids featured in Netflix’s latest documentary Spelling the Dream. Here, we see how the Indian Americans have dominated the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition for decades now, and their hold on the title is just getting stronger every year. Director Sam Rega offers a short history lesson on Indian immigrants in America and then focuses on the families who devote the children’s formative years to competing in spelling bees. Read More.

20:26 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Charlie: MX Player

Dulquer Salmaan and Parvathy star in this bewildering, beautiful drama of finding oneself. While both the leading stars' prowess is at full display in the film, it is the stunning cinematography that steals everyone's thunder. 

20:04 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Set it Up: Netflix

A romantic comedy that is predictable but not boring? Yes, such a thing can happen and Netflix's Set it Up shows us exactly how.  

This week's big OTT releases are films Choked and Chintu Ka Birthday, and web series Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain Season 3 and 13 Reasons Why Season 4.