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What to watch on September 6: The Boys season 2 is streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Here are all the films, web series and TV shows you can stream on ZEE5, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix, ALTBalaji, SonyLIV, Apple TV+ and Voot Select among others.

Written by Arushi Jain , Kshitij Rawat | New Delhi | Updated: September 6, 2020 4:27:00 pm
the boys, the boys season 2, the boys amazon prime videoThe Boys season 2's first three episodes are now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. (Photo: Amazon Studios)

Nani starrer V starts streaming on Amazon Prime Video on September 5. Written and directed by Mohana Krishna Indraganti, the film also stars Sudheer Babu, Nivetha Thomas and Aditi Rao Hydari. Jagapathi Babu, Vennela Kishore, Nassar and Srinivas Avasarala star in supporting roles. It is the first big Telugu movie to take the digital route.

ZEE5 has also released a heartwarming film titled Atkan Chatkan today which has been presented by AR Rahman. Other than these, this week the new additions on OTT platforms include Fahadh Faasil’s C U Soon and The Boys Season 2 on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix’s psychological horror-thriller I’m Thinking of Ending Things and SonyLIV’s JL50 starring Abhay Deol, Pankaj Kapur and Piyush Mishra.

In her review of JL50, Shubhra Gupta wrote, “Such a relief to find an Indian web series which has nothing to do with hinterland violence, foul-mouthed goons, and sexual acts bunged in strictly for shock value. The characters here belong to the terrain, and picturesque Kolkata is a perfect location for what begins as a classic mystery. A CBI officer (Abhay Deol) and his colleague (Rajesh Sharma) are informed that the case of the mysterious crash is ‘sensitive’. As the trail gets ever twisted, we come across a shifty professor (Pankaj Kapur) and a crash survivor (Piyush Mishra), both of whom have something to hide.”

She added, “The ‘mad scientist cooking up time-warp instruments while spouting gobbledygook’ is a genre by itself, and many enjoyable yarns have come out of it. JL50, directed by Shailender Vyas, needs to be commended for its attempt to construct a back-to-the-future vibe, and some nice flourishes; you just wish it was better done overall.”

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Here's all that you can stream on OTT platforms today.

16:27 (IST)06 Sep 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.

16:01 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Netflix

This Netflix series combines the best of all the worlds -- a tasty beverage, a smooth ride and a funny mind. The show is hosted by Jerry Seinfeld.

15:30 (IST)06 Sep 2020
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood: Amazon Prime Video

Marielle Heller directorial A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood stars Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, the creator and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

15:05 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Amazon Prime Video

Fun for children, and a decent way to pass time for adults, Alvin and the Chipmunks is one of the better family movies.

14:44 (IST)06 Sep 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.

14:10 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Chernobyl: Disney+ Hotstar

Chernobyl, a miniseries based on the nuclear disaster of the same name, is scarier than any horror story in existence, precisely because it did happen in the past and a similar event can happen in future. Human incompetence, after all, has no limits.

13:46 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Fargo: Netflix

This FX series has everything in its favour - colourful characters, dark humour, varied settings (every season takes place in different places and times), and excellent writing. Cops face solo gangsters or gangsters with families and your sympathies are dragged all over the place. You think things like -- why did this charismatic rascal had to be a bad person, inherently? There is a character played by David Thewlis in the third reason who is the repelling-yet-compelling sort -- a perfect representation of the show as a whole, I think.

13:13 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Stardust: Netflix

Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel, Stardust is directed by Matthew Vaughn. It stars two actors who later played comic-book superheroes - Charlie Cox (Daredevil) and Henry Cavill (Superman).

12:51 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Mrs America: Disney+ Hotstar

Mrs. America is a Hulu miniseries created by Desperate Housewives and Mad Men alum Dahvi Waller. Starring Cate Blanchett in the lead, the series is set in the 1970s 'United States and is about the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment or ERA by second-wave feminists.

12:31 (IST)06 Sep 2020
The Dark Knight: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ Hotstar

The Dark Knight is widely considered to be the best superhero movie ever made, though it has little common with the superhero movies being made today. Its ‘superhero’ was just a costumed and well-muscled rich guy – a man without any superhuman abilities.

11:57 (IST)06 Sep 2020
The Tale: Disney+ Hotstar

Written and directed by Jennifer Fox, The Tale is based on her own experiences of child sexual abuse. This is no sanitised version of events. This is harsh reality laid bare - unsparing, unstinting.

11:33 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Logan: Disney+ Hotstar

Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine is one of the best superhero movies ever made. This is the Wolverine movie we needed and deserved. A no holds barred film filled with ample gore and eye-popping action, a compelling desolate setting, and marvellous work by Jackman and Patrick Stewart in their last hurrah, Logan is fantastic.

11:12 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Epicenter: 24 Hours in Wuhan: Docubay

This documentary film chronicles Chinese city Wuhan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in its initial days. For those who do not know, Wuhan is now considered to be the place from where the novel coronavirus originated.

10:58 (IST)06 Sep 2020
The Boys season 2: Amazon Prime Video

If you like everything about The Boys’ Season 1 — including the cynicism, brutality and the swearing — you simply can’t go wrong with the second season. It turns everything several notches up. Due to a bigger budget, there is more action, bigger scale and more complex visual effects. 

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20:29 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Annihilation: Netflix

A mysterious quarantined zone is affected by an alien phenomenon that is mutating creatures and landscapes inside it. The zone is surrounded by a shimmering electromagnetic field and it is thus called the Shimmer. The zone is getting larger and the US government believes that it would one day surround the whole world if not stopped. This Alex Garland directorial has elements of science fiction, horror and mystery. Its denouement is a gorgeous interplay between mind-bending visuals and incongruous electronic notes.

20:09 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Like Father: Netflix

Lauren Miller’s Like Father, starring Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammar, is a perfect time-killer in these times when we are confined to our homes. It is set during a cruise and is a perfect virtual getaway and escape for you. If you cannot go on vacation, enjoy is vicariously. Also, there is a story and an excellent performance by Bell, without whom this film would be so much tosh.

19:39 (IST)05 Sep 2020
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Netflix

This Lily James and Michiel Huisman starrer is an engaging film that bibliophiles would love. The characters are well-drawn, and the cast is great too. The setting is also quite well-realised, and the English countryside never loses its charm.

19:10 (IST)05 Sep 2020
The Bucket List: Netflix

Two legends – Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson – play terminally ill men completing their wish list before they “kick the bucket”. Freeman and Nicholson’s performances elevate the relatively weak script.

18:35 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Calibre: Netflix

Let's not spoil its plot, but in Calibre, two men go hunting in the Scottish countryside and get more than they bargained for. The film is a harrowing watch, and it’s like the tragedy at the centre of the story occurred with you — so good is the direction.

18:06 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Penny Dreadful: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

Beautifully shot and acted, this drama, set in Victorian London, brings to life some of the most terrifying and well-known characters of British literature, including Dracula, Jack the Ripper, Frankenstein’s monster, Dorian Gray and others. It is a compelling story of a woman’s struggle against forces of the dark and tells a coherent story across three seasons, a kind of hasty ending notwithstanding

In a recent interview with indianexpress.com, Nani spoke about what he likes about his film V. "The fact that it is a thriller and not dark. The way it was narrated and the characterization was done (I loved it). When they say, it is about a killer and a cop, it may sound dark. But, V is not dark. V is all that a mainstream film would offer, despite being unique. That’s what I really liked about V. Nobody will except a movie like V from Mohana Krishna Indraganti, who introduced me in Ashta Chamma, has done this film 12 years later. He has never done this genre before. It is going to something very new," the actor shared.

The actor also talked about how he approached his character in the movie. "I had one of my friends in mind. I was able to connect with his mannerisms and I thought his body language could work for my character. But, it did not work out. The moment I went to the shoot, I knew that I couldn’t do exactly what I had in mind. I think I picked a few things from my friend and mixed it up with what I could do on location. And something unique came up," Nani said.