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Streaming Guide: Web series, movies and shows to watch on May 23

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

Written by Arushi Jain , Kshitij Rawat , Antara Chakraborthy | New Delhi | Updated: May 25, 2020 7:47:48 am
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Being locked up inside our house is being made easier by OTT platforms. Be it Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus Hotstar, ZEE5, Voot Select, ALTBalaji or MX Player, every streaming platform has upped their game in terms of content and have ensured 24/7 entertainment for the audience.

Now, several Bollywood, Hollywood and south movies will also have a digital release. These include Ayushmann Khurrana-Amitabh Bachchan’s Gulabo Sitabo, Vidya Balan starrer Shakuntala Devi, Tom Hanks’ Greyhound, Disney movie Artemis Fowl and others.

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So, you need not get bored sitting at home as you can enjoy movies and shows while keeping yourself safe from the outbreak of coronavirus. And, if you are confused about what to watch, we are here to help.

In this blog, we suggest movies, web series, TV shows and documentaries you can watch on several digital platforms.

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22:41 (IST)23 May 2020
Walk the Line: YouTube

Johnny Cash, Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, country music and a tumultuous love story in the backdrop. These are some of the key ingredients of the acclaimed biographical movie Walk the Line. Built around the life and times of country music legend Johnny Cash, Walk the Line is a touching feature about what it means to pursue your passion.

22:04 (IST)23 May 2020
Ustad Hotel: Disney+ Hotstar

A newly graduated chef is forced to seek refuge in his grandfather’s hotel, which is old but very popular with the people of Kozhikode. Dulquer Salman’s Faizi’s granddad is a task-master played by Thilakan. It is at this depleting hotel, Faizi practically learns the core values of his profession that classrooms can’t teach.

21:36 (IST)23 May 2020
Love Death and Robots: Netflix

Love Death and Robots showcases a whole new world in the best way possible. The show is a collection of 18 stand-alone episodes that spans various genres like science-fiction, fantasy, horror and explores post-apocalyptic worlds and alternate histories. 

21:14 (IST)23 May 2020
Manbhanjan: Hotchoi

Manbhanjan is one of Rabindranath Tagore’s best short stories. Hoichoi’s adaptation of the short story stars Sohini Sarkar, Amrita Chattopadhyay and Anirban Bhattacharya, who shoulder the two-part mini-series.

20:39 (IST)23 May 2020
The Creative Indians: Netflix

In this short form interview series, we get a peek inside the minds of some of the most successful Indians working today, including the likes of AR Rahman, Anurag Kashyap, Anita Dongre, Ad man Piyush Pandey and more.

20:18 (IST)23 May 2020
Weeds: Netflix

This dark-comedy drama features Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, and Kevin Nealon among others. Set primarily in the fictional town of Agrestic, California, the series follows a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling marijuana to support her family.

19:49 (IST)23 May 2020
Love Bites: ZEE5

The series is a coming-of-age story that is based on Anmol Rana’s best-selling book – Those 7 Days. The plot revolves around a young boy, Vishwas who travels from a small town to a big city for his first job and meets 7 women whom he learns different lessons from.

19:16 (IST)23 May 2020
The King: Eternal Monarch: Netflix

The King: Eternal Monarch is a new South Korean drama  about an emperor Lee Gon who tries to close the doors to a parallel world which was opened by demons who were unleashed by a deity into the human world, and a detective Jung Tae-eul who tries to protect the people and the one she loves. 

18:51 (IST)23 May 2020
Moonlight: Amazon Prime Video

This 2016 Oscar-winner shows us three stages in the life of the main character: his youth, adolescence, and early adult life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up. Do not miss Mahershala Ali’s award-winning performance in the movie.

18:25 (IST)23 May 2020
Defending Jacob: Apple TV

Defending Jacob features Chris Evans as the supportive father who will go to any lengths to save his son Jacob. Indianexpress.com critic Sampada Sharma wrote in her first impression review, “Chris Evans has taken the charge of the Apple TV limited series Defending Jacob and judging by the initial episodes, it would be right to say that Evans has an intriguing thriller on his hands.” Episode 7 is out now.

17:53 (IST)23 May 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.

17:30 (IST)23 May 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.

17:09 (IST)23 May 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.  

16:42 (IST)23 May 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 the second season has just begun streaming today.

16:19 (IST)23 May 2020
The Forgotten Army: Amazon Prime Video

Kabir Khan’s show is based on former Indian leader Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army. What led to its creation and how did they face defeat are some of the issues touched upon by the filmmaker in the show. It features Sunny Kaushal and Sharvari in the lead. 

15:48 (IST)23 May 2020
Lady Bird: Netflix

A poignant story of a strong-willed girl and her relationship with her equally strong-willed mother. Saoirse Ronan has done a marvellous job in bringing out on the screen the angst of adolescence. There is subtlety here, and the viewer never feels overwhelmed. We rarely see the relationship between a mother and her daughter put on screen in such a believable way.

15:27 (IST)23 May 2020
Tune In for Love: Netflix

Released last year, Tune in for Love is a slow-burning romantic-drama that traces the journey of the protagonists over a decade. Even though the pace is slow, the movie evokes a sense of nostalgia and also has a beautiful soundtrack. Fair warning: you are bound to shed some tears.

14:59 (IST)23 May 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.

14:36 (IST)23 May 2020
World Famous Lover: Netflix

Starring Vijay Deverakonda in the lead role, World Famous Lover has been directed by Kranthi Madhav and also stars Raashi Khanna and Aishwarya Rajessh. Indianexpress.com's Manoj Kumar R wrote in his review of the film, "World Famous Lover is not a cheesy romantic story about a man hurting from inside and fighting to win back the love of his life. It is an indictment of the male gaze that fails to see the other side of the story: women."

14:11 (IST)23 May 2020
Happy Bhaag Jayegi: Eros Now

Happy Bhaag Jayegi is the story of Amritsar girl Happy (Diana Penty) who doesn’t wish to marry the man of her father’s choice, a local corporator Daman Singh Bagga (Jimmy Shergill). On the day of her wedding, she jumps into a fruit truck that will take her to her lover, Guddu (Ali Fazal) with whom she plans to elope. But the plan to elope goes wrong, and she reaches Pakistan where she meets Bilal Ahmed (Abhay Deol). Now, how will she get back to India, makes for the film’s narrative. Read more

Recently, Anurag Kashyap and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Ghoomketu released on ZEE5. In her review of the film, Indian Express' Shubhra Gupta wrote, "Comedy likho, badi demand hai’, Ghoomketu is told. We really could do with some laughs in these grim times, and this film’s premise did hold out promise, but it turns out to be more clutch-your-head-ache, than hold-your-sides-laughter."