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What to watch on Dec 13: A Call to Spy is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video

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

Written by Sampada Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: December 13, 2020 4:31:56 pm
A Call to SpyA Call to Spy is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. (Photo: IFC Films)

OTT platforms have been consistently entertaining us throughout 2020, and with the year coming to an end, it seems like streaming sites are keeping up their end of the bargain by providing good content to their audience.

This week’s OTT releases include Amazon Prime Video’s Durgamati and A Call to Spy, Netflix’s Torbaaz and The Prom, Sony LIV’s Shrikant Bashir and Disney+ Hotstar’s Triples.

Durgamati, starring Bhumi Pednekar in the lead role, is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The film also stars Arshad Warsi, Mahie Gill, Karan Kapadia and Jisshu Sengupta in significant roles. The G Ashok directorial is the remake of the Telugu movie Bhaagamathie.

In an interview with indianexpress.com, Bhumi spoke about the original film and said, “When I watched the original, I was amazed and in awe of what Anushka had done. Her performance really excited me to take the film on. The idea is never to compete with someone w ho has done the film before. This is my take. This is my individual journey, and it has to be such.”

The actor added, “The narrative is different, and the scale is larger than life, sure. You usually see male characters do these parts. There is a lot of machoism and heroism attached to such parts. And that’s precisely the reason why I did it. So these qualities attached to both the genders now need to merge. Those lines need to be blurred.”

Torbaaz, starring Sanjay Dutt in the lead role, premiered today on Netflix. The film also stars Nargis Fakhri and Rahul Dev in significant roles. Directed by Girish Malik, this is Dutt’s second OTT release after Sadak 2, and the first film after his recovery from cancer.

In an earlier statement, Dutt spoke about Torbaaz and said, “The story of Torbaaz is closely aligned with the reality of Afghanistan, and the beautiful depiction of cricket as a means of deliverance is as true for the children as it is for my character, Nasser Khan, who bounces back from personal tragedy. I am truly grateful for all the love and support that I have received over the past few months, and I am glad to be returning to the screen with this powerful film.”

Web series Shrikant Bashir also hit SonyLIV today. The series follows two law enforcement officers who are up against the threat of a biological weapon. The two have to band together so they can save the city of Mumbai.

A Call to Spy, starring Radhika Apte, Sarah Megan Thomas and Stana Katic, has opened to good reviews on Amazon Prime Video. Directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher, the film is set during World War II when three women are required to be spies for their government. Apte plays the role of Noor Inayat Khan, a British spy of Indian descent in the film.

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Here's what you can watch on OTT platforms today.

16:31 (IST)13 Dec 2020
The Third Day: Disney+ Hotstar

HBO's miniseries The Third Day is an effective mystery that rises above its premise's trappings largely due to Jude Law's superlative performance, capable direction and cinematography.

16:09 (IST)13 Dec 2020
The Sopranos: Disney+ Hotstar

The Sopranos is said to be the greatest television series of all time. It was this show that really made HBO the place of prestige television that it is today. It is safe to say that without this David Chase creation, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and other such iconic shows would not exist. Based in New Jersey, The Sopranos revolved around a fictional Italian-American mobster Tony Sopranos, played by late James Gandolfini.

15:55 (IST)13 Dec 2020
The Devil All The Time: Netflix

Starring Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Stan Sebastian, The Devil All The Time is now streaming on Netflix. "The Devil All The Time is an alternate universe where Spider-Man, Batman and the Winter Soldier have all converged. And they are all battling — not a common enemy, or even each other — but the darkness within," read The Indian Express' review of the film.

15:33 (IST)13 Dec 2020
Modern Love: Amazon Prime Video

A romantic anthology series that dramatises the real-life love stories from the New York Times’ column of the same name, Modern Love explores love in all its forms.

15:17 (IST)13 Dec 2020
CB Strike: Disney+ Hotstar

Based on JK Rowling's crime books, this series follows Afghan War vet and private investigator Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin as they solve mysteries. In case you are not aware, Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym of JK Rowling.

14:59 (IST)13 Dec 2020
The Queen's Gambit: Netflix

This Anya Taylor-Joy starrer Netflix miniseries is based on a novel by Walter Tevis and has the actor as Beth Harmon, a fictitious chess prodigy from 1950s. The series is receiving rave reviews, and has scored 99 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.

14:37 (IST)13 Dec 2020
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Amazon Prime Video

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm is funnier than 2006’s Borat. For the entirety of its run-time, it serves up gag after gag right until the last frame. Now, Borat 2 is no Wodehousian comedy. There is nothing classy about the humour here. There are one too many jokes about genitals, for instance. Cohen’s humour in the film is in bad taste. But most of the jokes are genuinely smart and loaded with subtle political and social commentary.

14:19 (IST)13 Dec 2020
Serious Men: Netflix

Based on Manu Joseph’s novel of the same name, Sudhir Mishra’s adaptation of Serious Men is a bitingly sharp, satirical look at Aspirational India.

14:01 (IST)13 Dec 2020
A Suitable Boy: Netflix

Based on Vikram Seth’s novel of the same name, this Mira Nair miniseries is now streaming on Netflix. The Indian Express’ Shubhra Gupta shared in her review, “The series may seem a bit too explanatory in some places, but when there is so much fear about looking at the present and the way things are imploding, Nair’s clear-eyed, unambiguous stance in recreating an older India, where things were difficult, but where there was still the possibility of friendship and amity between Hindus and Muslims, makes her A Suitable Boy worth your time.”

13:42 (IST)13 Dec 2020
Godmothered: Disney+ Hotstar

This film revolves around Bell's neophyte Fairy Godmother Eleanor in a world where fairies have gone out of fashion and kids do not believe in godmothers anymore due to modern gadgets.

13:16 (IST)13 Dec 2020
Mulan: Disney+ Hotstar

Set in China during the Han dynasty, Mulan, which is the live-action remake of animated original follows Hua Mulan (Liu Yifei), a rebellious young woman who disguises herself as a man and enlists in the Imperial Army to fight off the Huns, invaders from the north, so that her ailing father would not have to go as part of conscription.

12:57 (IST)13 Dec 2020
A Call to Spy: Amazon Prime Video

A Call to Spy is a World War II-set espionage thriller tells the true story of women who were recruited as spies by the then administration British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to sabotage the Nazi operations in France.

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16:31 (IST)11 Dec 2020
Comedy Couple: ZEE5

Starring Saqib Saleem and Shweta Basu Prasad, this rom-com is streaming on ZEE5. Indianexpress.com's Anvita Singh wrote in her review of the film, "Shweta Basu Prasad does a credible job of playing someone who is confident and passionate about her goals. But Saqib looks like he is trying a tad bit hard to come across as the chill, upbeat and reckless Deep."

16:12 (IST)11 Dec 2020
Mank: Netflix

Starring Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Charles Dance, Tom Pelphrey, Arliss Howard, Sam Troughton, Tuppence Middleton, Mank is now streaming on Netflix. The Indian Express' Shalini Langer gave the film four stars and wrote, "Mank captures the life of Herman Mankiewicz between essentially 1933 and 1940, when America was in the midst of the Depression and watching uneasily, but from far, the gathering clouds of World War II."

15:51 (IST)11 Dec 2020
A Call To Spy: Prime Video

Starring Radhika Apte, Sarah Megan Thomas and Stana Katic, A Call To Spy is now streaming on Prime Video. A Call To Spy is set during World War II when the three women are required to be spies for their government. Apte plays the role of Noor Inayat Khan, a British spy of Indian descent who played a key role in intelligence for the British. READ MOVIE REVIEW

15:30 (IST)11 Dec 2020
Scam 1992: Sony LIV

In case you haven’t watched it yet, catch Scam 1992 on Sony LIV. Follows the story of Harshad Mehta, who was involved in the biggest Securities scam at the time. Directed by Hansal Mehta, the show stars Pratik Gandhi in the main role.

15:10 (IST)11 Dec 2020
Triples: Disney+ Hotstar

The new Tamil web series is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. Indianexpress.com’s Manoj Kumar R shared in his review, “We get the Crazy Mohan-style comedy only in terms of names of the characters. There aren't enough clever wordplays, puns and laugh-out-loud moments to encourage us to overlook other problems.” READ MORE

14:48 (IST)11 Dec 2020
Holidate: Netflix

Starring Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey, this romantic comedy follows two single people who decide to become each other’s dates, just for holidays, so they don’t have to be alone.

14:48 (IST)11 Dec 2020
Torbaaz: Netflix

Starring Sanjay Dutt in the lead role, Torbaaz is now streaming on Netflix. The film follows Dutt’s character as he tries to form a cricket team at a refugee camp with vulnerable children. He is fighting against the terrorism nexus who wants to recruit children. The film also stars Rahul Dev and Nargis Fakhri.

14:47 (IST)11 Dec 2020
Durgamati: Prime Video

Starring Bhumi Pednekar, Durgamati is now streaming on Prime Video. The Indian Express’ Shubhra Gupta wrote in her review of the film, “Of course, life can be stranger than fiction, and there are things in this world that no one can explain. That’s what ‘horror-thrillers’ are meant for, and if you want to go down that path, you have to ensure that the viewers will fall for it, hook, line and several sinkers. But there are zero thrills or chills in Durgamati, the Hindi remake of the Tamil-Telugu bilingual Bhaagmathie, by the same director. The whole thing, which stretches for an inordinate 2.5 hours, is almost entirely unintentionally hilarious.” READ MORE

Ryan Murphy directorial The Prom premiered on Netflix today. Starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden among others, the film is based on the Broadway musical of the same name. The film's official synopsis reads, "The Prom follows Dee Dee Allen (Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (James Corden) who are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma's predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is."

Karthik Subbaraj's series Triples is also out on Disney+ Hotstar. The Tamil series stars Jai, Vani Bhojan, Vivek Prasanna and Rajkumar. It has been directed by Charukesh Sekar. In an earlier statement, Karthik said, "Triples is a full-on entertainer, and our beloved Tamil audience will see some familiar and relatable characters, and the quirky dialogues will keep everyone laughing till the end."