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What to watch on January 10: TV shows, web series and movies to stream today

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.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 10, 2021 4:19:01 pm
Kaagaz, Kaagaz zee5, pankaj tripathiKaagaz is now streaming on ZEE5.

As vaccination drives have either begun or are in the offing in a great portion of the world, things do look brighter this year so far. Entertainment business is also beginning to stand on its feet once again despite a few setbacks. More and more theatres are reopening and film and TV production have begun in earnest.

However, the streaming services are still the major source for most people’s entertainment. One of the more notable recent streaming releases is Pankaj Tripathi’s ZEE5 movie Kaagaz. Also starring Monal Gajjar, Mita Vashisht and Amar Upadhyay, the film is directed by Satish Kaushik.

The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta said the film was littered with cliches, it was watchable mainly because of Tripathi’s performance. “You sit through this only because of the liveliness of Pankaj Tripathi, the actor who owned 2020, and whose playing of Lal Bihari ‘Mritak’, a man buffeted by other people’s malice and guile, is full of sincerity. And humanity,” she concluded in her mixed review.

R Madhavan starrer Maara is another recent important release. The film, which also has Shraddha Srinath, Alexander Babu, Sshivada Nair, Mouli, Padmavati Rao and Abhirami in the cast, is a remake of the Malayalam hit Charlie. Charlie starred Dulquer Salmaan and Parvathy in the lead roles.

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16:19 (IST)10 Jan 2021
The Last Kingdom: Netflix

The Last Kingdom gives some interesting insights on Alfred the Great, the man who first envisioned the idea of England as a single entity as opposed to a conglomerate of disparate kingdoms like Mercia and Wessex. The story is told through the eyes of a nobleman's son who is kidnapped by the Danes invading England.

16:01 (IST)10 Jan 2021
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. A fitting swansong.

15:48 (IST)10 Jan 2021
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.

15:20 (IST)10 Jan 2021
Ford v Ferrari: Disney+ Hotstar

Starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon, Ford v Ferrari is an Oscar-nominated sports drama film. The film's story is set during the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France where Ford has sent in its best people to defeat the racing champions, Ferrari. The film received rave reviews at the time of its release. Ford v Ferrari is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

14:59 (IST)10 Jan 2021
Dark: Netflix

After a child disappears, the residents of the town discover that in a cave system adjacent to the power plant, there is a wormhole from which characters can travel through time. The discovery leads to new, truly fascinating revelations that often change the way one looks at the whole story. For instance, one missing child, Mikkel inadvertently travelled into the past, got stuck, grew up as Michael, had a son who was older than him when he went missing in the present.

For those having Strangers Things withdrawal symptoms, Dark is a perfect if a lot more gloomier replacement. 

14:45 (IST)10 Jan 2021
The Night Manager: Amazon Prime Video

Based on the 1993 novel of the same name by John le Carré, this miniseries has two of the best actors on television: Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston. It is a espionage drama and is engaging throughout its run.

14:26 (IST)10 Jan 2021
Brooklyn Nine Nine: Netflix

A sitcom about a bunch of police officers in a New York precinct, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is continuously funny. The performances are great, and the uniquely written characters never let you get bored.

14:04 (IST)10 Jan 2021
Black Sails: Netflix

Although the first season was marred by more talking than action, the definitive pirate TV show Black Sails picks up from second, gets better in third, and goes out with a bang with its fourth and final season. The story is the prequel of Treasure Island, classic adventure book by Robert Louis Stevenson.

13:26 (IST)10 Jan 2021
Bhaag Beanie Bhaag: Netflix

Bhaag Beanie Bhaag follows Beanie Bhatnagar (Swara Bhasker), who steps away from her supposed ‘perfect life’ to become a stand-up comedian.

13:03 (IST)10 Jan 2021
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 has received rave reviews.

12:40 (IST)10 Jan 2021
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.

12:19 (IST)10 Jan 2021
The Old Guard: Netflix

The Old Guard revolves around a band of immortal warriors who have secretly protected the earth for centuries while remaining hidden in the shadows. In the modern world, danger for the mercenaries is afoot as a few elements have learned about their ability and are on their heels. This film is a thrilling affair with a few awesomely choreographed action sequences and great performances.

12:02 (IST)10 Jan 2021
Project Power: Netflix

Project Power is about a pill that gives temporary superpowers to the consumer. There is a catch, though. One would not know what superpower will be unlocked before popping one. The superpowers can range from bullet-proof skin to invisibility to superhuman strength. Also, the pill can be fatal. The film starred Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback.

11:45 (IST)10 Jan 2021
His House: Netflix

His House is about a Sudanese refugee couple who move to an English town, but turns out, their troubles are yet to cease as they face both kinds of evils — one supernatural and the other routinely human. His House blends both seamlessly to tell a truly terrifying tale.

11:32 (IST)10 Jan 2021
Marvel Studios: Legends: Disney+ Hotstar

This series recaps the history of each character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Each episode revolves around a single character and traces its journey in the MCU. Currently two episodes, one focussed on Wanda and one on Vision, are available to watch. 

Director Dhilip Kumar had told about working with Madhavan, "Since I came in as a writer, there was a lot of understanding between Madhavan and me. We weren’t discussing his acting style or my treatment of the film. When we were writing, we were speaking like writers. Later, when I also took up the directing job, it just felt an extension of the same discussion. He was just out of Rocketry, which is his debut as a director. So he shared a lot of insight while writing this film. I am very lucky that I could work with him during this phase of his career. There was a lot to learn from him.”

Shubhra gave the film a positive review and wrote, "Madhavan is appropriately loose-limbed and dishy, as he ambles through the film, spreading grizzled, warm charm. But even as you smile back at him, you wonder why we still need a man to be an all-round saviour. Why couldn’t it be Paaru to lead from the front? But I suppose you can break convention only up to a point: for a film like this to be a crowd catcher, you do need a big male star."

Some upcoming important releases include American Gods season 3, Tandav, One Night in Miami, WandaVision, The White Tiger, among others.