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What to watch on January 30: Movies and shows to stream online

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 Sana Farzeen , Kshitij Rawat | Mumbai |
Updated: January 30, 2021 4:37:30 pm
College Romance season 2 , College RomanceCollege Romance season 2 is now streaming on SonyLIV.

The theatre business has started to revive after the release of actor Vijay’s big-ticket film Master. Down south, people are now stepping out to watch their favourite actors on the big screen. But such is not the scenario in the northern states. There, people are still relying on digital platforms for their daily dose of entertainment.

Therefore, digital platforms like Netflix, ZEE5, Amazon Prime Video, ALTBalaji, Eros Now, MXPlayer and SonyLIV are releasing an interesting mix of content every week. This week, Apple TV Plus is offering singer-actor Justin Timberlake starrer Palmer which seems to be a tale of redemption. The Fisher Stevens directorial also stars Ryder Allen, Alisha Wainwright, June Squibb, and Juno Temple. College Romance season two is out now on SonyLIV. The show debuted in 2018 and received a lot of appreciation from youngsters for its relatable plot and funny dialogues.

Eros Now’s Metro Park Season 2 and Disney Plus Hotstar’s The Legend of Hanuman have also released today. The latter is an animated epic saga, narrated by actor Sharad Kelkar.

Kelkar, who feels privileged to narrate the show, in a statement, shared, “As a sootradhar (narrator), it’s my privilege to lend my voice in a way that ties that story together. It’s been a truly unique experience. I think this story will inspire people to believe that the true measure of a being is not defined by power, but from faith, courage and compassion.”

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

16:37 (IST)30 Jan 2021
They Shall Not Grow Old: Netflix

They Shall Not Grow Old is a World War II documentary directed by Peter Jackson. It is an extraordinary experience, which has rightly earned plaudits around the world. Jackson, best known for directing the Lord of the Rings trilogy, has used modern post-production techniques, both visual and sound, including new voice-acting, and colourisation to bring alive World War II in all its terrible glory.

16:27 (IST)30 Jan 2021
Margarita with a Straw: Netflix

In Margarita with a Straw, Kalki Koechlin’s character is a teenage girl who is not afraid to express her sexual urges and finds herself enjoying getting intimate with both men and women. 

15:57 (IST)30 Jan 2021
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.

15:39 (IST)30 Jan 2021
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.

15:25 (IST)30 Jan 2021
Penguin Bloom: Netflix

Penguin Bloom stars Naomi Watts as Sam Bloom, a woman whose life is thrown into disarray after she falls off a building during a vacation and loses the use of both her legs. Indianexpress.com's review of the film read, "Despite being a true story, the film’s plot and some character beats have a somewhat already-seen-many-times feel to it. The performances and visual quality of the film save it from being a retread."

15:14 (IST)30 Jan 2021
Mank: Netflix

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker David Fincher and written by his late father Jack Fincher, Mank is a biopic of the alcoholic but talented screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz (also known as Mank), who co-wrote the screenplay of Hollywood classic Citizen Kane. Apart from the trials and tribulations that Mank faced while penning the script, the film will also touch upon the alleged conflicts and clash of ideas that he and filmmaker Orson Welles had regarding Citizen Kane. The movie features Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Arliss Howard, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Burke and Charles Dance.

15:03 (IST)30 Jan 2021
Kappela: Netflix

A Malayalam romantic drama, this Muhammad Musthafa directorial star Anna Ben, Sreenath Bhasi, and Roshan Mathew in lead roles. The story kicks off with a phone call romance between an autorickshaw driver and a village girl, who have never met in real life.

14:51 (IST)30 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.

14:32 (IST)30 Jan 2021
Sonchiriya: ZEE5

Abhishek Chaubey’s dacoit drama Sonchiriya is one of the most underrated films of 2019. Set in the 1970s, the film is packed with some hard-hitting dialogues and noteworthy performances from Ranvir Shorey, Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar and Manoj Bajpayee.

14:20 (IST)30 Jan 2021
Hubie Halloween: Netflix

This film is about Adam Sandler’s Hubie Dubois. A town dunce who is an object of ridicule for pretty much everybody in Salem, he owns and runs a deli. But the job he is really passionate about is to roam around the town on Halloween night and make sure nobody is harmed, and everybody plays it safe and the etiquette is followed.

14:05 (IST)30 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.

13:49 (IST)30 Jan 2021
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.

13:32 (IST)30 Jan 2021
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.

13:12 (IST)30 Jan 2021
Dracula: Netflix

Netflix’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Victorian-era Gothic horror novel was a surprisingly clever, well-performed piece of entertainment. While it was a considerable departure from the source material, it remains an interpretation that Stoker himself probably would have been proud of.

12:48 (IST)30 Jan 2021
Soul: Disney+ Hotstar

In Pixar's Soul, Jamie Foxx plays the role of Joe Gardner, a jazz musician whose wish has come true. He finally has a chance of performing onstage. However, as fate would have it, he falls down a manhole and dies. Joe finds himself in the afterlife, where the souls are given attributes before being put inside a baby. Gardner badly wishes to go back to his life for he really wanted to do that performance. It is his journey that the movie is about.

12:27 (IST)30 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 is receiving rave reviews, and has scored 100 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes. 

12:06 (IST)30 Jan 2021
Versailles: Netflix

An show about the era when the Palace of Versailles was being built, and the court was being moved from Paris to Versailles. The show offers insight into the politics of the time and how kings dealt threats, internal and external.

11:33 (IST)30 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.

11:06 (IST)30 Jan 2021
Tales from the Loop: Amazon Prime Video

A science fiction drama TV anthology series, Tales from the Loop is a gripping, superbly shot and well-written piece of entertainment that will delight everyone, but specifically those who liked HBO's Westworld and FX's recent series Devs.

10:48 (IST)30 Jan 2021
The Dig: Netflix

Simon Stone's The Dig is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by John Preston. Starring Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott, Archie Barnes and Monica Dolan, The Dig is an alternate version of 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo. The film has opened to positive reviews.

Actor Ranvir Shorey said that season two of Metro Park will be "bigger and crazier".

“The story is freewheeling and has a tongue in cheek humour. You cannot predict what will happen next. The cast and producers were all very excited to go into production after lockdown, and we have spent several days preparing to deliver the best,” the actor said in a statement.

Actor Sarita Joshi has joined the cast of Metro Park 2 as E-Nani. Sharing her excitement about the show, the veteran actor told indianexpress.com, "I enjoyed myself so much while working for it. I have been receiving some really kind feedback from the industry, and that makes me feel so excited. After the lockdown, it was such a good opportunity to work on something so light-hearted and fun. The trailer looked really funny to me, and I hope the audience too likes it."