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What to watch on January 3: Nail Polish is now streaming on ZEE5

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 3, 2021 3:38:54 pm
Nail Polish, what to watchNail Polish is streaming on ZEE5.

The new year is here, and many hope that it will mark the return of the world to normalcy after a year marred by pandemic and social unrest. In the world of film and television as well, there is hope. 2020 may have been disastrous for theatres, but it came as a boon for streaming since even those who were averse to small-screen entertainment had to make do with it.

New releases on streaming services include Nail Polish on Zee5, an intense courtroom drama starring Arjun Rampal and Manav Kaul in the lead roles. Sid Jaisingh (Rampal), a high profile defence lawyer, is promised a Rajya Sabha seat if he wins Veer Singh’s case. Veer (Kaul) is accused of killing migrant children. Nail Polish seems to revolve around a simple murder trial, but there is more to it than meets the eye.

The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the feature a positive review. She wrote, “A few things are overstated (a predictable close-up with a character smiling knowingly), a couple of facts are fuzzily presented, but despite the occasional eye-roll, Nail Polish, buoyed by a wonderful performance from Kaul, and ably supported by the rest, keep us engaged. Great to see Madhoo back in the movies. That’s a bonus.”

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15:38 (IST)03 Jan 2021
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.

15:16 (IST)03 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.

14:58 (IST)03 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.

14:39 (IST)03 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.

14:13 (IST)03 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.

14:01 (IST)03 Jan 2021
Lore: Amazon Prime Video

An Amazon Original, Lore is based on a podcast of the same name. Every episode of the show tells the origins of a horror story and although it is more of a documentary than drama, it is a slickly produced show that is engaging enough for a binge. You might want to check out the podcast as well. It is sublime.

13:42 (IST)03 Jan 2021
Rick and Morty: Netflix

The animated series follows a mad but brilliant scientist Rick Sanchez and his naive, impressionable grandson Morty Smith's adventures across faraway galaxies, planets, parallel worlds, different realities and so on. Rick and Morty boasts some of the most intelligent writing in the medium currently, with jokes that are easy to miss if the attention wavers even a little. And before you have managed to wrap your head around it, the show has already moved ahead.

13:13 (IST)03 Jan 2021
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.

12:58 (IST)03 Jan 2021
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.

12:35 (IST)03 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.

12:14 (IST)03 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.

12:04 (IST)03 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.

11:47 (IST)03 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.

11:41 (IST)03 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.

11:34 (IST)03 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.

Priyanka Chopra-starrer We Can Be Heroes and Varun Dhawan-starrer Coolie No 1 are two other big releases on streaming platforms. The former is directed by Robert Rodriguez and also stars Haley Reinhart, Pedro Pascal, and Christian Slater among others.

Coolie No 1 is a remake of the classic 1995 film of the same name. The original, starring Govinda, was directed by David Dhawan, who returns to direct. Sara Ali Khan and Paresh Rawal play supporting roles.

Shubhra Gupta wrote in her review of the David Dhawan movie, "When you see Varun Dhawan, who has channelled Govinda in many of his films much better, tread almost the same path, mouthing almost the same lines, there’s no laughter, only despair."

Coolie No 1 is streaming on Amazon Prime Video, while you can watch We Can Be Heroes on Netflix.