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What to watch on July 26: Dil Bechara, Moothon, Omerta and more

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

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 26, 2020 4:28:32 pm
Dil Bechara, Dil Bechara disney plus hotstar, Dil Bechara hotstar Omerta is now streaming on Zee5.

With multiple movies premiering this weekend, viewers will be spoilt for choice. Leading the pack is Sushant Singh Rajput’s Dil Bechara. Other films which are set to give competition are Danish Sait starrer French Biriyani and two films having their digital release – Omerta (2017) and Moothon (2019).

Dil Bechara releases digitally on Disney+ Hotstar on July 24. It marks Sushant Singh Rajput’s last screen appearance. From paying a musical tribute to sharing behind-the-scenes photos and videos, its makers have left fans emotional and excited ahead of its release. Dil Bechara also stars Swastika Mukherjee, Jaaved Jaaferi, Milind Gunaji and Sahil Vaid. It is based on the book The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, which was earlier adapted into a Hollywood movie, starring Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley.

French Biriyani, on the other hand, has released on Amazon Prime Video. Produced by Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar, the film stars Danish Sait, Sal Yusuf, Disha Madan, Rangayana Raghu and others. This is Danish’s second feature film to be inspired by one of the many personas he assumed during prank calls from his time as an RJ. The third film releasing this week (ZEE5) is Hansal Mehta directorial Omerta. The biographical drama stars Rajkummar Rao in the role of terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh. Geetu Mohandas’ Moothon, starring Nivin Pauly, Sobhita Dhulipala, Shashank Arora, Sanjana Dipu, Melissa Raju Thomas and Roshan Mathew, is now available on ZEE5.

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

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16:28 (IST)26 Jul 2020
Duck Tales: Disney+ Hotstar

Relive your childhood and follow the adventures of ultra-rich Scrooge McDuck, and his three grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie in the classic series.

16:08 (IST)26 Jul 2020
Vikings: Netflix

Tired of stiff and prissy British royalty? Well, let’s take a look at Vikings, the ruthless raiders and warriors who dared to see what lay beyond at the cost of their lives. Many famous Vikings like Harald Bluetooth (after him the Bluetooth technology is named, no kidding) and our own Ragnar Lothbrok, the hero of Vikings, went on to become great kings. Vikings explores the rise of Ragnar to the top – and his inevitable fall -- as well has the story of his sons.

15:45 (IST)26 Jul 2020
The Twilight Zone: Voot

The Twilight Zone is an American anthology web television based on the original 1959 television series created by Rod Serling. Comedian-turned-filmmaker Jordan Peele serves as the narrator

15:14 (IST)26 Jul 2020
Dora and the Lost City of Gold: Amazon Prime Video

James Bobin directorial Dora and the Lost City of Gold was a live action adaptation of Nickelodeon's television series Dora the Explorer. It starred Isabela Moner in the lead role as the titular explorer. The film was acclaimed by critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film scored 84 per cent. The critical consensus read, "Led by a winning performance from Isabela Moner, Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a family-friendly adventure that retains its source material's youthful spirit."

14:52 (IST)26 Jul 2020
War of the Worlds: Amazon Prime Video

Steven Spielberg's adaptation of HG Wells' novel of the same name, War of the Worlds sees an invasion by the Martians. Tom Cruise stars as a longshoreman who witnesses the invasion directly. Scores of people are disintegrated by the Martian war machines called Tripods that emerge from beneath the earth. War of the Worlds is a non-stop thriller that never lets up.

14:24 (IST)26 Jul 2020
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.

13:54 (IST)26 Jul 2020
Forrest Gump: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

Forrest Gump boasts of one of Tom Hanks’ finest performances yet. And it is so much better than that draggy book which had some truly awful narration. It is amazing how someone could transform that heap of garbage to such a lovely film.

13:35 (IST)26 Jul 2020
The Plot Against America: Disney+ Hotstar

The Plot Against America belongs to the genre of alternative-historywhere fascists took control of USA in the 1940s. The show stars Winona Ryder in the lead role.

16:21 (IST)25 Jul 2020
The Prestige: Amazon Prime Video

Christopher Nolan’s last film before he became a global household name with Batman Begins, The Prestige stars two of the best ‘star’ actors Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman. It is about two competing late 19th century London whose rivalry ends in the greatest trick of them all.

15:53 (IST)25 Jul 2020
Shutter Island: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel of the same name is about two US Marshals played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo arriving on an island that houses a facility for criminally insane to investigate a disappearance of an inmate. The film is noted for its thwack of an ending that changes the way the viewer looks at the whole story, but it is otherwise a well-made film as well with stunning cinematography, performances, background score, writing and, of course, direction.

15:30 (IST)25 Jul 2020
The Goldfinch: Amazon Prime Video

Adapted from Donna Tartt's Pulitzer-winning novel, The Goldfinch is about a young man Theodore Decker (Ansel Elgort) whose mother died in a museum bombing when he was 13 years old. The event changed his life and he became grief and guilt-ridden. He has only one tangible piece of hope in his life -- a painting of a goldfinch.

15:09 (IST)25 Jul 2020
Hush: Netflix

A relentlessly paced film in which a deaf and dumb author living in a remote spot has to fight a psychopathic killer. The lead actress (Kate Siegel) does a superb job in portraying the agony of a woman who has to survive alone without her two senses. She cannot hear him coming and she cannot scream for help. The director Mike Flanagan fully utilises the intriguing premise.

14:48 (IST)25 Jul 2020
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: Disney+ Hotstar

Equal parts swashbuckling piracy adventure and fantasy, Pirates of the Caribbean, or at least the first two films, is wholesome entertainment for the whole family.

14:26 (IST)25 Jul 2020
The Mummy: Amazon Prime Video

Despite its mixed critical reviews, The Mummy (1999) is simply one of the best adventure movies ever made. Brendan Fraser's Rick O'Connell is an American adventurer who accidentally awakens a cursed high priest Imhotep from the era of Seti I, a pharaoh that ruled Egypt around 3300 years ago. The special effects handled by Industrial Light & Magic still hold up superbly.

13:33 (IST)25 Jul 2020
The Cabin in the Woods: Netflix

Helmed by Drew Goddard and co-written by him and Joss Whedon, The Cabin in the Woods is a subversive horror film that takes the hackneyed remote forest cabin premise of so many horror films and turns it on its head. The result is a smartly written and acted movie. Chris Hemsworth plays the role of Curt Vaughan, who is one of the college students who go on a vacation to that forest cabin.

13:10 (IST)25 Jul 2020
Goodfellas: Netflix

This Martin Scorsese directorial is about the rise and fall of mobster Henry Hill (a real figure) and stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta. The film is easily one of the best Scorsese film -- it is that good -- if not the best.

12:49 (IST)25 Jul 2020
Raiders of the Lost Ark: Amazon Prime Video

A poll from a couple of years ago deemed Harrison Ford's fictional archaeology professor the most popular movie character, beating out Batman and his own Han Solo. It is easy to see why. Indiana Jones lives the life many dream of. There is nothing remotely dull in his life, it appears, as he fights the Nazis, cult leaders and all manner of scum of society... and comes out of the fray alive and still pining for more adventure.

12:14 (IST)25 Jul 2020
Ad Astra: Disney+ Hotstar

In Ad Astra, Brad Pitt plays Roy McBride, an astronaut who chooses the profession to be like his father. The last space mission that his father went on had a lot of secrets, and there is a possibility of him either being dead or alive. It’s now Roy’s job to get to the truth. Directed by James Gray, the film also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler and Donald Sutherland.

11:48 (IST)25 Jul 2020
Supernatural: Amazon Prime Video

There is nothing like watching an atmospheric horror show. Supernatural is not one however, but is does have plenty of scares coupled with excellent characters (you could not ask for more developed characters than Winchester brothers) which makes it a solid TV show even if it is a sort of guilty pleasure.

11:25 (IST)25 Jul 2020
American Gods: Amazon Prime Video

A dazzlingly beautiful and bloody Neil Gaiman adaptation, American Gods has Bryan Fuller's distinctive touches that help make gore look beautiful. It is not just all visual, however, as American Gods nicely elaborates upon the eternal war between tradition and modernity without straying too far from its solid source material. Stream it on Amazon Prime Video.

In his review of French Biriyani, Indianexpress.com's Manoj Kumar R wrote, "What makes this film truly cosmopolitan is each character remains culturally distinct and yet coexist. They speak different dialects and yet they understand each other so well. And is there a better way to pay tribute to a city which is as diverse as Bengaluru?"

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He added, "But, how does French Biriyani fare in the humour department? Not bad. The first half of the movie is full of improv humour following the terrifying experiences of the French national. And add to that Danish’s flawless Urdu mixed with urban Kannada dialect, you get plenty of funny moments over the course of two hours. If you are a bit familiar with Bengaluru’s street talk, then this mindless comedy gets even more relatable."