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What to watch on October 2: Serious Men is streaming on Netflix

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

Written by Sampada Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: October 2, 2020 4:16:55 pm
what to watch on october 2Serious Men is streaming on Netflix.

Cinema halls across the country are still closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but streaming platforms have taken it upon themselves to provide us ample entertainment every week. Besides the umpteen number of shows and films that are already available in the libraries of ZEE5, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Voot Select, Sony LIV, Apple TV+ and many other platforms, we get a steady stream of new content every week.

Netflix releases the Sudhir Mishra film Serious Men at 12:30 pm on October 2. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead role, the film is based on the novel Serious Men by Manu Joseph. The film also stars Aakshath Das, Shweta Basu Prasad, Nasser and Indira Tiwari. In the film, Siddiqui plays the role of Ayyan Mani, who is a regular middle-class man but wants his son to be famous and rich.

Talking about the Serious Men adaptation, Mishra said, “It is a humane story of a father and a son. Everything beyond that is a layer. It is what it is and the story is told without pulling any punches. I was attracted to the book because it is a biting social satire. The movie retains that aspect of the book. First and foremost, the story should work, and then it can have these strands, layers, backgrounds, context and others. Whatever the statement the movie makes, emerges from the story.”

Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday starrer Khaali Peeli releases on October 2 on Zee Plex. The film will have a pay-per-view release on Zee Plex where it can be seen for Rs 299. The film will also be available on ZEE5.

Directed by Maqbool Khan, the film follows Ishaan and Ananya’s characters in the city of Mumbai as they encounter various misadventures. The film has been promoted as a popcorn film. Khaali Peeli ran into some controversy because of its previously titled song “Beyonce Sharma Jayegi”. The makers later changed the lyrics to “Duniya Sharma Jayegi”.

Khan told PTI, “The word ‘goriya’ has been used in a number of songs in Hindi films. The idea was never to bring down or tag the colour aspect to Beyonce. For us, it was about this guy, who is street smart and is trying to impress his girl and in that process he says, the way you are performing even Beyonce will blush. The entire thing was to put Beyonce as an idol, icon.”

Talking about Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday, Maqbool Khan said, “These actors (Khatter and Panday) have a connect with the young audience and we have packaged them properly in this quintessential film. The packaging will remind you of Bollywood cinema, which is being made less.”

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Here's all that you can stream on OTT platforms today.

16:16 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Serious Men: Netflix

Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Serious Men will start streaming today on Netflix. Directed by Sudhir Mishra, the film is based on a novel of the same name by Manu Joseph. The Indian Express' Shubhra Gupta gave the film 3 stars and wrote in her review, "This is Mishra back in form. He is one of the few Hindi film directors who understands politics, and at his best, has been able to spin winning yarns around the politics of the day (Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi). His 1992 Dharavi, also set in the slums, and an automatic comparison, was more about a man eking out an existence. Serious Men allows its slum-dweller the new-age quality of ambition, and gives him the wiles to see that if the goodies we take for granted are not his, then a snatch-grab is the only way out. Ayyan Mani is the real serious man of his tale."

15:45 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Nishabdham: Amazon Prime Video

Starring Anushka Shetty and R Madhavan, Nishabdam is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Indianexpress.com's review of the film read, "One of the many disengaging aspects of Nishabdham, streaming on Amazon Prime Video, is that the characters in this movie behave as if they have no skin in the game. Especially Anushka Shetty’s Sakshi, who becomes a witness in a murder case involving a world-famous cello player Anthony, played by Madhavan." Read More.

15:13 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Emily in Paris: Netflix

Emily in Paris is the story of a 20-something woman who moves to Paris for work but doesn't know any French. Her sudden move makes her lonely at first but the unknown city soon starts getting friendly and Emily's joie de vivre for her work and life makes her the perfect fit for the city.

14:50 (IST)02 Oct 2020
C U Soon: Amazon Prime Video

Starring Fahadh Faasil in teh lead role, C U Soon is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The Indian Express' Shubhra Gupta wrote in her review of the film, "Producers Fahad Faasil and Nazriya Nazim, and director Mahesh Narayanan pick up a story with disturbingly familiar outlines and impart it with fresh urgency and impact, making each frame of the 1 hour 38 minutes run time count."

14:25 (IST)02 Oct 2020
London Confidential: ZEE5

London Confidential stars Mouni Roy, Purab Kohli, Kulraj Randhawa, and Sagar Arya. The film is set in London during a time when Indo-China tensions are severe and there is a possibility of a virus infecting the countries. A missing RAW agent could have the details of it all but the spies here need to get the details of it all before it is too late.

14:04 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Abhay Season 2: ZEE5

All the episodes of Kunal Kemmu starrer Abhay 2 are now streaming on ZEE 5. 

13:41 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Khaali Peeli: Zee Plex

Starring Ishaan Khatter, Ananya Panday, Jaideep Ahlawat, among others, Khaali Peeli is now streaming on pay-per-view basis for Rs 299. The Indian Express' Shubhra Gupta gave the film 2 stars and wrote, "Can a new film which is a deliberate hark-back to the masala movies of the 70s and 80s, be worth your time? Only if it is smart and self-aware, and never forgets to send itself up, that’s when. Khaali Peeli does an adequate job of assembling the ingredients, and when it remembers to stay light on its feet, it’s fun, but slackens in other parts." Read More 

13:14 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Iron Man: Disney+ Hotstar

Kick off your long weekend with Iron Man and continue with all teh films in teh Marvel Cinematic Universe - from Iron Man to Avengers Endgame. Iron Man, the first film that established MCU is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

12:52 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Mirzapur: Amazon Prime Video

Binge-watch the first season of Mirzapur this long weekend to refresh your memory before the second season begins. The Amazon Prime Video web series is set in the heartland and explores the world of crime from the eyes of a local don.

12:24 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Tehran: Apple TV+

The Israeli series Tehran follows a Mossad agent Tamara (Niv Sultan) who is on an undercover mission in Iran that goes horribly wrong, and it is this imperfection that instantly draws you into the series. Tehran is instantly addictive. The episodes are structured in a way that you can’t help but speculate about the next moves of these believable characters. There are no parts of the episode that make you want to skip ahead. Every detail is relevant and executed well, which makes it extremely binge-worthy.

11:56 (IST)02 Oct 2020
PariWar: Disney+Hotstar

Starring Gajraj Rao, Vijay, Raaz, Ranvir Shorey among others, this family comedy is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. The Indian Express' Shubbhra Gupta wrote in her review of the series, "Given that there’s a talented bunch of actors at its disposal, this ‘war’ should have been fun. But there’s been more thought given to the names of Kashiram’s grown children — Mahipal (Yashpal Yadav), Shishupal (Ranvir Shorey), and Mandakini (Nidhi Singh) who discovers she has a soft spot for the villain’s son Munna (Abhishek Bannerjee), than the plot, which takes six episodes to get where it wants to."

11:29 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Lage Raho Munna Bhai: Netflix

On Gandhi Jayanti, watch Munna's encounter with Mahatama Gandhi in Rajkumar Hirani's comedy film Lage Raho Munnabhai. Also starring Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi and Dilip Prabhavalkar among others, this film preaches Gandhi's message in Hirani's unmistakable style.

11:08 (IST)02 Oct 2020
American Murder: Netflix

This true crime documentary explores the infamous case of the Watts' family that seemed to have the perfect life but was actually hiding a dark secret underneath. Shannan Watts and her two daughters, aged 2 and 4, go missing one day and the husband Chris seems to be the suspect behind the case. Watch the true crime documentary to see the mystery unfold.

10:51 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Chemical Hearts: Amazon Prime Video

Starring Lili Reinhart and Austin Abrams, this film explores the complicated layers of the tough teen years that go beyond the stereotypical cliques, romances and heartbreaks. Chemical Hearts leaves you with an aching and melancholic feeling.

10:37 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Nishabdam is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video

10:06 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare: Netflix

Starring Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar, Aamir Bashir, Vikram Massey, Amol Parasher, among others, this Alankrita Shrivastava film follows two cousins as they find their identity in the urban jungle that is dominated by men. The Indian Express' Shubhra Gupta wrote about the film, "Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is the kind of film which opens up spaces and dialogue around difficult topics, and raises the feminist bar while doing so: give it many ‘chamakte sitare’ already."

09:45 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Ratched: Netflix

Starring Sarah Paulson, this Netflix series is based on the character of Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and serves as her prequel story. Created by Ryan Murphy, the show also stars Finn Wittrock, Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis, Sharon Stone among others.

09:25 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Bahut Hua Sammaan: Disney+ Hotstar

Starring Raghav Juyal and Abhishek Chauhan in lead roles Bahut Hua Sammaan appears to be a quirky comedy. The film also stars Sanjay Mishra, Nidhi Singh, Ram Kapoor and Namit Das.

Check out the trailer here:

09:13 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Enola Holmes: Netflix

Enola Holmes is the sister of the famed detective Sherlock Holmes but in fact, she can outsmart him any time. Watch this film starring Millie Bobby Brown in the lead role as her Enola sets out to look for her missing mother (Helena Bonham Carter) as she escapes the confines laid out by society and also her brother Sherlock (Henry Cavill).

08:53 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Serious Men: Netflix

Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Serious Men will start streaming today on Netflix. Directed by Sudhir Mishra, the film is based on a novel of the same name by Manu Joseph. The Indian Express' Shubhra Gupta gave the film 3 stars and wrote in her review, "This is Mishra back in form. He is one of the few Hindi film directors who understands politics, and at his best, has been able to spin winning yarns around the politics of the day (Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi). His 1992 Dharavi, also set in the slums, and an automatic comparison, was more about a man eking out an existence. Serious Men allows its slum-dweller the new-age quality of ambition, and gives him the wiles to see that if the goodies we take for granted are not his, then a snatch-grab is the only way out. Ayyan Mani is the real serious man of his tale." Read More.

Nishabdham starring Anushka Shetty and R Madhavan is finally streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Directed by Hemant Madhukar, the film also stars Michael Madsen, Anjali, Subbaraju Shalini, Pandey Srinivas and Avasarala. The plot of Nishabdham follows Sakshi, a deaf and mute artist, who gets embroiled in a criminal investigation.

Anjali, who plays the role of a cop in the film, told indianexpress.com, "I was trained for my role by stunt masters in the US. They taught me about body language and how to use guns. And all things that a cop will do. I used to train 45 minutes before doing a scene, involving a chase or some kind of action."

"Anushka Shetty and I have a lot of combination scenes together. From the very beginning, we had a good rapport and that comfort level helped us to perform better in our scenes together," she added.

ZEE5 released the remaining episodes of Abhay Deol's web series Abhay Season 2 on September 29. This year, the cast members of the crime investigation series also included Ram Kapoor, Chunky Panday, Asha Negi, Raghav Juyal, Nidhi Singh and Bidita Bag.