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What to watch on October 29: Taish is now available to stream on ZEE5

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

Written by Sampada Sharma , Kshitij Rawat | New Delhi | Updated: October 29, 2020 4:01:13 pm
TaishTaish is streaming on ZEE5. (Photo: ZEE5)

The festive season is around the corner and to kick things off in an entertaining way, the OTT platforms are set to present films and shows of various genres. The new releases this week include Taish on ZEE5, Bheemasena Nalamaharaja on Amazon Prime Video, The Mandalorian Season 2 on Disney+ Hotstar and Kaali Khuhi on Netflix.

Taish, directed by Bejoy Nambiar, stars Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda, Jim Sarbh, Harshvardhan Rane and Sanjeeda Sheikh. At the virtual trailer launch, Bejoy said that the biggest challenge of making Taish was getting all the artistes together.

“We don’t do enough ensembles. The ensembles that we do are mostly in the comedy genre but not in spaces like drama, thriller. So, I am very grateful to all these people who came on board this film and supported it because they felt connected with it. It was challenging for me to get people on board,” Nambiar said.

He added, “In this industry, it’s very difficult to do an ensemble film for various reasons. I understand that point of view also that why certain actors don’t want to be a part of ensembles. But I also feel as storytellers, we need to explore stories which require more actors to come together.”

Taish is streaming on ZEE5 both as a film and a six-part series, making the project one of its kind to have two versions released simultaneously.

Bheemasena Nalamaharaja has also started streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Director Karthik Saragur earlier shared that this film is a homage to chefs. He shared, “I come from a family of chefs. It was not just a passion, it was everything for them. They even used kitchen slang to explain things to others in their everyday conversations. And having grown up watching them and their lifestyle, I wanted to pay homage to chefs.”

Bheemasena Nalamaharaja stars Aravind Iyer, Aarohi Narayan, Priyanka Thimmesh and Achyuth Kumar.

The Mandalorian starts streaming its second season on Disney+ Hotstar from October 30. In a virtual version of the ATX Television Festival, creator Jon Favreau said, “We were lucky enough to have finished photography before the lockdown. Thanks to how technology-forward Lucasfilm and ILM are, we have been able to do all of our visual effects and editing and post production remotely through systems that had been set up by those companies for us.”

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

16:00 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Shrek: Netflix

This animated adventure revolves around a misunderstood and ostracised ogre who gets inundated by fairy tale creatures and goes on a quest to get back the quiet he had in his swamp. There are three sequels, and they are pretty good too.

15:40 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Ash vs Evil Dead: Netflix

Set three decades after the Evil Dead movies, this comedy-horror series has Bruce Campbell reprising the role of Ash Campbell. Sam Raimi, who directed the first three Evil Dead movies, has developed Ash vs Evil Dead.

15:24 (IST)29 Oct 2020
The Imagineering Story: Disney+ Hotstar

The Imagineering Story is about Walt Disney Imagineering, a little known design and development centre of The Walt Disney Company, which creates Disney theme parks and attractions around the world.

15:02 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Versailles: Netflix

An underrated show of the time 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.

14:43 (IST)29 Oct 2020
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.

14:21 (IST)29 Oct 2020
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.

14:04 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Billions: Disney+ Hotstar

Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti, this show follows a wall street biggie who is at war with a government attorney but their differences are way more than professional. As they engage in a cat and mouse game, they realise they have much more in common than they realise.

13:39 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Malgudi Days: Prime Video

The classic Doordarshan TV series based on RK Narayan's charming small-town based stories still holds up well. Relive your childhood with this series.

13:18 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Wakaalat From Home: Prime Video

Wakaalat From Home is a 10-episode series shot completely during the lockdown on Zoom. It features Sumeet Vyas, Nidhi Singh, Kubbra Sait and Gopal Datt in prominent roles. The web series revolves around a married couple, Sujin (Vyas) and Radhika (Singh), who have filed for a divorce. Owing to the lockdown, their court hearing moves to Zoom calls, where their respective lawyers, played by Sait and Dutt, take charge of the proceedings. What follows is a laugh riot and utter chaos.

13:00 (IST)29 Oct 2020
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: Disney+ Hotstar

This six-part documentary series follows the hunt for the Golden State Killer and is a personal account of Michelle McNamara whose obsession with the serial rapist and killer contributed massively to his eventual arrest. The series is deeply personal as we see how McNamara’s obsession to catch GSK affected her health and personal life.

12:41 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Money Heist: Netflix

A group of robbers band together to mint their own money at the Royal Mint of Spain as they overtake the building and hold people hostage. Their leader, known as Professor is controlling things from outside so the robbers can successfully loot as much money as they want while the police looks on helplessly.

12:14 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Next: Disney+ Hotstar

This new series starring John Slattery follows an AI system who has gotten smarter with every update and has now turned evil as it can manipulate little children, plan murders and even hack any electronic device that exists. Two episodes of the series have come out as of now.

11:56 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Prime Video

Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, this Jason Woliner film is now streaming on Prime Video. Indianexpress.com’s Kshitij Rawat wrote in his review of the film, “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.”

11:38 (IST)29 Oct 2020
The Mandalorian Season 2: Disney+ Hotstar

The Mandalorian Season 2 starts streaming today. Check out the recap of Season 1 here:

11:20 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Mrs America: Disney+ Hotstar

With Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne in the lead roles, this mini-series is set during the second-wave of feminism in the US where feminists like Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug and many others were spearheading a revolution for women’s rights but to their shock, one of their biggest opposers came in the form of Phyllis Schlafly.

11:02 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Masaba Masaba: Netflix

Watch Masaba Gupta and Neena Gupta play their fictional selves in a web series inspired by their lives. The series follows the mother-daughter duo as they navigate their life through their competitive careers while also balancing their personal life.

10:48 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Mirzapur: Prime Video

The much-awaited series is back on Prime Video with its second season. Ektaa Malik shared in her review of the series, “Mirzapur season two fails to learn from the mistakes of season one. There are some improvements, sure. Production quality has gone up; it no longer feels and looks like a telefilm from the nineties that used to air on Doordarshan. But everything else gives you a sense of deja vu.”

10:26 (IST)29 Oct 2020
A Suitable Boy: Netflix

Based on Vikram Seth’s novel of the same name, this Mira Nair miniseries is now streaming on Netflix. The Indian Express’ Shubhra Gupta shared in her review, “The series may seem a bit too explanatory in some places, but when there is so much fear about looking at the present and the way things are imploding, Nair’s clear-eyed, unambiguous stance in recreating an older India, where things were difficult, but where there was still the possibility of friendship and amity between Hindus and Muslims, makes her A Suitable Boy worth your time.”

10:10 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Taish: ZEE5

Taish, directed by Bejoy Nambiar, stars Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda, Jim Sarbh, Harshvardhan Rane and Sanjeeda Sheikh.

Kaali Khuhi is releasing on October 30. Starring Shabana Azmi, Leela Samson, Sanjeeda Shaikh, and Satyadeep Mishra, the Netflix film has been directed by Terrie Samundra.

Shabana Azmi shared with PTI, "Terrie could have quite easily made it into a documentary that would have its own reach. But the fact that she does it through this thriller is what makes it more accessible to audiences. My parents always told me that art should be used as an instrument to societal change."

Kaali Khuhi is based on the subject of female foeticide and infanticide. Azmi added, "By the end of the film, you feel this cannot be allowed to happen. That is a powerful reaction that you can get from a film. Terrie has made the film taking cinema into consideration. It doesn’t become a propaganda film."