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What to watch on September 24: Diagnosis of Love, Crackdown, Enola Holmes are now streaming

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 Anvita Singh , Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Updated: September 24, 2020 10:46:46 pm
streaming what to watchMahesh Manjrekar's Diagnosis of Love is now streaming on ZEE5. (Photo: ZEE5)

With theaters still being shut due to coronavirus, streaming platforms have become our saviour as they are the sole source of entertainment. This week, the new releases include Netflix’s Enola Holmes, Voot Select’s Crackdown and Disney+ Hotstar’s PariWar.

Enola Holmes stars Millie Bobby Brown in the titular role. It also features Helena Bonham Carter and Henry Cavill. The film is based on the book series The Enola Holmes Mysteries by Nancy Springer. Enola is the younger sister of famous detective Sherlock Holmes. The story follows her as she turns 16 and finds that her mother (played by Carter) is missing. Her brother Sherlock expects her to be a traditional woman, whereas Enola is anything but that.

Voot Select’s Crackdown, starring Saqib Saleem, Iqbal Khan, Waluscha, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rajesh Tailang and Ankur Bhatia, has also started streaming. The series has been directed by Apoorva Lakhia of Shootout at Lokhandwala fame. This is a thriller series that hinges upon its nail-biting action sequences.

Also streaming from today is Disney+ Hotstar’s PariWar that stars Gajraj Rao, Vijay Raaz, Ranvir Shorey, Yashpal Sharma, Abhishek Banerjee, Nidhi Singh and Kumar Varun. The comedy series is set amid a joint family in Allahbad that is quarelling over the family property. The series will be available for free on the streaming platform.

Last week, we saw the release of Netflix film Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, ZEE5 original film London Confidential and the Netflix series Ratched.

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

22:33 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Sleepless in Seattle: Netflix

Do we ever forget the people who once had our hearts? Is it possible to really move on after a loved one passes away, and especially if that loved one is the person you spent all your days and nights with? How long does it take to heal after suffering that kind of wound? The film touches upon all these subjects, but in a manner befitting the filmmaking style of the director — ‘deal with the tragic by suffusing it with some comedy and things will fall into place.’

22:17 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Ratatouille: Disney Plus Hotstar

There is a reason why Ratatouille won an Oscar in the Best Animated Feature category. Brad Bird. Bird who produced, wrote and helmed this delightful little tale of ambition and passion deserves most of the credit for the film’s success. Of course, having voice actors like Patton Oswalt and Lou Romano helps the case immensely. But everything would have not come together as smoothly as it had, had it not been for the captain of the ship. The concept of the film is, at its very base, brilliant but simple — a rat, who scurries about in the kitchen in the hopes of garbage as food, nurses the insane dream of becoming a chef? What is not to love? And human beings, who always turn up their noses in disgust at the very mention of the being, end up developing a special bond with one? This was a success to begin with, what it needed was the correct push, which it thankfully got from the big people at Disney. Ratatouille is not for kids, nor is it for adults. It doesn’t come with any label and the best thing about a ‘food movie’ is that ‘There is no such thing as a bad food film.’ (This is, of course, a personal adage). 

21:51 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Sacred Games: Netflix

Gory, intense and dramatic. This Netflix series by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Neeraj Ghaywan is a compelling tale of crime, religion and politics. It features Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead. 

21:28 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Made in Heaven: Amazon Prime Video

Two unconventional wedding planners trying to make matches in modern-day India, what could possibly go wrong? The Amazon Prime show has been directed by Alankrita Shrivastva, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti and Nitya Mehra in parts. It features Arjun Mathur and Sobhita Dhulipala in the lead. Mathur has been nominated for an International Emmy Award (2020) for his performance.  

21:21 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Delhi Crime: Netflix

"Delhi Crime is a fictionalized crime drama, based on the painstaking investigation which led to the capture of the six men who attacked the couple. It works best when it sticks to the assembling of a team that the deputy commissioner of police Vartika Chaturvedi (Shah) can trust, led by the unflappable Tailang, and his band of men, crack trackers, investigators, informers, who fan out and nab the culprits, one by one," writes The Indian Express' Shubhra Gupta in her review of the show. Read more here. 

20:39 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Thappad: Amazon Prime Video

Taapsee Pannu-starrer Thappad is an emotional and insightful drama which challenges our patriarchal structure. It has been directed by Anubhav Sinha. 

20:09 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Arya: Disney Plus Hotstar

"Watching Aarya reminds you of how well it incorporates that classic phrase, ‘even in the best families’. From the outside, Aarya Sareen, a supremely fit, still-stunning mother of three, seems to have everything: loving husband, luxe life, no problems other than to choose the outfit of the day from a seriously classy wardrobe. Scratch a little, though, and out spill several cans of wriggly worms, which keep us busy watching through the nine episodes of the web series, co-created by Ram Madhvani and Sandeep Modi. Yes, there’s dirt and grime under all that glitter, and that happens in the best of families," writes The Indian Express' critic Shubra Gupta in her review of the Sushmita Sen-starrer show. Click here to read the rest of the review.

19:21 (IST)24 Sep 2020
The Matrix: YouTube

The Matrix is one movie that cannot be simply categorised into a genre, only because it borrows so heavily and brilliantly from other genres — fantasy, comic books, action, sci-fi and even horror. It is a big-budget smart movie that knows its audience, but more than that, it knows itself. It doesn’t compromise or dumb down the narrative. Instead, it uses metaphors and hyperboles to say something its makers The Wachowskis believe in — to live for the truth and to know it in all its magnificence.

Also read | Hollywood Rewind: The Matrix

18:49 (IST)24 Sep 2020
The Graham Norton Show: YouTube

One of the best talk shows out there, this British show is cool, fun and thoroughly engaging. There are no games, no forced laughter. Just a lot of warmth and wine, and who doesn't like that?

18:30 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Watchmen: Disney Plus Hotstar

"HBO’s Watchmen series is a sequel of sorts (called a “remix”) to Alan Moore’s graphic novel of the same name. It is created by Damon Lindelof, co-creator of Lost and HBO’s own The Leftovers. While Moore did not want to have anything to do with Zack Snyder’s slavish film adaptation of his creation, he has also distanced himself from the HBO series. He has made it clear that he is not going to watch it or any other film or TV adaptation of his works. But if he does take time to check out what Lindelof has done, I dare say he might have a change of mind," reads our review of the Emmy-winning show. Click here to continue reading. 

18:21 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Churails: ZEE5

"Churails, a ten-episode web series, gives us a Karachi-based band of women whose motto is to wreck revenge on the men who have made their lives miserable. Directed by Asim Abbasi, who made the engaging family drama Cake, Churails brims over with feisty, feminist, fast-paced fun. ‘Mard ko dard hoga’, they promise. And that’s exactly what they deliver," writes The Indian Express' film critic Shubhra Gupta. Read more here. 

18:09 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Buzzfeed's Worth It: YouTube

A YouTube show about food where a bunch of people try to ascertain whether a cuisine is worth its price or not? Bring it on!

17:50 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Billy on the Street: YouTube

Stand-up comedian Billy Eichner is the host of this freewheeling pop culture game show whose each episode spans not more than 10-12 minutes. Chris Evans, Paul Rudd, John Hamm, Anna Kendrick, Emma Stone are some of the several celebrities that have featured on this 'street show.' 

17:29 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Jack Ryan: Amazon Prime Video

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan starring the talented John Krasinski is action-packed, complex and dynamic. The themes it explores are interesting and topical and the performances are credible as well. 

17:10 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Our verdict of PariWar

The Indian Express' film critic Shubra Gupta writes in her review of the Disney Plus Hotstar series, "The parivar is based in Prayagraj, aka Allahabad, so we get local colour by way of chatty ‘chat-walas’, tea-time offerings of dahi-jalebis, and mention of the sangam. A bit of Banarasi leheja shows up too, because Mahipal lives there, and some ‘tapori’ slang is slung in towards the end, because, well, maybe the writers thought it would be funny. And while it is a relief to get a series which is clearly trying to be light-hearted and family-friendly (the brothers show up with their wives – Anurita Jha and Sadiya Siddiqui – and kids), some novelty would have been welcome."

Also read | Pariwar review: The Disney Plus Hotstar series needed smarter writing

16:52 (IST)24 Sep 2020
The Devil Wears Prada: Disney Plus Hotstar

The Devil Wears Prada is based on the book of the same name penned by Lauren Weisberger, who chronicled her experiences as a personal assistant to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in a fictional format via the book. The assistant in the movie is played by Anna Hathaway, who wanted to work in the ‘real’ publishing world but somehow ends up at the fashion magazine Runway. Meryl Streep plays the Anna Wintour inspired character called Miranda Priestly who is an intimidating, powerful personality. Read more about the film here. 

16:30 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Son of Abish: YouTube

Stand-up comedian and host Abish Mathew's YouTube chat show is a fun talk show where celebrities speak their mind and play entertaining games. Until now, celebs like Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhasker, Radhika Apte, Irrfan Khan among others have featured on the show. You can stream it for free on YouTube. 

16:16 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Easy A: Netflix

Easy A is Emma Stone at her vibrant best. Loosley adapted from The Scarlet Letter, Easy A is a teen comedy that is entertaining from start to finish. Of course, tons of John Hughes' movie references also helps the matter. 

15:57 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Netflix

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is not plot-driven. It is its witty, vibrant charm that casts a spell. It is the moments, the dialogues and the characters that stay with you long after the film is over. They seem wholesome and lovable despite their idiosyncrasies. Read more here. 

15:32 (IST)24 Sep 2020
The Last Dance: Netflix

This highly acclaimed 2020 sports miniseries revolves around the career of basketball legend Michael Jordan. Watch it when you seek some inspiration and you won't be disappointed!

Talking about her character Enola Holmes in the Netflix film of the same name, Millie Bobby Brown said in a statement, "I love the fact that she can be very vulnerable, yet even in her deepest despair she’s able to find herself again and fight back. I admire her courage and her strength. She goes to pretty dark places, but she never gives up. It’s a big journey for her. She’s quite naïve and comes up against forces that are way beyond her. So she has to find her own resources, her own voice even when there is no one around to help her."

Henry Cavill added, "This isn’t a Sherlock Holmes movie. This is an Enola Holmes movie. And in this case, he’s actually with another pea in the pod, if you will, and you see a lot more warmth, kindness, and a humanity to Sherlock."

Variety’s film critic Peter Debruge called Enola Holmes a ‘clever original’ and wrote, “Enola Holmes offers a different kind of feminism from that game-changing show, based less in accepting women with all their flaws than in the conviction that men have bossed around long enough, and it’s time to make room for other people. Centered on a long-haired runaway lord (Louis Partridge) and the passage of Great Britain’s Representation of the People Act 1884 (which paved the way for women’s suffrage a quarter-century later), the movie has contemporary issues of gender equality on the mind — and an endearingly radical protagonist in Enola.”

Enola Holmes holds a rating of 86 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes. The consensus reads, “Enola Holmes brings a breath of fresh air to Baker Street — and leaves plenty of room for Millie Bobby Brown to put her effervescent stamp on a franchise in waiting.”