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Streaming Guide: Movies and TV shows to watch on June 15

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

Written by Antara Chakraborthy , Kshitij Rawat | Chennai | Updated: June 16, 2020 8:42:06 am
Streaming Guide South Korean hit series, The Tale of Nokdu, is now streaming on Netflix.

Even though the lockdown is being lifted in phases in the country, the chance of visiting a theatre doesn’t seem possible anytime soon. Thanks to OTT platforms and the onslaught of digital content, India (and the rest of the world) is slowly getting used to a life without cinema theatres.

After the release of Ponmagal Vandhal, Amazon Prime Video saw yet another big-ticket release with the Shoojit Sircar directorial Gulabo Sitabo, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana.

The Indian Express critic Shubra Gupta wrote in her review, “This is exactly the kind of space that writer Juhi Chaturvedi, long-time Sircar collaborator, is so good at filling up. Both Vicky Donor and Piku were delightful comedy of quotidian manners: the first gave Bollywood a new kind of hero in Khurrana; the second gave the Bengali alimentary canal the importance it deserves, through Bachchan’s elderly gent and his penchant for gelusil. Both proved, as well as the sombre outlier October, that the story is king.”

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

16:38 (IST)15 Jun 2020
Hundred: Disney+ Hotstar

Lara Dutta and Rinku Rajguru hit it out of the park in Disney+ Hotstar’s Hundred. Here, Lara Dutta plays a cop who is desperate to prove her worth in the male-dominated field. Rinku plays a woman who has just discovered that she only has 100 days to live. The two women unite in a mission where they can aid each other.

16:31 (IST)15 Jun 2020
Sweet Magnolias: Netflix

This show is a complete departure from anything on this list, despite its predictable premise and basic plot. Sweet Magnolias is a charming story of three outspoken women who lead lives on their own terms whilst dealing with its irregularities. It moves almost like a good, decently-paced novel.

16:10 (IST)15 Jun 2020
The Tale of Nokdu: Netflix

The Tale of Nokdu is a hit South Korean series that is based on the webtoon of the same name. The official synopsis of the series reads, “Set in the Joseon dynasty, the series is about a man who disguises as a woman to enter a mysterious women-only village in search of the truth about his birth; and a young woman who does not want to become a kisaeng in pursuit of revenge for her family.”

15:51 (IST)15 Jun 2020
Munnabhai M.B.B.S: Netflix

Part of the reason why Raju Hirani’s first film – also his breakout – worked so beautifully was Sanjay Dutt’s loveable gangster image.The Dutt-Warsi bromance and Hirani’s jaadu ki jhappi formula gives us a fresh and funny film that riffs on its leading actor’s tapori image and combines clean humour with social commentary that has become Hirani’s brand of cinema.

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15:19 (IST)15 Jun 2020
Healer: Netflix

Ji Chang Wook and Park Min Young star in this romantic thriller about an unsuccessful journalist and a mysterious man by the code name Healer.

14:56 (IST)15 Jun 2020
Haider: Netflix

A haunting adaptation of Shakespear’s Hamlet, Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider shines an unflinching light on the insurgency and violence in Kashmir. The firebrand Tabu plays the mothership, a complex and conflicted ‘half widow’ who nearly steals the film from her son, Haider (Shahid Kapoor).

14:35 (IST)15 Jun 2020
Thanga Magan: Sun NXT

Samantha Akkineni plays a dutiful wife to Dhanush’s middle-class husband. She is unambitious and taught to live happily in whatever little her husband can offer to her.

14:09 (IST)15 Jun 2020
Icarus: Netflix

Directed by Bryan Fogel, Icarus won the Oscar award for Best Documentary Feature in 2017. The film follows Fogel as he dabbles in doping for an amateur race. Things heat up when he digs deeper and finds a Russian link who can help him get by undetected. The Russian has been responsible for many athletes going unnoticed.

13:40 (IST)15 Jun 2020
Tales from the Loop: Amazon Prime Video

The beautifully shot Tales from the Loop is about a machine housed inside an underground facility that is purported to unlock the secrets of the universe. It apparently makes unlikely stuff — previously thought to be in the realm of science-fiction — possible.

13:11 (IST)15 Jun 2020
Too Hot To Handle: Netflix

On this reality dating show, single men and women are thrown together and they can have the best time of their lives, but the prize money they could potentially win comes with an asterisk. To stay in the competition, the contestants have to give up sex. The show yells cringe and delivers on it every few minutes.

12:40 (IST)15 Jun 2020
The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion: Amazon Prime Video

Written and directed by Park Hoon-jung, this South Korean horror-action film is about a young girl who escapes a government facility that conducted experiments on kids 10 years ago. What happens when strange people start entering her life forms the rest of the plot.

12:13 (IST)15 Jun 2020
Portrait of a Lady on Fire: MUBI India

The French historical drama, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, starring Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. The film is set in the late 18th century and revolves around the forbidden affair between an aristocrat and a painter commissioned to paint her portrait.

11:47 (IST)15 Jun 2020
Hellaro: MX Player

Hellaro, directed by Abhishek Shah, won the 66th National Award for Best Feature Film. Based in a village in Gujarat, the movie tells the story of a group of women who break the shackles of patriarchy.

11:17 (IST)15 Jun 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.

10:49 (IST)15 Jun 2020
Stardust: Netflix

Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel, Stardust is directed by Matthew Vaughn. It stars two actors who later played comic-book superheroes - Charlie Cox (Daredevil) and Henry Cavill (Superman).

10:21 (IST)15 Jun 2020
Sonchiriya: ZEE5

As the country mourns the death of young actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, the best way to pay tribute to him is revisit his movies. Sushant took a gamble with Sonchiriya as he played a dacoit from the Chambal area. Even though his co-stars included actors like Manoj Bajpayee and Ranvir Shorey, Sushant managed to stand out. 

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14:30 (IST)14 Jun 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.

14:02 (IST)14 Jun 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.

13:32 (IST)14 Jun 2020
Gotham: Netflix

A DC TV show that embraced the crazy after tip-toeing around it for a couple of seasons. And it is live-action. There is few things off-limits or too insane for this show. It may not have Batman (Bruce Wayne is a young boy in the show) but it has every single member of Batman's rogues gallery, and this was just as good.

13:12 (IST)14 Jun 2020
Bad Education: Disney+ Hotstar

Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney play the roles of school superintendent Dr Frank A Tassone and district official Pamela Gluckin, respectively. The two are accused of embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars from district funds. Their job is to bury the accusation and keep it from going public.

This week's big OTT releases are films Gulabo Sitabo and Artemis Fowl. Gulabo Sitabo was earlier supposed to have a theatrical release but the film was released on Amazon Prime Video due to the lockdown. Tamil film Penguin, starring Keerthy Suresh is set to premiere on Amazon Prime on June 19.