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New OTT Releases This Week (February 20-26, 2023): Where to Watch Varisu, Veera Simha Reddy, Michael, and More

Fans of Indian films and original shows can rejoice as the OTT platforms have planned several digital premieres this week which promise a busy weekend for people across India.

Thalapathy Vijay’s blockbuster film, Varisu, which released during Pongal 2023, is set to release this week on Amazon Prime Video. The digital premiere is much-awaited and fans have been showering their love for the film. Meanwhile, Nandamuri Balakrishna’s recent release Veera Simha Reddy and Vijay Sethupathi’s Michael will also play on Disney+ Hotstar and Aha Video as the OTT release.

For the fans of Malayalam film can enjoy watch Mammootty’s renowned film Nanpal Nerathu Mayakkam on Netflix and the critically acclaimed Thankam on Amazon Prime Video. Viewers of the Bengali and Marathi content will also have something for this week as the much-awaited Dakghor will stream on Hoichoi and the star-studded Vaalvi will have its digital premiere on Zee5 too.

Sports enthusiasts can continue enjoying the ongoing tournaments and leagues on Disney+ Hotstar and SonyLIV respectively.

Top OTT releases this week – New web series and movies

Title OTT Platform OTT Release Date Language
Thankam Amazon Prime Video Feb-20 Malayalam
Varisu Amazon Prime Video Feb-22 Tamil
Vaalvi Zee5 Feb-22 Marathi
Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam Netflix Feb-23 Malayalam
Veera Simha Reddy Disney+ Hotstar Feb-23 Telugu
Kranti Amazon Prime Video Feb-23 Kannada
Potluck S2 SonyLIV Feb-24 Hindi
Puli Meka Zee5 Feb-24 Telugu
Dakghor Hoichoi Feb-24 Bengali
Rabia and Olivia Disney+ Hotstar Feb-24 English
Michael Aha Video Feb-24 Tamil
Iru Dhuruvam 2 SonyLIV Feb-24 Tamil

Thankam | Amazon Prime Video

Written by Syam Pushkaran and directed by Saheed Arafath and Prinish Prabhakaran, Thankam is a crime drama revolving around the struggles faced by two gold agents. The official premise reads, “Muthu (Biju Menon) and Kannan (Vineeth Sreenivasan) are Gold Agents from Thrissur, the Gold Capital of India. The movie portrays their travel to Mumbai to distribute gold and the following mishaps they face at their journey.”

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Genre: Crime, Drama

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Cast: Biju Menon, Vineeth Sreenivasan, and others

Varisu | Amazon Prime Video

One of the highest-grossing 2023 Tamil films in Varisu starring Thalapathy Vijay. Presented as an action drama, Varisu revolves around a disjointed family and their challenges. The story revolves around the independent and happy-go-lucky Vijay Rajendran, who wants to live life on his terms until his father, who is terminally ill and wants him to become the heir of the family. He has been given the charge of managing his business empire, which separates the family due to disagreement. He has to bring the business reputation and family reputation back by managing both.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Genre: Action, Drama

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

Cast: Vijay, Rashmika Mandanna, Sarathkumar and others

Also Read: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heeramandi to stream on Netflix

Vaalvi | Zee5

Starring eminent names, Vaalvi, a Marathi-language comedy-drama revolves around “Aniket and his wife who plan a double suicide where Aniket successfully fakes his death, returning to his girlfriend. Things go wrong when his wife’s body disappears from his house. What follows then onwards are events where we find what Aniket will do next?”

Where to Watch: Zee5

Genre: Comedy, Drama

IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

Cast: Swapnil Joshi, Anita Date, Subodh Bhave and others

Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam | Netflix

Literally translated as mid-day slumber, this drama, Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam, written and directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, is about a man who becomes part of an unknown family pretending to be one among them. What follows then are a series of events which lead to confusion where the past comes back to confront him, who was leading a double life. The film received a positive response from the audience for its performances and story.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Genre: Drama

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Cast: Mammootty, Ramya Pandian and others

Also Read: Top most romantic movies in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam to watch on OTT

Kranti | Amazon Prime Video

Written and directed by V Harikrishna, the crime-action drama film is about a businessman who comes forward to protect government schools. He is aware of his family being in trouble and steps forward to solve the matter. The film received mediocre response from the audience.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Genre: Crime, Drama

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Cast: Darshan Thoogudeepa, Rachitha Ram, and others

Veera Simha Reddy | Disney+ Hotstar

Co-written and directed by Gopichand Malineni, Veera Simha Reddy was one of the highly acclaimed Telugu films of the year. Starring eminent names, the film is about Veera Simha Reddy’s life, whereby his father, a revered man settles abroad with his son, Bala Simha Reddy. Due to unfortunate events, he gets killed, owing to which Bala returns back to India and takes revenge on his father’s murderer.

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Genre: Action, Drama

IMDb Rating: 5.9/10

Cast: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shruti Hassan, and others

Potluck S2 | SonyLIV

After a successful first season, the makers of Potluck have finally released a new season. The story revolves around the Shastri family where changes in life dynamics and relationships hamper their lifestyle leading to hilarious situations. The members seek solace in each other over potlucks, the tradition which they have been following for years. The show is co-written by Ashwin Lakshmi Narayan and Gaurav Lulla; and directed by Rajshree Ojha

Where to Watch: SonyLIV

Genre: Drama, Comedy

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Cast: Cyrus Sahukar, Kitu Gidwani and others

Puli Meka | Zee5

The show, Puli Meka, revolves around a series of cold blooded murders involving the police and the mounting pressure to find the culprit. While the entire department is facing ridicule from the media, a few other murders takes place, eventually leading to the victim, a government doctor who presides over cases from the police department. Despite this, things are not clear and the SIT hits a dead-end. Meanwhile, the forensic expert cracks the case and finds out the murderer. What follows are series of events involving confrontation and truth.

Where to Watch: Zee5

Genre: Thriller

Cast: Aadi, Lavanya Tripathi and others

Dakghor | Hoichoi

One of the highly anticipated Bengali releases of the year is Dakghor. Presented as a comedy drama, the story revolves around the new postmaster of Hagda, Damodar, and the unconventional village belle, Monjori. Through the leads, the makers have attempted to narrate stories full of rustic emotions which come straight from the heartland. Dakhor is written by Padmanabh Dasgupta and directed by Abhrajit Sen.

Where to Watch: Hoichoi

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Cast: Suhotra Mukhopadhyay, Ditipriya Roy, and Kanchan Mullick

Rabia and Olivia | Disney+ Hotstar

Presented as a family drama written and directed by Shadab Khan, the award-winning film Rabia and Olivia revolves around an immigrant and a mentally challenged child. The synopsis, as shared by the makers, reads, “The story revolves around Rabia, A 25-year-old Indian Muslim girl who has migrated to Canada illegally and seeks refugee status. At a very young age, Rabia lost her father in an accident in India. Olivia, a nine-year-old Canadian girl, lost her mother to cancer and now lives with her father. Olivia suffers from night terror attack disorder. In desperate need of employment, Rabia takes a job as Olivia’s caretaker and treats Olivia with love affection and compassion as she firmly believes that “Love is more powerful than medicines”.

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Genre: Drama, Family

Cast: Sheeba Chaddha, Nayab Khan and others

Also Read: Not Dead Yet is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

Michael | Aha Video

Written and directed by Ranjit Jeyakodi, Michael is an action drama about “a gang which fighting over places and a youngster decides to gain control of the area. What follows are events where the audience will see if he can complete his dream of ruling over the place?”

Where to Watch: Aha Video

Genre: Action, Thriller

IMDb Rating: 5.9/10

Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Sundeep Kishan and others

Iru Dhuruvam S2 | SonyLIV

Written and directed by Arun Prakash and created by Applause Entertainment, Iru Dhuruvam is a crime thriller which revolves around Victor and his investigations. Continuing from the previous season, he must now race against time and stop the murders against the police force. However, what will he have to go through to get to the truth becomes the crux.

Where to Watch: SonyLIV

Genre: Thriller, Crime

Cast: Nandaa Dorairaj, Prasanna Venkatesan, Abhirami Venkatachalam, and others

Other OTT releases this week – New web series and movies

Title OTT Platform OTT Release Date Language
Bahama Blue Curiosity Stream Feb-20 English
Murdaugh Murders Netflix Feb-22 English
Triptych Netflix Feb-22 Spanish
The Strays Netflix Feb-22 English
Call Me Chihiro Netflix Feb-23 English
Outerbank S3 Netflix Feb-23 English
Liasion AppleTV+ Feb-24 French
We have a Ghost Netflix Feb-24 English
Abbara SunNxt Feb-24 Kannada
Swetkali Zee5 Feb-24 Bengali
Prey for the Devil Lionsgate Play Feb-24 English
The Guardian Playflix Feb-24 Hindi
Musk vs Bezos DocuBay Feb-25 English
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