New OTT Releases This Week (March 6-12, 2023): Rana Naidu, Happy Family, Indubala Bhaater Hotel, Accidental Farmer & Co., Anger Tales, and More

In this week of March, OTT platforms in India have planned to take over your calendar and keep you busy during the weekend and the Holi holiday with several interesting releases in the Indian languages. Fans of Hindi and other regional language content can rejoice as there is a lot to binge and include in your must-watch list.

People looking for Tamil-language content can watch Hotstar special show Anger Tales on Disney+ Hotstar and SonyLIV originals Bad Trip and Accidental Farmer & Co. Besides this, two films – Run Baby Run and Bommai Nayagi – will also have their digital premiere this week. Meanwhile, on the Malayalam-language front, two films – Mammoottty’s Christopher and Poovan – will stream on Amazon Prime Video and Zee5, respectively.

Those interested in the Bengali language will be able to enjoy the much-awaited Indubala Bhaater Hotel on Hoichoi and Boudhi Canteen and Hatyapuri on Zee5.

Two new big-ticket original Hindi shows – Rana Naidu and Happy Family: Conditions Apply will be streaming this week on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, respectively. A lot has been spoken about these two shows, and it is expected that both shows will keep the audience entertained.

Meanwhile, several sports tournaments and leagues will continue as scheduled on Disney+ Hotstar and SonyLIV.

Top OTT releases this week – New web series and movies

Title OTT Platform OTT Release Date Language
Indubala Bhaater Hotel Hoichoi 8-Mar Bengali
Christopher Amazon Prime Video 9-Mar Malayalam
Rana Naidu Netflix 10-Mar Hindi, Telugu
Happy Family: Conditions Apply Amazon Prime Video 10-Mar Hindi
Anger Tales Disney+ Hotstar 10-Mar Tamil
Accidental Farmer & Co. SonyLIV 10-Mar Tamil
Bad Trip SonyLIV 10-Mar Tamil
Rekha Netflix 10-Mar Malayalam
Bomma Nayagi Zee5 10-Mar Tamil
Run Baby Run Disney+ Hotstar 10-Mar Tamil
Boudhi Canteen Zee5 10-Mar Bengali
Poovan Zee5 10-Mar Malayalam
Hatyapuri Zee5 10-Mar Bengali

Indubala Bhaater Hotel | Hoichoi

Presented as a Hoichoi original drama, Indubala Bhaater Hotel is about the journey of a woman named Indubala who, from being a carefree young girl, becomes an entrepreneur in her own right.  The show revolves around her journey from Bangladesh to Kolkata, where the separation from her roots makes her a different person altogether. The show has been directed by Debaloy Bhattacharya and produced by Maansi Entertainment.

Where to Watch: Hoichoi

Genre: Drama

Cast: Subhashree Ganguly, Pratik Dutta, Debopratim Dasgupta, and others

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Christopher | Amazon Prime Video

Written by Udaykrishnan and directed by Unni Krishnan, Christopher, an action-crime drama revolves around law and order. When the system fails, a cop is forced to work outside the limits where the timeline oscillates between the past and present, revealing the motives which lead to the many actions he takes. Christopher received mediocre response from the audience.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Cast: Mammootty, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Amala Paul and others.

Rana Naidu | Netflix

Starring two popular names from the Telugu film industry, Rana Naidu is about the titular character “Rana Naidu, who is the go-to problem solver for the rich and famous. However, when his father is released from jail, the one mess he can’t handle may be his own.” Presented as an action-crime drama, the show created by Karan Anshuman is one of the highly-anticipated releases this year.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Cast: Rana Daggubatti, Venkatesh and others

Happy Family: Conditions Apply | Amazon Prime Video

Makers of popular comedy shows like Sarabhai vs Sarabhai and Khichdi are back with a new show, Happy Family: Conditions Apply, which revolves around the life of the Dholakia family members living in a house where four generations, living under one roof, face many ups and downs together. Presented as a family drama, the makers have planned to release a few episodes in the beginning, followed by two episodes every week.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Ratna Pathak Shah, Raj Babbar and others

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Anger Tales | Disney+ Hotstar

Presented as a family drama, Anger tales, co-written and directed by Prabhala Tilak, is about “A bald-headed young male, who suffers from low self-esteem, is constantly mocked. He is written off by people around him. Then there is a track involving a vegetarian family. A female character has been advised by the doctor to eat non-veg for health reasons. This is not to the liking of an orthodox male person. In the next track, a married couple has quarrels over the wife picking up arguments with an annoying woman in the neighbourhood. In the final track, a rough youngster leads a cabal of movie fans, raising slogans and finally taking on another group of bullies.”

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Genre: Drama

Cast: Venkatesh Maha, Suhas, Ravindra Vijay and others

Accidental Farmer & Co. | SonyLIV

Presented as a Tamil-language SonyLIV original, Accidental Farmer & Co., written and directed by Sugan Jay, revolves around “an innocent farmer who starts growing a ‘Miracle Plant’ in his village. However, he never expects to become the town’s biggest hero.” The show is said to be a hilarious series, the trailer of which has been loved by the viewers.

Where to Watch: SonyLIV

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Cast: Vaibhav, Ramya Pandian, and others

Bad Trip | SonyLIV

Written and directed by Krishna Kanth Mamidala, Bad Trip, the premise of the SonyLIV original, as shared by the OTT platform, reads, “What happens when two strangers take on a hitman’s job? Join the wild ride of unexpected twists and turns.” The show is said to have a mix of comedy and unexpected twists, which will keep the audience entertained throughout

Where to Watch: SonyLIV

IMDb Rating: Comedy, Thriller

Cast: Ravi Varma, Giridhar, Chaitanya Krishna, and others

Rekha | Netflix

Presented by ace filmmaker Karthik Subburaj, Rekha, written and directed by Jithin Issac Thomas, is a thriller drama about “a young woman in love who ends up on a vindictive mission as a result of one unfortunate night that sends her spiralling into violence.” The film received a mixed response from the audience but was appreciated by the critics.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Genre: Drama, Thriller

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

Cast: Vincy Aloshious, Unni Lalu and others

Bommai Nayagi | Zee5

Starring popular names, Bommai Nayagi is a soul-stirring drama film revolving around a father’s struggle and dedication to find his missing daughter. The premise of the drama reads, “A touching emotional connection between a father and daughter and how politics and social impact their way of life.” Written and directed by Shan, the film received immense critical acclaim and is said to make one emotional, both with the story and performances.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Genre: Drama, Musical

IMDb Rating: 9.5/10

Cast: Yogi Babu, Srimathi, and others

Run Baby Run | Disney+ Hotstar

Despite an interesting storyline, the Tamil-language thriller film, Run Baby Run, did not impress the audience during its theatrical release. Written and directed by Jiyen Krishnakumar, the premise of the film revolves around a carefree man Sathya, who realises that a girl is in his car; however, he doesn’t stop owing to the risky circumstances and faces a race against time, knowing that he is involved in a complex murder investigation.”

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Genre: Thriller

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Cast: RJ Balaji, Aishwarya Rajesh, Isha Talwar and others

Boudi Canteen | Zee5

An interesting family drama, Boudi Canteen, written by Samragnee Bandhopadhyay and directed by Parambrata Chattopadhyay, revolves around a young woman’s journey who wishes to translate her love of cooking into a business. However, everything isn’t as simple as it seems as she faces challenges which only grow in number, but her dedication keeps her going.

Where to Watch: Zee5

Genre: Drama, Family

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Cast: Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Shubhashree Ganguly, Soham Chakraborty, and others

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Poovan | Zee5

The Malayalam comedy drama, Poovan, released in 2023, received a mixed response from the audience and critics. Written by Varun Dhara and directed by Vineeth Vasudevan, the film revolves around the “day-to-day life of Hari, who suffers from sleeplessness, takes a turnaround with the arrival of a rooster next door.”

Where to Watch: Zee5

Genre: Comedy, Drama

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Cast: Antony Varghese, Sajin Cherukayil, Vineeth Vasudevan, and others

Hatyapuri | Zee5

Written and directed by Sandip Ray, based on Satyajit Ray’s novel Feluda, Hatyapuri revolves around “Pradosh Chandra Mitter, who visits Puri for a vacation but gets involved in investigating a murder that took place in the coastal town during his stay.” The film has been presented as an adventure-drama mystery and received a mixed response during its theatrical release.

Where to Watch: Zee5

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

Cast: Indraneil Sengupta, Abhijit Guha, Ayush Das and others

Other OTT releases this week – New web series and movies

Title OTT Platform OTT Release Date Language
Unlock The Boss Netflix 6-Mar Korean
Faraway Netflix 8-Mar German
MH370: The Plane That Disappeared Netflix 8-Mar English
The Glory: S2 Netflix 10-Mar Korean
Outlast Netflix 10-Mar English
Luther: The Fallen Sun Netflix 10-Mar English
Chang Can Dunk Disney+ Hotstar 10-Mar English
The True Story of Pirates Curiosity Stream 10-Mar English
Dispel Dust 10-Mar English
T-Pains School of Business Fuse+ 10-Mar English
Recipe of Love Hallmark Movies 10-Mar English

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