The Trial, Kohrra, Maya Bazaar for Sale, and more new releases to watch on OTT this week

This week of July 2023 will keep cinema and series lovers busy as many web shows will have their digital premiere on several OTT platforms. On the Hindi content front, the line-up includes five titles of which four are direct to OTT releases. Fans can watch The Trial: Pyaar Kaanoon Dhokha, Kohrra, The Magic of Shiri, Ishq-e-Nadaan – on Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix and JioCinema, respectively.

Two regional releases – Maya Bazaar for Sale and Janaki Jaane – will keep fans of regional language busy this weekend. These will be streaming on Zee5 and Disney+ Hotstar, respectively.

With regards to the international content, three releases – Tom Holland starrer Unchartered, a new season of The Summer I Turned Pretty and Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will be streaming on SonyLIV and Amazon Prime Video, respectively.

This Week’s Best OTT Releases to Binge-Watch

Title OTT Platform OTT Release Date Language
The Trial: Pyaar Kaanoon Dhokha Disney+ Hotstar 14-Jul Hindi
Kohrra Netflix 15-Jul Hindi
The Magic of Shiri JioCinema 13-Jul Hindi
Maya Bazaar for Sale Zee5 14-Jul Telugu
Janaki Jaane Disney+ Hotstar 11-Jul Malayalam
Ishq-e-Nadaan JioCinema 14-Jul Hindi
Hostel Days Amazon Prime Video 14-Jul Telugu
Nenu Student Sir Aha Video 14-Jul Telugu
College Romance S4 SonyLIV 14-Jul Hindi
Uncharted SonyLIV 12-Jul English
King the Land Netflix 13-Jul Korean
The Summer I Turned Pretty S2 Amazon Prime Video 14-Jul English
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Amazon Prime Video 11-Jul English
Ntikkakkakkoru Premandaarnnu – Simply South Simply South 14-Jul Tamil
Love Tactics 2 Netflix 14-Jul Turkish

The Trial: Pyaar Kaanoon Dhokha | Disney+ Hotstar

The official Hindi adaptation of ‘The Good Wife,’ The Trial: Pyaar Kaanoon Dhokha tells the story of a strong-willed woman who is forced to reconstruct her life and pursue a career as a lawyer following her husband’s scandalous downfall. Returning to work at a prestigious law firm in a junior position, she encounters a demanding and fiercely competitive environment where she takes on challenging cases that test her abilities and principles. As she navigates the complexities of the legal world, she must strike a balance between her professional aspirations, the personal challenges she faces as a mother, and the intricate dynamics of her relationships.

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

IMDb Rating: TBA

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Cast: Kajol, Kubra Sait, and others

Kohrra | Netflix

Under the direction of Samarjit Das and produced by RSVP Movies, led by Ronnie Screwvala, Kohrra is a five-part series that follows the journey of two police officers, ACP Abhimanyu Singh and Inspector Meera Deshmukh. Their primary task is to unravel the mystery behind the murder of an NRI groom just days before his wedding. However, as they delve deeper into the investigation, they come to realize that their own personal lives are also in a state of turmoil and chaos.

Where to Watch: Netflix

IMDb Rating: TBA

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Cast: Barun Sobti, Harleen Sethi, and others

The Magic of Shiri | JioCinema

As a touching and motivational tale, The Magic of Shiri showcases the unwavering determination of a woman in the face of life’s obstacles. Shiri Shah, a devoted housewife, holds a deep desire to become a magician. However, her world takes a sudden turn when her husband unexpectedly leaves her to pursue a spiritual path as a Jain monk. Left with the responsibility of raising their two children alone, Shiri embarks on a remarkable journey to make her dream a reality while also providing for her family and discovering her own purpose. Throughout her path, she undergoes rigorous training, confronts the delicate balance between her various roles, and learns valuable lessons about the enchanting power of magic and the significance of persevering in the pursuit of one’s aspirations.

Where to Watch: JioCinema

IMDb Rating: TBA

Genre: Drama

Cast: Divyanka Tripathi, Parmeet Sethi, and others

Maya Bazaar for Sale | Zee5

Maya Bazaar for Sale presents a delightful and heartwarming narrative that revolves around a group of individuals united by a shared stroke of misfortune. The series is set in the upscale community of Maya Bazaar in Hyderabad, where residents have been enjoying a comfortable and privileged lifestyle. However, their world is turned upside down when the government declares the entire community to be unlawfully constructed. This shocking revelation shatters their hopes and aspirations, as they now face the daunting prospect of losing their beloved homes. The story unfolds as they navigate the aftermath of this announcement, dealing with the ensuing challenges and uncertainties. Through their trials and tribulations, the series serves as a poignant reminder that even in the bleakest of times, there is always a glimmer of hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Where to Watch: Zee5

IMDb Rating: TBA

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Cast: Eesha, Navdeep, and others

Janaki Jaane | Disney+ Hotstar

Directed by Aneesh Upasana, Janaki Jaane is a captivating tale that explores the transformative power of love and the significance of confronting one’s fears.  Janaki and Unni Mukundan’s love blossoms, defying the challenges posed by Janaki’s condition. However, their marital bliss is disrupted when Janaki becomes a target of a political conspiracy. Unjustly accused, her panic disorder intensifies. Yet, with unwavering support from her husband and friends, Janaki finds the strength to confront her fears, share her story, and uncover the truth about the corrupt politician. This inspiring story serves as a poignant reminder that even in the bleakest of circumstances, hope can shine through.

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Genre: Drama, Family

Cast: Anarkali Marikar, Johny Anthony, and others

Ishq-e-Nadaan | JioCinema

Avishek Ghosh helmed Ishq-e-Nadaan delves into the intricate dynamics of relationships, the profound influence of love, and the journey of self-discovery. The narrative revolves around the lives of three couples, each with their own distinctive love stories. The first couple, portrayed by Mohit Raina and Shriya Pilgaonkar, passionately navigates the challenges of their relationship, grappling with societal differences. The second couple, played by Lara Dutta and Kanwaljit Singh, confronts a turbulent phase in their middle-aged marriage. Lastly, the third couple, portrayed by Neena Gupta and Suresh Oberoi, explores new avenues to rejuvenate and sustain their love in their senior years.

Where to Watch: JioCinema

IMDb Rating: TBA

Genre: Drama, Romance

Cast: Neena Gupta, Lara Dutta, and others

Hostel Days | Amazon Prime Video

Hostel Days, presented as a gripping five-episode series, delves into the intricate lives of six college students residing in a hostel. Through their compelling journey, the series explores the multitude of challenges they encounter, including personal growth, identity exploration, friendship dynamics, romantic entanglements, and academic pursuits. By showcasing their trials, tribulations, and moments of self-discovery, Hostel Days offers a relatable narrative that captures the quirks, hurdles, confrontations, and conflicts commonly experienced during this pivotal stage of life. As the series unfolds, it evokes a sense of nostalgia, allowing the audience to reminisce and connect with their own memories of similar experiences.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: TBA

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Cast: Darahas Maturu, Akshay Lagusani, and others

Nenu Student Sir | Aha

Presented as an enthralling action thriller, Nenu Student Sir centres around Subbu, a diligent college student whose fervent desire for iPhones drives his ambition. After months of dedicated saving, he finally acquired an iPhone 12. However, his life takes an unexpected twist when he becomes ensnared in a murder investigation and discovers a staggering Rs 1.75 crore credited to his bank account. Now, Subbu faces the daunting challenge of proving his innocence while unravelling the intricate web of unclaimed bank accounts and exposing the mastermind behind it all.

Where to Watch: Aha Video

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Cast: Bellamkonda Ganesh, Avantika Dassani, and others

College Romance S4 | SonyLIV

At the heart of the series lies a captivating exploration of the lives of a close-knit group of college students, as they navigate the complexities of relationships, friendships, and academic hurdles. Season 4 of College Romance offers an immersive journey through their final year, where a blend of chaos and excitement unfolds as these seniors prepare to venture into the real world. Amidst shared moments of movie nights, trips, bonding, job interviews, and bittersweet farewells, they are confronted with their own inner anxieties and insecurities. It is through these challenges that they must find the strength to carve their own unique paths and shape their destinies.

Where to Watch: SonyLIV

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Cast: Apoorva Arora, Gagan Arora, and others

Uncharted | SonyLIV

As an action-packed adventure film, Uncharted is inspired by the popular video game franchise of the same name. The movie centers around the legendary character, Drake, who is recruited by Sullivan for a high-stakes mission. Together, they face off against the corrupt billionaire Santiago Moncada, played by Banderas, and the formidable mercenary leader Jo Braddock, portrayed by Gabrielle. Their objective is to locate the long-lost treasure of the Magellan expedition. The film not only delves into Drake’s thrilling quest but also delves into his origin story and the dynamic between him and Sullivan. While the film received mixed reviews from critics, it garnered praise for its captivating action sequences and the chemistry between Holland and Wahlberg.

Where to Watch: SonyLIV

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Genre: Action, Adventure

Cast: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg

King the Land | Netflix

King the Land presents a captivating premise that combines elements of enemies-to-lovers dynamics with a touch of corporate intrigue. This romantic comedy series is sure to enthral fans of K-dramas and workplace dramas alike. The storyline revolves around Goo Won, who strives to prove his worth as a hotelier within his fiercely competitive family business. Initially reserved and lacking in humour, Goo Won gradually begins to warm up to Sa-rang, a perpetually cheerful individual with an ever-present smile. As they collaborate at King Hotel, a mutual affection starts to blossom between Goo Won and Sa-rang. However, their relationship becomes entangled in the midst of an impending inheritance dispute brewing within the King Group.

Where to Watch: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 1.8/10

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Cast: Jun-Ho Lee, Im Yoon-ah, and others

The Summer I Turned Pretty S2 | Amazon Prime Video

As a timeless tale of personal growth intertwined with unexpected twists, The Summer I Turned Pretty is a coming-of-age story centred around Belly, a young girl who spends each summer at her family’s beach house alongside her mother, brother, and closest companions, Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher. While Belly has long harboured a crush on Conrad, he has always viewed her as a little sister. However, this particular summer unfolds with a sense of divergence. Conrad’s behaviour takes an unfamiliar turn, leaving Belly to wonder if he might finally see her in a romantic light. Amidst the complexities of her first love, Belly also grapples with her mother’s impending divorce. The summer becomes a transformative period marked by both joyous and challenging changes, yet Belly remains steadfast in her determination to embrace every moment to the fullest.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Cast: Lola Tung, Christopher Briney, and others

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts | Amazon Prime Video

Set in 1994, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, directed by Steven Caple Jr., plunges audiences into the gripping conflict between the Autobots and Decepticons. However, a new force emerges in the form of the Maximals, a faction of Transformers capable of transforming into animals. Venturing to Earth, the Maximals embark on a quest to locate the fabled Transwarp Key. Meanwhile, the Terrorcons, a group of Decepticons, relentlessly pursue the same coveted artefact, sparing no effort to obtain it.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Cast: Luna Velez, Anthony Ramos, and others

Ntikkakkakkoru Premandaarnnu

As a charming romantic comedy, Ntikkakkakkoru Premandaarnnu revolves around Jimmy, a Gulf returnee with a deep passion for vintage cars and dreams of establishing his own dealership. Despite familial pressure to settle down, Jimmy decides to approach Fida in search of a life partner. However, his world is turned upside down when he unexpectedly encounters his first love, Nithya, and finds himself torn between his affection for Fida and the rekindled memories of his past relationship. Against the breathtaking coastal backdrop, this delightful film beautifully captures the intricacies of love as Jimmy, hailing from a middle-class Muslim family, and Nithya, a Hindu girl, navigate the complexities of their inter-faith romance.

Where to Watch: Simply South

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Genre: Romance, Drama

Cast: Bhavana, Sharafudheen, Ashokan, and others

Love Tactics 2 | Netflix

Love Tactics 2, portrayed as the sequel to the Turkish romantic comedy Love Tactics from 2022, delves into the lives of Aslı and Kerem as they navigate their newfound relationship. However, their love story takes a convoluted twist when Aslı confesses her disbelief in marriage, a sentiment shared by Kerem. Determined to tie the knot without disclosing her true motivations, Aslı embarks on a series of misadventures that result in utter pandemonium and disorder, causing their lives to spiral into chaos.

Where to Watch: Netflix

IMDb Rating: TBA

Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy

Cast: Demet Özdemir, Şükrü Özyıldız , and others

Exciting Other OTT releases to look out for this week

Title OTT Platform OTT Release Date Language
Unknown: Killer Robots Netflix 10-Jul English
Barsatein SonyLIV 10-Jul Hindi
Crime Patrol 48 Hours SonyLIV 10-Jul Hindi
Nineteen to Twenty Netflix 11-Jul Korean
Quarterback Netflix 12-Jul English
Sugar Rush: The Baking Point Netflix 12-Jul Spanish
Survival of the Thickest Netflix 13-Jul English
Wrath of Man Lionsgate Play 14-Jul English
Antebellum Lionsgate Play 14-Jul English
Last Chance Harvey Lionsgate Play 14-Jul English
Super Shark Dollywood Play 14-Jul Hindi
Too Hot to Handle S5 Netflix 14-Jul English
Foundation S2 Apple TV+ 14-Jul English
Bird Box Barcelona Netflix 14-Jul English
Men Too Aha Tamil 14-Jul Tamil

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