New OTT Releases This Week (August 29 to September 2, 2022): Where to watch Cuttputlli, Khuda Haafiz Chapter 2, HIT: The First Case, Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and more

The last week of August is the one with festivities and celebrations. During the Ganesh Chaturthi weekend, i.e., between August 29 to September 4, OTT platforms like Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Zee5, Netflix, Planet Marathi, and Aha are set for several releases.

Fans can rejoice since this weekend extends to a new month, September 2022, where OTT platforms across the country release a new calendar for the respective month.

On one hand, where the regional OTT content in India has been picking up pace with multiple releases in a week, international platforms like Disney+ Hotstar, Zee5, and others are planning releases of films starring popular Indian superstars. This week, between August 29 and September 2, fans can watch the Digital Exclusive release of Disney+ Hostar film, Cuttputlli, starring Akshay Kumar in the lead role. Besides this, Zee5 is also releasing the new chapter of its popular original Khua Haafiz, starring Vidyut Jamwal. Meanwhile, Zee5 will also release the superhit theatrical release, Vikrant Rona, starring the superstar from the south, Kiccha Sudeep.


Title Platform Release Date Language
HIT: The First Case Netflix August 28 Hindi
Dhavak Amazon Prime August 30 Hindi
Tamasha LIVE Planet Marathi August 31 Marathi
Panchatantra Kathalu Aha Telugu August 31 Telugu
Pellikuturu Party Aha Telugu August 31 Telugu
Six Eros Now September 2 Bengali
The Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power Amazon Prime September 2 English
Cuttputlli Disney+ Hotstar September 2 Hindi
Khuda Haafiz: Chapter 2 Zee5 September 2 Hindi
Vikrant Rona Zee5 September 2 Multi-lingual
Kaateri Netflix September 2 Tamil
My Dear Bootham Zee5 September 2 Tamil
Sundari Gardens SonyLIV September 2 Malayalam
Kuruthi Aatam Aha Tamil September 2 Tamil

 Below mentioned are the OTT movie and web series releases one can watch between August 29 to September 2, 2022.

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 Hit: The first case | Netflix | August 28 | Hindi


The first case of HIT, which stands for Homicide Intervention Team (HIT), was released on Netflix on August 28, 2022. Starring renowned Bollywood names Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra, the film is produced by Dil Raju Production and T-Series. It is the Hindi remake of his 2020 Telugu film of the same name. The original film is written and directed by Sailesh Kolanu and starred Vishwak Sen and Ruhani Sharma.

HIT: The First Case is a story about Vikram, a 32-year-old cop who is asked to solve a case about Preeti, a girl who disappears in Hyderabad. He is known to be a sharp cop who solves cases by paying attention to minute details and this has earned accolades for him, especially with his senior Viswanath. On a personal note, he falls in love with his colleague and forensic specialist, Neha. However, this part of his life is not as easy as it seems. While his own life is in distress, Vikram has to find the missing girl at any cost.

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Dhavak | Amazon Prime | August 30 | Hindi

Consumption of content on mobile phones has seen a sharp rise over the last few years, especially with the OTT platforms. However, platforms in India have not experienced newer formats of content, the way Amazon Prime Video has introduced. With the launch of Mini TV as a part of the Amazon Prime offering, the users and subscribers of Amazon Prime can watch original content on their mobile phones, on the Amazon app.

This week’s Amazon Mini TV release is Dhavak, a story about an aspiring athlete, Sudha, who hails from a small town and dreams big about winning Gold in sports at one of the national tournaments. Her family expects her to get married, which puts her in a dilemma of either chasing her dream or finding a suitable partner. Hoping to find a solution, Sudha comes up with an interesting idea, which is to organise a ‘Race Swayamwar’ which leads to an entertaining sequence of events. Makers of this Amazon Mini TV drama have mentioned that Dhavak ends on a powerful note aiming to share an inspiring message.

Dhavak, on Amazon Mini, will release on August 30, stars Srishti Shrivastava and Vaibhav Talwar in the lead roles, and is directed by Abhishek Sharma.


Tamasha Live | Planet Marathi | August 31 | Marathi

The ‘battle of TRP’ plays an important role for those in the media, news, and the entertainment industry; and this is the plot of Planet Marathi’s release of the week, Tamasha LIVE. Ashwin and Shefali are the heads of media houses and renowned names in journalism. The rivalry between both the media heads gets serious as they fight for their space, ultimately getting into the TRP game in the media, surrounded by ego and ascendancy. All this for the power in media, known as the fourth pillar of democracy, falling down and heavy due to the weight of expectations and numbers.

Directed by Sanjay Jadhav, Tamasha LIVE is written by Sanjay Jadhav and Manish Kadam. The film, which released in theatres on July 15, 2022, stars Rakesh Bhavsar, Nagesh Bhonsle, and Namish Chhapekar in lead roles.

The OTT release of Tamasha LIVE will be on August 31, 2022, on Planet Marathi


Panchatantra Kathalu | Aha Telugu | August 31 | Telugu

Panchatantra has been a part of every Indian’s childhood and was known to be an important aspect of learning moral values through stories. The makers of this Aha Telugu original, Panchatantra Kathalu, have taken this important aspect of our lives and presented it as a part of the anthology series.

Inspired by India’s popular Historic scholar, Vishnu Sharma’s list of stories, Panchatantra Kathalu, written and directed by Shekar Ganganamoni, sheds light on the moral stories via animal fables, through a new lens. Starring Nandini Rai, Noel Sean, and Nihal Kodhaty in pivotal roles, Panchatantra Kathalu is about stories that mirror social relations.

Fans of Telugu OTT content can watch Panchatantra Kathalu, from August 31, on Aha Telugu.


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Pellikuturu Party | Aha Telugu | August 31 | Telugu

Helmed by Aparna Malladi and starring Annapurnamma, Arjun Kalyan, Bavana Vazhapandla, and others, Pellikuturu Party is the second Aha Telugu release of the week.

Touted to be a light comedy, Pellikuturu Party is about the mishaps and experiences a seductive younger sister faces, while on a road trip. All this, as a part of a random plan, was made only to sabotage the wedding of her conservative older sister. Makers call this film the ‘bachelorette road trip gone wrong’ and state that fans of Telugu OTT content would enjoy this laughable feature.

Pellikuturu Party releases on August 31 on Aha Telugu


The Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power | Amazon Prime | September 2 | English

 Amazon Prime Video, on September 2, 2022, is set to release the first season of The Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power. Details about the show, ever since the release of the trailer, have created a lot of buzz and excitement among the fans.

Showcased as one of the most anticipated shows of the year, The Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power, is an epic drama set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It is that time of the era where all the major events of Middle-earth’s Second Age are taking place, eventually taking the viewers back to over thousands of years, on a journey of the eventful. series

The Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power is created by JD Payne and Patrick McKay; and is based on The Lord of the Rings and appendices by JRR Tolkien.


Six | ErosNow | September 2 | Bengali

 The upcoming Bengali release, Six, on Eros Now, is spread into six episodes and revolves around an experiment of human replication with a death-sentenced convict involved in the murder of six different personalities. Packed with emotions and full of the cat-and-mouse hunt, this Bangladeshi thriller is touted to be a highly entertaining movie.

Six stars Tariq Anam Khan, Iftakhher Ahmad Fahmi, Sadia Islam Mou, and others in important roles; and the film is directed by Tanim Parvez.


Cuttputlli | Disney+ Hotstar | September 2 | Hindi

 Akshay Kumar-starrer movie, Cuttputtli, garnered a lot of attention and keen interest from the audience ever since the release of the trailer. AK dons the role of a cop once again and this time, he is on a mission to bust the horrifying child abduction racket which has spread fear all over the city. This time, the cop is back in action after returning post the demise of his father, with a new aim to solve crime in the city. He along with his team of police officers are driven to track down the people behind the crime.

Produced under Pooja Entertainment and Capsule Films’ banner, Cuttputlli is a thriller also starring Rakul Preet Singh, Sujith Shankar, Chandrachur Singh, Sargun Mehta, and Gurpreet Ghuggi. This is the Hindi adaptation of the 2018 Tamil crime thriller, Ratsasan, which starred    Vishnu Vishal, Amala Paul and Saravanan in lead roles.

Cuttputlli will be released on Disney+ Hotstar on September 2, 2022.


Khuda Haafiz Chapter 2 | Zee5 | September 2 | Hindi

After a nail-biting first chapter, makers of popular show, Khuda Haafiz return with the second chapter, this time where Sameer and Nargis will face and strive to overcome all odds. Nandini enters their life and this helps their life get back on track as their life is now complete. However, this happiness is short-lived as they soon face turmoil with Nandini missing suddenly. The story will hence focus on the bizarre twists and turns that test their fate and resilience.

Written and Directed by Faaruk Kabir, Khuda Haafiz: Chapter 2 stars Vidyut Jammwal, Shivaleeka Oberoi, and Dibyendu Bhattacharya.

Khuda Haafiz Chapter 2 will release on Zee5 on September 2, 2022. 


Vikrant Rona | Zee5 | September 2 | Multi-Lingual

 Starring Kiccha Sudeep, the superstar from the South, Vikrant Rona is one of the most popular films released this year. Directed by Anup Bhandari, the film was released in theatres on July 28, 2022, and was well appreciated by the audience.

The film focuses on a time, almost half a century ago, when the citizens of a remote village face a series of unexplainable events which change their lives forever. The events, supernatural in nature, lead to several deaths, one of which is of a police inspector, in Kamarottu. Inspector Vikrant Rona has been ordered to look into the matter and solve this mystery.

The inspector with swag, also known for his sharp skills, is the only hope for the villagers. The deaths which have now included children, bring about a set of twists, relating to a family who were accused of theft from a temple and who eventually died by suicide. However, the case isn’t clear yet and Vikram has to find the real truth being these murders, the intention, and more.

The multilingual film Vikrant Rona will get the OTT release on Zee5, on September 2, 2022. 


Kaateri | Netflix | September 2 | Tamil


Critics, in their review, have mentioned that Kaateri is not a horror comedy for everyone, but for those who enjoy simmering laughter and ghostly riot, at its own pace.

The film focuses on a team of gangsters who work for a gang leader, however, with an aim to escape his wrath, they venture into a ‘deadly’ experience as they work for, a gang of treasure-seeking, bumbling criminals go to a hillside village, which, they do not realise is a ghost town, literally!

Kaateri is directed by Deekay and stars Vaibhav Reddy, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Aathmika, Sonam Bajwa, and Manali Rathod. The film is produced by K E Gnanevel Raja under the Studio Green banner.

Kaateri will release on September 2, 2022, on Netflix India.


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My Dear Bootham | Zee5 | September 2 | Tamil

After collaborating successfully for films like Mercury and Bagheera, Prabhu Deva and Remya Nambeesanand come again for this children’s fantasy comedy-drama, My Dear Bootham. Written and directed by N Ragavan, this film is produced by Ramesh P. Pillai under the banner of Abhishek Films.

My Dear Bootham stars Prabhu Deva and Ashwanth Ashokkumar, with the former playing the titular role of Bootham (Genie). The story of this feature film revolves around Thirunavukarasu, a child who finds a strange doll in a cave. Upon touching the same, he comes across a Genie, Karkimuki, who helps him find all the obstacles in his everyday life, changing it for good, forever. The genie helps the little boy with his problems in everyday life.

With a theatrical release on July 15, 2022, My Dear Bootham received a positive response from both the audience and critics. The social message shared by the makers also impressed the audience along with the performances from both Prabhu Deva and Ashwanth.

One can watch My Dear Bootham on Zee5 from September 2, 2022. 


Sundari Gardens | SonyLIV | September 2 | Malayalam

 Starring popular names like Neeraj Madhav, Aparna Balamurali, Sruthy Suresh, and Binu Pappu; Sundari Gardens will stream on SonyLIV from September 2, 2022.

The film is helmed by debutant director Charlie Davis with Neeraj Madhav in the lead role along with National Award-winning actress Aparna Balamurali, who plays Sundari Sara Mathews, a school librarian. Victor (played by Neeraj) works in the same school as the English teacher and after several meetings, she falls in love with him. The story blossoms here into a romantic flick revolving around the dilemma and deliberations she will face to follow her heart, as the overwhelming odds become obstacles emotionally.

Presented by Salim Ahamed, Sundari Gardens will stream exclusively on SonyLIV


Kuruthi Aatam | Aha Tamil | September 2 | Tamil


Written and directed by Sri Ganesh and produced under Rock Fort Entertainment banner, Kuruthi Aatam stars Atharva in the lead role, alongside Priya Bhavani Shankar, ‘Datho’ Radha Ravi, Radhika Sarathkumar, Vatsan Chakravarthi, and others.

The film revolves around a Kabaddi-loving Madurai hospital attendant’s agility and coordination which helped him win several matches. However, an unfortunate incident leads to a gang war with an opponent and a prominent player which leads to unconditional hatred toward him. Eventually, this invites betrayal, bloodshed, political disturbance, and more.

The film saw a theatrical release in the first week of August 2022 and received a mediocre response. Kuruthi Aatam will stream online on Aha Tamil, from September 2, 2022.