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New OTT Releases This Week (October 3 – October 9, 2022): Where to watch Gaalipata 2, Karthikeya 2, Maja Ma, Raksha Bandhan, Werewolf by Night, Feels like Home Season 2, and more

October is a month of several holidays. While many big-ticket films have been planned across India for theatrical releases, fans who binge content on OTT platforms will not be disappointed. Platforms like SonyLIV, Zee5, and Aha have a bouquet full of options for the audience to enjoy.

Meanwhile, platforms like Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ Hotstar are catering to the taste of Bollywood and Hollywood content buffs with releases like Maja Maa, Werewolf by Night, Prey and others.

Binge-watch Gaalipata 2, Karthikeya 2, Maja Ma, Raksha Bandhan, Werewolf by Night

Releases for the week

Below are the releases scheduled for the week between October 3 to October 9, 2022:

Title Platform Language Release date
Aa Ammayi Gurinchi Meeku Cheppali Amazon Prime Video Telugu Oct-04
Eesho SonyLIV Multi-lingual Oct-05
Gaalapata 2 Zee5 Kannada Oct-05
Karthikeya 2 Zee5 Multi-lingual Oct-05
Raksha Bandhan Zee5 Hindi Oct-05
Darja Aha Video Telugu Oct-05
Uniki Aha Video Telugu Oct-05
Peace SunNxt Malayalam Oct-05
Jumping from High Places Netflix English Oct-05
Unhuman Amazon Prime Video English Oct-05
Nailed it – Season 7 Netflix English Oct-05
Exposed Disney+ Hotstar Telugu Oct-06
Maja Ma Amazon Prime Video Hindi Oct-06
Oru Thekkan Thallu Case Netflix and Simply South Malayalam Oct-06
Feels like Home S2 Lionsgate Play Hindi Oct-07
Werewolf by Night Disney+ Hotstar English Oct-07
Prey Disney+ Hotstar English Oct-07
Glitch Netflix Multi-lingual Oct-07
Derry Girls – Season 3 Netflix English Oct-07
Lucky Man Amazon Prime Video Kannada Oct-07

Aa Ammayi Gurinchi Meeku Cheppali | Amazon Prime Video

Translated literally as I must tell you about that lady, Aa Ammayi Gurinchi Meeku Cheppali, the Telugu-language romantic drama, will be streaming soon on an OTT platform after receiving a mediocre response from the theatrical release.

The movie begins with a director in Telugu cinema, Naveen, celebrating his sixth consecutive hit film. He has already planned the next one. He visits producer Parameshwar’s house. On his return, he finds trash dumped on his car. One of the old containers in the trash is a reel showing scenes of a girl watching. He is mesmerized by the girl and sets on a journey to find her. He finds the girl and learns that she is Alekhya, an eye doctor. Naveen tries to woo her to become a part of the film, however, this bothers her and she develops hatred towards him. Things change after Alekhya and Naveen attend an event. What follows then highlights the chemistry between the duo.

Written and directed by Mohana Krishna Indraganti, the film was released on September 16, 2022, across silver screens in India. It is produced by Benchmark Studios and Mythri Movie Makers.

Where to watch Aa Ammayi Gurinchi Meeku Cheppali: Amazon Prime Video

Aa Ammayi Gurinchi Meeku Cheppali IMDb rating: 6.8/10

Aa Ammayi Gurinchi Meeku Cheppali cast: Srinivas Avasarala, Aruna Bhikshu, and Ravinder Bommakanti

Eesho | SonyLIV

Eesho meets a watchman, engages in a conversation, dupes, and loots him.  He is a con guy, who dons several personalities to conduct such acts. But why? Well, this is the crux of the film, the team wants the audience to enjoy it. Presented as a gripping action thriller, Eesho’s has been appreciated by fans for its intriguing aspect. However, the team hasn’t released much about the story of Eesho.

Just after the release of the trailer, the makers had to face backlash as Eesho was brought under the spotlight for having Jesus Christ’s name in Malayalam as the title. However, the Kerala High Court soon dismissed the plea aimed at staying the release.

Starring Jayasurya and Namitha Pramod as leads, Eesho is directed by Nadirshah, produced by Arun Narayan, and written by Suneesh Varanad. The film skipped the theatres and will be directly releasing in multiple languages – Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi – on SonyLiv

Where to Watch Eesho: SonyLIV

Eesho IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Eesho Cast: Jayasurya, Jaffair Idukki, Namita Pramod, Suresh Krishna and others.

Gaalipata 2  | Zee5

One of the highly anticipated romantic dramas, Gaalipata, starring superstars Ganesh and Diganth, was released in the theatres in August 2022. The film received a positive response and fans are now eager to watch the same on the OTT platform.

The story revolves around three college friends joining hands to help their teacher in his tough time. Kishore Kumar suffers from an illness and once his three students arrive, he offers them to stay. What follows is a series of events where the three try to fix their lives.

The union of both the actors and the director, writer Yogaraj Bhat is being called the ‘blockbuster combo’ in the Kannada film industry.

The first part of this film releases in 2008. Titled Gaalipata, it was one of the superhit films back in the time. Besides Ganesh and Diganth, Gaalipata 2 also stars other popular names from the world of Kannada Entertainment.

Where to watch Gaalipata 2: SonyLIV

Gaalipata 2 IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Gaalipata 2 Cast: Ganesh, Diganth, Anant Nag, Pawan Kumar, Vaibhavi Shandilya, Samyuktha Menon, and Sharmiela Mandre.

Karthikeya 2 | Zee5

Nikhil Siddhartha’s recent film, Karthikeya 2, a mythological drama, will be streaming digitally on Zee5. Written and directed by Chandoo Mondeti, Karthikeya 2 is the sequel to the film which was released in 2014 titled Karthikeya.

The story Dr. Karthikeya’s quest to find Lord Krishna’s lost anklet. This begins when Professor Ranganath Rao’s research from Greece gives the lead to the mission and helps the doctor understand more about Lord Krishna’s anklet given to Uddhava to safeguard the same. Possession of the anklet will help the world as it has the solutions to all problems faced by humankind in Kali Yugam. The doctor, who is a firm believer in science and logic, embarks on this journey to find the anklet.

The film has been loved by the audience and received a positive response from the critics too. Moreover, Karthikeya 2 also made impressive box office collections. Besides Nikhil, the film also stars eminent case in pivotal roles. Besides Telugu, the film will also release in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi

Where to watch Karthikeya 2: Zee5

Karthikeya 2: IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Karthikeya 2 Cast: Nikhik Siddhartha, Anupam Kher, Srinivasa Reddy, Viva Harsha, Adithya Menon, Praveen, Satya, Tulasi and others

Raksha Bandhan | Zee5

Bollywood’s Khiladi, Akshay Kumar’s recent film Raksha Bandhan, directed by Aanand L. Rai and written by Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dhillon, received a mediocre response from the audience. Despite a holiday release, planned during Raksha Bandhan and Independence Day, on August 11, several fans did not choose to watch the film.

The story revolves around Lala Kedarnath, the eldest and only brother of four sisters – Gayatri, Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati. He owns a chat shop started by his grandfather and has only one focus in his life, i.e., to get his sisters married to suitable homes. However, despite his relentless efforts, the plan goes in vain every time and he has to face hurdles to find suitable grooms. On the other hand, this issue also bothers his love life.

Critics called this film a touching saga and have mentioned that the second half of Raksha Bandhan does make the audience emotional. Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar’s performance was appreciated as he makes one laugh and cry at several moments.

Where to watch Raksha Bandhan: Zee5

Raksha Bandhan IMDb Rating: 4.6/10

Raksha Bandhan Cast: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Sadia, Deepika Khanna, Smriti Srikanth and others.

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Darja | Aha Video

Directed by Saleem Malik, Darja is headlined by Sunil and Anasuya Bharadwaj, the popular duo from Pushpa. The actors play significant roles in the film produced by Siva Sankar Paidipati under PSS Entertainments.

The story of Darja is written by Nasser and revolves around a happy-go-lucky youngster, Ranga, who lives an aimless life, and falls in love with a funeral artist Geetha. Meanwhile, his brother Ganesh is smitten by Pushpa, Geetha’s sister. However, the story takes a twist when Ganesh dies leaving a note which blames Pushpa for his death.

The masala potboiler is intriguing and the music for the film has been given by Rap Rock’ Shakeel. Darshan has done the cinematography and the film is edited by MR Varma. Dialogues have been contributed by P Rajendra Kumar.

Where to watch Darja: Aha Video

Darja IMDb Rating: 8/10

Darja Cast: Anasuya Bharadwaj, Sunil Aamani, Aksa Khan, Sammu, Satyanarayana Raju, Shakalaka Shankar, Sudha, Surya, and others.

Uniki | Aha Video

Telugu action drama, Uniki, was released in theatres in July 2022, and now the movie will be streaming Aha Video for the fans to enjoy.

Starring popular actors, the story of Uniki revolves around Subbalakshmi, an IAS officer known for her fight and battles against injustice. She raises her voice on behalf of farmers and the poor. Hailing from a lower middle-class family, she has always strived to become an IAS officer, and once she fulfils the dream, her only mission is to fight for the right. Posted in the Godavari region, she becomes the target of all those who attempt to kill her. How she manages to endure it becomes the crux of the film.

Where to watch Uniki: Aha Video

Uniki IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

Uniki Cast: Ashish Gandhi, Darbha Appaji Ambarisha, TNR, Chitra Shukla, and others

Peace | SunNxt

The recently released Malayalam-language social satire cum thriller, Peace, will now be released on an OTT platform for fans to enjoy watching. The film marks the debut of director Sanfeer K, and stars an eminent cast in significant roles. Moreover, the film is also being released in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi languages.

Peace revolves around Carlos, who works as a delivery partner. However, on one of the unfortunate days, he comes across some twisted events which lead him to a bunch of connected lives. What follows is a journey where his fate turns out chaotic and highlights what he does to face the,

The director, in one of the media events before the release, claimed that Peace tracks the chain of unprecedented events and follows a hyperlink narrative. The story has been written by Sanfeer K and the screenplay has been given by Ramesh Girija and Safar Sanal.

Where to watch Peace: SunNxt

Peace IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

Peace Cast: Joju, Siddique, Shalu Rahim, Aditi Ravi, Remya Nambeesan and Asha Sharath

Jumping from High Places | Netflix

Showcasing an important subject of facing and overcoming anxiety, Netflix’s upcoming release, Jumping from High Places, is directed by Andrea Jublin.

Based on the novel by Chiara Parenti, the film focuses on the journey of a woman who strives to fulfil her best friend’s last wish. Despite severe anxiety, she is set to confront fears, reclaim her life and find love.

Written by Alice Urcuiolo, the film’s premise is about facing fears and acting upon them. Sole Santoro will soon be 25 years old. She deals with anxiety and lives a mundane life in a mesmerizing city. Her friend, Emma, finds the love of her life and moves to another city, however, she dies soon, leaving a letter for Santoro. What follows is a list of fears and a bucket list which Emma wants Santoro to finish, so as to fulfil her life. This becomes the crux of the film.

Jumping from high places has received a positive response for the plot and has popular names in the cast.

Where to watch Jumping from High Places: Netflix

Jumping from High Places cast: Federica Torchetti, Cristiano Caccamo, Celeste Savino and Lorenzo Richelmy.

Unhuman| Amazon Prime Video

The 2022 American television horror comedy film, Unhuman, which was released on June 3, 2022, will soon be streaming online. Directed by Marcus Dunstan, Unhuman is a story revolving around zombies and their attack on a group of school kids.

Featuring an eminent case, the film, written by Dunstan and Patrick Melton, is an Epix original and produced by Blumhouse Television

The teacher from Evanston Hill High School, Lorenzo, sets out on a field trip with seven students, one of who is Ever, an average girl with low self-esteem. She is joined by her best friend Tamra, Randall, Steven, Danny, Jacey, Ryan, and Candice. The bus crashes into a forest suddenly when blood bursts and spreads on the windshield. Following this, a warning follows regarding a chemical attack only to reveal that a mutated zombie has been seen with a vengeance. What follows is a series of events where these kids must escape, seek safety and save themselves from the murderous zombie creatures.

Where to watch Unhuman: Amazon Prime Video

Unhuman IMDb Rating: 4.2/10

Unhuman cast: Brianne Tju, Benjamin Wadsworth, Uriah Shelton, Ali Gallo, and Peter Giles.

Nailed it – Season 7 | Netflix

The new season of Netflix’s popular baking show, Nailed it, has been delayed for a while. The makers, after facing several controversies and obstacles, have finally decided to release the show on the OTT platform.

Focusing on the home bakers and their efforts to try and re-create edible masterpieces has gained an impressive viewership for the platform. The successful dessert of every episode is awarded $10,000 as a cash prize. Besides the cooking element of the show, Nailed It is also known for the drama it has created both on and off-screen.

There were rumours that the show is being shut down and the platform has decided to end it with this season, amid the shooting of its Halloween special. Reports state that many of its crew members chose to walk out of the show and with the help of the union, they went on a strike with their demands. Instead of meeting them halfway through negotiations, the production chose to end the show with limited episodes.

Where to watch Nailed it: Netflix

Exposed | Disney+ Hotstar

The makers of the upcoming Telugu web series, Exposed, on Disney+ Hotstar have not shared much about the plot, however, several teasers and promo for the same were released on YouTube which has raised the anticipation.

Exposed is set against the backdrop of a newsroom where trouble takes when the bold, most happening and celebrated news anchor, Greeshma’s life takes a turn post the challenge given by Varshah, a rising star with an ulterior motive. What happens then and why her life becomes different becomes the crux of the show.

Where to watch Exposed: Disney+ Hotstar

Exposed Cast: Kajal Seelamsetty, Sireesha Nulu and others.

Maja Ma | Amazon Prime Video

After making a mark in Netflix’s web series, The Fame Game, Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit will soon be seen in Amazon Prime Video’s release, Maja Ma. Details regarding the world premiere of the film were announced by the OTT platform on Wednesday, September 15.

The story of Maja Ma revolves around mom (Madhuri Dixit) who hails from Baroda. Several questions raised on the societal norms become a hurdle to her son’s marriage and other related plans made by the family. How does she overcome those, how does the family support her, and many such questions are what we will get to see in the film.

Makers of the film have called the story to be ‘warm and funny’ and are anticipating that fans will love it. Written by Sumit Batheja and directed by Anand Tiwari, Maja Ma will be a direct-to-OTT release.

Where to watch Maja Ma: Amazon Prime Video

Maja Ma cast: Madhuri Dixit, Gajraj Rao, Barkha Singh, Srishti Shrivastava, Rajit Kapur, Ritwik Bhowmik, Sheeba Chaddha, Simone Singh, and others.

Oru Thekkan Thallu Case | Netflix India & Simply South

Malayalam Cinema’s one of the popular names, Biju Menon, is back with a new film, Oru Thekkan Thallu Case, which revolves around the events that unfold after a crime was committed in a village.

Vasanthi and Podiyan fall in love with each other, however, they are members of different groups. Despite the societal hatred and issues, she decides to marry him. Ammini Pillai is hurt by this and feels bad. This is followed by a series of dramatic events that post a crime that is committed and how things change over time as the culprit is sought after.

Actor Biju Menon will be seen after a long time. His work has been appreciated in the past and has been recognised for the prestigious

Where to watch Oru Thekkan Thallu Case: Netflix and Simply South

Oru Thekkan Thallu Case IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

Oru Thekkan Thallu Case Cast: Biju Menon, Nimisha Sajayan, Roshan Matthew, Akhil Kavalayoor, Aswath Lal, Reju Sivadas,  and others.

Feels Like Home S2 | Lionsgate Play

The boys – Avi, Lakshay, Sameer and Gandhi – have matured and guys have matured and now celebrate their masculine side by traversing through adulthood. Their lives will now uncover vulnerable sides taking them through the emotional journey of confronting feelings, relationships and finding themselves in situations to keep their bonds strong.

Season 2 of the popular Lionsgate Play drama, Feels like Home, was after a successful first season where they find their home and discover true friendship, love, heartbreak, and more.

Where to watch Feels like Home S2: Lionsgate Play

Feels like Home IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Feels like Home Cast: Prit Kamani, Vishnu Kaushal, Mihir Ahuja, Anshuman Malhotra, Himika Bose and Inayat Sood.

Werewolf by Night | Disney+ Hotstar

Marvel Cinematic Universe’s upcoming special, Werewolf by Night, has stirred a buzz on social media and fans have been waiting eagerly for this release. Written by Peter Camron with Heather Quinn and directed by Michael Giacchino, Werewolf by Night will be the new presentation after eight web series released in phase 4.

MCU has also been known for content like Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Moon Knight, and others. However, Werewolf by Night will be Marvel Studios’ first special developed for Disney+.

Gael Garcia Bernal plays around Jack Russell/Werewolf by Night and will be seen headlining the special. The story focuses on his journey of shapeshifting into a werewolf during the full moon. However, he retains his human intellect due to a curse. What follows is a journey of finding out how he faces two distinctive personalities.

Where to watch Werewolf by Night: Disney+ Hotstar

Werewolf by Night Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Laura Donnelly, Harriet Sansom Harris, Jaycob Maya, Daniel Watts, and others.

Prey | Disney+ Hotstar

A tribe becomes the focus of a highly evolved alien predator and only a skilled Comanche warrior can protect them. The alien is known for hunting humans. The warrior has to pick up the courage to fight against the wilderness and capture the mysterious creature to keep the people safe.

Presented as an American science fiction action horror film, Prey is the fifth instalment and is a prequel to the first of the four films to release. The makers have used Northern Great Plains in North America as the background with 1719 as the time zone.

Prey is directed by Dan Trachtenberg and written by Patrick Aison. Naru is the central character of the film, a skilled Comanche warrior, who is striving to prove herself as a hunter.

Where to watch Prey: Disney+ Hotstar

Prey Cast: Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro, Michelle Thrush, Stormee Kipp, Julian Black Antelope, and Bennett Taylor.

Glitch | Netflix

Popular South Korean drama, Glitch, which made a mark ever since the announcement, will soon be streaming on OTT giant, Netflix.

Directed by Roh Deok and written by Gin Han-sai, the show revolves around Hong Ji-Hyo’s boyfriend who vanishes mysteriously. The young woman fails to understand how this happens through a flash of light that casts over him. She then sets on a mission to solve this mystery of getting her boyfriend back and soon seeks help from the UFO community. It is now that she realises the wild conspiracies of that world.

The 10-episode series had its premiere at the 27th Busan International Film Festival on October 6, 2022 Presented as a Korean comedy thriller series, Glitch stars a popular name from the world of Korean entertainment.

Where to watch Glitch: Netflix

Glitch Cast: Jeon Yeo Bin, Nana, Lee Dong-Hwi, Ryu Kyung Soo, Baek Joo-Hee

Derry Girls – Season 3 | Netflix

Season 3 of Netflix’s popular web series, Derry Girls, will finally stream online after a long anticipation. Fans have taken over social media to understand how the show comes to an end and several spoilers have been shared on the internet. The final season of the show aired in May and buzz about streaming online has been going around since then.

Addressing the queries, Netflix, on August 31, 2022, announced the official release date of the sitcom created and written by Lisa McGee. The first season premiered in January 2018 and was considered to be one of the most successful comedy shows. Inspired by McGee’s own experiences from the 90s, of growing up in Derry, Northern Ireland, the show takes a fictional journey of how actual events like the 1994 IRA ceasefire announcement, Bill Clinton’s visit to Northern Ireland in 1995, the Good Friday referendum of 1998 and others affected the country.

The third season was scheduled for release in 2020, however, the filming and release was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Where to watch Derry Girls Season 3: Netflix

Derry Girls Season 3 cast: Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, and Dylan Llewellyn.

Lucky Man | Amazon Prime Video

Late Puneet Rajkumar’s recently released film, Lucky Man will soon be available on Amazon Prime Video. The official remake Oh My Kadavule, a Tamil film released in 2020, this romantic comedy film in Kannada was well appreciated by the audience.

Lucky Man was released in theatres on September 9, 2022 and is directed by S Nagendra Prasad and marks his directorial debut. The film is Produced by PR Meenakshi Sundaram and R Sundara Kamaraj, Lucky Man is written by Ashwath Marimuthu.

Besids Puneeth Rajkumar, the film stars eminent names from Kannada film industry.

Lucky man revolves around the thought of marrying your best friend, often considered to be ‘happily ever-after’ situation. However, what happens when the tables are turned, and life gives you another chance to restart relationship in a fresh manner. The protagonist in the film is given this opportunity and the crux of the film focuses on if he gets ‘lucky’ this time again in the marriage

Where to watch Lucky Man: Amazon Prime Video

Lucky Man IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Lucky Man Cast: Puneet Rajkumar, Nagabhushana N S, Prabhu Deva, stars Krishna, Sangeetha Sringeri and Roshni Prakash.

 

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