New OTT Releases This Week (February 27-March 5, 2023): Waltair Veerayya, Gulmohar, Alone, Telugu Indian Idol, and more

Fans of OTT content in India will have a few new releases to binge this week as the platforms, both Indian and global, have planned direct-to-OTT or original shows which would add to the library of online content from India.

One of the blockbuster releases which will premiere digitally this week is the massive hit Waltair Veerayya, which will stream on Netflix. Along with this, fans of South Indian content can also enjoy Mohanlal’s release Alone and a new season of Telugu Indian Idol on Aha Video.

With regards to Hindi-language original shows, users will be able to watch Zee5 original Taj: Divided by Blood and Hotstar specials Gulmohar; both have a stellar cast and are produced by renowned banners in the country.

International shows like The Mandalorian, Sex/Life, and Next in Fashion are coming with their new season that will be streaming on Disney+ Hotstar and Netflix, respectively. Besides this, sports enthusiasts can continue enjoying the variety of scheduled leagues and tournaments on Disney+ Hotstar and SonyLIV.

Top OTT releases this week – New web series and movies

Title OTT Platform OTT Release Date Language
Waltair Veerayya Netflix 27-Feb Telugu
The Mandalorian S3 Disney+ Hotstar 1-Mar English
Sex/Life S2 Netflix 2-Mar English
Thalaikoothal Netflix 3-Mar Tamil
Gulmohar Disney+ Hotstar 3-Mar Hindi
Alone Disney+ Hotstar 3-Mar Malayalam
Next in Fashion Netflix 3-Mar English
Taj: Divided by Blood Zee5 3-Mar Hindi
Mahananda Zee5 3-Mar Bengali
Padavi Poorva SunNxt 3-Mar Kannada
Indian Idol – Telugu Aha Video 3-Mar Telugu

Waltair Veerayya | Netflix

Co-written and directed by KS Ravindra, Waltair Veerayya is an action drama is based on Veerayya who is known for smuggling goods. This has to be stopped, and so a fisherman and ACP Vikram Sagar join hands to end the menace.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Genre: Action, Drama

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Cast: Chiranjeevi, Ravi Teja, and Shruti Haasan

The Mandalorian S3 | Disney+ Hotstar

After two successful seasons, the makers of the popular show The Mandalorian have planned to release the third season this week. Created by Jon Favreau, this action-adventure highlights the “travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.”

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Cast: Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers and others

Sex/Life S2 | Netflix

First released in 2021, the comedy-drama created by Stacey Rukeyser revolves around the life of A suburban mother.  She takes a trip down memory lane by being a part of the fantasy-charged trip, which adds turbulence to her ongoing marriage due to her wild past. After the first season, the team has planned a new season of the show, which is highly anticipated by the fans.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

IMDb Rating: 5.5/10

Cast: Sarah Shahi, Mike Vogel and others

Thalaikoothal | Netflix

Directed by Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan, Thalaikoothal is a drama revolving around “A man’s long battle to save his comatose father is met with financial obstacles, and with his family suggesting euthanasia as the best possible option.” The film received a mixed response from the audience and critics.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Genre: Drama

IMDb Rating: 9.1/10

Cast: Vasundhara Kashyap, Kathir and others

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Gulmohar | Disney+ Hotstar

Presented as a family drama, Gulmohar is about the Batra family’s last four days at a family home where they have lived for over three decades. The chemistry which changes in these four days due to the decision to move to a new city becomes the crux of the show written by Rahul Chittella and Arpita Mukherjee. Gulmohar has been directed by Rahul Chittella and boasts a stellar cast.

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Genre: Drama

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Sharmila Tagore and others

Alone | Disney+ Hotstar

Shaji Kailas directed film, Alone, written by Rajesh Jayaraman, revolves around Kalidas, who plans to travel from Coimbatore to a town in Kerala, however, gets stranded due to the pandemic lockdown. What follows in the thriller is a series of events where he has to pass those days. The film received negative reviews from the audience.

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Genre: Thriller

IMDb Rating: 4.6/10

Cast: Mohanlal, Annie, and others

Next in Fashion S2 | Netflix

After the first successful season, the fashion reality show, Next in Fashion will see a new set of budding designers who want to make a mark in the industry by showcasing their skills and talent. Spanning over 8-10 episodes, the fashion show will be judged by the stalwarts of the fashion world. These fashion designers will be given a cash prize of $250,000 and an opportunity to launch a new clothing line.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Genre: Reality show

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Cast: Tan France, Alex Cheung and others

Also Read: Tamil Series “Accidental Farmer & Co.” to stream on SonyLIV from March 10 

Taj: Divided by Blood | Zee5

Starring popular names from Bollywood, this original web series on Zee5, Taj: Divided by Blood, is about the Mughal empire and the dark side that the emperors face. Presented as a historical drama, the series is considered to be one of the big releases on the platform. A massive launch event was also planned by the event to announce the show.

Where to Watch: Zee5

Genre: History, Drama

Cast: Aashim Gulati, Naseeruddin Shah, Dharmendra and others

Mahananda | Zee5

Presented as a biography directed and co-written by Arindam Sil, Mahananda is a Bengali-language film revolving around an enthusiastic young college student, Mohal Basu, who aspires to make a career and seek success with her research on Mahananda Bhattacharjee, acclaimed contemporary writer and activist.

Where to Watch: Zee5

Genre: Biography

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Cast: Gargi Roy Chowdhury, Sounak Banerjee, and others

Padavi Poorva | SunNxt

Directed by Hariprasad Jayanna, Padavi Poorva is a drama is about a group of youngsters – Naveen, Nitya and a few friends – who face several hurdles as they begin their college life with ambitions. The challenges they face eventually affect their bond, and Navin takes a step to bring the group back together

Where to Watch: SunNxt

Genre: Drama

IMDb Rating: 9.7/10

Cast: Prithvi Shamanur, Anjali Anish and others

Also Read: Prabhu Deva’s ‘Bagheera’ to stream on Sun NXT

Indian Idol – Telugu | Aha Video

One of the highly acclaimed reality shows on the regional OTT platform is Indian Idol. The announcement of the Telugu version of the show has been highly anticipated by the audience, basis which the team at Aha launched the show in a grand manner. This season, popular names like Thaman, Karthik and others will be judging the talented contestants who will croon several Telugu songs with an aim to be named as the new Telugu Indian Idol

Where to Watch: Aha Video

Genre: Reality show

Other OTT releases this week – New web series and movies

Title OTT Platform OTT Release Date Language
Too Hot To Handle: Germany Netflix 28-Feb German
Cheat Netflix 1-Mar English
Venom: Let There Be Camage SonyLIV 1-Mar English
A Paris Proposal Hallmark Movies 1-Mar English
The Lucy Mission Curiosity Stream 1-Mar English
Nine Minutes Dust 1-Mar English
Made from Scratch Fuse+ 1-Mar English
Struggle Meals Tastemade+ 1-Mar English
Monique Olivier: Accessory To Evil Netflix 2-Mar French
Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery Netflix 2-Mar Italian
Love at First Kiss Netflix 3-Mar Spanish
Chris Rock: Selective Outrage Netflix 5-Mar English



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