New OTT Releases This Week (January 2 to January 8, 2023): HIT2, Shark Tank, Uunchai, Phone Bhoot and More

The New Year 2023 has started on a good note, especially for fans who love home-grown content. Starting the year are two popular shows on SonyLIV – Shark Tank India and Masterchef – which return with a new season after several requests made by the fans. Both shows will open the year by streaming on the platform from January 2, 2023. Fans of Aha Video’s Unstoppable 2 with NBK can enjoy the second part of the Bahubali episode with Prabhas on January 6, 2023.

Besides this, new shows like Bhuvan Bam’s Taaza Khabar, Mumbai Mafia, Story of Things and more will stream on Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix, SonyLIV and other OTT platforms.

For film buffs, Rajshri film’s recent blockbuster Uunchai, Diljit Dosanjh’s 2022-release Babe Bhangra Paun De, and Malayalam film Saudi Vellakka will release on Zee5 and SonyLIV, respectively, to entertain the audience.

Fans of International shows will also have new releases to binge. Netflix documentary Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street, season 5 of Ginny & Georgia, and The Pale Blue Eye will stream on the OTT platform.

New web series and movies on OTT this week

Title OTT Platform OTT Release Date Language
Shark Tank India S2 SonyLIV Jan-02 Hindi
Masterchef India SonyLIV Jan-02 Hindi
BBL 2022-23 SonyLIV Jan-02 English
Pakistan vs NZ 2022-23 SonyLIV Jan-02 English
Australia vs SA 2022-23 SonyLIV Jan-02 English
Just My Type Hallmark Movies Jan-02 English
Matching Hearts Hallmark Movies Jan-02 English
One Perfect Wedding Hallmark Movies Jan-02 English
Phone Bhoot Amazon Prime Video Jan-02 Hindi
Woman of the Dead Netflix Jan-03 German
Fantasy Island S2 SonyLIV Jan-03 English
Beautiful World MX Player Jan-04 Korean Dubbed
The Lying Life of Adults Netflix Jan-04 Italian
Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street Netflix Jan-04 English
The Menu Disney+ Hotstar Jan-04 English
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Disney+ Hotstar Jan-04 English
Ginny & Georgia S5 Netflix Jan-05 English
Copenhagen Cowboy Netflix Jan-05 German
Unstoppable 2 with NBK: Bahubali Episode with Prabhas Aha Video Jan-06 Telugu
HIT 2 Amazon Prime Video Jan-06 Telugu
Shikarpur Zee5 Jan-06 Bengali
Story of Things SonyLIV Jan-06 Tamil
3Cs – Choices, Chances, and Changes SonyLIV Jan-06 Telugu
Taaza Khabar Disney+ Hotstar Jan-06 Hindi
Aftersun Mubi Jan-06 English
Saudi Vellakka SonyLIV Jan-06 Malayalam
Babe Bhangra Paunde Ne Zee5 Jan-06 Punjabi
Uunchai Zee5 Jan-06 Hindi
Mumbai Mafia: Police vs The Underworld Netflix Jan-06 Hindi
The Pale Blue Eye Netflix Jan-06 English
Ranj Chaupal TV Jan-06 Punjabi
ATM Zee5 Jan-06 Telugu
Clerks III Lionsgate Play Jan-06 English
Crossfire Lionsgate Play Jan-06 English
And The Winner is Love MX Player Jan-07 Chinese Dubbed
The Emirates FA Cup SonyLIV Jan-07 English

Shark Tank India: Season 2 | SonyLIV

One of the popular business-related shows in India, produced in recent times, is Shark Tank. After a successful first season, the Indian version of the renowned international show created waves among new-age entrepreneurs in India. Crores of rupees were invested by eminent names from the world of successful start-ups, and after a high demand for the new season, the makers of the show and Sony network renewed Shark Tank India for Season 2. Names like Aman Gupta, Vinita Singh, Namita Thapar, Ghazal Alagh, and others will be seen in Shark Tank India Season 2

Where to Watch: SonyLIV

IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

Team: Anupam Mittal, Aman Gupta, Ghazal Alagh, Vinita Singh, Namita Thapar and others

Masterchef India | SonyLIV

After a long break, the popular cooking reality show, Masterchef India, returns to the Indian audience. The show, a popular international format, gave new dreams and hope to home chefs in India. After three seasons, the makers took a break for several seasons. However, several requests were made by the fans for a new season, which has now returned as one of the first shows of 2023. Names like Ranveer Brar, Vikas Khanna and Garima Arora will be seen on the show as judges, who will be mentoring the contestants and also guiding them to becoming known faces in the world of cooking!

Where to Watch: SonyLIV

Cast: Ranveer Brar, Vikas Khanna and Garima Arora

Phone Bhoot | Amazon Prime Video

Directed by Gurmmeet Singh, Phone Bhoot is a horror comedy starring popular Bollywood actors. The premise of the film, as shared by the OTT platform, reads, “Two crazy, jobless, horror-film addicts, Major and Gullu, under immense family pressure to find work, hit upon the idea to float a unique ghost-capturing service when they meet a spirit, Ragini, who makes their business a success but in return asks them for a favour which they are compelled to honour.”

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 6/10

Cast: Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter, Siddhant Charurvedi and others

The Menu | Amazon Prime Video

Presented as a horror comedy, the story of menu is said to be quite intriguing. The official synopsis reads, “A young couple travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.”

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Nicolas Hault, and others

Ginny and Georgia 2 | Netflix

After a successful first season, Netflix is back with another season of the popular Ginny and Georgia. Sharing the trailer, the makes said, “Buckle up peaches, Ginny & Georgia are back and they’re messier than ever.” The story of this series revolves around 15-year-old, Ginny Miller and her mother Georgia Miller.

Where to watch: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Cast: Brainne Howey, Antonia Gentry, and others

Unstoppable 2 with NBK: Bahubali Episode with Prabhas – Part 2 | Aha Video

After a super successful first episode, the makers of Unstoppable 2 with NBK will release the second part of the Bahubali Episode with Prabhas on January 6, 2023. This episode will see his friend Gopichand joining him for fun banter and to reveal many secrets. The first part of the Bahubali episode was loved by the audience and watched by millions. Within the first few minutes of streaming, the Aha Video app crashed due to technical reasons, and the team stated the same. Several episodes from the show were loved by the fans, who expressed their love on social media.

Where to Watch: Aha Video

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HIT 2 | Amazon Prime Video

After a superhit film, HIT 1, the makers are back with a sequel. Sharing the promo, the team mentioned about the premise stating that cop Krishna Dev will return to investigate a murder and will unravels many aspects of the crime and will face threat unusually close.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Cast: Adivi Sesh, Nani, and others.

Shikarpur | Zee5

Bengali language crime thriller, Shikarpur will revolve around Keshto, a photographer who follows his guru Dindayal Biswas (Kaushuk Ganguly) and aspires to be a detective like. Set against the backdrop of north Bengal, the show will follow Keshto’s journey of solving a series of murders. The synopsis of the show, as shared by the makers, reads, “Keshto is determined to solve murders that are spreading terror in the hill town of Shikarpur. Will he catch the killer in time?”

Where to Watch: Zee5

Cast: Ankush Hazra, Koushik Ganguly, and others.

Story of Things | SonyLIV

Created, written, and directed by George K Antoney, Story of Things is a five-episode series exploring human emotions that blur the lines between real and surreal. The presentations star popular names from the Indian film industry. Talking about his vision and concept, George said, “Story of Things is such an idea that I have been toying with for some time. I have personally noticed that we humans have special relationships and equations with the things that we own or the things that surround us, and I felt the need to tell such human stories using these things as a metaphor.”

Where to Watch: SonyLIV

Cast: Vinoth Kishan, Anshita Anand, Aditi Balan, Gautami Tadimalla and others

3Cs – Choices, Chances, and Changes | SonyLIV

Presented as a dark comedy, the Telugu-language show revolves around three girls and their adventures. Their friend goes missing after getting drunk at a party. Hoping to get some help, they seek help from a stranger, supposedly a gangster. This invites more trouble as they, unfortunately, get involved in human trafficking and other crimes. SonyLIV announced 3Cs on social media and said, “What happens when three friends are struck on an island because of their misadventures? Will they escape the trouble awaiting them?”

Where to Watch: SonyLIV

Cast: Spandana Palli, Nitya Shetty, Gnaneswari kandregula and others

Taaza Khabar | Disney+ Hotstar

Featuring YouTube star Bhuvan Bam in the lead role, Taaza Khabar, a comedy-drama, is about a sanitation worker who has some magical powers which he discovers, eventually leading to a shift in his life – a new ride for him which stirs his humble life.

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Cast: Bhuvan Bam, Shriya Pilgaonkar and others

Saudi Vellakka | SonyLIV

Malayalam language 2022-release, Saudi Vellaka, showcases the struggles of a common man, Abhilash Sasidharan, who has been asked to appear in court for a case which had happened in his childhood. Unaware of the truth, he is eager to learn about the situation that was born when he was a child, only to find out that a petty little conflict had taken a mammoth shape changing everyone’s life who was involved in the matter.

Where to Watch: SonyLIV

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Cast: Vincy Aloshious, Binu Pappu and others

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Babe Bhangra Paunde Ne | Zee5

Starring popular names, the 2022 Punjabi comedy film Babe Bhangra Paunde Ne is about a man and his friend who dreams of becoming the richest people in the world. They will do anything, from selling underwear to adopting a father for insurance benefits, to ensure their dream comes true. Written by Naresh Kathooria and directed by Amarjit Singh Saron, the film was a massive hit among the audience.

Where to Watch: Zee5

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Sargun Mehta and others

Uunchai | Zee5

Starring legendary actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Neena Gupta and others, Uunchai is produced by Rajshri films. After a break, renowned director Suraj Barjatya returns behind the camera, this time to present a story revolving around friendship. The story of Uunchai revolves around a group of friends who come together to fulfil the wish of one of their late friends. They face several challenges and battles. However, they have only one mission, i.e., to make sure his last wish is fulfilled.

Where to Watch: Zee5

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta and others

Mumbai Mafia: Police vs The Underworld | Netflix

Documentaries have become one of the favourite genres for the audience in India. Catering to the same, Netflix, over the last few years, has released several shows which have become a hit among viewers. Mumbai Mafia: Police vs The Underworld is one of the first shows of 2023 and will revolve around the tussle between Mumbai Police and the mafia, which had taken control of the financial capital of India in the 1990s. As per reports, the crime documentary will highlight how Mumbai Police took back control of the beloved city by facing the challenges and the deadly mafia during a time when the city was under serious threats.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Ranj | Chaupal TV

Titled ‘Slow Burn’ for an international audience and festival releases, Ranj is a Punjabi-language drama written and directed by Sunit Sinha. The official synopsis of the film reads, “’Ranj’ is a story of a village youth, Amanpreet, who is driven to despair in a hostile big city.”

Where to Watch: Chaupal TV

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Cast: Raju Kumar, Siddhant Nag, and others

ATM | Zee5

The Telugu-language thriller series, ATM, is written by Hari Shankar and directed by C Chandra Mohan. The story of the web series revolves around a heist which happens in the city of Hyderabad. Set against the urban background, ATM is inspired by true events which were reported in the city and involved intellectuals who were the masterminds of the crime. Produced by Dil Raju, ATM stars the title winner of Bigg Boss Telugu, VJ Sunny.

Where to Watch: Zee5

Cast: VJ Sunny


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