The last few days of November and the first week of December 2022 have several interesting releases lined up for entertainment enthusiasts. Many much-awaited shows and sequels will be released this week, both in the international and Indian contexts.
For lovers of Indian regional content, films like Love Today, Monster, Love 360, 1996 Dharmapuri, and Kochaal will stream on platforms like Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, SonyLIV, Aha Video and others. These films have been popular hits during their theatrical run and have received positive responses from critics and the audience. With this line-up, it is sure that fans will have a well-planned week ahead.
The superhit television show, Kaisi Hai Yaariyan, is also coming back with a new season. The show, for the first time, will debut on an OTT platform, i.e., Voot Select. The show gained popularity among the youth, where the lead characters, Manik and Nandini, became television favourites. With this new season, there is a buzz already that it will be a hit once again.
Mainstream Bollywood films have also taken a direct OTT release approach in recent times. This week, Kartik Aaryan’s Freddy will stream on Disney+ Hotstar and is touted to be an important film for him, as he will be seen in a new character. Besides this, the recently released film, Goodbye, which garnered critical acclaim, will also stream on Netflix.
OTT releases from November 28 to December 4, 2022
|The Action Pack Saves Christmas||Netflix||Nov-28||English|
|Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields||Netflix||Nov-29||English|
|My Name is Vendetta||Netflix||Nov-30||English|
|Take Your Pills: Xanax||Netflix||Nov-30||English|
|A Man of Action||Netflix||Nov-30||Spanish|
|Snack vs Chef||Netflix||Nov-30||English|
|Shaun The Sheep: Flight Before Christmas||Netflix||Dec-01||English|
|Tathastu||Amazon Prime Video||Dec-01||Hindi|
|Vadhandhi||Amazon Prime Video||Dec-02||Multi-lingual|
|Comedy Stock Exchange||Aha Video||Dec-02||Telugu|
|1996 Dharmapuri||Aha Video||Dec-02||Telugu|
|Warriors of the Future||Netflix||Dec-02||
|Diary of the Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules||Disney+ Hotstar||Dec-02||English|
|Kaisi Hai Yaariyan S4||Voot Select||Dec-02||Hindi|
|Lady Chatterley’s Love||Netflix||Dec-02||English|
|My Unorthodox Life||Netflix||Dec-02||English|
|Crushed: S2||Amazon Prime Video||Dec-02||Hindi|
|Alex Rider: S2||SonyLIV||Dec-03||English|
|2022 FIFA World Cup 2022||JioCinema||All week||NA|
Love 360 | SunNxt
Childhood friends, Ram and Janaki, grow up and become lovers. Over the years, Janaki has suffered from Selective Memory Loss, and upon knowing this, Ram steps forward to protect her and also tries to improve her condition. Everything goes well until Janaki is accused of murder. Investigation begins, and Ram eventually discovers that a drug peddler could be involved in this matter. However, he reveals that the plan was made in order to inherit this wealth. Love 360 further takes the audience on a journey to discover the people and their real intentions behind this.
Where to watch Love 360: SunNxt
Love 360 IMDb Rating: 8/10
Love 360 Cast: Praveen Kumar, Rachana Inder, and others
Kochaal | Zee5
Directed by Shyam Mohan, the story of Kochaal revolves around an aspiring young man aiming to become a police officer. However, due to this stature, he is rejected. But life takes a turn, and he becomes a constable soon after his father’s passing away. What follows are events where he has to prove himself and make it big. The official premise of the film reads, “Sreekuttan is irked and belittled by his townsfolk mockingly calling him Kochaal due to his short stature. His ambition is to become a police officer, and decides to prove himself in uniform. Will his dream come true?”
Where to watch Kochaal: Zee5
Kochaal IMDb Rating: 6.5/10
Kochaal Cast: Murali Gopy, Shine Tom Chacko, Shyam Moha and others
Shaun the Sheep – The Flight Before Christmas | Netflix
Timmy goes missing, and this brings trouble for Shaun during the festival season as he has to now make plans to bring Timmy back. The movie Shaun The Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas follows how Timmy went missing during a farmhouse raid to get bigger stockings for the Flock, and he will be back before he becomes someone else’s present. The official premise on Netflix reads, “When Shaun’s hunt for a bigger stocking hits a snag, the whole farm sets out on a wild holiday adventure — complete with a sleigh!”
Where to watch Shaun The Sheep – The Flight Before Christmas: Netflix
Shaun The Sheep – The Flight Before Christmas IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
Shaun The Sheep – The Flight Before Christmas Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, and others
Vadhandhi | Amazon Prime Video
Starring popular names, the story of Vadhandhi has garnered interest ever since the release of the trailer. Though not much is revealed about the show, the makers shared the official premise that says, “The murder of a beautiful young girl, seen from the Rashomon-Esque perspectives of an unrelenting obsessed cop, a novelist captivated by her grace and an opportunistic news editor.”
Where to watch Vadhanadhi: Amazon Prime Video
Vadhanadhi Cast: SJ Suryah, Vandana, and Laila
India Lockdown | Zee5
The story of India Lockdown revolves around how Indians fought the coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and dealt with the concerned repercussions. The makers have showcased four films in the feature, and the premise focuses on a father-daughter duo from two different cities, the troubles faced by a sex worker and her troubles minimal resources as a migrant worker and an air hostess. The official plot shared by Zee5 says, “India Lockdown follows the stories of Indians who had their lives turned upside down due to the pandemic. A female pilot, a retired father, a prostitute, and a migrant worker trying to find their way.”
Where to watch India Lockdown: Zee5
India Lockdown IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
India Lockdown Cast: Shweta Basu Prasad, Prateek Babbar, Ahana Kumra, Sai Tamankar, and others.
Repeat | Disney+ Hotstar
Telugu remake of the Tamil film Dejavu, also directed by Srinivasan, the story of Repeat is about a DGP’s daughter who goes missing, and a secret agent has been asked to investigate the case and find her. But was the kidnapping planned, and was she ready for every step? The OTT platform shared multiple teasers for promotions which said, “Can they trace down the truth? A sneak peek into the world of #RepeatOnHotstar. Streaming from December 1.”
Can they trace down the truth? 🔍🧐
— Disney+ Hotstar Telugu (@DisneyPlusHSTel) November 28, 2022
Where to watch Repeat: Disney+ Hotstar
Repeat Cast: Naveen Chandra, Mime Gopi, and others.
Love Today | Netflix
One of the highly anticipated Tamil films will release on the OTT platform this week. Love Today revolves around a Software Engineer, Uthaman Pradeep, who is in a relationship with his colleague Nikitha. They want to get married. However, her sly father wants to test their relationship and hence puts forward a strange deal where they must exchange their mobile devices for one day and share the password. If they continue to be in love even after this activity, they can get married with consent. Both agree to this halfheartedly, and as they begin to use each other’s phones, several hidden truths come forward. While Pradeep confronts Nikitha’s chats, her father instructs Nikitha to restore the WhatsApp messages which Pradeep had cleared before exchanging the phones. What follows is a series of events which lead to an interesting climax.
Where to watch Love Today: Netflix
Love Today Cast: Pradeep Ranganathan, Sathyaraj, Yogi Babu, Ivana, Radhika Sarathkumar, and others
Freddy | Disney+ Hotstar
Not much has been revealed about this Bollywood thriller, but the gist of the trailer reveals that Freddy is about a lonely and shy dentist with two personalities. A doctor by the day turns into a killer by night. But what is the intention behind this? Is it about love and obsession? Well, that’s what the makers promise in Freddy, packed with sharp twists and turns.
Where to watch Freddy: Disney+ Hotstar
Freddy Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Alaya F and others
Miral | Aha Video
Written and directed by M. Sakthivel, Miral revolves around a man who strives to save his family from occurrences which affect their living. The show, despite popular names, received a mediocre response from the audience and did not make impressive collections at the box office.
Where to watch Miral: Aha Tamil
Miral IMDb Rating: 9.1/10
Miral Cast: Bharath, Vani Bhojan, K.S.Ravikumar, Meerakrishnan, and others
Goodbye | Netflix
The story revolves around a dysfunctional family where the mother, Gayatri, passes away. Father Harish calls all their children home but cannot reach them in the first go. Frustrated with their busy lives and unavailability during such an instance, he starts preparing for Gayatri’s funeral on his own. Soon, one after the other, all the children arrive upon knowing about the demise. However, they are emotionless, and almost all disagree with the rites and rituals for the cremation rites. Arguments continue about the same, and eventually, fights break out with Harish. What follows is a series of events where they must do what is needed and survive for a few days together under one roof.
Where to watch Goodbye: Netflix
Goodbye IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
Goodbye Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Neena Gupta, Rashmika Mandanna, Pavail Gulati and others.
Comedy Stock Exchange | Aha Video
A lot of buzz has already been created about the upcoming reality show on Aha. The official premise of the show reads, “Six Crazy & Talented comedians take on each other in a fun, friendly competitive series across 10 episodes. Here they entertain the audience in every episode to win the title of ‘laughing stock of the day.’ Comedy Stock Exchange is all about which one wins this title the maximum times and how their banter and equations change from episode to episode.”
Where to watch Comedy Stock Exchange: Aha Video
Comedy Stock Exchange Cast: Anil Ravipudi, Sudigali Sudheer, Deepika Pilli, and others.
1996 Dharmapuri | Aha Video
Directed by Jagath and featuring popular actors, 1996 Dharmapuri received a positive response from the fans. The film’s official plot reveals, “Hanumantha Rao, the Sarpanch of Dharmapuri, has a foster kid named Suri, who falls for a girl Malli. Her mother disapproves of him and asks Laxmi Rajyam Patel, his father’s political opponent, to intervene. Will the sarpanch go by the rules or will he help the lovebirds?”
Where to watch 1996 Dharmapuri: Aha Video
1996 Dharmapuri IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
1996 Dharmapuri Cast: Aparna Devi, Janardhan, Naga Mahesh, and others.
Moster | Disney+ Hotstar
Married couple, Bhamini and Anil Chandra have been living a happy life. A software engineer by profession, Anil was fired from his company and becomes a taxi driver to make daily earnings for his family. However, he meets with an accident and Bhamini steps forward to manage the family’s finances. As she leaves to celebrate their first anniversary, the urgent work of picking up Lucky Singh comes up. She agrees and arrives at the airport, who; during the journey, shares his story about selling a flat that belonged to his father. The story revolves around how entrepreneur walks into their lives and changes their future.
Where to watch Monster: Disney+ Hotstar
Monster IMDb Rating: 5.2/10
Monster Cast: Mohanlal, Honey Rose, Sudev Nair, and others.
Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan S4 | Voot Select
The popular show revolves around Nandini and Manik’s friendship which turns into a love story due to several instances where the two evolve in their relationship. Nandini has moved to Mumbai for her brother’s treatment and falls in love with the leader of Fab 5, Manik. The show’s first season showcases their friendship that changes Manik’s life, and the second, more of an epilogue of the first, showcases how the duo evolves. Makers of the show have focused on highlighting subjects like homosexuality, drug abuse, bullying, mental health, etc., and it is being said that the same would continue in this season, where positive messages would be shared with the audience.
Where to watch Kaisi Hai Yaariyan S4: Voot Select
Kaisi Hai Yaariyan S4 Cast: Parth Samthaan, Niti Taylor and others