What To Watch This Week: From Madame Web to Thalaimai Seyalagam, here's a list of OTT releases

Ashwini B

Thalaimai Seyalagam- Zee 5 (May 17)

A Tamil political thriller series, Thalaimai Seyalagam stars Sriya Reddy, Adithya Menon, Ramya Nambessan, Bharath and Kishore Kumar in the lead. Helmed by Vasanthabalan, The story revolves around CM Arunachalam, who faces a trial for a corruption scandal from 15 years ago. With power slipping, rivals circle, eyeing the CM seat, his foes, like opposition leader Amudhavalli and his own family, plot to take control. Meanwhile, Arunachalam's trusted ally Kotravai, a journalist, faces new challenges. As the story unfolds, hidden truths come to light, connecting various threads of inquiry.

Bridgerton Season 3: Part 1 - Netflix (May 16)

Following Season 2, the English historical romance series, Bridgeton Season 3 circles Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton. Penelope gives up on Colin after hearing his disparaging words about her last season. She seeks a husband who supports her independence. Struggling at the marriage mart, she ignores Colin's attempts to reconcile. He mentors her, which sparks unexpected feelings. Meanwhile, Penelope's rift with Eloise grows, and her secret identity as Lady Whistledown becomes harder to conceal.

Madame Web - Netflix ( May 16)

Starring Dakota Johnson as the eponymous character, and Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, and Celeste O'Connor in lead roles, Madame Web follows the journey of Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in New York City, who starts showing signs of seeing the future. As she uncovers truths about her past, she must protect three young women from a dangerous enemy bent on their destruction. It's a race against time as Cassandra grapples with her newfound abilities and the threat looming over those she cares about.

Outer Range: Season 2 - Prime Video (May 16)

In Outer Range Season 2, the mystery around the void on the Abbott family ranch gets deeper. Royal and Cecelia try hard to keep their family united after their granddaughter vanishes. Now, facing danger from different sides, the Abbotts find themselves drawn further into the void, facing unexpected challenges that could alter time itself. Helmed by Brian Watkins, the English series stars Josh Brolin, Tamara Bodemski, and Imogen Poots in the lead. 

Thelma the Unicorn - Netflix (May 17)

Helmed by Jared Hess and Lynn Wang, this English animated adventure-comedy, Thelma the Unicorn revolves around Thelma the Pony, whose dream of becoming a unicorn comes true in a surprising twist of fate, turning her into a global pop sensation overnight. However, achieving fame comes with unforeseen consequences for Thelma.

Baahubali: Crown of Blood - Disney+ Hotstar 9 (May 17) 

Helmed by Sharad Devarajan and SS Rajamouli this animated series, Baahubali: Crown of Blood, is a part of the Baahubali movie franchise. This prequel unfolds before the movies, focusing on Baahubali and Bhallaladeva joining forces to defend Mahishmati and its throne from the looming threat of Raktadeva, a formidable and enigmatic warlord. 

Bastar: The Naxal Story - Zee 5 (May 17)

Starring Purnendu Bhattacharya, Anangsha Biswas, and Sanjay Borkar in lead roles, Bastar: The Naxal Story is a Hindi political thriller helmed by Sudipto Sen. The story portrays real-life events of Naxal activity and incidents in Chhattisgarh. The Bastar rebellion erupted in 1910, marking a significant uprising in the region's history. 

Zara Hatke Zara Bachke - JioCinema (May 17)

A Hindi comedic family drama, Zara Hatke Zara Bachke stars Sara Ali Khan, Vicky Kaushal, and Inaamulhaq in lead roles. A Laxmen Utekar directorial, this story revolves around Kapil and Somya, a content couple living in Indore with their joint family, who unexpectedly opt for divorce one day. However, their plans go awry when their family discovers the decision, leading to a series of comedic mishaps and misunderstandings that ensue as they navigate through the situation. 

The 8 show - Netflix (May 17)

The 8 Show is a Korean thriller comedy series, which follows eight financially struggling contestants, who compete in the reality show "Money Game" for a prize of 44.8 billion won. Their challenge: survive 100 days in a basic studio where every purchase incurs a 1000x markup deducted from the prize money. It's a test of endurance and financial strategy as they vie for the ultimate reward. The series stars Rich Ting, Anzu Lawson, Ryu Jun-yeol, and Chun Woo-hee.