What to Watch This Week: From Maja Ma to Prey, a list of new OTT releases
The weekend is finally here! Cinema Express brings to you a list of films and series streaming across various OTT platforms this week, that you can watch from the comfort of your homes
Oru Thekkan Thallu case -- Netflix (October 6)
Directed by debutant Sreejith N, the film stars Biju Menon, Padmapriya, Nimisha Sajayan and Roshan Mathew. According to the streaming platform, the film's logline reads, "Fists fly and egos clash when a well-respected lighthouse keeper in a small village vows revenge following an attack by a rival and his gang." The film is an adaptation of GR Indugopan's story Amminipilla Vettu Case. Biju Menon plays a character named Amminipilla and Padmapriya is paired with him. Roshan Mathew essays a character named Podiyan, and Nimisha Sajayan plays his romantic interest.
Maja Ma -- Amazon Prime Video (October 6)
Directed by Anand Tiwari, the film stars Madhuri Dixit, Gajraj Rao, Ritwik Bhowmik, Barkha Singh, Srishti Shrivastava, Rajit Kapur and Sheeba Chaddha. The film revolves around the life of Pallavi (essayed by Madhuri Dixit) – a delightful woman who is the backbone of her middle-class family and the society she lives. As a series of events unfold, a life that she has built with so much love starts to fall apart, putting her son’s upcoming engagement in jeopardy.
Laal Singh Chaddha -- Netflix (October 7)
Laal Singh Chaddha, produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Kiran Rao, and Viacom18 Studios, stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh and Chaitanya Akkineni. The official remake of Tom Hanks' 1994 classic, Forrest Gump, hit the big screens on August 11. However, the film bore the brunt of a boycott campaign on social media and was not received well by the majority. The film revolves around an earnestly optimistic man, Laal, who recounts his journey through life, love and milestones in Indian history.
Prey -- Disney+Hotstar (October 7)
Prey, the American science fiction film serves as a prequel to Predator and is set three hundred years before the franchise. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg, the film revolves around a trained warrior who goes to any extent to protect her camp. She decides to hunt an unknown enemy that has been targeting her camp. Soon, it is exposed that the enemy is the extraterrestrial being that is known as the Predator.
Luckiest Girl Alive -- Netflix (October 7)
Directed by Mike Barker and written by Jessica Knoll, the film revolves around Ani FaNelli (Mila Kunis), a sharp-tongued New Yorker, who appears to have it all: a sought-after position at a glossy magazine, a killer wardrobe and a dream Nantucket wedding on the horizon. But when the director of a crime documentary invites her to tell her side of the shocking incident that took place when she was a teenager at the prestigious Brentley School, Ani is forced to confront a dark truth that threatens to unravel her meticulously crafted life.
Feels Like Home Season 2--Lionsgate (October 7)
The series, headlined by Prit Kamani, Vishnu Kaushal, Mihir Ahuja, and Anshuman Malhotra, now witness the boys traverse through adulthood by celebrating the idea of modern masculinity and put up a fight where needed - to protect their home. The series is directed by Sahir Raza and written by Sidhanta Mathur.
Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes -- Netflix (October 7)
The limited docuseries created and directed by Joe Berlinger follows serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who killed around 33 teen boys and young men between 1972 and 1987 in Illinois. The streamer's logline reads, "He dined with the powerful. He preyed on the vulnerable. Beneath a smiling exterior was the horrifying darkness of a sadistic serial killer."