Binge Guide: 10 things to watch on OTT platforms this weekend

Our pick of the best that the streaming services have to offer. [Aug 20 2021]

The weekend is upon us, and as always there’s a bunch of new things for you to watch. All you need to do is heat up the popcorn, put your phones on silent, and forget about the outside world. 

There is plenty of new content, and we don’t want you to waste a second wondering where to start or what to watch. So here’s a handy guide on the best new shows or movies to catch up this weekend across popular OTT streaming platforms.

Netflix

Comedy Premium League

If you’re into India’s standup comedy scene, then you can’t miss this reality show that brings together 16 of the best comics in a no-holds-barred battle of wits and words. The six episodes will see comics like Kenny Sebastian, Aadar Malik, Rahul Dua, Rohan Joshi, Kaneez Surka and more explore multiple formats of comedy. 

Untold: Deal With the Devil

Netflix is adding another investigative documentary to its collection, called Untold: Deal with the Devil. This series is based on the life of female boxer Christy Martin, her career, and also her personal struggles with substance abuse, threats from her ex-husband, and more.

Amazon Prime Video

Kaali Peeli Tales

As the name suggests, it is an anthology of short stories based on themes ranging from marriage, divorce, romance, infidelity, and more. The six-part series stars Vinay Pathak, Soni Razdan, Gauahar Khan, Sayani Gupta among others, and will air on Amazon’s shopping app. 

#Home

This Malayalam family entertainer is a story about a technologically challenged senior citizen, Oliver, who struggles to bond with his social media-addicted sons. But as he starts understanding this online world, he too finds himself engrossed in it. Directed by Rojin Thomas, the film stars Indrans and Sreenath Bhasi in lead roles.

Nine Perfect Strangers

This mini-series is based on The New York Times’ bestselling book by Liane Moriarty. Set at a health-and-wellness resort, the story revolves around nine city dwellers who are looking for a better way of living, and are well on their way until things take an unexpected turn.

Apple TV+

Truth Be Told (season 2)

Making a return is the series Truth Be Told, which features Octavia Spencer reprising her role of true-crime podcaster Poppy Parnell. Season two sees Parnell’s childhood friends involved in a case that’s full of mystery, deceit, and the hunt for justice.

Disney+ Hotstar

Spin

What’s better than watching Abhay Deol in an international film? Not much. Spin is about Rhea, an Indian American teen who discovers her passion for creating DJ mixes. She learns of her natural gift for creating beats and producing music, but must find the courage to follow her true inner talent. The film stars Avantika, Abhay Deol and Meera Sayal, and is directed by Manjari Makijany. 

Lionsgate Play

Dr Death

Premiering today on Lionsgate Play is the critically acclaimed crime-drama series Dr Death. It is based on the real story of Dr Christopher Duntsch (played by Joshua Jackson), an ostensibly brilliant doctor in Texas, who would leave his patients maimed or dead while conducting routine spinal surgeries.

ZEE5

200 Halla Ho

Back in front of the camera is the legendary actor Amol Palekar in this movie that’s inspired by true events. It tells the story of how 200 dalit women took on a gangster and serial rapist in open court by taking the law and justice into their own hands.

 

SonyLIV

Chalo Koi Baat Nahi

Adding to our list of comedies in this list is Chalo Koi Baat Nahi on SonyLIV. It features a host of sketches by comics like Abish Matthew, Suresh Menon, Atul Khatri, and is hosted by Ranvir Shorey and Vinay Pathak.