As the monsoon sets in, so does the excitement in the entertainment world. We have brought you a thrilling lineup of OTT releases for August that will captivate you and sort your weekend scenes for the month. Whether you’re a die-hard Marvel fan, a mystery enthusiast, a love bug, or simply in the mood for heartwarming storytelling, there’s something for you all in this diverse collection of streaming content. So, get set ready and immerse yourself in an extravaganza of entertainment as we explore August’s highly anticipated OTT releases.
Only Murders In The Building
“Only Murders In The Building” is a refreshing addition to the crime mystery genre, streaming exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar from August 8. The series revolves around three quirky strangers, Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short), and Mabel (Selena Gomez), who share a fascination with true crime.
The trio is hooked up in a real-life murder mystery when a homicide transpires in their luxurious New York City apartment building. The victim is Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd), a Hollywood action star who was making his Broadway debut. Charles, Oliver, and Mabel team up to crack the case as the show’s director, Oliver, tries to keep the Broadway production on track.
“Dayaa,” the highly anticipated Telugu crime thriller, premiered on August 4, 2023, on Disney+ Hotstar. Produced by SVF Entertainment, the series is directed by Pavan Sadineni and features an ensemble cast led by J D Chekravarthy, Ramya Nambeesan, and Eesha Rebba.
The gripping plot of “Dayaa” revolves around a mysterious freezer van driver who harbours a dark past. Set in a quaint fishing village, the series takes viewers on a thrilling ride as secrets and crimes are unravelled. The edge-of-the-seat narrative keeps viewers guessing, making it a binge-worthy watch for fans of crime dramas.
“Neymar” is a heartwarming Malayalam film that premiered in theatres on May 12, and it’s now making its way to the popular OTT platform, Disney Plus Hotstar, on August 8. Directed by Sudhi Maddison, the film features Mathew Thomas and Naslen as the young stars playing the lead roles.
The story revolves around the titular character, Neymar, and his endearing bond with a dog. The film explores the emotional journey of Neymar and his furry companion, capturing the essence of love, friendship, and loyalty.
Marry My Dead Body
“Marry My Dead Body” is a captivating Taiwanese horror-comedy film premiering on Netflix on August 10. The film sheds light on the unique Taiwanese tradition of ghost marriage, revolving around the ghost marriage between Wu Ming-Han (Hsu Kuang Han) and Mao Pang-Yu (Austin Lin).
Intertwining elements of fantasy, supernatural occurrences, and LGBTQ+ themes, “Marry My Dead Body” has struck a chord with audiences in Taiwan, earning significant box office revenue and accolades. With its distinct cultural backdrop and engaging storyline, the film is set to captivate viewers worldwide, offering a unique cinematic experience.
Heart Of Stone
“Heart of Stone” is an action-packed spy thriller set to premiere on Netflix on August 11. Starring the talented Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan, and Alia Bhatt, the film follows an intelligence operative on a mission to protect a valuable asset known as the “Heart of Stone.”
As the operative navigates a dangerous world of espionage and deception, she must safeguard the asset to maintain world peace. With high-octane action sequences and a captivating plot, “Heart of Stone” promises an adrenaline-pumping cinematic experience that action movie lovers won’t want to miss.
Guns & Gulaabs
“Guns & Gulaabs” is a captivating series that draws inspiration from the concept of “Misfits of the World.” The show weaves a thrilling tale set in the cartel-controlled town of Gulaabgunj. The series unfolds as an unprecedented opium deal shakes the very foundations of this small town, entangling the lives of four individuals who find themselves caught in the web of crime and violence.
Guns and Gulaabs is one of the most anticipated Indian web series 2023. It will be released on Netflix on August 18. The series has a star-studded cast and a talented creative team.
Made In Heaven Season 2
“Made in Heaven” is a critically acclaimed Indian series created by Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, and Alankrita Shrivastava. The second season of this thought-provoking drama is set to premiere on Prime Video on August 10.
The show delves into complex issues, including Tara (Sobhita Dhulipala) ‘s tumultuous relationship with Adil Khanna (Jim Sarbh). The revelation of Adil’s affair with Tara’s best friend, Faiza (Kalki Koechlin), rocks their seemingly perfect marriage, leading them to confront deeper underlying problems.
The Lost Flowers Of Alice Hart
“The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart” premiered on Prime Video on August 4, 2023, captivating audiences with its emotional narrative. The series follows the life of Alice Hart, a young girl who lost her parents in a tragic fire at 9. She is sent to live with her grandmother, June Hart, at Thornfield flower farm.
Alice discovers that her family holds several dark secrets as she grows up. The series takes viewers on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and resilience as Alice unearths the truth about her past and navigates the complexities of family relationships.
“Choona” is an exciting heist comedy series that premiered on Netflix on August 3. Starring the talented actor Jimmy Shergill, Pushpendra Nath Misra, is the writer and director of the series. He is popular for his work in “Taj Mahal 1989” and “Ghoomketu.” With an intriguing plot and humour-filled heist elements, “Choona” promises to be a fun watch for audiences looking for a unique blend of comedy and suspense.
This month’s offerings promise to keep viewers glued to their screens, from action-packed superhero adventures to gripping crime mysteries and heartwarming dramas.