As the monsoon season reaches its peak, OTT platforms are set to offer a sizzling array of options to keep viewers entertained throughout the month of August.
From thrilling crime dramas to intriguing documentaries and heartwarming romantic comedies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The stars are shining bright on the small screen, with acclaimed actors like Gal Gadot, Sushmita Sen, Alia Bhatt, Rajkummar Rao, and Kalki Koechlin showcasing their talent in these upcoming releases.
Aside from Bhatt’s Hollywood debut with Heart of Stone, we’re also finally getting a second season of Zoya Akhtar’s acclaimed web series Made In Heaven!
So, grab your popcorn and get ready for a rollercoaster ride through the world of digital entertainment.
Streaming on Netflix, August 3
Choona on Netflix follows the story of a powerful politician, Shukla, played by Jimmy Sheirgill, who also has a penchant for astrology. A group of commoners plans to loot Rs 800 crore from Shukla to inflict emotional pain. However, the tight security around him poses a challenge. The series features an ensemble cast, including Chandan Roy, Aashim Gulati, Namit Das, and more.
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video, August 4
Starring Sigourney Weaver and Alycia Debnam-Carey, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is an Australian series that follows the story of young Alice, who tragically loses her parents in a mysterious fire. She moves to Thornfield flower farm to live with her grandmother and discovers buried family secrets as she grows into adulthood.
The Hunt for Veerappan
Streaming on Netflix, August 4
In Netflix’s docu-series The Hunt for Veerappan, we get an in-depth look at the life of Koose Munisamy Veerappan, one of the country’s most feared criminals. The series features firsthand accounts from those close to Veerappan and the relentless pursuit to capture him. The docu-series is available in multiple languages, making it accessible to a wide audience.
The Jengaburu Curse
Streaming on SonyLIV, August 9
Set in a small town in Odisha, The Jengaburu Curse on SonyLIV explores the consequences of humans‘ exploitation of nature. Financial analyst Priya Das, played by Faria Abdullah, returns to her hometown after her father goes missing. As she searches for him, she uncovers an unexpected connection between the indigenous Bondia tribe and the mining state of Odisha. The series also stars Nasser, Makarand Deshpande, and Sudev Nair.
Streaming on SonyLIV, August 11
Sarath Kumar and Ashok Selvan’s Por Thozhil, which was released in theaters in June, is now arriving on SonyLIV. The film received a thunderous response from audiences upon its theatrical release. The storyline revolves around a buddy cop dynamic, offering an enjoyable genre film that keeps viewers engaged.
Heart of Stone
Streaming on Netflix, August 11
In Heart of Stone, Alia Bhatt makes her highly anticipated Hollywood debut on Netflix. Bhatt plays the antagonist, joining stars Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan in this action-packed movie. Directed by Tom Harper, the film revolves around a secret agency called the Charter, which steps in when governments fail. The movie promises thrilling action sequences and an intriguing plot.
Made in Heaven Season 2
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video, August 10
Amazon Prime Video’s popular show, Made in Heaven, returns with its second season. Tara Khanna (Sobhita Dhulipala) and Karan Mehra (Arjun Mathur) are back, continuing their journey with their wedding planning business. The new season introduces new characters, including Mrunal Thakur, Radhika Apte, Shibani Dandekar, and guest appearances by Dia Mirza, Sameer Soni, and Sanjay Kapoor.
Streaming on Jio Cinemas, August 15
In Taali on Jio Cinemas, Sushmita Sen portrays the renowned transgender activist Shreegauri Sawant. The show delves into Sawant’s life, her pioneering role in the transgender movement in India, and her instrumental contribution to securing recognition for transgender individuals as the third gender.
Guns & Gulaabs
Streaming on Netflix, August 18
From the creators of Raj and DK comes Guns & Gulaabs, a quirky series that blends crime, romance, and innocence. Starring Rajkummar Rao, Dulquer Salmaan, Adarsh Gourav, T.J. Bhanu, and Gulshan Devaiah, the show promises an unpredictable journey through the world of crime in Gulaabganj.
Streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar, August 23
Ahsoka, part of the Star Wars franchise and a spin-off of The Mandalorian, follows former Jedi knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy. With a talented cast including Rosario Dawson, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, David Tennant, and more, this show promises an epic adventure for sci-fi enthusiasts.