Top 5 films/series releasing across OTT platforms on Holi
This year, people will celebrate Holi with full glory after two years of lull. But many would prefer spending time indoors with their families and friends and watching cinemas/series. While Bachchhan Paandey is the sole Hindi movie to hit theaters on Holi, the OTT space is a lot richer. We list the top five films/series that will release across digital platforms on that day.
Jalsa is our first pick. Led by stalwarts like Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah, the Bollywood thriller, produced by T-Series and Abundantia Entertainment, will try to find out the person who has killed Shah's daughter in a hit-and-run. Balan plays a journalist in the film that has the tagline, "One truth that becomes everyone's secret." The Suresh Triveni-directorial is arriving on Amazon Prime Video.
Produced by Tiger Baby Films and Excel Entertainment, Eternally Confused And Eager For Love is a coming-of-age web series. It stars Vihaan Samat, Rahul Bose, Suchitra Pillai, and Jim Sarbh. The Netflix series follows the 24-year-old protagonist as he navigates life and relationships with his "inner voice" telling him what he cannot say out loud, but the audience gets to hear those quips anyway.
After much dilly-dallying, makers of Dulquer Salmaan's Salute finally opted for a digital release. The cop drama is releasing on SonyLIV on Holi. Directed by Rosshan Andrrews, this is Salmaan's first role as a cop and the 30th full-length film featuring him as a principal character. Marking Diana Penty's Malayalam debut, Salute co-stars Manoj K Jayan, Alencier Ley Lopez, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, and Sanya Iyappan.
Directed by Shaad Ali, Bloody Brothers is the official Hindi adaptation of the British mystery-thriller, Guilt. It has an ensemble cast including Jaideep Ahlawat, Zeeshan Ayyub, Tina Desai, Shruti Seth, Satish Kaushik, Mugdha Godse, and Maya Alagh, among others. The series follows the events that take place after a tragic accident changes the course of the two brothers (played by Ahlawat and Ayyub).
WeCrashed, releasing on Apple TV+, rounds up the list. It has Academy Award-winning actors Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto in the lead. Created by Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello, it is based on the story of a real-life couple Rebekah and Adam Neumann—who had founded the groundbreaking start-up WeWork in 2010. We will see their rise, friction, and crashing fall in this series.