From Bhola Shankar to Kaala: Weekend Entertainment Sorted with These Epic Picks!
Prepare for a weekend filled with entertainment galore! Leading OTT platforms including Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+Hotstar, ShemarooMe, and MX Player have a thrilling array of content to cater to your binge-watching desires. Whether you’re into fantasy series like Barbie and Elemental or looking for a diverse range of movies, there’s something intriguing for every viewer. Brace yourself for an exceptional binge-watching experience where captivating narratives unravel, ensuring you discover content that aligns with your tastes. Stock up on snacks and embark on an immersive storytelling journey!
*Bambai Meri Jaan*
Platform- Prime Video
‘Bambai Meri Jaan’ is a gripping movie that tells the exciting story of a famous gangster named Dara Kadri and weaves it together with the life of his father, Ismail Kadri, who used to be a police officer. This captivating tale unfolds in Mumbai during a time when the city was experiencing the rise of the underworld. The movie stars Kay Kay Menon and Avinash Tiwari, who give outstanding performances, and they are supported by a talented group of actors, including Kritika Kamra, Nivedita Bhattacharya, and Amayra Dastur. The film is available to stream on Prime Video from 14th September 2023 and promises to provide an exciting look into Mumbai’s intricate criminal history.
‘Bhola Shankar’ follows the story of Shankar, who comes to Kolkata with his sister, Mahalakshmi, hoping to get her into an art college. However, his life takes an unexpected twist when he meets the tough lawyer Lasya and a ruthless gangster. This movie is based on the 2015 Tamil film ‘Vedalam’. Chiranjeevi plays the lead role, and he is joined by a talented cast including Tamannaah Bhatia, Keerthy Suresh, and Sushanth in important roles. Bhola Shankar released on Netflix on September 15, 2023, promising an exciting cinematic journey filled with drama and suspense.
‘Kaala’ released on 15th September 2023 on Disney+Hotstar. It boasts an impressive cast led by Avinash Tiwari, Rohan Vinod Mehra, Nivetha Pthuraj, Taher Shabbir, and Hiten Tejwani. In this gripping story, the Intelligence Bureau embarks on an unwavering mission to solve a complex criminal case, one characterized by brilliant criminals, the pursuit of power, and a thirst for revenge. Enjoy an exciting journey as they race against the clock, delivering a captivating mix of suspense and intrigue that will keep you glued to your screen.
*What The Fafda*
ShemarooMe will certainly tickle your funny bones with its latest original web series, ‘What The Fafda.’ This situational anthology comedy series that premiered on 14th September introduces an unprecedented format in Gujarati comedy, with each episode offering a humorous perspective on the lives of quirky professionals we often encounter in our daily lives, offering a unique glimpse into their world. Every episode promises to whip up hilarious situations, unveiling their eccentricities and delightfully unconventional working styles. Viewers can expect relatable yet riotous scenarios that will compel them to say ‘What The Fafda’ towards the end of each episode. The series boasts an ensemble cast of over 40 talented artists, including Pratik Gandhi, Sanjay Goradia, Tiku Talsania, Shraddha Dangar, Niilam Panchal, Ishani Dave, Kushal Mistry, Jayesh More, Jhinal Belani, Manan Dave, Bhamini Oza, Prem Gadhvi, Parth Parmar, Dhruvin Kumar, Viraj Ghelani, and other incredible talents. The show also features a catchy title track that perfectly captures its essence and will have viewers grooving along. So, enjoy a hilarious ride with ‘What The Fafda’ – a perfect way to unwind and share moments of laughter with your family.
*Black Fox: Age of the Ninja*
Platform- MX Player
‘Black Fox: Age of the Ninja’ is a Japanese movie set in the Samurai and Ninja era. It tells the story of Rikka Isurugi, who is being trained to become the future leader of the Kitsune ninja clan. Her path crosses with Miya, who seeks the clan’s help against the Negoroshu gang. Although Rikka is reluctant to take lives, she decides to confront Negoroshu and forms an unexpected partnership with Miya. As their friendship grows stronger, a hidden figure manipulates Negoroshu against Miya. Throughout three episodes, the film reveals the hidden character’s intentions and presents Rikka with a dangerous challenge to save her friend. ‘Black Fox: Age of the Ninja’ released in Hindi on MX Player on September 16, 2023.
*Journey Of Love 18+*
‘Journey Of Love 18+’ delves into the romantic story of a young couple deeply in love. However, their journey to happiness becomes intricate when they choose to elope and marry against their families’ wishes. Directed by Arun D Jose, the film stars a talented ensemble, including Naslen K Gafoor, Mathew Thomas, and Nikhila Vimal in the lead roles. Prepare for an emotionally charged narrative of love and rebellion as ‘Journey Of Love 18+’ made its debut on Sony Liv on September 15th.
Platform – BookMyShow
‘Barbie’ stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, alongside a stellar ensemble including Issa Rae, Alexandra Shipp, Ana Cruz Kayne, Emma Mackey, Nicola Coughlan, Dua Lipa, Kate McKinnon, Hari Nef, Sharon Rooney, Simu Liu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Ncuti Gatwa, Scott Evans, and more in supporting roles. The film unfolds in Barbieland, where Barbie and Ken live a picture-perfect life, until a glimpse into the complexities of human existence leads Barbie to experience physical changes and existential questions. With the help of Ken, they embark on a journey to the real world to find the child playing with Barbie. Meanwhile, Barbieland undergoes a societal transformation, challenging stereotypes and redefining roles, ultimately emphasizing equality and respect. Available on BookMyShow from September 12, 2023, “Barbie” offers a whimsical exploration of identity and societal expectations in a world of plastic perfection.
‘Elemental Flames’ tells the captivating tale of Bernie and Cinder Lumen, fire elementals who immigrate to Element City, facing discrimination while striving to establish their own convenience store, the Fireplace, where they showcase their traditions through the symbolic Blue Flame. Their daughter, Ember, raised in the store, learns to control her fiery temper in hopes of inheriting it. When an outburst results in a plumbing disaster, water elemental Wade Ripple threatens to shut down the Fireplace. Ember and Wade’s journey takes a romantic twist as they work together to save the store, bonding amidst the complexities of their elemental natures. Available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar from September 13, 2023, this heartfelt story explores themes of identity, tradition, and love in a world where elemental powers clash and unite.