New OTT Releases This Week (January 16 to January 22, 2023): Mission Majnu, Kaapa, Jhansi, The Last of Us, and more

After a busy Sankranti week packed with big-ticket releases, users of OTT platforms in India can enjoy many new shows and films once again this week. Two new Bollywood films will be released directly on OTT this week. Sidharth Malhotra starrer Mission Majnu and Rakul Preet Singh starrer Chattriwali will stream on Netflix and Zee5, respectively.

On the regional content front, new seasons of several shows have been planned. After the first successful season, Disney+ Hotstar show Jhansi, Hoichoi show Indu, Netflix show Fauda, and a few more will stream on the concerned digital platforms again.

Sports fans will be pleased as several tournaments have been scheduled this year. The much-awaited and reputed tennis league, Australian Open, began this week. On the other hand, fans of cricket matches can enjoy yet another series, this time against New Zealand. Three out of six matches are scheduled to be played over the next two weeks, starting with the first ODI on January 18, 2023. Users in India can stream them on SonyLIV and Disney+ Hotstar, respectively.

New web series and movies on OTT this week

Title OTT Platform OTT Release Date Language
ILT20 Zee5 Jan-13 Hindi
Australian Open 2023 SonyLIV Jan-16 English
BBL 2022-23 SonyLIV Jan-16 English
Pakistan Women’s Tour of Australia 2023 SonyLIV Jan-16 English
The Last of Us Disney+ Hotstar Jan-16 English
Jhansi S2 Disney+ Hotstar Jan-16 Telugu
India vs NZ: ODI Disney+ Hotstar Jan-18 English
Wild Poland Curiosity Stream Jan-19 English
That ’90s Show Netflix Jan-19 English
Women At War Netflix Jan-19 French
Junji Ito Maniac Netflix Jan-19 Japanese
Kaapa Netflix Jan-19 Malayalam
Alkhallat+ Netflix Jan-19 Arabic
Just One Kiss Hallmark Movies Jan-20 English
Chattriwali Zee5 Jan-20 Hindi
Babul Meri Gudiyan Zee5 Jan-20 Punjabi
ATM Zee5 Jan-20 Telugu
Leopark Skin Lionsgate Play Jan-20 English
Dil Pasand SunNxt Jan-20 Kannada
Hidden Identity (Korean) Playflix Jan-20 Kannada
Bakes Squad S2 Netflix Jan-20 English
Bling Empire: New York Netflix Jan-20 English
Fauda S4 Netflix Jan-20 English
Represent Netflix Jan-20 French
Sahamaran Netflix Jan-20 Turkish
Shanty Town Netflix Jan-20 English
The Legend of Vox Machine S2 Amazon Prime Video Jan-20 English
Indu S2 Hoichoi Jan-20 Bengali
Mission Majnu Netflix Jan-20 Hindi
Jung_E Netflix Jan-20 Korean
Dhamaka Netflix Jan-20 Telugu
Driver Jamuna Aha Video Jan-20 Telugu
Big Mack: Gangsters and Gold Netflix Jan-20 German
Vengeance Amazon Prime Video Jan-20 English

Jhansi S2 | Disney+ Hotstar

After the successful first season of Jhansi, Disney+ Hotstar is all set to release a new season this week. Jhansi made a mark among the audience and received positive reviews from critics. Sharing the trailer, Disney+ Hotstar said, “Jhansi is back with a double dose of action, adventure, and drama!” The story of Jhansi revolves around a woman who is on a journey to find her people who want her dead. While she embarks on a brave mission, what follows are events where she has to keep both herself and the family safe from threats.

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller

IMDb Rating: 5.6/10

Cast: Anjali, Adarsh Balakrishna and others

Kaapa | Netflix

Written by Indugopan and directed by Shaji Kailas, actor Prithviraj’s action thriller Kaapa is about a man exploring the dark side of Thiruvananthapuram’s underworld, where several rival dons and gang leaders clash in cold-blooded gang wars. The attempt and motive are one, i.e., to gain dominion over the city’s suburbs and slums. The film was released in 2022 and received a mediocre response from the critics and the audience

Where to Watch: Netflix

Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Cast: Prithviraj, Asif Ali, and others

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Chattriwali | Zee5

Starring eminent names, the storyline of Chattriwali will not come across as a fresh one for the audience of Zee5. Presented as a comedy-drama, the premise revolves around a teacher wanting to spread the right message about sex education and related aspects. The official synopsis, as shared by the makers, reads, “Sanya is an unemployed chemistry genius looking for a job. However, she also wants to use her knowledge of chemistry to help young minds move beyond the taboos of sex with the right education.”

Written by Sanchit Gupta and Priyadarshee Srivastava, the fundamental idea of the film is similar to that of the previous Zee5 release, Janhit Mein Jaari, starring Nushrat Barucha.

Where to Watch: Zee5

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Cast: Rakul Preet Singh, Sumeet Vyas, and others

ATM | Zee5

The Telugu-language thriller series, ATM, is written by Hari Shankar and directed by C Chandra Mohan. The story of the web series revolves around a heist which happens in the city of Hyderabad. Set against the urban background, ATM is inspired by true events which were reported in the city and involved intellectuals who were the masterminds of the crime. Produced by Dil Raju, ATM stars the title winner of Bigg Boss Telugu, VJ Sunny.

Where to Watch: Zee5

Genre: Crime

Cast: VJ Sunny

Dil Pasand | SunNxt

Written and directed by Shivaa Tejas, Dil Pasand is a Kannada language rom-com which failed to impress the audience during the theatrical run. The story revolves around Santhosh and Minchu, who meet each other via an arranged marriage set up organised by his parents. While they are about to get married, he meets Aishwarya and is immediately impressed since she is completely opposite to the traditional Minchu. What follows are events where he has to decide on the girl he wants to marry; however, he has to deal with the challenges, twists, complications and more.

Where to Watch: SunNxt

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Cast: Darling Krishna, Nishvika Naidu and others

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Hidden Identity | Playflix

Korean drama titled Hidden Identity, which was released several years ago, is now being dubbed in Kannada for the Indian audience. Presented as an action thriller, the show’s premise, as shared on IMDb reads, “The heat is on in Investigation 5, an undercover police unit specializing in thwarting violent crimes. Led by Superintendent Jang Moon Won (Park Sung Woong), this team of young and elite officers, including Cha Gun Woo (Kim Bum), Jang Min Joo (Yoon So Yi), and Choi Tae Pyung (Lee Won Jong), assume new identities and infiltrate dangerous crime syndicates. With only their wits and poker faces at their disposal, can the team complete their missions without blowing their covers in hostile territory?”

Where to Watch: Playflix (Kannada-dubbed)

Genre: Action, Thriller

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Cast: Kim Bum, So-yi Yoon and others

Fauda S4 | Netflix

One of the highly acclaimed shows on Netflix Fauda is back with the fourth season after three successful seasons. Presented as an action drama, the story of Fauda revolves around how the Israel-Palestine conflict affected human lives. Created by Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff, the official synopsis of the previous season read, “Doron ensnares a determined young boxer when a months-long covert mission puts the team on the trail of a Hamas leader high on Shin Bet’s wanted list.” The last episode of the season said, “Eli sends the team back into the field with a new member, while Bashar’s plan for a knockout punch race toward a jolting end,” and the fourth season will begin from where the previous ended.

Fauda Season 4 OTT Release Date

Where to Watch: Netflix

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

Cast: Lior Raz, Hisham Suliman, and Shadi Mar’i

Indu S2 | Hoichoi

The makers of the popular Bengali-language web series Indu are ready to release the second season of the show. While not much has been revealed about the new season, makers have stated it will continue from where the first season ended and promises to keep the audience glued to the screens once again. The synopsis of Indu season 2, as shared by Hoichoi, reads, “Huge mansions have heinous secrets! How will Indu navigate the clandestine family ties in the dark hallways of her new home to uncover the truth?”

Where to Watch: Hoichoi

Genre: Drama

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Cast: Isha Sahaa, Suhotra Mukhopadhyay, and others

Mission Majnu | Netflix

Written by Parveez Sheikh, Aseem Arrora, and Sumit Batheja; and directed by Shantanu Bagchi, Netflix’s upcoming release Mission Majnu has raised anticipation among the fans of Hindi cinema. The synopsis mentioned on the OTT platform states that the film is set in the 1970s, where “an undercover Indian spy takes on a deadly mission to expose a covert nuclear weapons program in the heart of Pakistan.”

Where to Watch: Netflix

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller

Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Rashmika Mandanaa, and others

Also Read: Sehban Azim and Niyati Fatnani’s ‘Dear Ishq’ to stream on Disney+ Hotstar from January 26

Dhamaka | Netflix

Starring superstars from the Telugu film industry, Netflix’s upcoming digital premiere, Dhamaka, is presented as an action comedy. The film’s premise revolves around look-alikes Swamy and Anand, who come across Pranavi, a young and pretty girl, who falls in love with both of them without knowing the truth. What follows are events where both men have to face challenges coming from different backgrounds and solve their problems!

The film has been written by Prasanna Kumar Bezawada and Trinadha Rao, who has also directed the film

Where to Watch: Netflix

Genre: Comedy, Action, Thriller

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Cast: Ravi Teja, Sreeleela, Jayaram and others

Driver Jamuna | Aha Video

One of the critically-acclaimed films of 2022 was Driver Jamuna which revolves around a female cab driver who accepts a ride and eventually lands in deep trouble. Three contract killers have gotten into her cab, and she now has to find ways to come out of the situation and save herself. Written by Kinslin and co-directed by Kinslin, Appaguru and Kartik Somasundaram, the film did well in the Tamil language, which was released on Amazon Prime Video last year. Fans who wish to watch it in Telugu can enjoy the film on Aha Telugu.

Where to Watch: Aha Video

Genre: Crime, Thriller

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Cast: Aishwarya Rajesh, Sriranjani, and others

Vengeance | Amazon Prime Video

Written, directed and starring BJ Novak in the lead role, the 2022 comedy thriller, Vengeance received mixed response from the audience. The official synopsis of the film reads, “A writer from New York City attempts to solve the murder of a girl he hooked up with and travels down south to investigate the circumstances of her death and discover what happened to her.” As of now, Vengeance is available to rent on Amazon Prime Video. Subscribers of the OTT platform will be able to watch the film, for free, over the next few days. Official announcement is awaited

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video (Rent)

Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Cast: BJ Novak, Lio Tipton, and others


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