We are nearing the end of 2022, and the last few days of the year, are becoming even more special as the audience will have interesting shows to plan their weekends and holidays. Besides just the Christmas specials of the year, fans across the country will have many new Bollywood releases, Indian language shows and international flicks as a part of their long list.
Straight from the Bollywood, fans this week can enjoy Vicky Kaushal-Bhumi-Kiara Advani starrer Govind Naam Mera will release on Disney+ Hotstar.On the web series front, ardent viewers of the Indian shows can enjoy watching new season of the Indian Predator series on Netflix, Half Pants Full Pants on Amazon Prime Video, Karagar 2 on HoiChoi, Physics Wallah on Amazon MiniTV and more.
Meanwhile, International content like The Recruit, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, a new episode of My Next Guest with David Letterman will also be streaming this week.
OTT releases from December 12 to December 18, 2022
|Title||OTT Platform||OTT Release Date||Language|
|Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters||Zee5||Dec-12||English|
|Ananta: The Eternal||Zee5||Dec-12||Bengali|
|My Next Guest with David Letterman: New Episode||Netflix||Dec-12||English|
|Indian Tour of Bangladesh||SonyLIV||Dec-12||Multilingual|
|Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure||Netflix||Dec-13||Japanese|
|Last Chance U: Basketball: S2||Netflix||Dec-13||English|
|I Believe in Santa||Netflix||Dec-14||English|
|Tom Papa: What a Day||Netflix||Dec-14||English|
|Don’t Pick Up the Phone||Netflix||Dec-14||English|
|Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery||Netflix||Dec-15||English|
|The Big Four||Netflix||Dec-15||Indonesian|
|Would You Like a Cup of Coffee?||Netflix||Dec-15||South Korean|
|Physics Wallah||Amazon MiniTV||Dec-15||Hindi|
|Govinda Mera Naam||Disney+ Hotstar||Dec-16||Hindi|
|Code Name Tiranga||Netflix||Dec-16||Hindi|
|The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari||Netflix||Dec-16||English|
|Bardo, False Chronicles…||Netflix||Dec-16||Multilingua|
|O Pitta Katha||Netflix||Dec-16||Telugu|
|Indian Predator: Beast of Bangalore||Netflix||Dec-16||Hindi|
|Far from Home||Netflix||Dec-16||English|
|Cook at All Costs||Netflix||Dec-16||English|
|A Storm for Christmas||Netflix||Dec-16||Norwegian|
|Dance Monsters: A Dance Competition||Netflix||Dec-16||English|
|Half Pants Full Pants||Amazon Prime Video||Dec-16||Hindi|
|The Pact – S2||Lionsgate Play||Dec-16||English|
|The Raid 2||Lionsgate Play||Dec-16||Multilingual|
|A Timeless Christmas||Hallmark Movies||Dec-16||English|
|The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It||Netflix||Dec-18||English|
Physics Wallah | Amazon MiniTV
One of the most anticipated webseries in the recent times, which has gained a lot of attention because of the premise, is Physics Wallah. Based on true events, the web series will showcase the life of Alakh Pandey, founder of the start-up, Physics Wallah, who dedicated his life to making education available for people who cannot afford to pay lavish school fees. He has made several dreams come true and has become a hope for thousands of students. His start up today is valued at over $1 billion.
Where to Watch: Amazon MiniTV
IMDb rating: NA
Cast: Sreedhar Dubey, Radha Bhatt, and others
Govinda Naam Mera | Disney+ Hotstar
Actor Vicky Kaushal has been seen in intense roles, and the audience has seldom seen him become a part of fun banter. Giving him a different kind of a spotlight is Govinda Naam Mera, where he, as Mr. Waghmare, juggles his life spending time between his wife and his girlfriend. What follows are events which lead to chaos, confusion, laughter and more. Written and directed by Shashank Khaitan, Govinda Naam Mera is a direct to OTT release.
Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar
IMDb rating: NA
Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Kiara Advani, Bhoomi Pednekar, and others
Ariyippu (Declaration) | Netflix
Written and directed by Mahesh Narayanan, Ariyipuu, also titled as declaration at International Film Festivals, was nominated for the Golden Leopard award at the 75th Locarno Film Festival. The premise of the plot revolves around the life of an immigrant couple. The plot, as shared by the makers, reads, “Hareesh and Reshmi, an immigrant couple from Kerala working in a medical gloves factory near Delhi, who aspire to go abroad for a better life. During the COVID-19 lockdowns, when an old video resurfaces among the factory workers, it opens up a Pandora’s box that threatens the couple’s jobs and marriage.”
Where to Watch: Netflix
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
Cast: Kunchako Boban, Faisal Malik and others
Code Name Tiranga | Netflix
Bollywood’s spy-drama, Code Name: Tiranga, written and directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, was considered to be one of the most disappointing releases of the year. Despite popular names and technical crew, the film failed at the box office and also did not make a mark at impressing the critics and audience. The story revolves around a RAW agent, on a mission across several countries. Disguised as a spy, she has one motto, i.e. to save her nation at all times, by making sure that she is in a race against time and sacrifice is her only choice.
Where to Watch: Netflix
IMDb Rating: 1.8/10
Cast: Harrdy Sandhu, Parineeti Chopra and others
O Pitta Katha | Netflix
This Telugu-language thriller drama released in 2020 and received mediocre response from the audience. The premise of the film revolves around Venkata Lakshmi who is on a vacation with her friends, however, she goes missing. As per reports, she gets kidnapped by a mysterious man, but there is no clue about his motive, plan and more. The investigation that follows to find her safe, becomes the central plot of O Pitta Katha.
Where to Watch : Netflix
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
Cast: Bhramaji, Nithya Shetty and others
Indian Predator: Beast of Bangalore | Netflix
After releasing three successful seasons in the Indian Predator series, the makers of the Netflix Crime-Documentary have planned yet another intriguing season titled Beast of Bangalore. This season will showcase the crime committed by Uday Shetty, who was arrested for murdering women in the city, in the night. Despite rigorous crime, his punishment was reduced from life imprisonment to 30 years in jail, because of the mercy plea. The official synopsis, as shared by Netflix, reads, “A vicious predator’s brutal — and murderous — pursuit of women sends a faltering police force on a wild hunt, while a state reels in terror.”
Where to Watch: Netflix
IMDb rating: NA
The Recruit | Netflix
Starring popular names from the Hollywood, Netflix’s new action-adventure-crime series, The Recruit, follows a CIA-based lawyer who is threatened by an asset. He has had some kind of a long-term relationship with the agency and this truth has never been shared. To keep this safe, he makes every effort possible, however, becomes a part of dangerous international power politics. Sharing the premise, Netflix, said, “A rookie lawyer at the CIA stumbles headlong into the dangerous world of international espionage when a former asset threatens to expose agency secrets.”
Where to Watch The Recruit: Netflix
IMDb rating: NA
The Recruit Cast: Noah Centineo, Laura Haddock, and Aarti Mann
Ananta – The Eternal | Zee5
Recently released Bengali-language drama, Ananta, finally gets the OTT release. The premise of the film revolves around, a 40+ year old unambitious lonely man, Suvo, who meets Mistu, a school teacher every day and finds solace in this activity. Those few precious moments spent at the staircase without any exchange of words become special, but unsure if it could become a fully expressed relationship. However, he does not find Mistu one day, and this leads to concerns as she suddenly disappears. What follows are events that begin the journey to find Mistu. Will she ever come back?
Where to Watch: Zee5
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
Cast: Ritwick Chakraborthy, Sohini Sarkar and others
Karagar 2 | Hoichoi
After receiving appreciation for the first season, the second season of Karaghar, written by Ahmed Shawki, will release on the platform. The show revolves around a prisoner who appears in Cell no. 145 at the Akashnagar Central Jail’s which was shut for over 50 years. This leads to panic and the mission to know about the mystery man and his secrets become the crux of the show.
Where to Watch: Hoichoi
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Cast: Chanchal Chowdhury, Shawky Syed
Half Pants Full Pants | Amazon Prime Video
The trailer of Half Pants Full Pants was loved by the audience who took to social media to appreciate the simplicity of the show created by Anand Suspi. Produced by OML, the show revolves around a young boy living with his parents in the railway colony. He comes from a hardworking and loving family, has good set of friends, however, dreams big. What follows through the series is how his father constantly bring him back to realty from a fanciful life. The official plot of the film reads, “A little boy from a railway colony strives to bring his modest family a modicum of glory through highly fanciful means while constantly being brought back to reality by his level-headed father.”
Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video
IMDb rating: NA
Half Pants Full Pants Cast: Sonali Kulkarni, Ashish Vidhyarthi and others.
Kalaga Thalaivan | Netflix
Tamil language action thriller, Kalaga Thalaivan, is a story focusing on a financial analyst, Thiru, who works for a company in the heavy vehicles manufacturing sector. He is a part of the senior management and has important decisions to take as a part of the role. During a meeting, the team understands that one of their high-mileage trucks emits heavy pollutants in high amounts, and despite several efforts of keeping this a secret, the information gets leaked. A private investigator and assassin, Arjun, is hired to find the whistleblower and during the course of investigations, he begins to doubt Thiru. What follows are events which lead to a chase and attempt to protect the whistleblower.
Where to Watch Kalaga Thalaivan: Netflix
Kalaga Thalaivan IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
Kalaga Thalaivan Cast: Udhayanidhi Stalin, Nidhhi Agerwal, and others.
Yugi | SimplySouth
Purushottaman, a police officer, is settled abroad and is working on a case to find a missing girl. Nanda Kumar is hired as a private detection to help in the case. Meanwhile, Rajkumar, his trusted aide, also joins despite being on suspension. What follows are events where the men work towards finding out the whereabouts of the girl. On the other hands, another motive is brewing with a mission to find the girl. The series of events which unfold between the two run parallel investigations becomes the crux of Yugi.
Where to Watch Yugi: Simply South (Outside India)
Yugi IMDb Rating: 6.1/10
Yugi Cast: Kathir, Ananthi, Aarti Desai, and others
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