OTT Releases This Week: July 21

Are you waiting for the latest OTT releases this week? From Psychological Horror Dramas to Animes…the list is fileld with a good number of thrillers, feel-good and romantic movies.

A collage of OTT Releases this week
OTT Releases this week

Asvins: A Chilling Psychological Horror

OTT Platform: Netflix
Directed by: Tarun Teja
Cast: Vasanth Ravi, Vimala Raman, Muralidaran, Saraswathi Menon, UdhayaDeep, Simran Pareek

Asvin in Brief

Asvins uncovers a haunting tale beginning with a folk legend of a boy blessed by Ashwini (goddess) with an unusual boon: he cannot die unless it is by natural causes. The boy grew up to be an archaeologist named Arjun. He and his team went to a mansion in Kent that was once owned by another archaeologist named Aarthi Rajagopalan. The mansion was said to be haunted, and Arjun wanted to investigate. As they explored the mansion, they heard chilling whispers inside their heads.

Asvins blends traditional horror elements with a psychological twist, creating an atmosphere of intense suspense and terror.
It will entertain all who like Horror thrillers, particularly when it stays true to its genre, deviating only when attempting to justify the supernatural phenomena.

Bawaal: A Typical Bollywood Drama of Love, Hate, and Indifference

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video
Directed by: Nitesh Tiwari
Cast: Varun Dhawan, Janhvi Kapoor

Bawaal in Brief

Bawaal is a story about a history teacher and his new wife from a small Indian town. They go on their honeymoon to Europe, but their relationship is already having problems. As they travel, they learn about the horrors of World War II, and their lives take an unexpected turn.

Bawaal is a layered narrative that looks into the conflicts of modern relationships. It reflects on themes of love, hatred, empathy, indifference, and authenticity. The film uses World War II as a backdrop to explore personal struggles and global history.

Trial Period: A Predictable Tale of Modern Families and Unconventional Bonds

OTT Platform: JioCinema
Directed by: Aleya Sen
Cast: Genelia Deshmukh, Manav Kaul

Trial Period in Brief

Trial Period is a heartwarming film that tells the story of Ana, a single mother who is asked by her son to find a father for him on a 30-day trial. This innocent proposition leads to the entry of Prajapati Dwivedi, or PD, who is diametrically opposite to what Ana and her son had in mind. However, as they get to know each other, they start to realise that they have a lot in common.

The film is a refreshing take on family dynamics and love. It combines emotion, humour, and relatable struggles, perfectly illustrating the peculiarities of modern families. With its unique premise and charming characters, Trial Period promises to tug at the heartstrings of the viewers, making them ponder the unconventional ways in which bonds are formed.

They Cloned Tyrone: A Genre-Bending Exploration of Conspiracy and Comedy

OTT Platform: Netflix
Directed by: Juel Taylor
Cast: John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, Jamie Foxx, David Alan Grier, Kiefer Sutherland

They Cloned Tyrone in Brief

They Cloned Tyrone is a science fiction comedy mystery film that follows an unlikely trio as they stumble upon a government cloning conspiracy. The film incorporates elements of satire, horror, and absurdist humour, and pays homage to the Blaxploitation films of the 1970s.

The film has received critical acclaim for its genre-bending narrative and standout performances by the lead cast. It has been praised for its compelling direction, savvy score, and humorous cast performances. It serves as a potent mix of social satire and science fiction, delivering a uniquely entertaining ride.

Paayum Oli Nee Yenakku: An Average Thriller with Twists and Turns

OTT Platform: Simply South
Directed by: Karthik Adwait
Cast: Vikram Prabhu, Vani Bhojan

Paayum Oli Nee Yenakku in Brief

Paayum Oli Nee Yenakku (You are my beaming light), is an average action thriller that showcases the life of an IT entrepreneur, Aravind, who can only see in bright light due to a childhood accident. Despite his disability, Aravind lives a confident life until he is kidnapped under mysterious circumstances. With several unexpected murders happening around him, this film is packed with thrilling sequences and plot twists, giving viewers a refreshing experience.

Despite minor drawbacks such as disjointed sequences and unclear depictions of Aravind’s visual condition, the film promises to entertain audiences with its unique storyline and well-crafted editing.

Sync: Won’t sync with everyone

OTT Platform: Aha
Directed by: Vikas Anand Sridharan
Cast: Kishen Das, Monica Chinnakotla, Soundarya Bala Nandakumar, Naveen George Thomas

Sync in Brief

Sync, a Tamil horror thriller, revolves around four friends who embark on a road trip that soon turns into a nightmare following a hit-and-run accident. Encountering supernatural elements, they struggle to escape from the haunting situation. With an intriguing plot filled with unexpected twists and turns, Sync is trying to send chills and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Sync successfully blends horror elements with a gripping narrative, making it a must-watch for fans of the genre. But it may not sync with all.

Do Gubbare: A Heartfelt Connection Bridging Generations

OTT Platform: Jio Cinema
Directed by: Varun Narvekar
Cast: Mohan Agashe, Siddharth Shaw, Malhaar Rathod, Manasi Parekh, Hemangi Kavi

Do Gubbare in Brief

Do Gubbare is a heartwarming Hindi sitcom that explores the life of a young man, Rohit, who relocates from Indore to Pune and stays as a paying guest at Ajoba’s house. A tale filled with emotions and laughter, Do Gubbare shows how the two characters find solace in each other’s company, leading to unexpected connections and profound life changes.

Do Gubbare offers a perfect blend of fun, emotions, and laughter, providing viewers a feel-good experience. It brings together a stellar cast led by veteran actor Mohan Agashe, promising captivating performances.

Other OTT Releases This Week

The Deepest Breath (Eng) – Netflix

Aashiqana S4 (Hindi) – Hotstar Series

The Almost Legends (Spanish) – Netflix

Sweet Magnolias (English) – Netflix

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