OTT Releases This Week: June 23

Are you waiting for the latest OTT releases this week? From Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ka Jaan(Zee5) to Skull Island (Netflix). Thrillers, Documentary, Animes, Action…the list is long and diverse.

This week OTT Releases
This week OTT Releases

Kondraal Paavam – Suspense Thriller with Compelling Performances

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime
Directed by: Dayal Padmanabhan
Cast: Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Santhosh Pratap, Eswari Rao, Charle


Set against the backdrop of the 1980s, Kondraal Paavam is a gripping Tamil remake of the Kannada film ‘Aa Karaala Ratri’. The narrative revolves around a poverty-stricken family of three — Mallika (Varalaxmi Sarathkumar) and her parents (Eswari Rao and Charle). Their mundane lives take a turn when a mysterious visitor, Arjun (Santhosh Prathap), seeks shelter at their home for the night. A series of tense events unravel, as the movie brilliantly showcases the fallout of misdirected desires and its implications.

Why You Should Try

  • Director Dayal Padmanabhan establishes each character’s motives and backstory proficiently, leading to a better understanding of their actions and decisions in the latter part of the film.
  • A standout performance by Varalaxmi Sarathkumar as Mallika, a character with a moral grey area willing to do whatever it takes to escape the shackles of poverty.
  • Intriguing subplots, like the enigma around the character of Arjun, keep the audience hooked.

Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan – A Mix of Salman Khan’s Trademark Action and Comedy

OTT Platform: ZEE5
Directed by: Farhad Samji
Cast: Salman Khan, Pooja Hegde, Venkatesh, Bhumika Chawla, Shehnaaz Gill, Jagapathi Babu, Palak Tiwari


Remake of Tamil movie Veeram starring Ajith Kumar.
Salman Khan, as Bhaijaan, is a single man who lives with his three adoptive brothers. Bhagyalaxmi’s entry complicates matters, and Bhaijaan’s potential in-laws are threatened. Bhaijaan takes matters into his own hands, and viewers are treated to traditional Salman Khan action with a comedic twist.

Why You Should Try:

  • Full of references to Salman Khan’s past movies, a treat for his fans.
  • Pooja Hegde’s charming and humorous portrayal of Bhagyalaxmi may entertain her fans.

Why You Should Skip:

  • Heavy reliance on Salman Khan’s star power with less emphasis on plot.
  • Missed opportunities to explore cultural differences and some humor may fall flat.
  • Action scenes might appear less impressive compared to recent action films.

Take Care of Maya – An Emotional Tangle of a Family’s Struggle

OTT Platform: Netflix
Directed by: Henry Roosevelt
Documentary Genre: Health, Family, Legal


“Take Care of Maya” is a harrowing Netflix documentary following the case of Maya Kowalski, a young girl admitted to a pediatric hospital in 2016 for extreme pain. She was kept in the hospital for three months under a state-issued shelter order, separated from her parents who were suspected of medical child abuse. This documentary explores the events and their aftermath, unfolding from the perspective of the Kowalskis, through court testimony, father’s recollections, and various records from Maya’s mother.

  • It sheds light on a critical issue involving medical child abuse suspicion and its effect on a family.
  • Provides a deep dive into a rare pain syndrome case and its related controversies.
  • The real-life story behind the documentary is engaging and heartbreaking.

Agent – A Predictable Spy Thriller without any Thrill

OTT Platform: SonyLIV
Directed by: Surender Reddy
Cast: Akhil Akkineni, Mammootty, Dino Morea, Sakshi Vaidya


Agent is a spy thriller about an unlikely protagonist, Ramakrishna aka Rikki, who dreams of becoming a RAW agent. Despite his quirks and wild behavior, Rikki catches the attention of the RAW chief, Mahadev, who sends him on a mission to thwart the evil plans of a rogue ex-RAW agent. The film follows Rikki’s misadventures as he tries to save the day, with his love interest and unpredictable actions adding to the chaos.

  • Interesting plot with juxtaposed roles between ‘The Devil’ and ‘The God’.

Why You Should Skip

  • The love track is forced and seems out of place, and the musical score fails to add value.
  • The narrative is inconsistent with jarring tonal shifts and misplaced ‘mass moments’.
  • Major character reveals are handled with nonchalance, reducing their impact.
  • The film fails to build emotional depth, making significant scenes feel unimpressive.

John Wick: Chapter 4 – A Riveting Action-Packed Finale

OTT Platform: Lionsgate Play
Directed by: Chad Stahelski
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick

Read detailed review here.

Exclusive OTT Releases This Week

Tiku Weds Sheru 

OTT Platform: Amazon prime
Directed by: Sai Kabir
Cast: Avneet Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui


The film was initially titled as “Divine Lovers”, with Irrfan Khan and Kangana Ranaut as main leads in 2016. Tiku, who looks at marriage as her escape to Mumbai from a local town to become an actress and Sheru, who has been working as a junior artist in the city for years. They get married and the comedy of errors for this couple starts.

Kerala Crime Files

OTT Platform: Disney Plus Hotstar
Directed by: Ahammed Khabeer
Cast: Aju Varghese, Lal, Navas Vallikkunnu, Sanju Sanichen


This is the first true thriller webseries from malayalam film industry & as per reports, it is based on true events.

A team of six policemen led by Sub-Inspector Manoj is on a chase to solve a murder in a suburban lodge room, with just one clue – a fake address, Shiju, Parayil Veedu, Neendakara, from a lodge register. As per the updates, ‘Kerala Crime Files’ consists of six episodes, 30 minutes each.


OTT Platform: SonyLiv
Directed by: Sahil Sangha
Cast: Sharman Joshi, Mona Singh, Zarina Wahab


A middle-class family sees a brighter tomorrow when their son meets with a life-changing career opportunity. But this transition only unravels a web of trauma, raising poignant questions about wealth, power, and morality.

Secret Invasion

OTT Platform: Disney Plus Hotstar
Directed by: Ali Selim
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Emilia Clarke, Martin Freeman, Cobie Smulders


Nick Fury learns of a secret invasion of Earth by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls; Fury joins his allies, and together they race against time to thwart an imminent Skrull invasion and save humanity.

I’m a Virgo

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime
Directed by: Boots Riley
Cast: Jharrel Jerome, Mike Epps & Walton Goggins


It’s a coming-of-age absurdist comedy tale about Cootie, a 13-foot-tall 19-year-old black man raised by his aunt Lafrancine and uncle Martisse in Oakland, California. He is shielded from the outside world until he is accidentally discovered by a group of teenage political activists.

Skull Island (Anime)

OTT Platform: Netflix
Directed by: Brian Duffield
Genre: Action, Adventure & Science fiction


A group of well-meaning explorers venture out to sea to rescue Annie from the ocean. In doing so, they find themselves shipwrecked on the perilous Skull Island. Together, they fight to survive the dangers of the mysterious isle, which is home to large creatures and terrifying monsters; including Kong. This is the fifth installment overall in the franchise.

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