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New on OTT: ‘The Family Man S2,’ ‘Maharani’ and More

India serves up psychological horror, romance-drama, political potboilers

Rolling Stone India May 26, 2021

Manoj Bajpayee in a still from the trailer for Amazon Prime Video's 'The Family Man' Season 2 Series

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The Family Man Season 2

The much-awaited second season of the critically acclaimed crime drama The Family Man is almost here. Starring Manoj Bajpayee as Srikant Tiwari, this season will mark the digital debut of the Telugu actress Samantha Akkineni as Raaji – the antagonist of the show. The story follows Srikant as he faces extreme FOMO from working in a 9-5 corporate job. He once again juggles between the life of a middle-class man and a secret agent. However, this time he faces a new danger – Raji – and an imminent fear of his marriage falling apart. This power-packed watch is a nine-parter and will stream on Amazon Prime Video. 

The Family Man S2 will be out from June 4th onwards.

Broken but Beautiful Season 3

The third installment of ALTBalaji’s mega-popular romance-drama series Broken but Beautiful marks the digital debut of both the television superstar Sidharth Shukla (Balika Vadhu, Bigg Boss 13) and the Indo-American actor and dancer Sonia Rathee. The third season brings us an intense journey of two heartbroken people, Agastya (Shukla) and Rumi (Rathee), who meet in unlikely circumstances. The two go from friends with benefits to being in love to miserably falling out of love. The chemistry and the love-hate relationship between the characters make Broken but Beautiful S3 an exciting watch that will leave you smitten. 

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Watch Broken but Beautiful S3 on ALTBalaji from May 29th onwards.

Maharani 

Inspired by real-life events, Shubhash Kapoor’s Maharani is a political drama set in the Nineties in the state of Bihar. The story is about Rani Bharti (Huma Qureshi), a simple small-town homemaker with little to explore beyond the domestic realm. To her shock and others’ dismay, she gets introduced to the world of politics when her husband, the Chief Minister of Bihar (Sohum Shah), announces her unexpected candidacy as his successor. This energy-driven tale of corruption, deceit and vested political agenda is one of the most anticipated movies this year. 

Watch Maharani on SonyLIV from May 28th onwards.

Athiran

Anukoni Athidi is the Telugu dubbed version of the Malayalam psychological horror movie Athiran and is set to make its digital release on the Telugu streaming platform Aha Video. This much hyped original version of the film was initially released in theaters in 2019. The story follows Nithya (Sai Pallavi), who is admitted to a mental institution for treatment for her obsessive nature. However, the story takes a chilling turn as psychiatrist Dr. Nair (Fahadh Faasil) finds it difficult to treat her condition and stumbles upon her terrifying truth. 

Watch Anukoni Athidi on Aha and Disney+Hotstar from May 28th onwards.

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Koi Jaane Na

Koi Jaane Na is a Bollywood psychological murder mystery starring Kunal Kapoor and Amyra Dastur as the protagonists. Amin Hajee, co-writer on 2004 film Swades, makes his directorial debut with a story centered around a fictional mass murderer who jumps out of the pages of a book penned by Kapoor’s character. Aamir Khan and Eli Avram also share the screen in a cameo in the song “Har Fun Maula.” The film previously hit the theaters on March 26th, but it was wise to have an OTT release.

Watch Koi Jaane Na on Amazon Prime Video from May 27th onwards.

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