New on OTT: ‘Ray,’ ‘Haseen Dilruba’ and More
This fortnight, murder mysteries, thrillers and war dramas premiere on your nearest screen
Ray is a Netflix original psychological-thriller anthology series based on cinema icon Satyajit Ray’s stories. The much-anticipated watch is directed by an award-winning trio of Abhishek Chaubey (Udta Punjab, Omkara), Srijit Mukherji (Begum Jaan, Autograph) and Vasan Bala (Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota). It brings together an ensemble cast led by Manoj Bajpayee, Kay Kay Menon, Ali Fazal and Harshvardhan Kapoor.
Watch Ray on Netflix on June 25th
This Taapsee Pannu and Vikrant Massey starrer is a murder mystery which transcends conventional genres with a twisted romantic storyline. Rani Kashyap (Pannu) is one of the prime suspects in her husband’s murder. But uncovering the details of her relationship, we only seem to get farther away from the truth. Directed by Vimal Matthew and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Haseen Dillruba aims to bring a never-seen-before edgy narrative to our screens.
Watch Haseen Dillruba on Netflix on July 2nd.
Dhoop Ki Deewar
The trend of Pakistani series is back in India with Dhoop ki Deewar! Based on the India-Pak tiff following the Pulwama attacks, the drama showcases a love-hate relationship between the two countries and their people. Dhoop Ki Deewar is directed and produced by the renowned Pakistani filmmaker Haseeb Hassan (Parwaaz Hai Junoon) and stars Ahad Raza Mir as Sarah Sher Ali and Sajal Aly as Vishal Malhotra in lead roles.
Watch Dhoop ki Deewar on Zee5 on June 25th.
This Malayalam investigative-horror movie, adapted from a script by Sreenath V. Nath, marks the directorial debut of cinematographer Tanu Balak (part of 2011 Mollywood film The Train). Starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Aditi Balan and Suchitra Pillai, this hybrid genre film investigates a convoluted murder case and uncovers some spine-chilling supernatural secrets on the way hence the name Cold Case.
Watch Cold Case on Amazon Prime Video on June 30th.
Touted as the first Marathi film to be released exclusively on an OTT platform, June happens to perfectly coincide its release with the end of the month. The emotion-driven coming-of-age story tracks the lives of two youngsters finding comfort in each other while struggling with life’s challenges. June has featured at many film festivals, including the 51st International Film Festival of India, Pune Film Festival and New York Indian Film Festival. It has an all-star cast, including Neha Pendse Bayas and Siddharth Menon.
Watch June on Planet Marathi OTT on June 30th.