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The OTT platforms have brought some fresh content this weekend for the audience. Starting from action thrillers to animated dramas, we have compiled the best collection of web series and movies releasing this Friday.

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Searching for new shows to binge-watch for the weekend? This article will quench your thirst for entertainment. From Akshay Kumar’s action-comedy Bachchan Pandey to the animated drama Ice Age: Scrat Tales, here is a list of the top 5 shows and films releasing this week.

Enjoy your weekend binge-watching your favourite shows on various OTT platforms: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and SonyLIV.

Top 5 OTT Releases For The Weekend

Below is the list of super fresh shows and movies releasing this Friday on OTT platforms.

1. Bachchan Pandey

Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Arshad Warsi

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Farhad Samji’s directorial drama revolves around a gangster Bachchan Pandey and an aspiring filmmaker Myra Devekar, played by Kriti Sanon, who wishes to make a biopic on him. The film also stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Arshad Warsi in pivotal roles.

2. Mai

Platform: Netflix

Cast: Sakshi Tanwar, Raima Sen, Seema Bhargava, Vivek Mushran

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Netflix’s show Mai featuring Sakshi Tanwar follows the story of a mother who puts her life at risk to find her daughter’s murderers. The show also features Raima Sen and Seema Bhargava alongside Tanwar. The show will depict a mother’s quest for justice after her daughter’s tragic death .

3. James

Platform: SonyLIV

Cast: Puneeth Rajkumar, Priya Anand, Shivaraj Kumar, R Sarathkumar

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Late Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar’s last film James centres around Santosh Kumar, who runs a security agency, and is commissioned to protect the family that owns a drug cartel.

Besides Rajkumar, James features Priya Anand, Shivaraj Kumar, R Sarathkumar, Srikanth Meka and Adithya Menon in lead roles. The film is set to release on April 14 on SonyLIV.

4. Death On The Nile

Platform: Disney+ Hotstar

Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Jennifer Saunders, Ali Fazal, Sophie Okonedo

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Kenneth Branagh-directorial crime drama covers the journey of Hercule Poirot on his Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river streamer. Things go wrong when a murder has been committed, and the chase for the culprit begins.

Adapted from Agartha Christie’s murder mystery novel, Death On The Nile features Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Jennifer Saunders, Ali Fazal, and Sophie Okonedo in lead roles.

5. Ice Age: Scrat Tales

Platform: Disney+ Hotstar

Cast: Chris Wedge and Kari Wahlgren

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Another adventurous tale has added to the Ice age franchise. The six-episode series depicts the journey of a hapless sabre-toothed squirrel, his experiences as a father with baby Scrat, and the bond between the two. Meanwhile, the show will exhibit the ups and downs of parenting as they battle for the highly treasured acorn.

Enjoy your weekend watching the latest OTT releases of the week. Happy binge-watching!




By Ocean Rana

Research Scholar/ Content Writer; Assistant Professor at SAGE University, Indore

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