Here’s a look at the highlights of movies, shows and series set to hit the digital space this week.
Spin (film on Disney+ Hotstar August 15)
Cast: Avantika Vandanapu, Abhay Deol, Meera Syal
Direction: Manjari Makijana
The film tells the story of a teenager who discovers her passion for creating DJ mixes that blend the rich textures of her South Asian culture and the world around her. The youngster falls in love with an American DJ, and this takes her on a musical journey, embracing the different cultures to which she is uniquely exposed. Abhay Deol plays her father, a widower who also falls in love.
India Shayari Project (on display on ZEE 5, August 15)
Cast: Kausar Munir, Kumar Vishwas, Zakir Khan
India’s poetic gems Kausar Munir, Kumar Vishwas and Zakir Khan come together for this 90-minute show where they share their vision of what freedom of expression means to them. They will also share their take on how poetry has stood the true test of time to become a powerful means of expression in the new era.
Diary of a Future President Season 2 (Web Series on Disney+ Hotstar, August 18)
Cast: Tess Romero, Gina Rodriguez, Selenis Levya
Creation: Iana Pena
The story is about a young Cuban-American girl who will one day become president of the United States.
Nine Perfect Strangers (web series on Amazon Prime, August 18)
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans
Direction: Jonathan Levine
This series is based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name by Australian author Liane Moriarty. The show revolves around a luxurious 10-day health retreat that promises unprecedented results for a variety of ailments. However, the experience quickly turns into something no one expected as their leader Masha’s methods become extreme and unconventional. Will they be able to leave?
Netrikann (film on Disney + Hotstar, August 18)
Cast: Nayanthara, Ajmal
Director: Milind Rau
The Tamil film is a remake of a Korean film and is about a former secret policewoman, who is now unemployed because she is now visually impaired. She must outwit a psychotic killer who targets women.
Comedy Premium League (on Netflix, August 20)
Cast: Mallika Dua, Tanmay Bhatt, Prajakta Kolic
Creation: OML entertainment
The show follows India’s funniest entertainers who engage in battles of humor and wit, expecting to be crowned the ultimate comedy champion.
Sweet Girl (film on Netflix, August 20)
Cast: Jason Momoa, Isabela Merced, Manuel Garcia-Rulf
Direction: Brian Andrew Mendoza
Sweet Girl follows Ray Cooper, a devastated husband who seeks revenge for his wife’s murder. Along the way, he must also protect his daughter.
Annette (film on Amazon Prime, August 20)
Cast: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg
Direction: Leos Carax
The plot follows a stand-up comedian and his opera singer wife and how their lives change when they have their first child.
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