Only two weeks a year it rains titles in the OTT area. This week, the new releases on streaming platforms include: Amazon Prime Videos Tandav and One Night in Miami, Apple TV + ‘s Servant Season 2, Sony LIV’s Gullak season 2, Disney + Hotstar’s WandaVision and Netflix’s Tribhanga.
Tandav, created by Ali Abbas Zafar, is a web series set in the political world. The Amazon Prime Video series shines Saif Ali Khan, Sunil Grover, Dimple Kapadia, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Dino Morea, Kumud Mishra, Gauahar Khan, Amyra Dastur, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, Kritika Kamra, Sarah Jane Dias, Sandhya Mridul, Anup Soni, Hiten Tejwani, Paresh Pahuja and Shonali Nagrani among others.
In conversation with indianexpress.comAli said, “Web is a very liberating space for any filmmaker or storyteller. If you’re making a movie, you have to tell a story in two hours. And the box office determines whether you have made a good or a bad movie. You are more intrepid when you work on the internet. “
He added, “Being commercially sensitive, I want the story to reach the maximum number of people, (so) I have tried to use that ability to tell a story that is universal. Politics is inherently universal. You cannot sit on the side. To be even apolitical is to take a political position. This is not just a story of India, but of every country, situation or dynamic. “
Disney Plus Hotstar today dropped the first two episodes of the highly anticipated WandaVision. Starring Elisabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, the series follows Wanda and Vision, but details of the plot have not been revealed at this point. Bettany had previously said that the different episodes of the series are a tribute to the different eras of American television, from the 1950s to 2010. Bettany had shared with Collider, “The audience will be able to peel layer upon layer until this rather beautiful puzzle box will be revealed to everyone and it will make sense. All crazy things will be about something. “
Servant’s second season has also dropped on Apple TV Plus today. The show follows the Gymnasts who lost their baby but refused to grieve, and now it’s that grief that haunts them. Actor Rupert Grint said in a round table discussion: “It’s all about these characters not grieving when they should be, but they all avoid it and deflect it. It affects them mentally in different ways. “
M Night Shyamalan, the executive producer of Apple TV + series Servant, spoke about the influence of Indian culture in his work, saying, “In Indian culture, my mother and everyone believe in the supernatural. It’s just a given in the culture, so maybe this is how the influence of the ancient Indian culture shows up in a contemporary guy who grew up in Philadelphia, and he’s just putting it out in that language. It just comes out like this. “