From interesting films to shows and documentaries, the OTT platforms promise an entertaining August 2023.
As the digital entertainment landscape continues to expand in India, OTT platforms have become the go-to source for thrilling content across genres. August 2023 promises to be an exciting month for Indian audiences, with several highly anticipated releases hitting the virtual screens. From gripping drama to mind-bending films, this article will help you narrow down your August OTT watchlist.
Here are the hottest OTT releases of August 2023:
Guardian of Galaxy Vol 3
Released August 2, on Disney+ Hotstar.
The intergalactic heroes are back for a new adventure. Led by the Star-Lord, Peter Quill, they embark on a journey to visit new planets and save the universe. In the course of the film, they explore interpersonal relationships and face a force that threatens to bring down the guardians forever. This film has already been released on OTT. We can include it easily under a fun weekend watch!
Releases August 3, on Netflix.
The Punjabi powerhouse performer Jimmy Shergill plays the role of an influential politician named Shukla who has a knack for astrology. The plot thickens when a band of commoners, plan to loot 800 crores from him just to give him ‘emotional pain’. It would be interesting to watch how the series subverts the motif of corruption. Ashim Gulati, Namit Das, Atul Srivastava, Gyanendra Tripathi, Niharika Lyra Dutt, Monika Panwar, and Chandan Roy will also be seen on the show.
The Hunt for Veerappan
Releases August 4, on Netflix.
The upcoming docuseries showcases the rise and fall of the most notorious bandit-turned-terrorist figure Southern India has ever seen. Veerappan was the subject of a 20-year-long manhunt in the forests of Southern India. The series focuses on the first-hand experiences of the people who either knew Veerappan personally or spent their entire lives trying to capture him. Directed by Selvamani Selvaraj and produced by Apurva Bakshi the series was shot in Tamil and English. But it will be available in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam, as well. The OTT platforms are creating a healthy ecosystem for content of all kinds.
The Jengburu Curse
Releases August 9, on SonyLIV
The Jengaburu Curse deals with the reverberation of the unjust use of nature by human beings. The series is set in a small town in Odisha. The plot follows a financial analyst named Priya Das who flies in from London after learning that her father has gone missing. While searching for her father, she comes across the unlikely connection between her father, the Bondia tribe, and the mines in the state. Being a true-blue exploration of the age of the Anthropocene, this series has the potential of sparking debates about the preservation of the environment.
Made in Heaven
Releases August 10, on Amazon Prime Video.
The wedding planners are back in business! Only this time the show has a bigger cast, better locations, a grander budget, and superior social messages to be delivered. Karan Mehra (Arjun Mathur) and Tara Khanna (Sobhita Dhulipala) will be delving into their personal struggles as well. With star brides and beautiful wedding décor Made in Heaven is all set to leave us with the new wedding planning inspirations.
Heart of Stone
Releases August 11, on Netflix.
Hollywood’s Wonder Woman Gal Gadot is back with an action thriller. Heart of Stone releases on August 11. The trailer promises some arm-rest-grabbing action sequences that are going to leave you breathless. The film also stars Jamie Dornan in an important role. India’s sweetheart, Alia Bhatt, will be seen making her Hollywood debut with this film. She will be playing the role of a villain.
Releases August 15, on JioCinemas.
Taali is a biopic of transgender Shreegauri Sawant. Sawant is a transgender activist from Mumbai. Her name is synonymous with that of an LGBTQ+ icon in India. She was one of the petitioners who files the NALSA case in 2013. Her struggles and activism led to the recognition of transgenders as the third gender in India, by the Supreme Court.
Former Miss Universe and actor Sushmita Sen will be playing the role of Sawant in this upcoming series. Helmed by Ravi Jadhav the series promises to give an insight into Sawant’s life.
Guns & Gulaabs
Releases August 18, on Netflix.
With a title borrowed from the ‘80s rock band Guns ’N Roses, director duo, Raj and DK are going to present a crime drama with a flare of romance, quirk, passion, innocence, and comedy. The much-awaited show stars Rajkumar Rao, Dulquer Salman, BAFTA-nominated Adarsh Gaurav, and Gulshan Devaiah. Based in the town of Gulaabganj, the story will follow a cartel heir, a mechanic, and an officer as they traverse through their shares of conflicts. Guns & Gulaab is one of the most highly anticipated OTT releases of this year.
Releases August 23, on Disney+Hotstar
Created by Jon Faverau and Dave Filoni Ashoka is a part of the Star Wars franchise and a spin of The Mandalorian. The official description of the animated series reads that the show will follow the forer jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigatesthe emerging threaten that can destroy a vulnerable galaxy.
Happy OTT binge watching!
As these eagerly awaited releases hit the screens, be prepared to immerse yourself in gripping stories that will transport you to a world of intrigue, suspense, and wonder. So, grab your popcorn, find a comfortable spot on the couch, and get ready to binge-watch the most exciting OTT releases this August!