Dhaakad, Panchayat 2, RRR and more: Top weekend releases to watch on OTT/theatre

Updated: May 22, 2022, 03:40 PM(IST)

The weekend is here and you must be wondering how to pass the hot summer days. Probably, many would prefer to stay at home, relax on their couch and binge-watch something on the OTT platform. This weekend, there are a few theatre releases as well, so here we have curated several options that you can choose and make your weekend full of entertainment. 

Scroll down and take a look!

 

 

The Lincoln Lawyer

The brand new legal drama series is based on the namesake book by Michael Connelly and has taken the top slot on Netflix. The series is presented by Emmy award-winning creators of successful shows like ‘Boston Legal’ and ‘The Practice’.

It follows the life of an idealistic defence attorney named Mickey Haller played by Manuel Garcia-Rulfo who runs his law practice from the back of his Lincoln Town Car, accepting big and small cases across Los Angeles. 

The show cast includes actors like Neve Campbell, Becki Newton, Jazz Raycole, Angus Sampson and Christopher Gorham.

'The Lincoln Lawyer' is streaming on Netflix. 
 

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Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

The popular animated Disney television show Chip 'n' Dale is back in a new film avatar 'Chip 'n Dale : Rescue Rangers' on Disney+ Hotstar.

Directed by Akiva Schaffer, this English film has been released in multiple Indian regional languages like Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam.

The story revolves around Chip and Dale, the two chipmunk brothers who are on a journey to mend their broken friendship and become the detectives of Rescue Ranger to save the life of an old friend.
 

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RRR

SS Rajamouli's magnum opus ‘RRR’ was released worldwide on March 25th after several delays due to the Covid pandemic. The film not only created new records at the box office but has also set new benchmarks in the Indian film industry. Released in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.

'RRR' star cast includes Tollywood superstars Junior NTR and Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgan. The film by far has earned over Rs 1000 crore worldwide and took the second spot of the highest-grossing Indian movie ever. 

The film is now streaming on Netflix (Hindi) and Zee5 (regional). 
 

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Bhool Bhulaiya 2 

Kartik Aryan starrer 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' was released in theatres this Friday and became Bollywood’s biggest opener of 2022. The film has surpassed Alia Bhatt's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' and Akshay Kumar's 'Bachchan Pandey'. The film also stars Tabu, Kiara Advani, and Rajpal Yadav amongst others. 

Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, and Krishan Kumar under the banner of T-Series and Cine 1 Studios, the film is directed by Anees Bazmee & is written by Farhad Samji and Aakash Kaushik. 

A sequel to Akshay Kumar’s 2007 horror-comedy hit of the same name, the film was helmed by Priyadarshan. Bhool Bhulaiyaa part one was a Hindi remake of the 1993 hit Malayalam film, ‘Manichitrathazhu’. 

'Bhool Bhulaiya 2' is running in the theatres. 
 

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Kangana Ranaut in 'Dhaakad'

'Dhaakad', directed by Razneesh Ghai and produced by Soham Rockstar Entertainment, Sohel Maklai Productions, and Asylum Films.

Kangana Ranaut plays an undercover spy in the film, with Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta in negative roles and Saswata Chatterjee in a supporting role. Agent Agni is an International Task Force officer that employs harsh measures when dealing with terrorists and criminals. Kangana plays the role of Agent Ani with a lot of ease and gives a lift to the visuals of the action-packed film. The film will be available on ZEE5 from 1st June, 2022.

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Panchayat season 2

The most anticipated season 2 of 'Panchayat' from TVF was dropped on Amazon prime on Friday. The series' first season created a buzz amongst the audience for the subject and performances it had.

The first season of 'Panchayat' was released in 2020 when the world was under a lockdown and this show on the people of a village called Phulera appealed to one and all for its simplicity. Two years on, the second season of the 'Panchayat' manages to not just entertain and bring a smile to one's face but also surpasses season one with its storyline.

The series cast include Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta, Raghubir Yadav, Chandan Roy and Faisal Malik in pivotal roles. 

'Panchayat 2' is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. 
 

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The Invisible Man

 This 2020 sci-fi horror film debuted this weekend on Netflix and stars Elisabeth Moss in the lead role. The film is written and directed by Leigh Whannell and is inspired by H.G. Wells’ novel of the same name.

The story revolves around a woman who believes her dead ex-boyfriend is stalking her after gaining some supernatural powers.

The film is currently streaming on Netflix.
 

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Acharya

The storyline of this Telugu thriller drama revolves around a middle-aged Naxalite reformed into a social activist and launching a fight against the temple funds and donations. The movie is a tale of social injustice present in society and how people rebel against that. The action-filled drama brings the father and son duo of Telugu cinema.

The film stars Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan and is directed by Koratala Siva. Other casts of the film include Sonu Sood, Pooja Hegde and Jishu Sengupta in pivotal roles. 

'Acharya' is streaming on Amazon prime. 
 

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Jersey

The film starring Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapoor is a sports drama that’s a remake of the Telugu film of the same name that had Nani and Shraddha Srinath in lead roles. The release of the film got postponed multiple times and finally got a release in April 2022. 

It is directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri and is presented by Allu Arvind. It is produced by Dil Raju, S. Naga Vamsi & Aman Gill. The film didn't do well at the box office, however, Shahid’s performance was lauded.  

'Jersey' is streaming on Netflix. 

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