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OTT Releases Of The Week: Janhvi Kapoor’s Gunjan Saxena, Vidyut Jammwal’s Khuda Haafiz, Kunal Kemmu’s Abhay 2 and More Independence Week Releases

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We are making our way to India’s 74th Day Independence Day on August 15 and prior to that, there are many OTT releases lined up for a digital premiere. This includes Janhvi Kapoor’s biographical drama Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Vidyut Jammwal’s action-thriller Khuda Haafiz, Kunal Kemmu’s crime-series Abhay 2, Bengali movie Detective on Hoichoi and more. This week will also see the release of the following series: World on Fire on Sony LIV, Pakistani original series Churails on ZEE5, Dirty John Season 2The Great Heist on Netflix and Bear Grylls’ documentary series World’s Toughest Race Season 1 on Amazon Prime. Churails: ZEE5 Announces First Pakistani Original Series; Asim Abbasi Directorial to Premiere on August 11

Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Netflix film Project Power is yet another big release of the week.  A lot of digital premieres to catch up before Independence Day with a popcorn tub as we give you the complete info of the following OTT releases with their premiere date and platform details. Here is the complete list of OTT Releases of the Week right prior to Independence Day 2020. Zindagi TV Shows Return on Zee5; Here Are The Pakistani Series You Can Watch on the Streaming Platform

Movies Releasing This Week

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl

Janhvi Kapoor steps in the shoes of Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena, the female pilot who was assigned in flying rescue and recce missions for the Indian Air Force during the Kargil War. The trailer has impressed the audience and Janhvi looks promising playing the real-life character with a lot of conviction. The film stars Pankaj Tripathi as Gunjan Saxena’s supportive father, and Vineet Singh, an officer, who goes hard on Gunjan Saxena to bring the best out of her. Gunjan Saxena is all set for its digital release on Netflix on August 12. Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl Movie Review: A Genial Janhvi Kapoor and a Fabulous Pankaj Tripathi Effuse Warmth With Their Bonding in This Likeable Biopic.

Khuda Haafiz

Vidyut Jammwal’s Disney+ Hotstar movie Khuda Hafiz is all set for August 14 release. The trailer of the film has impressed the audiences where we have our action hero on his way to find his missing wife in the middle-east. Vidyut plays Sameer Choudhary, while Shivaleeka Oberoi plays his missing wife, Nargis. Sameer’s search makes him discover a big human trafficking nexus as he has to save his wife from this big mess.

Project Power

Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost directed Netflix film Project Power is a superhero action flick with a stellar cast including  Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback, Machine Gun Kelly, Rodrigo Santoro, Amy Landecker and Allen Maldonado. Speaking about the plot of the movie, it is all about a pill that gives superpowers and these powers last for five minutes per pill. The power possessed by the individual differs from person to person and the basic premise is that Foxx and Gordon-Levitt team up to take down the enemies. Project Power airs on Netflix on August 14.

Detective

Anirban Bhattacharya starrer Detective will be heading for a Direct-to-Digital release on Hoichoi. Hoichoi recently announced a new property a day before, “First Day First Show” which will help the direct OTT releases of Bengali movies and Detective is the first film to premiere under this. It also stars Ishaa Saha in a major role. The suspense-thriller is all set to air on Hoichoi from August 14

Web-Series Releasing This Week

Abhay Season 2

Kunal Kemmu’s crime show Abhay is renewed for the second season and now it brings  Ram Kapoor and Chunky Panday in the fold. The premise of the second season is that protagonist Abhay Pratap Singh (Kunal Kemmu) is the police officer being blackmailed by a prisoner (Ram Kapoor), who has kidnapped kids in the city. Abhay has to play by the rules of the game in front of the mastermind (Chunky Panday) to save the children. Abhay 2 premieres on Zee5 on August 14.

Churails

Churails is an upcoming Pakistani show coming to Zee5 on August 11. The plot of the Zindagi original series revolves around four women who come from different walks of life – lawyer, wedding planner, boxer and ex-convict, who team up to build a detective agency to expose the cheating husbands. They get the support of women in this newly formed company but things get worse as big players block their way.

World’s Toughest Race

Man vs Wild‘s Bear Grylls is back with yet another adventure show but this time he will be touring the Fijian terrain The Amazon Prime Video series is titled World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji is a 10-episode documentary series, hosted by Bear himself as he covers the tells the enticing expedition race, in which 66 teams from 30 countries race non-stop for 11 days, 24 hours a day. The show premieres on August 14th.

World on Fire

Sean Bean, Helen Hunt’s World War drama World on Fire is a BBC original series coming to Sony LIV on August 14. The seven-episode series stars Jonah Hauer-King and Julia Brown alongside an impressive ensemble including Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt, Oscar-nominee Lesley Manville, and Sean Bean. So watch the British drama World on Fire on Sony LIV from Aug 14.

Dirty John Season 2

The second season of Dirty John series stars Amanda Peet and Christian Slater and tells us the love gone wrong tale following the shocking events of a marriage breakdown. The first series was well received by the critics and holds an 88% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. The lead Amanda Peet and Christian Slater return in an intriguing face-off in the second season of the anthology series. Dirty John Season 2 premiers on Netflix India on August 14.

The Great Heist

Netflix’s upcoming crime show showcases the story of the ‘robbery of the century’. Titled as The Great Heist, it focuses on the brazen multi-million dollar robbery of Colombia’s central bank in Valledupar. The series is based on true events and draws inspiration from Alfredo Serrano Zabala’s acclaimed book ‘This Is How I Robbed The Bank’.Its all about true events when In October 1994 thieves armed with masks, welding machines, oxygen tanks and other tools carried out one of the most elaborate heists ever seen as they successfully stole 24 Billion Columbian Pesos. The Great Heist premieres on Netflix on August 14.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 10, 2020 08:05 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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Discovery Plus Announces Three New Originals, Gets Into OTT Content Creation in India

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Amid the rise of digital platforms in India, Discovery Plus, after stepping in India in March this year, has announced its foray into creating original content for its streaming service in the country with three new originals featuring the stars like Manoj Bajpayee, Rana Daggubati, Neeraj Pandey, and Randeep Hooda. The launch of the originals starting from December 9 has been planned. The line-up includes shows such as “Ladakh Warriors: The Sons Of The Soil” narrated in Hindi by Randeep Hooda, “Mission Frontline” featuring Rana Daggubati, and “Secrets Of Sinauli: Discovery Of The Century” that is presented by filmmaker Neeraj Pandey with Manoj Bajpayee as the host.”Ladakh Warriors: The Sons Of The Soil” showcases the grueling training of the warriors. It will start streaming on December 9. Talking about the show, Randeep said as quoted by Zee News, “With ‘Ladakh Warriors: The Sons of the Soil’, we celebrate the snow warriors of India and I couldn’t be happier to be associated with a project like this. To be able to lend my voice to take the story of these heroes to the masses is an honor”.”Ladakh! Land of majestic beauty & home to the Snow Warriors. It’s an honor to narrate Ladakh Warriors: The Sons of the Soil which showcases the grueling training of these warriors at the highest Regimental Centre in the world @discoveryplusIN #IndiaKeLiye”, Hooda tweeted. Ladakh! Land of majestic beauty & home to the Snow Warriors. It’s an honor to narrate Ladakh Warriors: The Sons of the Soil which showcases the grueling training of these warriors at the highest Regimental Centre in the world @discoveryplusIN #IndiaKeLiye #DiscoveryPlusOriginals pic.twitter.com/4KIQxHhmlK— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) December 3, 2020 “Mission Frontline” highlights the life of Military Forces, fighting at the border to keep the country safe. The special episode features actor and producer Rana Daggubati, who will experience the difficult life of a soldier and live with the border men at the Border Security Force, Jaisalmer. “It was an experience of a lifetime spending a day with and as a BSF Jawan in Jaisalmer. Stories of war & first-hand experiences have left a mark on me and I shall cherish them forever. Thank you
@discoveryplusIN for Mission Frontline! #IndiaKeLiye”, Rana tweeted.It was an experience of a lifetime spending a day with and as a BSF Jawan in Jaisalmer. Stories of war & first-hand experiences have left a mark on me and I shall cherish them forever. Thank you @discoveryplusIN for Mission Frontline! #IndiaKeLiye #DiscoveryPlusOriginals pic.twitter.com/tzZLqAYGgS— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) December 3, 2020 Meanwhile, “Secrets Of Sinauli: Discovery Of The Century” uncovers the mysteries behind the excavations of Sinauli (a village in UP). The show will cover the timeline of the finds, the artifacts, and the people involved across each stage of the discovery.”Being a part of ‘Secrets Of Sinauli: Discovery Of The Century’ was enriching in many ways because I got to learn so much more about ancient India. I have been able to see ancient Indian history from a new perspective and to know that this excavation is just the tip of the iceberg, and there is lots more to be discovered in the timeline of Indian history with regards to the Sinauli excavation is certainly exciting”, Manoj Bajpayee said. I have been able to see ancient Indian history from a new perspective through ‘Secrets of Sinauli: Discovery of the Century’ coming soon on @DiscoveryPlusIn @FridayStorytel1 @neerajpofficial#IndiaKeLiye #DiscoveryPlusOriginals pic.twitter.com/Aufb1NSPNY— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) December 3, 2020 Apart from the upcoming three Indian originals, the streaming platform has planned more than 200 shows in the first half of 2021 including the local and global titles. Stay tuned…

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