Just two weeks into the yr, it’s raining titles within the OTT house. This week, the brand new releases on streaming platforms embody – Amazon Prime Video’s 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.
Created by Ali Abbas Zafar, Tandav is an online sequence set within the political world. The Amazon Prime Video sequence stars 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 amongst others.
In a dialog with indianexpress.com, Ali stated, “Web is a very liberating space for any filmmaker or storyteller. When you make a film for cinema, you have to tell a story in two hours. And, box office decides whether you have made a good or a bad film. You are more fearless when you work on the web.”
He added, “Because I have a commercial sensibility, I want the story to reach the maximum number of people, (so) I have tried to use that ability to tell a story that’s universal. Politics inherently is universal. You can’t sit on the side. Even being apolitical is taking a political stand. This is not just a story of India but of every country, set-up or dynamics.”
Disney Plus Hotstar dropped the primary two episodes of much-awaited WandaVision at present. Starring Elisabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, the sequence follows Wanda and Vision however the particulars of the plot haven’t been revealed as of now. Bettany had earlier shared that the totally different episodes of the sequence pay homage to the totally different eras of American tv, ranging from the 1950s to 2010s. Bettany had shared with Collider, “The audience will be able to peel back layer upon layer until this rather beautiful puzzle box will be revealed to everybody and it will make sense. All of the bonkers stuff will be about something.”
Servant’s second season additionally dropped on Apple TV Plus at present. The present follows the Turners who misplaced their child however have refused to grieve, and now it’s that grief that haunts them. Actor Rupert Grint, in a roundtable dialog, shared, “It’s all about these characters not grieving when they should be, but they are all avoiding it and deflecting it. It impacts them mentally in different ways.”
M Night Shyamalan, the chief producer of Apple TV+ sequence Servant spoke in regards to the affect of Indian tradition in his work and stated, “In Indian culture, my mom and everyone believes in the supernatural. It’s just a given in the culture so maybe this is how the influence of the old Indian culture comes out in a contemporary dude who grew up in Philadelphia, and he just puts it out in that language. It just comes out that way.”
Gullak, the easy story of a easy North Indian household, has returned with its second season on Sony LIV. The Indian Express movie critic Shubhra Gupta shared in her assessment of the sequence, “Geetanjali Kulkarni makes a wonderful pivot as the wife-and-mother who keeps everything going, nagging everyone with equal energy so that they can come up with their best.” She added, “As in the first season, the all-seeing ‘gullak’ is the ‘sutradhar’ givings us the lowdown on all happenings, which revolve around nosy, nit-picking neighbours (Sunita Rajwar is a hoot), kindly kitty party aunties, local power-centres busy putting down people who think they deserve more, and relatives who deliberately sent wedding invitation cards without that all-important pre-fix, ‘sa-parivaar’.”
Tribhanga, starring Kajol, Mithila Palkar and Tanvi Azmi, premiered on Netflix at present. The household drama follows ladies of three generations of a household as they navigate their manner by sophisticated relationships. Renuka Shahane has directed the movie. Shahane stated in an announcement, “I wanted to capture the dysfunctional family dynamics when the core, the relationship with the mother, is shaky and unstable. I added three different generations to better reflect the intergenerational perspective in looking at the same event in three different ways.”