OTT Releases That Will Make for an Exhilarating Weekend Binge

Explore the latest OTT releases that promise an exhilarating weekend binge-watching experience. From gripping mysteries to nostalgic comedies, there's something for everyone.


  • Old friendships rekindle, but secrets threaten to shatter the camaraderie in Malayalam drama, 1001 Nunakal.
  • Join an unlikely pair on a magical quest for immortality, facing mythical creatures and challenges along the way in The Monkey King.
  • A perceptive detective unravels a murder mystery in Kolai, a Tamil suspense thriller featuring a captivating ensemble cast.

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OTT Releases That Will Make for an Exhilarating Weekend Binge

Finally, Saturday has arrived after much anticipation, which means it's time to indulge in some OTT entertainment. This August weekend is packed with excellent OTT programming, including films and web series. Here's a list of new releases on OTT platforms today that should get you excited. This weekend calls for a movie night or perhaps even a movie marathon, especially with the dreary monsoon weather.

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Here's a curated list of the freshest OTT releases that are set to captivate your attention and make your weekend truly exhilarating:

1001 Nunakal

The Malayalam drama "Aayirathonnu Nunakal," also known as "1001 Nunakal," features Remya Suresh, Vidhya Vijaykumar, Zhinza Shan, and other notable actors in pivotal roles. The plot revolves around the reunification of old pals. When one of them suggests playing a game in which they must each reveal a secret they've kept from their partners, the otherwise easygoing atmosphere of delightful food and lighthearted conversation is disrupted. The film is directed by the critically acclaimed director Thamar KV.

OTT Platform: SonyLIV

The Monkey King

"The Monkey King" is a US animated film written by Steve Bencich, Ron J Friedman, and Rita Hsiao, and directed by Anthony Stacchi. The story follows an unusual pair—a young girl and a monkey armed with a stick. They embark on an epic journey to attain immortality, encountering terrifying demons, fire-breathing dragons, and gods along the way.

OTT Platform: Netflix


The plot-defining actors in the Tamil suspense thriller "Kolai" include Vijay Antony, Ritika Singh, Radhika Sarathkumar, Meenakshi Chaudhary, and others. The murder of a well-known model sets the stage for the plot and introduces a perceptive detective to the case. The key lies in how he unravels the murder mystery. The movie was directed by Balaji K Kumar.

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

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1920: Horrors of the Heart

"1920: Horrors of the Heart" is a Hindi horror film directed by Krishan Bhatt and starring Avika Gor, Rahul Dev, Barkha Bisht, and others. The main character of the story is Meghna, a young girl seeking revenge against her mother, who once poisoned her father. Meghna makes questionable decisions throughout her mission, leading to sinister actions and unexpected revelations.

OTT Platform: Disney Plus Hotstar

Guns and Gulaabs

The Hindi comedy-crime-thriller "Guns and Gulaabs" stars Dulquer Salmaan, Raj Kumar Rao, Adarsh Gaurav, and others. Directed by Raj & DK, this 1990s-style crime and romance movie focuses on characters who are anything but ordinary. The series blends humor and romance, presenting a unique fusion of genres and delivering a dark and gritty crime narrative.

OTT Platform: Netflix

Harlan Coben’s Shelter

"Harlan Coben's Shelter" falls within the crime, drama, and mystery genres. The cast includes Jaden Michael, Constance Zimmer, Abby Corrigan, and other actors. The narrative centers around Mickey Bolitar (Jaden Michael), who moves and enrolls in a new school after his father's death. Mickey's journey unfolds amidst mystery as he becomes entangled in the enigmatic disappearance of a fellow student.

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

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The conflict between the police and gangsters in Chennai takes center stage in the Tamil crime-drama web series "Mathagam." A dedicated IPS officer leads the police force in their efforts to dismantle a criminal organization that threatens the city's peace. Starring Atharvaa and Manikandan in lead roles, the series also features significant character portrayals by Gautham Menon, Nikhila Vimal, Dhivyadharshini, and Ilavarasu.

OTT Platform: Disney Plus Hotstar

AP Dhillon: The First of a Kind

This Hindi documentary about AP Dhillon, a rap musician associated with Punjabi music, is one of the eagerly anticipated OTT releases of the day. The documentary series immerses viewers in the singer's upbringing in a small Punjabi town. AP Dhillon shares his aspirations and plans to revolutionize the Indian music industry.

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

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Mask Girl

Based on a webtoon of the same name by Mae-mi, Korean director Kim Young-hoon's black comedic thriller, "Mask Girl," delves into the life of underconfident Kim Mo-Mi. Struggling with her self-perceived lack of attractiveness, Kim Mo-Mi adopts an online persona that leads her into a series of unfortunate events. Go Hyun-jung takes on the lead role, supported by Ahn Jae-hong, Yeom Hye-ran, Park Jung-hwa, and other actors.

OTT Platform: Netflix

As the weekend unfolds, these exciting OTT releases promise to keep you entertained and engaged from start to finish. So, set up your cozy viewing space, grab your preferred snacks, and let the binge-watching extravaganza begin!

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