Upcoming Movies in August: From ‘Shabaash Mithu’ to ‘House of Dragons’: Here’s a list of shows and movies to binge-watch on OTT platforms in August

With the advent of a new month, OTT platforms are gearing up for some of this year’s most acclaimed releases. Here is a list of movies and shows streaming on Netlix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ Hotstar that you should add to your watchlist.

darlings

The film, billed as a dark comedy, stars Alia Bhatt Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma and Roshan Mathew in the lead roles. “Darlings” explores the lives of a mother-daughter duo trying to find their place in Mumbai, searching for courage and love in exceptional circumstances while struggling through thick and thin.

The 2 minute 34 second trailer shows Alia and Shefali filing a complaint for Alia’s missing husband, Vijay Varma. However, there is a twist. Later in the trailer, Alia is seen seeking revenge on her husband who abused her. The trailer shines a light on the sensitive topic of domestic violence through a humorous lens. The film is set to premiere on Netflix on August 5.


Khuda Hafiz: Chapter 2 – Agni Pariksha


Starring Vidyut Jammwal and Shivaleeka Oberoi, the sequel to “Khuda Haafiz” picks up where Part One left off. Sameer and Nargis try to put Noman’s misfortune behind them, but it’s not easy. Nargis suffers from PTSD, depression and trusts no one, while Sameer tries his best to save the broken marriage. The film, which has already seen a theatrical release this month, will be released on Zee5 on August 8th.


I am Groot


The next short series will feature the adventures of Baby Groot. Directed by Ryan Little, Hollywood actors Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper will lead their voices for the short animated series. “I Am Groot” will be a five-part short series featuring the adorable Guardians of the Galaxy character indulging in a variety of hijinks and dancing through new worlds. “Groot” first appeared in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”, which featured the character sacrificing his life for his son “Baby Groot”. After that, Baby Groot was part of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2”, “Avengers: Infinity War”, and “Avengers: Endgame”. The series is set to stream on Disney+ Hotstar starting August 10.

Shabaash Mithu

Starring Taapsee Pannu, “Shabaash Mithu” is a biographical drama about cricketer Mithali Raj. The film chronicles the life of one of the most famous female cricketers, her defining moments and the ups and downs of her sporting journey. Supported by Viacom18 Studios, “Shabaash Mithu” hits the big screens on July 15. The film will be released on Netflix on August 15.

she hulk

“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” which stars Tatiana Maslany in the title role, is a series that follows Jennifer Walters as she navigates the complicated life of a single 30-something lawyer. who also happens to be a 6-foot Green – 7-inch Superpowered Hulk. The series, which also stars Jameela Jamil, Ginger Gonzaga, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Tim Roth, Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Wong, is set to debut on the OTT Disney+ Hotstar platform on August 17.

House of Dragons

The highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel “House of the Dragon” is set years earlier in the same universe of George RR Martin’s fantasy books. It depicts the glory days of the ancestors of popular “Thrones” characters, such as Daenerys Targaryen. In “House of the Dragon”, Paddy Considine plays the kind King Viserys, while Matt Smith plays his ambitious brother Prince Daemon. Milly Alcock and Emma D’Arcy play younger and older versions of the King’s only child, Princess Rhaenyra, with the show’s timeline spanning at least a decade. The series will begin streaming on Disney+ Hotstar from August 21.

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