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BizAsia’s top picks to watch this weekend on OTT platforms

In the midst of the stress of the football world cup matches going on this weekend, it is good to take a break to relax. Here are a few suggestions streaming on various platforms this weekend.

Kantara on Netflix
This much talked about Kannada movie is making waves at the box office months after its release. If the language was ever a barrier, Netflix is dropping the Hindi version from this Friday. The movie is set in a fictional village in Karnataka and focuses on the eternal conflict between man and nature, good versus evil. The intense movie is a combination of folklore, spirituality and human nature. It stars Rishab Shetty, Sapthami Gowda, Kishore Kumar G, Achyuth Kumar etc.

Mukhbir on ZEE5
For those who love espionage thrillers, Mukhbir is a gripping spy series of eight episodes. It is the untold story of one of India’s secret agents who led India to evade several aggressive advances from the enemy country by providing intelligence during the Sino-India war. It also delves on the emotional quotient of the sacrifices that are made by undercover agents. The series is gaining popularity by word-of-mouth, and is a must watch. It stars Zain Khan Durrani, Barkha Bisht Sengupta, Prakash Raj, Dilip Shankar.

Moving In With Malaika on Disney+ Hotstar
Malaika is well known as a fantastic dancer, reality show judge, and among other things, she is a favourite of the paparazzi. However, not much is known about her personal life except what one reads about her. In this show, viewers get a peep into Malaika’s inner world, her life, her experiences, for the first time ever. Interspersed with comments by her friends Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Neha Dhupia etc, the first episode is a tête-à-tête with director-choreographer Farah Khan, also a close friend.

Breath: Into The Shadows Season 3 on Prime Video
The popular psychological, crime thriller is back with a new season. Continuing from the story that began in Season 2, the new series follows the life of Avinash, as he struggles to control and subdue his dangerous alternate personality Jay. The cat and mouse game with the police continues as a series of murders shock the city simultaneously. It stars Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh, Nithya Menen and Saiyami Kher.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani on Netflix
This movie is for those in the mood for a rewatch of an all-time favourite. This is the love story of two opposite personalities; Naina and Bunny. It has all the elements of an enjoyable romantic drama; fantastic songs, stunning visuals and high emotions. Nine years later, the movie still makes for an engaging watch. It stars Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin.

By Tejusvini Varadachari