Binge Guide: 11 shows and films to watch on OTT in August
Our top OTT picks to keep you entertained this month
If you are ever in the mood to binge on some content, but keep finding yourself stuck in the rabbit hole of the same old suggested movies and TV shows…don't worry, we’ve got your back.
Here are our top picks of new films and shows, ranging from inspirational stories and animated films to superheroes and action-packed thrillers (and the harsh realities of Indian matrimony of course). We’ve got it all, no matter your taste. So take your pick from the latest seasons of your favourite TV shows, across popular OTT streaming platforms to keep you entertained in the month of August.
Habaddi (August 1)
An inspiring, feel-good Marathi tale of a 12-year-old boy, Manya, born with a speech defect, who sets his heart on meeting a girl he adores. The opportunity arises when he finds out his village's school Kabaddi team is travelling to Mumbai. He wants to play for the team, but how will he chant 'Kabaddi, Kabaddi' without stammering? Watch the adorable story unfold.
Darlings (August 5)
Alia Bhatt’s first production attempt will portray the story of a woman, her mother and her husband. The gore-themed film focuses on Badru’s (Alia) hopes that her volatile husband will give up alcoholism. When his rage cannot be contained any longer and he goes too far, she and her mother set out to seek revenge. This comedy thriller is a must-watch and will see Alia return to the screen for the first time since her epic portrayal of Gangubai Kathiawadi.
Indian Matchmaking (August 10)
Place your opinions and biases aside because here comes the one and only “Sima Aunty”, once more. This overly-dramatic docu-drama series follows the long and complex process of setting up arranged marriages in the upper classes of modern India and America. Grab your popcorn and get ready for a whole lot of laughs at the cost of these individuals' real-life romantic woes.
Delhi Crime (August 26)
Season 2 of this crime thriller again revolves around Vartika Chaturvedi (Shefali Shah), a police officer, who works alongside her team to solve several difficult cases. This time it’s a race against the clock to catch the killers as a violent quadruple murder takes New Delhi by storm. They must find the perpetrators before they attack the city’s vulnerable senior citizens once more.
Lightyear (August 3)
Children and adults of the Toy Story generation, prepare yourselves. The legendary space ranger Buzz Lightyear returns in his newest avatar. Voiced by Chris Evans, our favourite astronaut embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits Izzy, Mo, Darby, and of course, his robot companion, Sox. Watch along as the motley crew tackles their trickiest mission yet, learning how to work as a team to escape the evil Zurg and his ominous robot army.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (August 17)
The MCU’s latest film answers the long pondered question of life… What is life, like in heels at 6 feet 7 inches tall? Well, watch MCU’s latest instalment to see Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) learn to navigate the complicated life of being a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be the female, superpowered Hulk.
House of the Dragon (August 22)
If you are looking for something to help you forget GoT season eight, don't miss out on this one. Set 200 years before the Game of Thrones, this show will focus on the Dance of the Dragons, an infamous event in Westeros – essentially a civil war between siblings Aegon II and Rhaenyra over the throne after the death of their father. Based on George R.R. Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood, the show will chronicle the beginning of the end of House Targaryen.
Peacemaker (August 14)
John Cena is back! (And this time you CAN see him). Picking up where DC’s The Suicide Squad (2021) left off, this spinoff sees Peacemaker returning home recovering from his injuries, courtesy of his encounter with Bloodsport, only to find out that his freedom comes at a heavy price. He is forced to join an A.R.G.U.S. black ops squad to identify and eliminate parasitic butterfly-like creatures.
See Season 3 (August 26)
Season three of this dystopian show picks up just a year after Baba Voss (Jason Momoa) has finally defeated his nemesis and brother Edo. Having decided to live remotely in the forest, Voss is forced to return to Paya in order to save his tribe when a Trivantian scientist develops a new and devastating form of sighted weaponry that threatens the future of humanity.
Maharani 2 (August 25)
This political drama depicts Rani Bharti’s (Huma Qureshi) conflict with her husband and predecessor, Bheema Bharti (Sohum Shah). Season two of the show sees her pushed into the controversial political world from the safety of her rural home’s four walls as she must prepare to reign and deliver fair governance to her state.
Khuda Hafizz 2 (August 8)
This rollercoaster of emotions depicts the story of Sameer and Nargis, who overcome all odds to find hope and joy in the form of little Nandini. She enters their lives, completing their family. But this joy is wrenched from their lives when a twist of fate causes Nandini to go missing.