OTT platforms like Netflix and Prime Video make it a point to release new movies and shows every couple of months. While the series was already a hit among netizens, the popularity of OTT platforms has slowly begun pushing filmmakers to skip theatrical releases for OTT releases instead delivering some remarkable creations like Ghosted, Hunger and more! Check out the top OTT releases for April below.
Marking Sarah Ali Khan’s debut on OTT, Gaslight is a mystery-thriller film starring Vikrant Massey and Chitrangada Singh. Khan plays a differently abled girl named Meesha. Returning to her royal family’s ancestral home after 15 years, Misha is eager to meet her estranged father who her stepmother Rukmini, reveals left for an urgent meeting. Meesha eagerly awaits her father’s return, however, recurring supernatural events in the palace lead her to believe that he might in fact be no more. And while Rukmani disses her claims of seeing her father in the palace, Kapil the loyal estate manager decides to help her uncover the truth of what really happened to Raja Ratan Singh.
Watch online on Disney+ Hotstar
After Knives Out and The Gray Man, Ana de Armas and Chris Pine reunite for the third time in Ghosted. A romantic comedy meets action-adventure flick, Ghosted follows an innocent Cole played by Evans, who falls head over heels for the spirited Sadie aka Armas. However, despite their deliriously wonderful first date, Sadie never responds to any of Cole’s texts or calls, leading him to realise he’s been ghosted! Wanting to win her back, Cole decides to surprise Sadie in London. However, Cole’s grand romantic gesture goes terribly awry when he gets kidnapped and is rescued by Sadie who is revealed to be a CIA agent on a mission. Hitting it off once again, the duo’s second date becomes an international adventure on the run from the bad guys.
Watch online on Apple TV
Currently, one of the most talked about series on Netflix, Hunger is a peak behind the curtain highlighting the struggles of working for a professional chef. The movie focuses on Aoy, a talented cook who runs a family restaurant in Bangkok while dreaming of making it big in the world of fine dining. A chance meeting with Tone, a junior sous-chef from Hunger, gives Aoy the opportunity to audition for a position at the restaurant which she successfully aces given her excellent wok skills. However, working for the infamous Chef Paul isn’t as glorious as it seems. On her first day at work, Aoy is mocked publicly for her inability to cut and fry the wagyu beef perfectly. Going forward, Aoy learns that the only way to survive and make it to the top is by pushing herself to the limit and navigating crucial and complicated intricacies that go down in the fine dining kitchens. Although the title Hunger hints towards a hunger for food, the movie continually points towards hunger and drive to achieve success, no matter the cost.
Watch online on Netflix
Comedy dramas or dramedies as they’ve come to be known are a special favourite given their easygoing plots with mostly favourable characters. Netflix’s latest, Beef, like most dramedies, has managed to become a fan favourite just days after its release. Featuring Ali Wong and Steven Yeun, Beef is exactly what it sounds like, two strangers who get involved in a road rage incident find ways to get back at each other till it consumes their life. Now the enemies-to-lovers plot might be been there, done that but it hardly ever gets boring. Danny is a failing contractor with debt and complicated family relationships while Amy owns a thriving houseplant business which she secretly wants to escape to spend with her husband and child. The troubles in their individual lives only aggravate their bitterness toward each other making for a rollercoaster ride of hilarious events.
Watch online on Netflix
Priyanka Chopra Jonas in an action series is always endearing. Remember Quantico? This time she plays a spy paired opposite The Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden. When the global spy agency Citadel gets destroyed, the memory of its agents has been erased. And so, Mason Kane (Richard) searches for his former partner Nadia (Priyanka) to take down the powerful Manticore crime syndicate whose operatives destroyed their agency. But first, the agents must remember their past in order to find the strength to fight back.
Watch online on Prime Video
The Last Thing He Told Me
Based on the mystery thriller novel by Laura Dave, The Last Thing He Told Me stars Jennifer Garner as Hannah, a woman whose husband Owen goes missing after being accused of embezzling money. Leaving behind a note, Owen asks Hannah to protect his daughter at all costs forcing Hannah to forge a relationship with the 16-year-old Bailey with whom she never got along. With the FBI becoming involved and Hannah conducting investigations herself, she begins to realise that Owen had been hiding his true identity and Bailey could be in danger.
Watch online on Apple TV+
Tiny Beautiful Things
Inspired by true events, Tiny Beautiful Things is based on the book of the same name by Cheryl Strayed. A comedy-drama about a writer in the big city, Tiny Beautiful Things features Kathryn Hahn as Clare, a flailing writer who takes a job as an advice columnist. Ironically, Clare is struggling with life herself; her marriage has become dull, her teen daughter is rebellious, and her once-promising career is almost a fail. However, writing comes to be a therapeutic practice for Clare as she finds a way to weave her life experiences together while helping those looking for guidance.