Nomadland, The Disciple, Godzilla vs Kong… OTT Treats!

Oscar winners, festival favourites, massy entertainers, all-time classics, Sukanya Verma offers plenty to pick from on OTT this week.

Nomadland
Where to watch? Disney Hotstar
Language: English

Winner of Best Picture, Director and Actress in a leading role Oscar, Chloe Zhao’s adaptation of Jessica Bruder’s non-fiction book draws an intimate portrait of a 60-something woman hitting the road in a bid to survive the Great Recession.

 

The Disciple
Where to watch? Netflix
Language: Marathi (with subtitles)

After winning accolades at the Venice and Toronto film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane’s acclaimed drama drops on Netflix documenting a Hindustani classical music vocalist’s arduous pursuit of excellence.

 

Godzilla Vs Kong
Where to watch? BookMyShow Stream
Language: English

Showdowns don’t get more epic than this.

The mighty ape and atomic breath spewing lizard engage in a battle of one-upmanship while simultaneously threatening and rescuing the human race.

Missed watching it on the big screen? BookMyShow Stream comes to your rescue.

 

Vakeel Saab
Where to watch? Amazon Prime Video
Language: Telugu (with subtitles)

A remake of PINK. Only it swaps the original’s serious tone for heavy duty masala befitting Pawan Kalyan’s stardom.

 

Charulata
Where to watch? Mubi
Language: Bengali (with subtitles)

Satyajit Ray’s Charulata is one of the most distinguished works of the celebrated auteur.

The neglected wife of a newspaperman is drawn to her husband’s cousin ensuing in forbidden romance and artistic ambitions.

 

The Mitchells vs the Machines
Where to watch? Netflix
Language: English

When a family’s road trip goes for a toss following a robot apocalypse, they must rally together to save the world. Just the kind of feel-good, frolicking animation you need to keep your mind sane at the moment.

Them
Where to watch? Amazon Prime Video
Language: English

In this new anthology horror set in early 1950s, a black family moves to an all-white Los Angeles neighbourhood only to be battered by evil forces living next door and beyond.

 

Sulthan
Where to watch? Disney Hotstar
Language: Tamil (with subtitles)

Get a taste of the frontbencher crowd-pleaser from the comforts of your living room as Karthi resolves to tame his wild cronies in Sulthan.

 

Out of Love (Season 2)
Where to watch? Disney Hotstar
Language: Hindi

Enjoyed the first season of Rasika Duggal-Purab Kohli’s intense equation in the Hindi adaptation of Doctor Foster? Things get even more volatile in the second.

 

Rocketman
Where to watch? Netflix
Language: English

This well-received biopic on the legendary Elton John, which won an Academy award for Best Original Songs, also boasts of a Golden Globe winning portrayal by Taron Egerton.

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