Toofaan, Loki finale, Malik: What to watch this weekend

screenmixJuly 17, 2021

The weekend is here, and it is time to catch up on the latest OTT titles. While Tom Hiddleston starrer Loki season one had a thrilling finale on Wednesday, Fahadh Faasil’s film Malik received a thumping response from the audience upon its release earlier this week. Here’s a list of other shows and films which released this week.

Title

Platform 

Language

Loki finaleDisney Plus HotstarEnglish
A Classic Horror StoryNetflixItalian
My Unorthodox LifeNetflixEnglish
Private Network: Who Killed Manuel BuendiaNetflixSpanish
HeistNetflixEnglish
Ajob Premer GolpoZEE5Bengali
The Guide to the Perfect FamilyNetflixFrench
MalikAmazon Prime VideoMalayalam
Never Have I Ever Season 2NetflixEnglish
A Perfect FitNetflixBalinese
My AmandaNetflixFilipino
Emicida: AmarElo – Live in São PauloNetflixPortuguese
BEASTARS: Season 2NetflixJapanese
ToofaanAmazon Prime VideoHindi
Honest ThiefBookMyShow StreamEnglish
Kudi YedamaitheAhaTelugu
Catfish Season 8Voot SelectEnglish
The TunnelBookMyShow StreamNorwegian
MisbehaviourBookMyShow StreamEnglish
Pizza: A Love StoryBookMyShow StreamEnglish
Explained: Season 3NetflixEnglish
DeepNetflixThai
Johnny TestNetflixEnglish
Van Helsing: Season 5NetflixEnglish
Schmigadoon!Apple TV PlusEnglish
Making the Cut Season 2Amazon Prime VideoEnglish

Loki finale: Disney Plus Hotstar

Loki season one’s finale released this week. It ended on a cliffhanger, with Marvel introducing a new character – He Who Remains, played by actor Jonathan Majors, apart from opening up of the multiverse. The makers also announced Loki season 2 with Tom Hiddleston and Sophia Di Martino returning as Loki and Sylvie, respectively.

Malik: Amazon Prime Video

In her review of Malik, The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote, “A small coastal town in Kerala. Rising corruption. Political games. Communal harmony pushed to the brink. A police force working under pressure. And one man standing up to save his family, and his people. ‘Malik’ parlays its time and place and characters into a sprawling sparkler of a film, told with great fluidity, and backed by solid performances.”

Created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, Never Have I Ever Season 2 takes the story of Indian-American teenager Devi Vishwakumar forward. She has a new love life, a new classmate, and more reasons to bicker with her mother who is planning to move back to India.

Toofaan: Amazon Prime Video

Toofan marks the second collaboration of Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra after Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The sports drama revolves around Ajju Bhai who goes from being a fighter on the streets of Mumbai, to a national level boxing champion. But Ajju’s world comes crashing down when he gets involved in a scandal and is banned for five years. How he returns to the sport forms the core narrative. Toofaan also stars Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal.

Kudi Yedamaithe: Aha

The Telugu web series revolves around Durga and Aditya, who are caught in a time loop and face a life-threatening situation. Kudi Yedamaithe stars Amala Paul, Ravi Prakash, Padmini Settam, Rahul Vijay, Raj Madiraju, Pradeep Rudra and Surya Sreenivas.

A Classic Horror Story: Netflix

This Italian thriller is sure to give you the heebie-jeebies. It’s synopsis reads, “In this gruesome suspense film, strangers travelling in southern Italy become stranded in the woods, where they must fight desperately to get out alive.”

My Unorthodox Life: Netflix

Reality show My Unorthodox Life revolves around a Jewish fashion mogul and her family, who previously belonged to the ultra-orthodox Jewish community.