January 14 : Despite a gloomy year, 2020 saw some power-packed series on OTT platforms like Scam 1992, Mirzapur 2, Special Ops, Paatal Lok, Panchayat and Bandish Bandits. The year 2021 will also see an interesting mix of movies and web series releases on the big screen as well as on streaming platforms. Here’s a list of the series and movies that will release in the coming weeks.
Tandav, January 15, 2021, Amazon Prime Video
The political drama Tandav stars Saif Ali Khan in the lead role, and is helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar. The web series that will start streaming on Amazon Prime Video from January 15 also stars Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Kritika Kamra, Amyra Dastur, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Kumud Mishra and others. Tandav promises to take the viewers inside the chaotic corridors of power and uncover the manipulations and the dark secrets of the people who can go to any extreme to retain power.
Jeet Ki Zid, January 22, 2021, Zee5
Amit Sadh’s web series Jeet Ki Zid will start streaming on Zee5 from January 22. Amit plays the role of Kargil hero Major Deependra Singh Sengar. The series also stars Amrita Puri, who plays Sengar’s wife Jaya, and Sushant Singh essays the role of Amit’s commanding officer. Directed by Vishal Mangalorkar, the web series is bankrolled by Arunava Joy Sengupta, Akash Chawla and Boney Kapoor, who is making a foray into the web space with it.
The White Tiger, January 22, 2021, Netflix
The White Tiger starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao, is an American drama film directed by Ramin Bahrani, and adapted from Aravind Adiga's 2008 novel of the same name. The film that will star Adarsh Gourav in his first lead role, will release on Netflix on January 22, 2021. The film comes with a sharp message on India’s class and caste divide. It revolves around a man’s fight to break out from this system, and how he claws his way out of poverty to become an entrepreneur.