Streaming this week: Bala, Venky Mama, Sex Education 2 and others


South Indian Movies
Venky Mama
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

Starring Venkatesh and Naga Chaitanya, the KS Ravindra directorial is a story centred around the relationship between an uncle and his nephew. Russel Peter’s Deported
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
Russell Peters’s special is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Written by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, the film featured Macaulay Culkin as Kevin, the 8-year-old boy who, after being left behind by his family, has to defend his home against two blundering burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). 28 Days
Streaming on: Netflix
28 Days starred Sandra Bullock in the lead role. God Friended Me, a romantic drama, is a story of an atheist boy who receives a friend request from God and eventually the account starts suggesting new friends to him who might need his help. S. Dumbo
Streaming on: Hotstar
Colin Farrell plays the role of Holt Farrier, a war veteran and circus star who is hired to take care of Dumbo. Karinkannan
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
Directed K Satish Babu, Karinkannan is a Malayalam comedy film about a man who is born in a village where men are believed to be a bad omen. The action drama is the third film in Robert Rodriguez’s Mexico Trilogy. It is a mass entertainer packed with humour, big star cast and colourful dance and song sequences. Starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, and Alan Arkin, Dumbo is a remake of Disney’s iconic animated movie of the same name that released in 1941. Here’s the list of all the new titles available across several streaming platforms. And when Maeve has her coming-of-age moment and shines with confidence. The American web series follows the story of an 11-year-old boy Noah Ferris who suffers from social anxiety disorder and is helped by a dog in dealing with it. Kettiyolaanu Ente Malakha
Streaming on; Amazon Prime Video
The Malayalam film Kettiyolaanu Ente Malakha is by debut director Nissam Basheer. Grace And Frankie Season 6
Streaming on: Netflix
Grace and Frankie stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has a rating of 7.4 out of 10. The local race of people, blue-skinned Na’vi, are threatened by humans and their ambitions. Nawaz’s character Pushpinder marries Annie without telling her that he lost his job in Dubai. His latest comedy special has him performing live at NSCI Stadium, Mumbai. It bagged the Best Feature Film award at the 65th National Film Awards. Bhumi Pednekar essays the role of a dark-skinned girl whose mother is always on the lookout for a groom. It is considered one of the best Christmas family comedies. #VenkyMama: Audience verdict
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Bhagya Nagara Veedhullo Gammathu
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
The Telugu comedy-drama, Bhagya Nagara Veedhullo Gammathu is a story of three friends, Srinu (Srinivasa Reddy), Jojo (Satya) and Peter (Shakalaka Shankar), who aspire to be filmmakers but end up being stuck into a drug mafia. Backed by an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz, Arshad Warsi, Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda, Urvashi Rautela and Saurabh Shukla, Pagalpanti features every element of Anees Bazmee brand of films. It is set in the mid 22nd century. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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Ayushmann Khurrana You are submerged, along with the young leads, in muddy water, clearly a favourite activity; you are looking up at that same sky as they are; you jump in the puddles they do. God Friended Me Season 2
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
God Friended Me Season 2 stars Brandon Micheal Hall. His new look finds the favour of TikTok star Pari (Yami Gautam). The romantic drama is a story of a girl named Naila who lives with her brother and sister-in-law. The family drama which centres around the mystery surrounding a missing plane that re-emerges suddenly after being missing for over five years has returned with its second season. Confused about what to stream this weekend? Indo-Canadian comedian Russel Peter’s took a Deported World Tour which continues for 18 months as the comedian visited 30 countries and did 300 shows. Software Sudheer
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
The rom-com Software Sudheer directed by P Rajasekhar Reddy stars Sudigali Sudheer, Dhanya Balakrishna, Nassar, Sayaji Shinde, Indraja and others. It narrates the tale of a mother who sets out to punish the man who raped and murdered her daughter after court fails to keep him behind the bars. It is a love story of two software engineers but with a twist. It focuses on what happened to animals who were trapped in forest during the war. Code M
Streaming on: AltBalaji, ZEE5
Jennifer Winget in Code M. Manifest Season 2
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
Manifest Season 2 is a mystery drama. Adheen (Short Film)
Streaming on: YouTube

Adheen is a story of a dysfunctional household, wherein a father gets his children, Vir and Meera, who are busy with their own lives to visit their bed-ridden mother. It is a post-apocalyptic show where a girl who has lived underground throughout her life to escape a mutant outbreak is forced out on the ground after a drain pipe bursts. Equally winning is what it leaves you with: growing up is not all fun and games, but there can be rainbows if we go looking,” wrote Shubhra Gupta in her review of the film. Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, The Outsider is a mini-series that follows the investigation around the murder of a young boy whose mutilated body is discovered by a cop and the suspect is the town’s little league coach. The result is a devastatingly good film that leaves you shaken and stirred and fulfilled.”
Eye For An Eye
Streaming on: Netflix

The 1996 psychological thriller Eye For An Eye is now streaming on Netflix. Lewis’ novel The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Zoo
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
If you wish to spend the weekend with your kids at home, streaming Zoo might be a good idea. Starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie is a story of two women whose husbands declare their love for each other and decide to leave their wives. Thumbaa
Streaming on: ZEE5

Starring Keerthi Pandian, Darshan, Dheena, Thumba is a children’s film which can be watched if you wish to have a break from all the content-heavy films. The film has some hit songs like “Aajkal Tere Mere Pyar Ke Charche” and “Chakke Men Chakka Chakke Pe Gaadi” among others. Killer Inside: The Mind Of Aaron Hernandez
Streaming on: Netflix
Killer Inside The Mind Of Aaron Hernandez is a docu series. The film portrays kids as heroes who save a baby elephant from an air raid on Belfast during World War 2. The film has actor Asif Ali as a farmer who marries only because he wants someone to be around his ageing mother all the time. The film also stars Raashi Khanna and Payal Rajput. Also read | Motichoor Chaknachoor movie review: Astonishingly regressive
Brahmachari
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

A 1968 film, starring Shammi Kapoor, Mumtaz and Pran. Bulbul Can Sing is a coming-of-age drama about a teenage girl, Bulbul, living in a village in Assam, fighting her way through love and loss as she figures out who she really is.”Bulbul Can Sing, which won the Best Assamese film at the 2019 National Awards, and which can be seen both as a companion piece and as its own film, is more ‘performed’. Also read | Pagalpanti movie review: This Anees Bazmee film is a mess
Motichoor Chaknachoor
Streaming On: Netflix
Motichoor Chaknachoor released on November 15, 2019. Written by Arushi Jain
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Venky Mama, Bala, Sex Education season 2 and others are streaming online. Gillian Anderson as Jean, is her usual brilliant self, as she deals with her teenage son and overtly hormonal friends.”
Also read | Sex Education Season 2 review: Back to School
The Outsider
Streaming on: Hotstar
Ben Mendelsohn plays the lead role in The Outsider. Tanuj Virwani, Rajat Kapoor and Seema Biswas also star in pivotal roles in the show. Meanwhile, El Mariachi is also out to seek revenge from a corrupt general responsible for his wife’s death. It is a screen adaptation of Erika Holzer’s novel of the same name. But the naturalness of the actors wins you over. 90 ML
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
Bigg Boss fame Oviya stars in the lead role in the comedy-drama 90 ML. Home Alone (1990), Home Alone 2 (1992), Home Alone 3 (1997)
Streaming on: Hotstar
Home Alone is hailed as one of the greatest Christmas family comedy,
The hit comedy franchise Home Alone is now streaming on Hotstar. Web Series
Sex Education 2
Streaming on: Netflix

In her review of Sex Education season two, Ektaa Malik wrote, “There are some standout moments in this season, without a doubt, like when Otis realises that he is turning into his dad, or when Jean has an epiphany that she actually might just like being in a relationship. Also read | Bala movie review: Hair we go again
Pagalpanti
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
Pagalpanti is backed by an ensemble cast. Foreign language movies
It Had To Be You
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
It Had To Be You is a romantic comedy which released in 2015. Sandra Bullock and Dominic West star in this comedy. Avatar
Streaming on: Hotstar
Avatar 2 will release worldwide in December 2021. Bullock plays a newspaper columnist who is made to choose between going to the jail or a rehab centre for 28 days after a car accident. Shubhra Gupta gave the film a four-star rating and in her review, she wrote, “Rima Das’ Village Rockstars is so marvelously life-like that you feel you are right there alongside 10-year-old Dhunu and her pals, as they go about their lives in a remote outpost of rural Assam. While doing so, Sheetal and Brahmachari fall for each other but now Ravi also loves Sheetal and wants to marry her. Village Rockstars
Streaming on: Netflix
Village Rockstars bagged the Best Feature Film award at the 65th National Film Awards. The villagers think his evil eye will bring destruction. It is based on this super-adorable pachyderm who is mocked for his long, floppy ears until it is discovered that he can fly using them as wings. Another Pakistani romantic TV soap Dil-e-Gumshuda is streaming on Viu. He starts helping people but meanwhile also try to find out who is the person behind the God account. But he eventually falls in love with his wife after marriage. The animated television series is an adaptation of 2015 webcomic Kipo. Damaged 2
Streaming on: MX Player, Hungama Play

The official description of the psychological crime drama starring Hina Khan and Adhyayan Suman reads, “In this sinister world of Damaged 2, nothing is what it seems, and no one is what they appear to be.”
The Healing Powers of Dude
Streaming On: Netflix
The Healing Powers of Dude is available on Netflix. She chooses rehab and there she works towards making her life better. While Zara is the innocent one, Alizay is jealous of her and makes Zara’s life difficult after her parents demise. On the ground, everything is a discovery for her as she sees animals she has never seen before. Now, how he survives in such a village forms the narrative of Karinkannan. And you feel, every growing pain and twinge that Dhunu does.”
Bulbul Can Sing
Streaming on: Netflix
A still from the Rima Das directorial Bulbul Can Sing. Humans have colonised Pandora, a habitable moon to mine unobtanium, a precious superconductor. It is a simple story which has been portrayed well. The film is an interesting watch for those who are interested to see the on-screen camaraderie between the real-life uncle and nephew, Venkatesh and Naga Chaitanya. Shoplifters
Streaming on: Netflix

Shoplifters is a tale about hardships of a non-biological family that shoplifts to deal with their poverty. James Cameron’s epic sci-fi film Avatar is now available on Hotstar. Directed by Anita Udeep, the film is being touted as an STR musical which tells the story of five different middle-class women. With her tricks and tactics, she even rifts her apart from her lover. El Mariachi (Antonio) is hired by a CIA agent (Johnny) to kill a Mexican drug lord who has plans against the President. In the special, he gives a funny take on fatherhood and dealing with the problems of middle-age. What will happen when Annie discovers the truth? In season 6, the dynamics of their relationship are changed after Grace’s sudden marriage to Nick. After failing to regain his hair, he decides to wear a wig. What will you do if God sends you a friend request? Humans are sent as Na’vi ‘avatars’ (basically their consciousness is transferred to a genetically engineered Na’vi bodies) to interact with the Na’vi population to let humans mine the precious substance. Indian Express’ film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote about the film, “With Shoplifters, which won a top prize at the Cannes festival in 2018, director Hirokazu Kore-eda digs in deep to ask seminal if uncomfortable questions: is it blood that binds us, or something else? Bollywood movies
Bala
Streaming on: Hotstar
Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala received a positive response from the audience. If you are a fan of Pakistani TV shows, Piya Naam Ka Diya is a show for you. She falls in love with the brother of her sister-in-law but is married off to a well educated and well-settled boy Waqas by her family. The three-part documentary Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez tells the story of former NFL star who was convicted for three murders, through interviews with friends, insiders, players, some archival footage, security camera surveillance and court proceedings. To earn some extra penny, Brahamchari helps Sheetal (Mumtaz) in winning over Ravi Khanna (Pran) who she loves dearly. He informs them he is tired of taking care of her alone for years. Kipo And The Age Of Wonderbeasts
Streaming On: Netflix
Kipo And The Age Of Wonderbeasts is an animates TV series. Brahmachari (Kapoor) gives shelter to orphans and takes care of them. Athiya plays an NRI husband seeking girl Annie. The 2015 romantic comedy It Had To Be You directed by Sasha Gordon, is a story of a 30-year-old woman played by Cristin Milioti who refuses her boyfriend’s marriage proposal to live her fantasies. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
Streaming on: Hotstar

The third film in the Chronicles of Narnia film franchise, The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader is a 2010 fantasy-adventure drama based on C. The romantic comedy features Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Athiya Shetty. Jennifer Winget’s digital debut, Code M is a military drama where she plays the role of a military lawyer Monica. Dil-E-Gumshuda (Pakistani series)
Streaming on: Viu
Dil-E-Gumshuda is streaming on Viu. It follows the story of two cousin sisters, Zara and Alizay. The two women, Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) who are poles apart become friends and move in together. Bala is the story of a young man Balmukund Shukla (Ayushmann Khurrana) with a receding hairline. It is a sequel to 1993’s El Mariachi and 1995’s Desperado and stars Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, and Antonio Banderas among others. Rob Delaney’s Jackie
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

A one-hour stand-up comedy by Rob Delaney, Jackie has him talking about modern life, existential crises, fatherhood and the merits and demerits of living in London. Village Rockstars (2017) is a film about hope. After her marriage, Naila struggles to win her husband’s love and deals with other challenges life throws at her every day. Piya Naam Ka Diya (Pakistani series)
Streaming on: Viu
Piya Naam Ka Diya is streaming on Viu. The official description of the short film on YouTube reads, “Selfish or selfless, what is the definition of love in a family?” It stars Sanjay Mishra, Neeraj Purohit and Anupriya Goenka in lead roles. In the show, Monica reveals an ugly and explosive truth related to a military encounter. Once Upon A Time in Mexico
Streaming on: Netflix
A poster of Once Upon A Time in Mexico.