Diwali is around the corner and every Indian household is busy preparing for the festival of lights. Traditionally, Diwali is all about spending time with your loved one, welcoming Goddess Lakshmi home, enjoying the positive vibe, bursting firecrackers and of course binging on festive foods and sweets. The country has opened up after the dreadful second wave of COVID-19 and people are looking forward to stepping out. However, there are some who prefer staying back at home as the fear of the third wave of pandemic remains.
Catering to both sections of society, Bollywood filmmakers are offering multiple options to all patrons of Hindi cinema during the festive season. Making Diwali a binge-worthy occasion, filmmakers are releasing films in theatres as well as on the OTT. So, let's grab a tub of popcorn, in theatres or at home, and binge-watch! Here are the films and web series releasing around Diwali, just for your entertainment.
Hum Do Hamare Do
Paresh Rawal, Ratna Pathak, Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon's Hum Do Hamare Do has already released on Disney +Hotstar. The film directed by Abhishek Jain is serving as a light-hearted family entertainer that's perfect for the festive season.
Fans of Suriya are in for a treat as the actor will arrive on Amazon Prime Video with his film Jai Bhim. The actor will be seen as an activist-advocate named Chandru, who makes a career out of standing up for landless tribals before becoming a judge. Jai Bhim is directed by T. J. Gnanavel and produced by 2D Entertainment. It will release on November 2.
Akkad Bakkad Rafu Chakkar
Akkad Bakkad Rafu Chakkar is Raj Kaushal's last project. He directed and produced the series. Raj passed away on June 30 this year due to a cardiac arrest. Akkad Bakkad Rafu Chakkar is about two friends who decide to run a fake bank after reading a number of stories on scams. The 10-part series will release on Amazon Prime Video on November 3. It is co-produced by Raj's wife Mandira Bedi.
After almost 2 years, Rohit Shetty-directed Sooryavanshi is set to release during Diwali. Starring Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and others, the actioner will release in theatres on November 5. Sooryavanshi revolves around Anti-Terrorist Squad officer Veer Sooryavanshi. Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh have cameos in the film produced by Reliance Entertainment, Rohit Shetty Picturez, Dharma Productions and Cape of Good Films.
Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani teamed up for Karan Johar's Netflix film Meenakshi Sundareshwar. Set in Madurai and Bengaluru, the film revolves around a newly married couple who has to deal with the ups and downs of a long-distance relationship. The film is directed by Vivek Soni and is written by him and Aarsh Vora. Meenakshi Sundareshwar will be released on November 5 on Netflix.
Tryst With Destiny
Prashant Nair's Tryst With Destiny anthology has probably the best star cast. It stars Jaideep Ahlawat, Vineet Kumar Singh, Palomi Ghosh, Kani Kusruti, Ashish Vidyarthi, Amit Sial, Ishwak Singh, Lilette Dubey, Victor Banerjee, Geetanjali Thapa and Suhasini Maniratnam. Tryst With Destiny has four stories that explore characters from widely different backgrounds who struggle for control of their destinies. The anthology will release on November 5 on Sony LIV.
Narcos: Mexico: Season 3
Narcos: Mexico: Season 3 is coming to Netflix on November 5. The previous season of the show ended with a cliffhanger. Now, the new season highlights the rise of drug cartels old and new as they fight for claims to the city and control over the economy by rising above the law.