The era of series & online streaming goes up a notch higher with some of these most anticipated stories and characters. If you have watched part 1 and waiting for part 2 or want to explore everything new, then this list will help you kick-start your binge-watching session. Be it a ‘Dhukh Bhara Breakup’ or a ‘Panauti Project Failure’ there is nothing that happy streaming cannot fix.
Get rid of your work from home stress and make the most of the upcoming series. 2020 was surely a roller-coaster ride but, 2021 will be even more exciting and fun. Here is a list of series and movies that will keep your weekends occupied, invite some friends and watch it together.
1. The Girl On The Train
If you are into thrillers then this should make it to your watch list. The girl on the train is a thriller movie written and directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and produced by Reliance Entertainment. This is the tale about Meera (Parineeti Chopra), a lawyer with a dark past, and a fractured marriage who suffers from amnesia for a short period. It is also an official adaptation of Paula Hawkins' best-selling book of the same name. She fixes on the ideal life of a couple in their home from the train which she takes every day in order to get through her solitude. One day, she encounters something unforeseen that shakes trust and unravels the reality that is shocking her. She engages in a ruthless crime that she tries to solve.
Movie: The Girl On The Train
Starring: Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari, Avinash Tiwary,
and Sammy Jonas Heaney.
Streaming: Netflix from 26th February.
2. 1962: The War in the Hills
This series mirrors a real-life scenario of the Indian soldiers in the war, however; it has been given a fictional touch to it. 1962: The War In The Hills, is a fictional take on one of the fiercest wars ever fought. 125 Indian soldiers of the 'C Company' battalion battled 3,000 Chinese for the last man and last bullet, led by Major Suraj Singh, their commander. This is also a tale about their personal fights and their lives outside their uniforms, originating in the village of Rewari. It is directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. Watch this interesting series now!
Web Series: 1962:The War in the Hills
Genre: War Drama
Starring: Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, Sumeet Vyas, and Akash Thosar
Streaming: Hotstar from 26th February
3. Bombay Begums
Where feminism and women's power grows at a pace, this series upholds the struggle and vigor of women in Indian society. As they survive in the Maximum City, Bombay Begums explores the hopes and aspirations of five women from different layers of society. These five women will be seen as "five ambitious boss women" who "steer their lives through obstacles in their careers and relationships, all while trying to break free from the shackles of society." It is directed by Alankrita Shrivastava of 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' fame.
Web Series: Bombay Begums
Genre: Social Issue Drama
Starring: Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash, Plabita Borthakur,
and Aadhya Anand.
Streaming: Netflix from 8th March.
If murder mystery and a heavy dose of thriller excite you then look forward to this amazing movie. This thriller film focuses on the mysterious killing of a woman, whose body is found by a group of trekkers found the route they traveled. The director of this film Aban Bharucha Deohans is known for her film Dear Zindagi. Prepare for it as it will keep you guessing till the end.
Genre: Murder Mystery
Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Prachi Desai, and Arjun Mathur.
Streaming: Zee5 from 26th March
5. The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
If you are an Avenger Fan like me then you already know this as you have been waiting for this for a long time. Do you miss the Winter Soldier and love Falcon? Worry not because they are back. They will debut on Disney+ in March. The series will take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame and feature Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan in the titular roles. The all-new series is directed by Kari Skogland; Malcolm Spellman is the head writer. Get ready for some action!
Web Series: Falcon And The Winter Soldier
Genre: Marvel Superhero
Starring: Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Brühl, Emily VanCamp, Wyatt Russell
Streaming: Disney+Hotstar from 19th March
6. Mumbai Diaries 26/11
Mumbai diaries directed by Nikkhil Advani along with Nikhil Gonsalves, produced by Emmay Entertainment. Amazon Prime Video shows the frontline heroes - doctors, nurses, paramedics, and hospital staff on the twelfth anniversary of the dreadful terror attacks in Mumbai. In view of the terrorist attacks that took place on 26 November 2008, this series is being kept in a hospital to highlight the untold tale of the physicians, nurses, paramedics, and the employees of hospitals, who worked hard to save lives during the city's attacks.
Web Series: Mumbai Diaries 26/11
Genre: Medical Drama
Starring: Konkona Sen Sharma, Mohit Raina, Tina Desai and Shreya Dhanwanthary
Streaming: Amazon Prime, 21st March.
7. Yes Day
A wholesome comic series lightens your heart and this you have to watch in the upcoming season. Yes Day is Miguel Arteta's forthcoming American film of comedy, from Justin Malen's script and screen story based on Amy Krouse Rosenthal's and Tom Lichtenheld's children's book of the same name. Allison and Carlos still feel they have to say "NO" to their children and co-workers and decide to give their three children a YES DAY – where the children can do whatever they want for 24 hours they just have to say yes. They didn't know they would go on a whirlwind adventure in Los Angeles, taking the family together than ever before.
Movie: Yes Day
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Édgar Ramírez, and Jenna Ortega.
Streaming: Netflix from 12th March
As Michael Jackson says, “Entertainment is about taking people away from the regular order of things when there are some chaos, pain, and stress.” Login to the streaming websites, add these to your list, and start your binge-watching marathon. Ditch your problems and take a break. Give some time for yourself, a refreshing and entertaining ride is what you want this weekend. Comment and share your thoughts on this list and let us know if we left some of your favorites.