Thar, Jhund, The Matrix Resurrections: What to watch on OTT platforms this week

Comedy drama series 'Home Shanti' also arrives on Prime Video


The first week of May brings a handful of interesting movies and series on to streaming platforms. As the summer heat gets unbearable, here is a quick list of upcoming releases that you can stay indoors and binge-watch. Besides original shows and movies, a few films that released in theatres earlier are also headed the OTT way.

Thar: Netflix

Release date: May 6

The revenge noir thriller stars Anil Kapoor and his son Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor. Thar marks the directorial debut of Raj Singh Chaudhary and is produced by Anil Kapoor Film Company. Chaudhary has also written the film and penned the dialogues with Anurag Kashyap. The film also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh and Satish Kaushik.

Stories on the Next Page: Disney + Hotstar

Release date: May 6

The 'micro-anthology film' directed by debutant Brinda Mitra brings together 3 short stories. Each film revolves around the story of a different relationship, centred around the same theme—closure. The film features a stellar cast of Abhishek Bannerjee, Ditipriya Roy, Namit Das, Bhupendra Jadawat, Veebha Anand, Renuka Shahane, Rajeshwari Sachdev and Syed Raza.

Home Shanti: Disney + Hotstar

Release date: May 6

The comedy drama series starring Supriya Pathak and Manoj Pahwa, is billed as a "heartwarming tale of a Dehradun-based family's quest to build their dream house".

The series also stars Chakori Dwivedi and Poojan Chhabra. The series, directed by Aakanksha Dua, revolves around the Joshi family's long-harboured dreams of becoming homeowners for the first time, a note from the streamer read.

Jhund: ZEE5

Release date: May 6

The critically acclaimed sports drama fronted by Amitabh Bachchan released in theatres in March. The film featured Bachchan as Vijay Barse, a Nagpur-based retired sports teacher who pioneers a slum soccer movement. Jhund marked the Hindi debut of Marathi filmmaker Nagraj Manjule after acclaimed films like Sairat and Fandry. The film also featured Sayli Patil, Vicky Kadian, Kishor Kadam, and Bharat Ganesh Pure.

The Matrix: Resurrections – Amazon Prime Video

Release date: May 6

The fourth installment in the popular Matrix film franchise had opened in theatres on December 22, 2021. Starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the lead, the film also featured Jada Pinkett Smith, Priyaka Chopra Jonas, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Christina Ricci, Neil Patrick Harris and Jonathan Groff.