Napoleon, Dune: Part two, Laapataa Ladies: OTT and theatre releases this week

Kiran Rao's 'Laapataa Ladies' to hit the screens on March 1


The month couldn't begin better for film enthusiasts. From Joaquin Phoenix's 'Napoleon' to Priscilla Presley's eponymous biography, OTT platforms and theatres offer a rich treat this March.


1. The Greatest Love Story Never Told

Streaming platform: Amazon Prime Video

Release date: February 27

The documentary looks into the life of Jennifer Lopez, the behind-the-scenes of JLo's album, and her cinematic original 'This Is Me... Now'. The documentary is directed by Jason Bergh.

2. Spaceman

Streaming platform: Netflix

Release date: March 1

The sci-fi film revolves around an astronaut sent to the end of the solar system on a solo mission. Six months into his journey in space, he meets a mysterious creature who helps him to fix his problems back on Earth. Adam Sandler essays the role of the astronaut. Carey Mulligan, Kunal Nayyar, Isabella Rossellini, and Paul Dano essay other important characters.

3. Poor Things

Streaming platform: Amazon Prime Video

Release date: February 27

The 2023 film is based on the 1992 novel by Alasdair Gray of the same name. The plot looks into the fantastical tale of Bella Baxter, a young woman who comes to life through a brain transplant. She embarks on a journey of self-discovery and starts to explore the world. Emma Stone essays the role of Bella Baxter, and the film features a stellar cast, including March Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, and Rammy Youseff among others.

4. Priscilla 

Streaming platform: MAX

Release date: March 1

The biographical film is based on the memoir 'Elvis and Me: The True Story of the Love' between Priscilla Presley and the King of Rock N' Roll. This drama traces the life of Priscilla Presley and her complicated relationship with Elvis. Priscilla is played by Cailee Spaeny, and Elvis Presley is played by Jacob Elordi. The movie arrived in theatres in 2023.

5. Napoleon

Streaming platform: Apple TV

Release date: March 1

Joaquin Phoenix's 'Napoleon', which was released in theatres in 2023, looks into the life of Napoleon Bonaparte and his relationship with his wife Joséphine Bonaparte. His rise to power and exile forms the core of the movie.

6. Maamla Legal Hai

Streaming platform: Netflix

Release date: March 1

A comic outing, Maamla Legal Hai is about a bunch of employees who work to uphold justice. However, their daily escapades are not without a few objections. According to the director, this is not a courtroom drama but a courtroom premise drama.

6. Blue Star

Streaming platform: Amazon Prime Video

Release date: February 29

The Tamil sports drama looks into the rivalry between two young cricket team captains from different caste and how it affects the game. Ashok Selvan and Shanthanu Bhagyaraj essay the role of two cricket captains. The movie was released in theatres earlier this year with positive reviews.


1. Laapataa Ladies

Release date: March 1

Directed by Kiran Rao, 'Laapataa Ladies' is about two newly-wed women who get lost on a train. The film is set in rural India, and the story unfolds when the groom files a police complaint. Watch this comic outing to know how they find the newly-wed woman. 

2. Kreem

Release date: March 1

A neo-noir Kannada thriller film is based on real events and looks into how a girl infiltrates a mysterious cult that practices human sacrifice. Samyutha Hedge essays the main role along with Agni Sreedhar. The movie is directed by Abhishek Basanth.

3. POR

Release date: March 1

Set against the backdrop of a college festival, the rivalry of two best friends turns into a fierce competition. Kalidas Jayaram and Arjun Das essay the main roles along with others. The Tamil film is directed by Bejoy Nambiar, and the cinematography is done by Jimshi Khalid.

4. Operation Valentine

Release date: March 1

'Operation Valentine' looks into the challenges Air Force heroes face and how they fight one of the biggest and fiercest aerial attacks India has seen. Varun Tej and Manushi Chillar are seen playing Air Force officials.

5. DUNE- Part 2

Release date: March 1

Dune: Part Two will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen and seeks revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. The epic science fiction drama directed by Denis Villeneuve is a sequel to Dune (2021). The movie is based on the 1965 novel Dune by Frank Herber. Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson are among the stellar cast in the movie.

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