The Exorcism, Ullozhukku, House of the Dragon Season 2, Nadikar: OTT and theatre releases this week

Christo Tomy's 'Ullozhukku' is set to hit the theatres this week


From gripping suspense thrillers to fun comedy dramas, we have an exciting array of movies and series to binge this week.



Ishq Vishk Rebound

Release date: June 21

Nearly two decades after the release of the original 'Ishq Vishk,' the 'Rebound' is set to hit theatres this week. The movie is not a sequel or remake of the original but revolves around the lives of four youngsters entangled in friendship, romance, and betrayal. Shahid Kapoor made his debut in the original movie, which was a box-office hit. 'Ishq Vishk Rebound' is directed by Nipun Dharmadhikari and features Hrithik Roshan's cousin Pashmina Roshan, Rohit Saraf, Jibraan Khan, and Naila Grewal in lead roles.

The Exorcism

Release date: June 21

Russell Crowe returns with another horror thriller, playing a washed-up actor named Anthony who stars in a horror film. The plot takes a turn when Anthony exhibits strange behaviours during filming, leading his estranged daughter Lee to suspect that he is not just method-acting but is possessed by a demon. Directed by Joshua John Miller, the movie features Ryan Simpkins, Sam Worthington, Chloe Bailey, Adam Goldberg, and Josh Warren.


Release date: June 21

'Ullozhukku,' which translates to 'Undercurrent,' centres around a middle-class family in Kerala dealing with a devastating loss. Heavy rains and floods delay the funeral, causing tensions between the deceased's wife, played by Parvathy Thiruvothu, and his mother, played by veteran actress Urvashi. The trailer hints at the emotional turmoil and how hidden truths come to light. Directed by Christo Tomy, this film promises an intense suspense thriller.



Kota Factory Season 3

Release date: June 20

Streaming platform: Netflix

The highly anticipated 'Kota Factory' returns for a third season. Continuing the plot of the previous seasons, it follows a group of students desperate to pass various examinations. This season features Tillotama Shome as a teacher, along with Jitendra Kumar, Mayur More, Ranjan Raj, Alam Khan, and Ahsaas Channa, among others.

Federer: Twelve Final Days

Release date: June 20 

Streaming platform: Amazon Prime Video

Directed by Asif Kapadia and Joe Sabia, this documentary film delves into the final twelve days of legendary tennis player Roger Federer's career. It focuses on Federer's last match at the 2022 Laver Cup, exploring his emotions, physical challenges, and decision to retire. The documentary features interviews with his rivals and friends, including Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray. 'Federer: Twelve Final Days' is more than a sports documentary; it is a testament to dedication and resilience. The film premiered at the 2024 Tribeca Festival.

House of the Dragon Season 2

Release date: June 17 

Streaming platform: JioCinema

The second season of 'House of the Dragon' delves deep into the Targaryen civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. The season picks up straight after the events of season one, it follows the Targaryens from their beginnings as the last dragonlords to their eventual downfall. Directed by Alan Taylor, the series features Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D'Arcy, Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, and Fabien Frankel in pivotal roles.


Release date: June 21 

Streaming platform: Netflix

Directed by Lal Jr. and jointly produced by Godspeed Cinema and Mythri Movie Makers, 'Nadikar' stars Tovino Thomas as David Padikkal, a superstar experiencing a difficult phase in his life. The film explores David's struggles with fame, public life, and personal challenges. The cast includes Soubin Shahir, Balu Varghese, Suresh Krishna, and Bhavana. The movie was originally titled "Nadikar Thilakam" but was changed to 'Nadikar' in January after a request from fans of the legendary Tamil actor Shivaji Ganesan.

Bad Cop

Release date: June 21 

Streaming platform: Disney+ Hotstar

A gripping action drama, 'Bad Cop' revolves around Karan, a tenacious cop played by Gulshan Devaiah, who is on a mission to catch the powerful and ruthless villain Kabze, portrayed by actor-director Anurag Kashyap. Alongside dealing with the villain, Karan faces challenges in his personal life. The series boasts a stellar cast, including Harleen Sethi, Anupam Kher, and Aishwarya Sushmita in pivotal roles. 'Bad Cop' marks the debut fictional series by Fremantle India, known for producing reality shows.

The Bear Season 3

Release date: June 21 

Streaming platform: Disney+ Hotstar

Season three of 'The Bear' follows Carmy, played by Jeremy Allen White, as he struggles to run a restaurant and manage his personal life. Amidst his challenges, Carmy remains committed to culinary excellence, pushing his team to create unique flavours and dishes. The series won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 2024.

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