Queue Up These 10 Gripping New Shows And Films Streaming On OTT Platforms This April

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With the hot summer month upon us, most of us want to lounge indoors, devour mangoes this season and watch new shows and films on streaming platforms while we’re at it. If we got the vibe right, then we’re here to help as April brings a whole new roster of documentaries, thrillers, romantic dramas and more. Ahead, we list the new OTT releases you can binge-watch this month.

1. Beef

Featuring Ali Wong and Steven Yeun as the leads, Beef pretty much revolves around what the title says–two strangers get involved in a road rage incident and find ways to get back at each other till it consumes their life. It might seem like a bizarre plot but there’s more to the story that unravels with every episode.

Currently streaming on Netflix 

2. Dr. Romantic Season 3

The popular K-drama is back for a third instalment. The series focuses on Dr. Kim Sabu–a genius doctor once considered the best surgeon in Korea–who suddenly disappears after the death of a patient. After he reappears in the small rural Doldam Hospital, he along with his team of passionate young doctors, treat various patients, delivering comfort and healing to many people.

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on April 28

3. Indian Matchmaking Season 3

Sima Taparia aka Sima Aunty is back with her matchmaking skills for another season! Cross-checking criteria lists, biodata and astrological charts, Sima goes through her extensive biodata to find the right match for a group of Indian and Indian American singles putting their future in her hands. This time, she also seeks help from some of her fellow matchmakers who are utilising dating apps to make finding love just one swipe away. NGL, watching Sima aunty give into the modern matchmaking route might just convince you to like the show.

Streaming on Netflix on April 21

4. Citadel

Loved Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ role as Alex Parresh in the action series Quantico? Then you’ll love her next international show Citadel, where she plays the role of a spy with Game of Thrones fame Richard Madden. The plot? When an independent global spy agency is destroyed, spy Mason Kane (Richard) searches for his former partner Nadia (Priyanka) who together set out on a mission to stop the Manticore–a powerful syndicate whose operatives destroyed their agency, which takes them around the world.

Streaming on Prime Video on April 28

5. Ghosted

After watching Ana de Armas and Chris Evans share screen space in the film Knives Out, I was convinced they’d look great together if paired as lovers in another film. And now, the two are starring together in an action rom-com Ghosted. The plot? The kind and innocent Cole (Evans) falls head over heels for the enigmatic Sadie (Armas) right after their first date. He thinks all’s gone well until Sadie ghosts him. Eager to find out why she didn’t reciprocate, Cole decides to make a grand gesture of love via a surprise visit to London but as soon as he goes there, he is shocked to learn that Sadie is a secret agent. Before they can go on a second date, Sadie and Cole are swept away on an international adventure to save the world.

Streaming on Apple TV+ on April 26

6. Peter Pan & Wendy 

The latest Disney classic to get a live-action treatment is Peter Pan. The fantasy adventure film introduces Wendy Darling, a young girl who doesn’t want to attend boarding school. When she meets Peter Pan, a boy who refuses to grow up, she travels with him along with a tiny fairy Tinker Bell to the magical world of Neverland where no one ever grows up. Sounds like something Wendy just wants, until she encounters an evil pirate Captain Hook that makes her embark on a thrilling adventure that will change her life forever. 

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on April 28

7. Hunger

The film follows the story of Aoy (Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying), a culinary prodigy who has recently inherited her father’s noodle shop. When she gets an invitation from a fine dining restaurant named Hunger led by the famously ingenious and infamously nasty Chef Paul, she has to push herself to the limit to get to the top and navigate the crucial and complicated intricacies that go down in the fine dining kitchens.

Currently streaming on Netflix 

8. DAVE Season 3

Based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd, the official plot synopsis of the third season reads, “Dave is headlining his first-ever tour and looking for love along the way. But as he and the gang crisscross America, they discover firsthand how diverse the cultural landscape of the United States really is – and how often fame puts pressure on love and friendship.”

Currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

9. Matildas: The World At Our Feet

Go behind the scenes of Australia’s women’s national football team as they prepare for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 on home soil. “The Matildas (Sam Kerr, Ellie Carpenter, Mary Fowler and more) reveal the sacrifices they’ve made and struggles they’ve endured to become number one in the world’s most popular sport. Despite all their hardships, one goal follows them throughout – to leave a lasting legacy and inspire future generations to pursue their dreams.”

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on April 26

10. SUGA: Road to D-DAY

Starring SUGA from K-Pop group BTS, “the upcoming documentary will follow the star around the world from Seoul to Tokyo, Las Vegas and beyond, as he sets out on a musical pilgrimage. Travelling the world with nothing but open ears and a willingness to explore and learn from new musical genres, SUGA: Road to D-DAY will showcase SUGA and his impressive skillset, giving viewers an intimate look into the life of one of the world’s biggest stars.”

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on April 21

Missed some of the new shows and films from last month? Check out our list of OTT releases in March

- Lifestyle Editor


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