8 New Shows & Films To Watch On OTT Platforms This April

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If you spent your two long weekends catching up on all the shows and movies you’ve missed and now don’t have anything to watch, fret not. We’re always here to help you out. From biographical dramas to lighthearted animated films and horror series, here are 8 new shows and films that will keep you entertained throughout this month.

1. Amar Singh Chamkila

A much-anticipated film, Imtiaz Ali’s next revolves around the life of Amar Singh Chamkila, a popular Punjabi singer in the 1980s who was shot dead with his wife and singer Amarjot in 1988. The film stars musician and actor Diljit Dosanjh who shares screen space with actor Parineeti Chopra.

Streaming on Netflix on April 12

2. Ripley

Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling novel series is getting a new film adaptation. And it’s in black and white with Andrew Scott in the lead. The plot? “Scott’s Tom Ripley is a grifter scraping by in early ’60s New York. He’s hired by a wealthy industrialist to travel to Italy to try to convince the man’s dilettante son, Dickie Greenleaf (Johnny Flynn), to return home. Accepting the job is Tom’s first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud, and murder.”

Streaming on Netflix on April 4

3. Sugar

If you love watching mysteries, then this one is for you. Sugar centres around Private detective John Sugar (played by Colin Farrell) who is called in to investigate the disappearance of Olivia Siegel, the beloved granddaughter of Hollywood producer Jonathan Siegel. On his mission to find out what happened to Olivia, Sugar also learns about the Siegel family secrets, old and new.

Streaming on Apple TV+ on April 5

4. Chief Detective 1958

A prequel to the MBC drama series Chief Inspector that aired from 1971-1989, Chief Detective 1958 is a period action-drama series starring Lee Je-hoon, Lee Dong-hwi, Choi Woo-sung and Yoon Hyun-soo. The story is about Detective Park Young-han who doesn’t like disrespect for human dignity which he often faces from his peers, causing him to struggle with his job in the police force. Having earned the highest arrest rate when it comes to petty thieves, he gets transferred to Seoul and is forced into a complicated work environment as the nation is going through a period of political unrest. He teams up with three charismatic colleagues to break the norms of corruption.

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on April 19

5. How To Date Billy Walsh

Teen rom-coms are fun to watch; add a love triangle to that and the drama just gets spicier. Here’s a new one that’s coming this month. Archie has always been in love with his best friend Amelia but has always kept it a secret from her so that it doesn’t jeopardise their friendship. Just when he builds up the courage to declare his feelings, she falls for Billy, the hot new transfer student.

Streaming on Prime Video on April 5

6. Scoop

Led by three female powerhouses Gillian Anderson, Keeley Hawes, Billie Piper and Rufus Sewell, Scoop is an upcoming British biographical drama on how the BBC obtained the interview with Prince Andrew about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Streaming on Netflix on April

7. Parasyte: The Grey

If shows revolving around themes of zombie apocalypses and alien invasions fancy you, this Korean sci-fi horror television series is just for you. In Parasyte: The Grey, unidentified parasites violently take over human hosts and gain power. Humanity must rise to fight the growing threat.

Streaming on Netflix on April 5

8. Wish

When you’ve had a hard week, animated movies serve as perfect pick-me-ups. Disney’s Wish is coming to OTT this month. Its official plot synopsis reads: “It is an all-new musical-comedy welcoming audiences to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force–a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe–the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico–to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on April 3

- Lifestyle Editor


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