March 2021 seems to have had it all. Do you want to watch a touching animated film? Gitanjali Rao's Bombay Rose is the film for you. Do you want some superhero action? Marvel's WandaVision and the adult cartoon Invincible are right up your alley. How about some drama? From The Married Women to Bombay Rose, you've got a list to choose from. So why wait? As March comes to end, here's a look at some of the most popular and critically appreciated shows and films you can stream right now!
Bombay Rose on Netflix:
After travelling to film festivals across the world, Gitanjali Rao's 2019 animated feature film Bombay Rose premiered on Netflix on March 8th. Bombay Rose weaves together three love stories in Mumbai. The picturesque film brings the city of Bombay to life and sheds light on several issues like communal tension, class divide and such. If you want to experience Bombay from the comfort of your home, this is just the film for you.
Bombay Begums on Netflix:
Bombay Begums is yet another story that showcases the socio-economic disparity in urban Bombay. It's not just that either. Bombay Begums follows the interconnected lives of 5 women trying to navigate the city of dreams. Created by Alankrita Shrivastava, the stars of the show are Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash and Plabita Borthakur and Aadhya Anand in leading roles.
WandaVision on Disney+HotStar:
WandaVision is set in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame. If you're a fan of MCU Universe, this is a must-watch! The miniseries explores the lives of newlyweds Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) living their lives in a suburban world. WandaVision is not just a superhero series. It cleverly comes together as a multi-genre series: a combination of a comedy, a superhero story and a perfectly done period piece. WandaVision also stars Debra Jo Rupp, Fred Melamed, Kathryn Hahn and more.
Chakravyuha on MX Player:
Adaptation of the hit crime novel Anti Social Network, Chakravyuha follows is a fast-paced crime thriller. While investigating a gruesome murder, Inspector Virkar (Prateek Babbar) stumbles upon a tech-savvy gang who are blackmailing and extorting college students. How are the two cases connected? Stream Chakravyuha to discover how Inspector Virkar races against time to solve the mystery. Chakravyuha stars Simran Kaur Mundi, Ruhi Singh, Ashish Vidyarthi, Shiv Pandit, Gopal Datt, Asif Basra.
The Married Woman on Alt Balaji:
The first season of The Married Women, an adaption of Manju Kapur's book of the same title was well received by the audiences. The show has one of the best overall cast performances. Set in the 1990s, The Married Woman follows the life of a middle-class college professor Astha who is leading 'the perfect life with her husband and two children. Astha's life takes a wonderful but difficult turn when she meets Piplika. The two fall in love. What happens after that? Do stream The Married Woman. The show stars actors Riddhi Dogra, Monica Dogra, Suhaas Ahuja, Imaaduddin Shah.
The Irregulars on Netflix:
The Irregulars is a British Show loosely based on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle. Dr John Watson, Sherlock Holmes' confidant hires a group of teenagers known as The Irregulars to investigate a series of supernatural and paranormal crimes. Set in Victorian London, each episode follows The Irregulars tackling a new crime. If you're a fan of the Sherlock Holmes books/shows you should definitely give the Irregulars a shot. The show stars McKell David, Thaddea Graham, Jojo Macari, Harrison Osterfield, Darci Shaw, Clarke Peters, Royce Pierreson, Henry Llyod-Hughes and more.
Calls on Apple TV:
Directed by Fred Alvarez, Calls is Apple TV's immersive experience. One of its kinds, Calls relies on only audio and minimal visuals to tell a series of storylines. Each episode unfolds a mystery when seemingly normal phone conversations take an unexpected turn. Calls has a star-studded cast that includes Aubrey Plaza, Ben Schwartz, Lily Collins, Nick Jonas and more.
Sky Rojo on Netflix:
From the creators of the hit show Money Heist comes Sky Rojo. Following an unfortunate turn of events, three women Coral, Wendy and Gina run away from their pimps from the Las Novias Club. Sky Rojo follows their wild and crazy journey as they strive to steer clear of the pimp's henchmen Moises and Christian. Sky Rojo stars Veronica Sanchez, Asier Etxeandia, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Lai Esposito, Yany Prado and Enric Auquer in leading roles.
OK Computer on Disney+HotStar:
Set in the near future of 2031, OK Computer showcases a futuristic landscape of Goa where AI co-exist with mankind. The short series begins with a cyber cell officer Saajan Kundu investigating a case wherein a self-driving car is a prime suspect in the murder of a man. Touted to be India's first sci-fi series, OK Computer explores several notions of politics, environment, ethics, and more. OK Computer stars Radhika Apte, Vijay Varma, Jackie Shroff, Kani Kusruti, Rasika Dugal and more.
Pagglait on Netflix:
Recently widowed Sandhya Giri is in a fix. She can't seem to mourn her husband's death. Everyone around her is grieving performativity and are following superstition. The expectation is to grieve, but Sandhya just can't. A revelation from an insurance agent about her husband naming her the sole nominee for a sum of Rs 25 lakhs sets off the conflict in the joint family. Sandhya also finds out that her husband never really got over his former girlfriend. What will Sandhya do? Pagglait is a simple yet multi-faced fast-paced film that will keep you glued to your screen. Pagglait stars Sanya Malhotra, Shruti Sharma, Ashutosh Rana and Raghubir Yadav in lead roles.
The Illegal on Amazon Prime Video:
This gritty tale follows the life of a young film student hailing from a middle class Indian family. Hassan is preparing to study in Los Angeles. Upon arriving in the States, a wide range of unexpected problems push Hassan to get a job to support his family. The Illegal is a film that offers a great story and some moving performances. The film stars Suraj Sharma, Shweta Tripathi, Hannah Masi, Iqbal Theba, Jay Ali, and Neelima Azim and Adil Hussain.
The Vineyard on Amazon Prime Video:
Based on the book of the same name, La Templanza or The Vineyard is a Spanish period drama. Two unlikely strangers from different backgrounds cross each other's paths. Both their lives change forever. Set in the 19th century, The Vineyard is a tale of romance, family fortunes, ups, downs and not to mention wine. Leonor Watling, Rafael Novoa , and Juana Acosta as Carola Gorostiza are the leading actors.
While all the episodes for the above-mentioned shows are available to stream right away, here are two shows that have weekly episodes that are totally worth your time.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier on Disney+HotStar:
Both WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier opted for weekly episodes rather than releasing all of them on the same day. While WandaVision's final has already premiered, you will have to wait a week to watch The Falcon and The Winter Soldier's episodes. But just like with WandaVision, it's totally worth the wait! The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is also set in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame. Captain America's confidant Sam Wilison aka The Falcon and his best friend Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier team up to fight alongside each other. There's a new Captain America as well (John Walker). The first two episodes have been very well received by the fans.
Invincible on Amazon Prime Video:
Invincible is based on the comic book of the same name. Mark Grayson is just like another another teenager except for the fact that his father is a superhero. Mark discovers that he too has powers right after his 17th birthday. It's a classic superhero story with an added coming of age storyline. While it's too early to say much of the series, the first few episodes have received much attention from the audiences. It's definitely worth a shot!