Upcoming shows and movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5, Disney+Hotstar in January 2021

As the New Year has dawned upon us, we are expecting a lot many great things from 2021. We aren’t sure what this year has come up with but we are pretty certain that entertainment lovers will be enjoying the year from the very start.

Owing to the coronavirus induced pandemic, the release dates of many movies and shows were slated for 2021 and the year is finally here! 2020 might have been a year of no good for big screens but it was also a year when our OTT platforms delievered the much anticipated entertainment throughout the year.

From Paatal Lok and Family Man to Panchayat and Delhi Crime, OTT platforms in India managed to garber heavy viewership and Indian audience is looking forward to more such promising shows and movies.

Here’s the list of the shows and movies that are streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+Hotstar, and ZEE5 this month.

#1 The White Tiger on Netflix

Based on a book of same name by Arvind Adiga, the film will be featuring Priyanka Chorpa Jonas, Rajkumar Rao and Adarsh Gaurav in the lead role. he Ramin Bahrani-directorial trails the lives of a driver who has got big dreams, and a couple who are super-rich. The story talks about the ugly and existent class divide in Indian society. Based on the trailer, The White Tiger looks highly promising and will be released on January 22.

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#2 Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy on Netflix

After winning Emmys for his highly acclaimed works, Stanley Nelson is moving towards yet another  dark docuseries focussing on the lives of the black people inside the US prison and healthcare institutions. Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy talks about the irreparable damages done by drugs on people and personal damages done by the system. It starts streaming on January 11.

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#3 Maara on Amazon Prime Video

Remake of the 2015 Malayalam movie Charlie, Maara features Dulquer Salmaan and Parvathy Thiruvothu in the lead. Releasing on January 8 the movies talks about the story of a woman who goes in search of a man who has painted the wall of her town. Interestingly, the walls of her town are painted as per a story that the woman used to hear from a stranger as a kid. The movie also features R Madhvan in lead.

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#4 Tandav on Amazon Prime video

Yet another political drama, Tandav revolves around the power of politics. Releasing on January 15, Tandav features Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Ali Abbas Zafar, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Tigmanshu Dhulia, and Sunil Grover among others. Tandav is a story coated with power, politics, deceit and vengeance in its underbelly.

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#5 Kaagaz on Zee5

Starring Pankaj Tripathi in the lead role, Kaagaz talks about the real-life story of a living man who has been declared dead by the system. Kaagaz is produced by Salman Khan and directed by Satish Kaushik. It releases on January 7.

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#6 Tribhanga On Netflix

A multi-generational story directed by actor Renuka Shahane, Tribhanga marks the digital debut of Kajol. The film also stars Mithila Palkar, Tanvi Azmi and Kunaal Roy Kapoor.

The project is backed by Kajol’s husband Ajay Devgn, in collaboration with Bannijay Asia and Siddharth P Malhotra’s Alchemy Films. Releasing on January 15, Tribhaga is the story of three women and their dysfunctional families.

Kajol had recently shared the teaser of her upcoming film Tribhnaga and wrote: “Tribhanga, matlab, tedhi, medhi, crazy, but sexy. #Tribhanga premieres 15 January, only on Netflix.”

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