As Olympics streaming dominates the scheme of things, it is a relatively quiet week as far as new arrivals on the Indian OTT platforms go. But that doesn’t mean I have nothing to recommend right now.
As a title, Love In The Times Of Corona was waiting to be taken. The Corona and the attendant lockdown has now become a popular muse for filmmakers. Down South, we had a Tamil anthology of four stories (Putham Pudhu Kaalai) that centred on the lockdown. They were not just about romance. You had stories of family sentiments and crime, too.
Lines is a story about a young girl who sets out to fulfill her grandmother’s wish, which is to meet her sister who lives in Pakistan. Travel between two war-torn neighbours is filled with danger. So she has to use methods of stealth and subterfuge.
Thittam Irandu revolves around a woman cop who comes from a village. In Chennai, she comes across a youngster, and smitten by his good looks and decent behaviour, she slowly falls for him. But things take a strange turn when she starts investigating the murder of a close friend. She faces lots of hurdles, and a series of shocking events throws her love life into a tizzy, too.
City of Dreams season 2 is an exciting watch. “As the story of the political power battle in the Gaikwad family goes forward, It’s going to get murkier and personal, and the fight for power is going to destroy many households’’ is what the showrunner had to say.
The series’ main success in adroitly mixing palace intrigues with political shenanigans. And that core formula will be retained in this 10-episoded new season.