What are the upcoming movies on OTT as of July 2021? or New movie releases on OTT in 2021? or the Best OTT web series in India? Then this is the blog for you. Here, we list the top OTT movies of 2021 and the best new OTT releases on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar, etc. OTT or “Over the Top” is an excellent platform for entertainment, so let’s start exploring the new OTT content releasing this month. If you’re not aware of the OTT platform, read our comprehensive OTT Platforms coverage here.

The top 5 OTT platforms in India are Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar, Zee 5 and SonyLIV. For a complete list of OTT platforms in India, click here. In this blog, we track the new/upcoming/coming soon movies, web and TV series of each.

Official Announcement | Chale Chalo, Lagaan – A Special Celebration, Coming Soon.

It’s a treat for Lagaan fans as it completes two decades. Netflix, Aamir Khan Productions and Ashutosh Gowariker are coming together to celebrate 20 years of Lagaan in Indian cinema through a celebratory reunion which will feature the team of Lagaan. The reunion titled Chale Chalo Lagaan – Once Upon An Impossible Dream will stream on Netflix India’s YouTube channel.

Written and Directed By: Ashutosh Gowariker. Produced By: Aamir Khan. Executive Producer: Reena Dutta.
Music: A. R. Rahman & Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam, Sukhvinder Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, Anuradha Sriram, Shaan, Vasundhara Das, Srinivas, Vaishnali, Kishori Gowariker, A. R. Rahman
Dialogues: K.P. Saxena.
Narrator: Amitabh Bachchan

Cast: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelly, Paul Blackthorne, Suhasini Mulay, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raghuvir Yadav, Rajendra Gupta, Rajesh Vivek, Shri Vallabh Vyas, Javed Khan, Raj Zutshi, Akhilendra Mishra, Pradeep Rawat, Daya Shanker Pandey, Yashpal Sharma, Amin Hajee, Aditya Lakhia, A.K.Hangal, John Rowe, David Gant, Jeremy Child, Ben Nealon
Supporting Cast: Anupam Shyam, Raja Awasthi, Pramatesh Mehta, Bhim Vakani, Amin Gazi, Anu Ansari, Parveen Bano, Chris England, Howard Lee, Simon Holmes, Ray Eves, Jon House, Neil Patrick, Jamie Whitby Coles, Barry Hart, Alex Shirteliff

BIGGEST web series (as of July 2021) coming soon on OTT platforms in India

Following are the most-anticipated and coming soon web series in July 2021

See details of featured web series – Navarasa on Netflix India

See details of featured web series – Loki on Disney+ Hotstar India

BIGGEST movies (as of July 2021) coming next on OTT platforms in India

Following are the most-awaited and coming soon movies in 2021

See details of the featured movie – Toofaan on Amazon Prime

See details of the featured movie – Bhuj: The Pride Of India on Netflix India

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In this blog, you will find:
– The best upcoming content, movies, web and TV series on Netflix, Prime, Hotstar, Zee 5 and SonyLIV India in 2021. You can also find a review of the best 5 OTT platforms in India.
– Also, some movie and tv series recommendations from my side.
– I have also covered the winners’ list from Filmfare OTT awards 2020

I will try and keep this blog updated as and when I hear about new releases. If I miss something then please let me know by either commenting or sending an email to admin@myareapage.com.

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Best Upcoming Content on OTT Platforms

Upcoming content of movies on OTT platforms in India

Every person in India enjoys movies, and we all love watching them. Following are the most-awaited, coming soon, upcoming films on each of the OTT platforms.

Upcoming movies on Netflix India (as of July 2021)

Are you tracking upcoming content on OTT platforms? Following are the top movies coming soon on Netflix India.

Haseen Dillruba

This is a twisted tale with a rollercoaster ride. It has love in 3 shades – Lust, Obsession and Deceit.

  • Release Date: 02 July 2021
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
  • Director: Vinil Mathew
  • Actors: Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey, Harshvardhan Rane, Aditya Srivastava

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, a mysterious jungle inhabitant, and a ragtag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

  • Release Date: 04 July 2021
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
  • Director: James Bobin
  • Actors: Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, and Danny Trejo

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a 2020 American superhero film based on the DC Comics team, the Birds of Prey. The film follows Harley Quinn, who, after splitting with the Joker, joins forces with Helena Bertinelli, Dinah Lance, and Renee Montoya (who go on to form the Birds of Prey) to save Cassandra Cain.

  • Release Date: 29 July 2021
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
  • Director: Cathy Yan
  • Actors: Margot RobbieRosie PerezMary Elizabeth Winstead

Crawl

A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.

  • Release Date: Coming Soon
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
  • Director: Alexandre Aja
  • Actors: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark, Ross Anderson

Dhamaka

Dhamaka is an upcoming action thriller film. Reassigned from TV to radio, a frustrated anchor sees both danger and opportunity when he receives threatening calls on the air.

  • Release Date: Coming Soon on Netflix
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Action, Thriller
  • Director: Ram Madhvani
  • Actors: Kartik Aaryan, Mrunal Thakur, Amruta Subhash

Netflix India 2021 list

See What’s Next: Netflix India 2021 list
list of 2021’s Upcoming Netflix Original Films

Upcoming movies on Book My Show Stream (as of July 2021)

Misbehaviour

A group of women hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.

  • Release Date: 16 July 2021
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
  • Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
  • Actors: Keira KnightleyGugu Mbatha-RawJessie Buckley

Upcoming movies on Amazon Prime India (as of July 2021)

Wondering what’s the upcoming content on OTT? Following are the top movies coming soon on Amazon Prime India

Toofaan

Story of a criminal’s transformation to a national-level boxer. Living life as Ajju Bhai or Aziz Ali – both involve hitting first or getting hit.
The earlier collaboration of Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra got the best film award for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag,’- a biopic based on Indian athlete Milkha Singh.

  • Release Date: 16 July 2021.
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Drama, Sport
  • Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
  • Actors: Farhan Akhtar, Paresh Rawal, Vijay Raaz, Mrunal Thakur, Supriya Pathak

The Tomorrow War

The world is stunned when a group of time travellers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is a high school teacher and family man Dan Forester. Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist and his estranged father in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.

  • Release Date: 02 July 2021
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
  • Director: Chris McKay
  • Actors: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Edwin Hodge

Malik

A past ridden with crime, death and pain is recounted to Freddy, a juvenile criminal, who has been assigned to eliminate his estranged uncle Sulaiman, an ageing patriarch, while behind bars.

  • Release Date: 15 July 2021
  • Language: Malayalam
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Director: Mahesh Narayan
  • Actors: Fahadh FaasilJoju GeorgeNimisha Sajayan

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Upcoming movies on Disney+ Hotstar India (as of July 2021)

Are you tracking the upcoming content? Following are the top movies coming soon on Disney+ Hotstar

Bhuj: The Pride of India

Experience the untold story about 300 Gujarati women who helped the Indian Airforce during Bangladesh and Pakistan War

  • Release Date: 13 August 2021
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Action, Drama, History
  • Director: Abhishek Dudhaiya
  • Actors: Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Ammy Virk, Nora Fatehi, Sharad Kelkar

Collar Bomb

This is a story of a cop who is forced to commit a series of crimes. It’s a race against time as a suicide bomber is about to blow up a school.

  • Release Date: 09 July 2021
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Action, Thriller
  • Director: Dnyanesh Zoting
  • Actors: Jimmy Sheirgill, Asha Negi, Naman Jain

Raya and the Last Dragon

Raya is a fierce warrior. Who embarks on a journey to find the last dragon. However, dangerous challenges await her. Following is a beautiful story set in a fantasy and ancient civilisation.

  • Release Date: 04 June 2021
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • Director: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada
  • Actors: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan

Luca

This is a beautiful story about a young boy’s adventures, which he shares with his newfound best friend. But all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.

  • Release Date: 18 June 2021
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
  • Director: Enrico Casarosa
  • Voice Actors: Jacob Tremblay, Maya Rudolph, Jack Dylan Grazer, Giacomo Gianniotti, Jim Gaffigan

Upcoming movies on Zee 5 India (as of July 2021)

Following are the top movies coming soon on Zee 5

State of Siege: Temple Attack

State of Siege: Temple Attack is a ZEE5 Original film inspired by true events. Witness the bravery of the NSG commandos. When innocent lives are at stake. But even in the worst of times, heroes still exist. It is about how the Indian Armed Forces fought off the terrorists who attacked the Akshardham Temple in Gujarat in 2002.

  • Release Date: 09 July 2021.
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Action
  • Director: Ken Ghosh
  • Actors: Akshaye Khanna, Akshay Oberoi, Manjari Fadnnis

14 Phere

Sanjay, a Rajput from Jahanabad, is in love with Aditi, a Jat from Jaipur. They want to get married but don’t want to hurt their families. So they plan to get married by arranging a fake set of parents. Will they succeed?

  • Release Date: July 2021.
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Director: Devanshu Singh
  • Actors: Kriti Kharbanda, Vikrant Massey, Gauahar Khan

Silence… Can You Hear It?

Get ready for a suspenseful story of truth and justice. However, things are not as innocent as they seem.

  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Director: Aban Bharucha Deohans
  • Actors: Manoj Bajpayee, Prachi Desai, Denzil Smith

Upcoming movies on SonyLIV India (as of July 2021)

Following are the top movies coming soon on SonyLIV

Bhonsle

This is the story of Bhonsle, who is a retired police officer. When the migrant resident politics take a nasty turn, he chooses to take a stance and deal with it.

  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Director: Aban Bharucha Deohans
  • Actors: Manoj Bajpayee, Prachi Desai, Denzil Smith

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Upcoming content of TV series (as of July 2021) on OTT platforms in India

Upcoming content for the TV series is going to be exciting. As many OTT platforms have their own produced Original TV series. Following are the most-awaited, coming soon, upcoming TV series that will keep you hooked this year.

Netflix India has released a list of 2021’s Upcoming Original Netflix Series

Upcoming TV series on Netflix India (as of July 2021)

Querying what’s upcoming content on OTT? Following are the TV series coming soon on Netflix India

Navarasa

Navarasa is a web series created by Mani Ratnam. It brings together the most acclaimed talent of actors, directors, musicians, writers, producers and technicians from the industry, and beyond. Each critically acclaimed director has shared a different emotion or rasa such as anger, compassion, courage, disgust, fear, laughter, love, peace and wonder.

  • Release Date: 06 August 2021
  • Language: Tamil
  • Genre: Drama
  • Directors: Arvind Swami, Bejoy Nambiar, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Karthick Naren, Karthik Subbaraj, Priyadarshan, Rathindran Prasad, Sarjun, and Vasanth Sai.
  • Actors: Vijay Sethupathi, Suriya, Aditi Balan, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Siddharth, Arvind Swamy, Prakash Raj, Revathi

Ray

This is a 4 episode series that is a modern retelling of 4 Satyajit Ray’s classics: Forget Me Not, Bahrupiya, Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa and Spotlight. The series covers various genres including From satire and psychological thrillers.

  • Release Date: 25 June 2021
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Director: Abhishek Chaubey, Srijit Mukherji and Vasan Bala
  • Actors: Manoj Bajpayee, Ali Fazal, Kay Kay Menon & Harshvarrdhan Kapoor

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth is a post-apocalyptic fairytale about a hybrid deer-boy and a wandering loner who embark on an extraordinary adventure.

  • Release Date: 04 June 2021
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Director: Jim Mickle
  • Actors: Nonso Anozie, Christian Convery, Stefania LaVie Owen

Lupin – Season 2

Assane’s quest for revenge against Hubert Pellegrini has torn his family to pieces. He now has to think of a new plan with his back to the wall, even if it means putting himself in danger.

  • Release Date: 11 June 2021
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
  • Director: George Kay
  • Actors: Omar Sy, Vincent Londez, Ludivine Sagnier

Hit & Run

From The Producers of The Killing, Fauda comes yet another gritty and suspenseful series. A happily married man’s life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit-and-run accident in Tel Aviv.

  • Release Date: Coming Soon on Netflix
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
  • Director: Mike Barker, Neasa Hardiman, Rotem Shamir
  • Actors: Kaelen Ohm, Lior Raz, Gregg Henry

Kapil Sharma on Netflix

Kapil Sharma is coming soon with a digital debut on Netflix. The fans are excited by this official announcement and are eagerly waiting to get entertained.

  • Release Date: Coming soon on Netflix
  • Language: Hindi

Little Things – Season 4

A romantic story of a couple in their 20s living in Mumbai. Above all, it’s a story of a relationship and discovering yourself.

  • Release Date: Coming soon on Netflix
  • Language: English, Hindi
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Director: Dhruv Sehgal
  • Actors: Dhruv Sehgal, Mithila Palkar, Abhishek Bhalerao

Masaba Masaba – Season 2

A comedy-drama centred around the real-life of Neena and Masaba Gupta. But it’s a fictional story where they play themselves and give a glimpse of their lives in fashion and film.

  • Release Date: Coming soon on Netflix
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Director: Sonam Nair
  • Actors: Masaba Gupta, Neena Gupta, Neil Bhoopalam

Delhi Crime – Season 2

A chilling true-crime story based on the infamous Nirbhaya case in Delhi. Hence it’s an account of the police investigation of finding the culprits.

  • Release Date: Coming soon on Netflix
  • Language: English, Hindi
  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Director: Richie Mehta
  • Actors: Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang, Rasika Dugal

Upcoming TV series on Amazon Prime India (as of July2021)

Searching for upcoming content on OTT platforms? Following are the TV series coming soon on Amazon Prime India

The Family Man Season 2

The Family Man is an edgy action-drama series. It is the story of Srikant Tiwari, a middle-class man who works for a special cell of the National Investigation Agency. He tries to balance his family responsibilities while he tries to protect the nation from terrorists. Season 2 of Family Man promises to be a whole new season full of thrill.

  • Release Date: 04 June 2021
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
  • Director: Krishna D.K., Raj Nidimoru
  • Actors: Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni, Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, Vedant Sinha

DOM

Dom tells the story of the narcotics traffic war. Shifting between action, adventure and drama, the series shows the situations which blur the lines between right and wrong.

  • Release Date: 04 June 2021
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Director: Breno Silveira and Vicente Kubrusly
  • Actors: Gabriel Leone, Flavio Tolezani, Filipe Bragança, Raquel Villar, Isabella Santoni, Ramon Francisco, Digão Ribeiro, Fabio Lago, Julia Konrad and André Mattos

Panic

Panic is based on a 2014 novel of the same name, written by Lauren Oliver. The story takes place in a small Texas town, where graduating seniors participate in a dangerous competition. The players will face their deepest, darkest fears and be forced to decide how much they are willing to risk to win.

  • Release Date: 28 May 2021
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
  • Director: Ry Russo-Young, Jamie Travis, Viet Nguyen, Megan Griffiths, Gandja Monteiro
  • Actors: Olivia Welch, Mike Faist, Ray Nicholson

Upcoming TV series on Disney+ Hotstar India (as of July 2021)

Superhero fan? Finding what’s upcoming content? Following are the TV series coming soon on Disney+ Hotstar

Loki

A new Marvel chapter with Loki, the God of Mischief, at its centre.

  • Release Date: 11 June 2021
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Director: Kate Herron
  • Actors: Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino

Grahan

A hard-hitting thriller Inspired by the Novel “Chaurasi” by Satya Vyas.

  • Release Date: 24 June 2021
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
  • Director: Shailendra Jha
  • Actors: Pawan Malhotra, Wamiqa Gabbi, Ranjan Chandel, Zoya Hussain

The Mysterious Benedict Society

Four gifted orphans who possess a unique skill are recruited by an eccentric benefactor who wants them to go on a secret mission that could have consequences globally.

  • Release Date: 25 June 2021
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
  • Actors: Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, MaameYaa Boafo, Ryan Hurst

What If…?

“Space. Time. Reality. It’s more than a linear path.”
WHAT IF…?, is an Original Series from Marvel Studios

  • Release Date: Coming Soon
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • Director: Bryan Andrews
  • Voice Actors: Jeffrey Wright, Hayley Atwell, Josh Brolin

Upcoming TV series on Zee 5 India (as of July 2021)

Following are the TV series coming soon on Zee 5

Sunflower

This comedy murder-thriller is full of unusual characters. The crime meets chaos story takes place in a middle-class housing society called Sunflower.

  • Release Date: 11 June 2021.
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Director: Vikas Bahl
  • Actors: Sunil Grover, Ranveer Shorey, Mukul Chaddha, Ashish Vidyarthi, Girish Kulkarni

Dhoop Ki Deewar

Dhoop Ki Deewar is a ZEE5 exclusive and Zindagi Original Pakistani drama web series. It is written by Umera Ahmad and is set in the backdrop of the Indo-Pak conflict. This web series depicts that how peace is better than war.

  • Release Date: 25 June 2021.
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
  • Director: Haseeb Hassan
  • Actors: Ahad Raza Mir, Sajal Aly, Zaib Rehman, Savera Nadeem, Samiya Mumtaz, Samina Ahmed, Manzar Sehbai

The Test Case | Season 2

The Test Case – Season 2 is a ZEE5 Original thriller that revolves around a female army officer’s search for a mysterious man in her bid to find redemption.

  • Release Date: Coming Soon
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Action, Drama
  • Actors: Harleen Sethi

Code M | Season 2

With Code M Season 2, Jennifer Winget aka Major Monica Mehra is back with yet another gripping season. Enjoy this tale of courage and sacrifice where the brave soldiers put the country before their families

  • Release Date: Coming Soon
  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller
  • Actors: Jennifer Winget

Upcoming TV series on SonyLIV India (as of July 2021)

Following are the TV series coming soon on SonyLIV

Maharani

This is a political drama set in Bihar of the 1990s. How an illiterate woman, homemaker, Rani Bharti (Huma Qureshi), survive this? But her life takes a turn when her husband and Bihar’s CM makes Rani his successor.

  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Drama
  • Director: Karan Sharma
  • Actors: Huma Qureshi, Sohum Shah, Amit Sial, Vineet Kumar, Pramod Pathak

Kathmandu Connection

An officer is murdered, a hotelier is kidnapped, and a reporter is stalked against the backdrop of the 1993 Mumbai Blast.

  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
  • Director: Sachin Pathak
  • Actors: Amit Sial, Gopal Dutt, Anurag Arora

Girls Hostel – Season 2

This is a story of 4 girls. In a building full of residents that is a Girl’s Hostel. Witness the dushmani and dosti.

  • Language: Hindi
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Director: Chaitanya Kumbhakonum
  • Actors: Srishti Shrivastava, Parul Gulati, Ahsaas Channa

Riviera – Season 3

A thrilling story of crime and killings. Meanwhile, an innocent woman realizes her family’s true identity. This is a story of how a woman seeks to protect herself and her loved ones.

  • Language: English
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Director: Neil Jordan
  • Actors: Julia Stiles, Lena Olin, Dimitri Leonidas

My top movie recommendations on each of the OTT platforms for you

Following is my list of recommendations for must-watch movies on each of the OTT platforms. If you have not watched them then I highly recommend them. These are the best movies available only on these video-on-demand services. Watch them before they go away from these OTT platforms.

Disney+ Hotstar top 7 movies

  • Lootcase (Comedy/Drama) (Hindi)
  • Jojo Rabbit (War/Dark comedy) (English)
  • Ford v Ferrari (Sport/Drama) (English)
  • Bangalore days (Romance/Drama) (Malayalam)
  • Tahaan (Drama) (Hindi)
  • Dharm (Drama, History) (Hindi)
  • Ready or Not (Action, Comedy, Horror) English

Amazon Prime top 7 movies

  • The Great Indian Kitchen (Drama) (Malayalam)
  • C U SOON (Drama, Mystery, Thriller) (Malayalam)
  • Ebar Shabor (Crime, Mystery, Thriller) (Bengali)
  • The King of Comedy (Comedy, Crime) (English)
  • Parasite (Comedy, Drama, Thriller) (Korean)
  • Shatranj Ke Khilari (Comedy, Drama, History) (Hindi)
  • Angoor (Comdey) (Hindi)

Netflix top 7 movies

  • Parinda (Action, Crime, Drama) (Hindi)
  • Black Friday (Action, Crime, Drama) (Hindi)
  • The Notebook (Drama, Romance) (English)
  • Non-Stop (Action, Mystery, Thriller) (English)
  • Baby Driver (Action, Crime, Drama) (English)
  • Super Deluxe (Drama/ Dark comedy) (Tamil)
  • Harishchandrani factory (Drama/Comedy) (Marathi)

Zee5 top 7 movies

  • Atkan Chatkan (Drama, Musical) (Hindi)
  • Tigers (Drama/Thriller) (Hindi)
  • Chintu ka Birthday (Drama) (Hindi)
  • Hotel Mumbai (Drama/Action- Thriller) (English)
  • Barot House (Suspense/Thriller) (Hindi)
  • Roja (Drama, Romance, Thriller) (Hindi)
  • Ardh Satya (Crime, Drama) (Hindi)

SonyLIV top 7 movies

  • Green Book (Biography, Comedy, Drama) (English)
  • 1917 (Drama, Thriller, War) (English)
  • Lincoln (Biography, Drama, History) (English)
  • Secret in Their Eyes (Crime, Drama, Mystery) (English)
  • Devdas (Drama) (Hindi)
  • Golmal (Comedy) (Hindi)
  • Shahid (Biography, Drama) (Hindi)

Did you know: Movies and TV series are not permanent on the OTT platforms. Most of them are but many come and go. So be sure to watch them when they are available on your video streaming platform.

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My top TV Series recommendations on each of the OTT platforms for you

Following is my list of must-watch TV series on each of the OTT platforms. If you have not watched them then I highly recommend them. They are truly binge-worthy.

Disney+ Hotstar top TV series

  • Chernobyl (Drama, History, Thriller) (English)
  • Band of Brothers (Action, Drama, History) (English)
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson (Crime) (English)
  • Special Ops (Action) (Hindi)
  • Criminal Justice (Crime) (Hindi)
  • Aarya (Crime, Drama, Thriller) (Hindi)
  • City of Dreams (Thriller) (Hindi)

Amazon Prime top TV series

  • The Family Man (Action/Drama) (Hindi)
  • Mirzapur (Crime) (Hindi)
  • Panchayat (Comedy, Drama) (Hindi)
  • Made in Heaven (Drama)(Hindi)
  • Malgudi Days Swami & Friends (Drama) (Hindi)
  • Modern Love (Comedy, Romance) (English)
  • Mr. Bean (Comedy) (English)

Netflix top TV series

  • Selection Day (Sports/Drama) (Hindi)
  • Delhi Crime (Crime/Drama) (Hindi)
  • Breaking Bad (Crime) (English)
  • Masaba Masaba (Comedy/Drama) (Hindi)
  • The Crown (Drama) (English)
  • Black Mirror (Sci-Fi/Thriller) (English)
  • Mind Hunter (Thriller) (English)

Zee5 top TV series

  • Kaafir (Drama, Thriller) (Hindi)
  • The verdict: State vs Nanavati (Crime) (Hindi)
  • Code M (Mystery, Thriller) (Hindi)
  • State of Siege 26/11 (Action) (Hindi)
  • Rangbaaz (Action) (Hindi)
  • Black Widows (Crime, Drama, Mystery) (Hindi)
  • The Final Call (Drama, Thriller) (Hindi)

SonyLIV top TV series

  • Scam 1992 (Crime/Drama) (Hindi)
  • Your Honor (Action, Drama, Thriller) (Hindi)
  • Gullak (Comedy/Drama) (Hindi)

ALTBalaji top TV series

  • Home (Drama) (Hindi)
  • Bose: Dead/ Alive (Mystery) (Hindi)
  • The Dysfunctional Family (Comedy/Drama) (Hindi)
  • Romil and Jugal (Romantic/Drama) (Hindi)

MX player top TV series

  • Thinkistaan (Drama) (Hindi)
  • I’m Mature (Teenage/Drama) (Hindi)

Did you know: During the pandemic, the usage of OTT platforms increased exponentially. To meet the increasing demand and reduce internet congestion all OTT platforms switched to SD resolution.

Hotstar, SonyLIV, ALTBalaji, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Zee5 had unanimously decided to temporarily cut down high definition (HD) picture quality (1080p & 720p) bitrate to standard definition (SD) picture quality (480p).

My top 5 movies on the OTT platform that no one is talking about

In the glow and shine of famous movies, some hidden gems get missed out. When you happen to come across these kinds by chance, its a fabulous feeling.

Following are some of the hidden gems that I found about which no one talks about:

  • Helen on Netflix (Malayalam)
  • Aankhon Dekhi on Netflix (Hindi)
  • Brahman Naman on Netflix (English)
  • Do Dooni Chaar on Netflix (Hindi)

My top 5 TV series on OTT platform that no one is talking about

Here are some of the hidden gems of TV series that got eclipsed from famous ones and got missed out.

Following are some of the hidden gems that I found about which no one talks about:

  • Black Mirror on Netflix (English)
  • Yeh Meri Family on Netflix (Hindi)
  • Young Sheldon on Prime (English)
  • Peaky Blinders on Netflix (English)
  • Chernobyl on Disney+ Hotstar (English)

My top 10 Stand-up comedies

Following are my top 10 stand up suggestions. You have to give these a try!

  • Dave Chappelle’s Age of Spin, Equanimity (both have 2 parts each). (Netflix)
  • Kevin Hart’s Seriously Funny, Laugh at my pain, Let me explain, What Now?, Irresponsible. (Netflix)
  • Louis CK’s Live at Beacon Theatre (Youtube)
  • Bill Burr’s You people are all same, Walk your way out (Netflix)
  • John Mulaney’s The Comeback Kid, kid gorgeous (Netflix)
  • Jim Jefferies’s Freedumb, Funny Business, Greatest Hits (Netflix)
  • Gabriel Iglesias’s I’m sorry for what I said when I was hungry (Netflix)
  • Anthony Jeselnik’s Thoughts and prayers, Fire in the maternity ward
  • Trevor Noah’s Afraid of the dark, son of Patricia
  • Virdas ‘s Losing it

The complete winners’ list of Filmfare OTT awards 2020

The first Filmfare OTT awards 2020 was announced on 19/Dec/2020.

Amazon Originals – Paatal Lok and The Family Man, were the BIG winners in Filmfare OTT awards 2020.

Following is the complete list of all winners in various categories

Original

  • Best Film (Web Original): Raat Akeli Hai
  • Best Non-Fiction Original (Series/Special): Times of Music

Series

  • Best Series: Paatal Lok
  • The Best Comedy (Series/Specials): Panchayat
  • Best Director: Avinash Arun and Prosit Roy (Paatal Lok)

Series (Critics)

  • Best Series: The Family Man
  • Best Director: Krishna DK and Raj Nidimoru (The Family Man)

Drama Series

  • Best Male Actor: Jaideep Ahlawat (Paatal Lok)
  • Best Female Actor: Sushmita Sen (Aarya)

Drama Series (Critics)

  • Best Male Actor: Manoj Bajpayee (The Family Man)
  • Best Female Actor: Priyamani (The Family Man)

Comedy Series

  • Best Male Actor: Jitendra Kumar (Panchayat)
  • Best Female Actor: Mithila Palkar (Little Things Season 3)

Comedy Series (Critics)

  • Best Male Actor: Dhruv Sehgal (Little Things Season 3)
  • Best Female Actor: Sumukhi Suresh (Pushpavali Season 2)

Supporting Role in a Drama Series

  • Best Male Actor: Amit Sadh (Breathe: Into The Shadows)
  • Best Female Actor: Divya Dutta (Special OPS)

Supporting Role in a Comedy Series

  • Best Male Actor: Raghubir Yadav (Panchayat)
  • Best Female Actor: Neena Gupta (Panchayat)

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FAQ

Following are some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What does OTT mean?

OTT stands for Over the Top. For our detailed coverage please read about OTT Platforms here.

What are OTT applications?

OTT or Over the Top applications are services that provide viewers access to movies and tv series directly via the internet. For top platforms in India, you can read about OTT Platforms here.

Which is the best OTT platform in India?

For me Netflix is the best as of now. Read review and comparison of best 5 OTT platforms in India here.

Is Netflix free?

There are some shows and movies on Netflix that are free. Check out the free content on Netflix here. But mostly, it’s a paid service. Check out the top 3 OTT platforms comparison here.

Is Amazon Prime Video free with Amazon Prime?

Yes, Amazon Prime Video Service is free with Amazon Prime membership. Subscribe to Amazon Prime Video

Which is the best OTT platform for regional content in India?

There is Aha, Hoichoi, Sun NXT, etc. Check regional content information here.

Finally

OTT platforms are here to stay. Though we should use it diligently because careless use can affect your health.

Great upcoming content (movies and TV series) and Original series are being added every month on these platforms. Thus we should keep track of the forthcoming content on each of the media. Here is a short comparison of the top 3 OTT platforms in India. Read and let us know which OTT platform do you think is the best?

If you did not find any particular platform in this blog, check out the Complete OTT platform list in India (with content language).

Check out our latest blog on the best regional OTT blogs in India.

We will try and keep the list updated. If we happen to miss out on anything, please let us know because this is your list.

There is exciting content lined up this year on the OTT platforms. I am hooked, 😍 what about you?

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Contributed bySahil Srivastava
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2 thoughts on “Best Upcoming Content, Movies, TV series on OTT 2021”
  1. RAVI PRADHAN says:

    Great collection of OTT Streaming movies and Web series.
    Thank You!

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