You’ve surely been living under a rock or are truly overworked if you haven't already marked your calendar for all the exciting upcoming releases on the many OTT platforms. Either ways, we have got you covered. Gear up for the second season of Made in Heaven, which is set to release only a few days from today; Heart of Stone, a Gal Gadot-starrer which will feature Alia Bhatt; a docu-series on AP Dhillon; and a lot more. Here are our top picks of the August releases.
The Hunt for Veerappan
Veerappan, a notorious poacher, unleashed chaos in the South Indian forests, triggering India's most extensive manhunt. His reign of terror spread far and wide, leaving authorities and communities in a relentless pursuit. As he skillfully evades capture, fear grips the region and the search intensifies. With a reputation for cunning tactics and a deep understanding of the wilderness, Veerappan posed a formidable challenge for law enforcement. The hunt for this elusive outlaw became a gripping tale of determination, pushing the limits of human resilience in the quest for peace and safety in the dense jungles. Join in on the exhilarating manhunt this week.
Release date: August 4 on Netflix
Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop
This Netflix Original (limited docuseries), that spans four episodes, delves deep into the instrumental role women have in hip hop. It begins with how woman forayed into the genre five decades ago, made their mark, and continue to break new ground in the world of music. Be it documenting icons or getting to know current trendsetters who top the music charts day after day, the series shows hip hop in a different light—it ceased being a musical genre and came to be an agent of change with powerful lyrics that throw light on the many social issues prevalent around us. The docuseries features Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Rah Digga, Latto, Tierra Whack, Saweetie, Coi Leray, Sha Rock, Remy Ma, Yo-Yo, Roxanne Shante, Chika, Rapsody, and Kash Doll.
Release date: August 9 on Netflix
Made in Heaven: Season 2
One of the most-awaited shows of the year, Made in Heaven season 2 is just a few days from its release and we just cannot wait. With the new season, the International Emmy-nominated series will delve deeper into the lives of its characters who navigate the complexities of organising and celebrating marriages while their own lives unfold in unexpected ways. Season 2 will reveal the dichotomy of tradition, modern aspirations, and belief systems set against the canvas of lavish Indian weddings. In addition to Sobhita Dhulipala and Arjun Mathur in lead roles, the series also stars Jim Sarbh, Kalki Koechlin, Shashank Arora, Shivani Raghuvanshi, and Vijay Raaz and some new characters played by Mona Singh, Ishwak Singh, and Trinetra Haldar.
Release date: August 10 on Amazon Prime Video
Over the course of six episodes, this Netflix Original (limited series drama) goes into the origin story and aftermath of America’s opioid crisis. Based on Barry Meier’s 2018 book, Pain Killer and Patrick Radden Keefe’s 2017 article titled 'The Family That Built an Empire of Pain' in The New Yorker, the show brings to light the stories of victims and perpetrators, whose lives changed forever due to OxyContin. It stars Uzo Aduba, Matthew Broderick, Sam Anderson, Taylor Kitsch, Carolina Bartczak, Tyler Ritter, John Ales, Ron Lea, Ana Cruz Kayne, West Duchovny, Jack Mulhern, and John Murphy.
Release date: August 10 on Netflix
Heart of Stone
Ever since fans got a glimpse of the trailer, they have been counting down the days to see Alia Bhatt in this spy thriller that stars Gal Gadot in the lead. The film revolves around Agent Rachel Stone (Gadot), an intelligence operative doing her best to stop a hacker (Bhatt) from stealing a weapon that stands between peace and war. It promises to take us into the world of spies and their missions which are peppered with daring stunts and high-octane action sequences.
Release date: August 11 on Netflix
AP Dhillon: First of a Kind
The four-part docuseries delves into the life of Amritpal Singh Dhillon, fondly known as AP Dhillon, globally. Through exclusive access, the series follows his remarkable journey from Gurdaspur, a small village in Punjab, to the mountains of British Columbia, Canada, where he has become a renowned global music sensation. Through a combination of Dhillon’s personal accounts and interviews with his close-knit circle of family and friends, this series offers a genuine insight into Dhillon’s life, motivations, and journey, and follows him on a global expedition, both on and off the stage.
Release date: August 18 on Amazon Prime Video
Guns & Gulaabs
In a sleepy town, a simple-minded mechanic struggles to emerge from his dead gangster father’s shadow to win over the love of his life. An honest officer and devoted family man ends up being a chaos agent, a reluctant cartel heir has an identity crisis, and two teenagers experience their first love and first heartbreak—all the characters see their worlds colliding spectacularly in this first-of-its-kind genre mashup pulp, gangster-comedy. The series features Rajkummar Rao, Dulquer Salmaan, Adarsh Gourav, TJ Bhanu, and Gulshan Devaiah
Release date: August 18 on Netflix