Friday, June 16, 2023

New OTT releases this week: Extraction 2, Black Mirror S6, Bigg Boss OTT2, and more

The weekend is right around the corner and the world of entertainment is all ready to get you glued to your screens. Your favourite OTT platforms are churning out content at lightning speed, with new releases on the bill every week. Whether your flavour is action, drama, romance, or mystery, there’s something for everyone on the most popular OTTs. This week we have got some exciting new thriller and rom-com releases that will surely be worth your time. From the highly-anticipated Netflix's ‘Black Mirror Season 6’ to Disney+ Hotstar's ‘Shaitan’, the list includes everything from Extraction 2, I Love You, Jee Karda, Rafuchakkar, Bigg Boss OTT Season 2, IIFA 2023 and more. These shows and movies are streaming on the platforms such as Netflix, Disney Plus Hotstar, JioCinema, Zee5 and Amazon Prime Video. So, let's take a look at some of the most interesting releases to watch in the third week of June 2023 and on which platforms.

Extraction 2 / Netflix
An action thriller drama movie, directed by Sam Hargrave and written by Joe Russo, Chris Hemsworth is back with the second part of Extraction which rides high on thrill, action, and drama. Even after his near-death experience in his last mission in Dhaka in Bangladesh, Tyler is back to doing what he is best at – saving the innocent. In this sequel to the 2020 film, Chris’ character Tyler Rake is on a deadly mission to save the family of a ruthless Georgian gangster. He will be confronted with unforeseen dangers and unfamiliar challenges that he must overcome before it’s too late.

Black Mirror / Netflix
The new season of the dystopian sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror is all set to release this week, after nearly five years since the last season. The dark and twisted Black Mirror Season 6 comprises five captivating episodes with a runtime of 40-80 minutes. In the first episode, an ordinary woman finds out that her life has been adapted into a TV drama, while in the second a young couple gets engrossed in a local story filled with shocking events in a quaint Scottish town. Next, audiences get to travel to an alternate 1969 where two characters face unimaginable events during their high-tech mission. They then step into the shoes of a troubled starlet who pays the price of being a celebrity and finally into the life of a meek sales assistant who is forced to do terrible acts to avoid disaster. 

I Love You / JioCinema
I Love You is a romantic thriller drama series written and directed by Nikhil Mahajan. Headlining this movie are Rakul Preet Singh, Pavail Gulati, and Akshay Oberoi. Rakul portrays the character of a working independent woman named Satya Prabhakar who believes in old-school romance. She experiences true love when she meets the man of his dreams, but love catches her by surprise. Her love story soon takes a deadly turn as she starts experiencing shocks instead of romantic surprises. Soon the twists and turns in the plot turn this love story into an edgy and captivating mystery that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. 

Big Boss OTT Season 2 / JioCinema
Big Boss OTT Season 2 is all set to entertain audiences with an impressive list of contestants who have been in the news of late. After the successful first season in 2021, Bigg Boss OTT is back with another power-packed season with Salman Khan as the new host – replacing the previous season’s host Karan Johar. Multiple cameras capture everything that happens round the clock to ensure that nothing is missed by the public – the ultimate ‘boss’ this season as they will be influencing the outcomes of daily tasks performed by the contestants. Get set for an entertaining season that is sure to spark several controversies just like the previous season with an ensemble cast that includes Aaliya Siddiqui, Falaq Naazz, Jiya Shankar, Avinash Sachdev, Akanksha Puri, Bebika Dhurve, Manisha Rani, Puneet, Palak Purswani, Manisha Rani, Puneet, Palak Purswani, Kevin Almasifar, Jad Hadid, Sima Taparia, Cyrus Broacha & Abhishek Malhan. 

Desperate Riders / Lionsgate Play
Embrace the lawlessness in the heart of the wild west in this western cowboy drama movie Desperate Riders, written by Lee Martin and directed by Michael Feifer. The movie is headlined by Vanessa Evigan, Victoria Pratt, Rob Mayes, Trace Adkins, Tom Berenger and Erin Bethea. The story revolves around a loner and a female sharpshooter who have to fight with a band of ruthless outlaws in order to save the mother of a boy named Billy. The movie offers a perfect blend of drama and action set back in the days when justice was sought through guns and quick wits. Watch the movie to enjoy the Western nostalgia filled with raw emotional drama and adrenaline-pumping action. 

Rafuchakkar / JioCinema
A thriller drama starring Maniesh Paul, Rafuchakkar marks his OTT debut with this mini-series. Essaying the character of a conman who creates havoc across cities in India in this clutter-breaking series directed by Ritam Srivastava, Maniesh’s character Pawan Kumar aka Prince carries shocking scams that target the rich and corrupt. Disguised as a gym trainer, wedding planner, and other characters he comes up with unique schemes to extract millions from the rich. However, as the story unfolds it becomes difficult to decide whether he really is a swindler or a common man who gets tangled in a web of lies. 

Jee Karda / Amazon Prime Video
Jee Karda with an impressive ensemble cast is a rom-com drama series directed by Arunima Sharma. The story revolves around the lives of seven childhood friends played by Tamannaah Bhatia, Aashim Gulati, Suhail Nayyar, Anya Singh, Hussain Dalal, Sayan Banerjee, and Samvedna Suwalka. They all believed that their life will be sorted by the time they turned 30. However, life had other plans for them as none of them lives the life he/she dreamt of. Moreover, an accidental wedding proposal between two of these friends adds to the overall drama in the lives of these millennials. Will their friendship survive the hurricane all this mess is going to cause in their lives? 

Shaitan / Disney Plus Hotstar
A Telugu language action crime drama series that digs deep into a world where violence is a prerequisite for survival, Shaitan is written and directed by Mahi V. Raghav. Starring Rishi as Baali, the story unfolds as Baali and people of his like are willing to kill anyone they have to in order to stay alive. Their actions put them on the radar of both cops and politicians. The forces leave no stone unturned in hunting them down and even deal ruthlessly with them. But will Baali and others silently face the atrocities of cops and politicians or will they retaliate in a more gruesome manner? 

King the Land / Netflix
‘King the Land’ is a rom-com and a hate-to-love relationship drama. It tells the story of a man who is the heir of The King Group, a luxury hotel corporation, and a young lady working at The King Group who finds her way to personal growth by handling office politics. The lead roles are played by Im Yoon-ah and Lee Jun-ho in the drama. 

Farhana / Sony LIV
Written and directed by Nelson Venkatesan, Farhana is a Tamil language thriller drama movie starring Aishwarya Rajesh, Selvaraghavan, Aishwarya Dutta, Jithan Ramesh, Anumol, Sakthi and Raja Krishnamoorthy. This movie is about a simple housewife/mother named Farhana who is going through a financial crisis. In order to make ends meet and provide her children with a better lifestyle, she takes up a job at a call centre. However, despite putting in all her efforts, she is unable to earn much. She then decides to switch divisions in the same company which puts her in a labyrinth of dangers. As the plot thickens, problems increase manifold for Farhana, turning her life upside down. 

IIFA 2023 / Jio Cinema
After the grand ceremony in Dubai, IIFA 2023that was held on 26-27 May 2023 is all set for TV and Digital Premiere this weekend. Produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment, this annual award ceremony honors the best Bollywood films, stars, filmmakers, technicians, etc. for their contribution to the film industry. With the official satellite partner for IIFA 2023 being Colors TV, it will premiere on June 18, 2023 at 5:00 PM on Colors TV. Same time, you can also catch this on Jio Cinema for free from June 18, 5:00 PM onwards.


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