fc lead streaming calendar for may stranger things puzhu and thar

In the age of the Coronavirus quarantine, remote education and hybrid workforces, many more of us are relying on streaming platforms in search of distraction, escape or just plain entertainment. With a new month comes new possibilities, talent, collaborations and shiny new releases for us to get lost in.

From the much-awaited new season of Stranger Things on Netflix to Mammootty and Parvathy Thiruvothu-starrer Puzhu on SonyLIV, here is a list of what’s releasing this month across platforms.

Netflix

The Pentaverate

When: May 5

After influencing global events for centuries, a secret society faces a dangerous threat from within. Can a Canadian reporter save them — and the world?

Thar (Hindi)

When: May 6

A veteran cop sees the chance to prove himself when murder and a stranger’s grisly torture plot shake the walls of a sleepy desert town.

Our Father

When: May 11

After a woman’s at-home DNA test reveals multiple half-siblings, she discovers a shocking scheme involving donor sperm and a popular fertility doctor.

Senior Year

When: May 13

A cheerleading stunt gone wrong landed her in a 20-year coma. Now she’s 37, newly awake and ready to live out her high school dream: becoming prom queen.

A Perfect Pairing

When: May 19

A hard-driving LA wine-company executive travels to an Australian sheep station to land a major client. There, she ends up working as a ranch hand and sparking with a rugged local.

Love Death + Robots Volume 3

When: May 20

A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy.

Stranger Things 4

When: May 27

A group of young friends grapple with supernatural forces and secret government exploits, unravelling a series of mysteries.

Amazon Prime Video

Man Of The Match (Kannada)

When: May 5

Directed by D Satya Prakash and produced by Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar, the film stars Nataraj S Bhat, Dharmanna Kadooru, Sundar Veena and Veena Sundar, among others.

Saani Kaayidham (Tamil)

When: May 6

Directed by Arun Matheswaran, the revenge drama stars Selvaraghavan and Keerthy Suresh.

The Matrix Resurrections

When: May 12

Return to a world of two realities: one, everyday life; the other, what lies behind it. To find out if his reality is a construct, to truly know himself, Mr. Anderson will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more.

Modern Love: Mumbai (Hindi)

When: May 13

Six stories exploring the various shades of love in the city of dreams. The directors include Shonali Bose, Hansal Mehta, Vishal Bhardwaj, Alankrita Shrivastava, Dhruv Sehgal and Nupur Asthana.

Night Sky

When: May 20

The sci-fi drama follows a couple who, years ago, had discovered a chamber buried in their backyard, which inexplicably led to a strange, deserted planet. It stars Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons.

DisneyPlus Hotstar

Home Shanti (Hindi)

When: May 6

How to build a dream house? No one knows, including the Joshi family. The series stars Supriya Pathak Kapur, Manoj Pahwa, Chakori Dwivedi, Poojan Chhabra and Happy Ranajit.

Stories On The Next Page (Hindi)

When: May 6

A micro-anthology of three stories based on the theme of closure. Directed by Brinda Mitra, it stars Abhishek Bannerjee, Ditipriya Roy, Namit Das, Bhupendra Jadawat and Renuka Shahane, among others.

Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers

When: May 20

A live-action film featuring animated version of Disney’s chipmunks, Chip and Dale.

Escaype Live (Hindi)

When: May 20

The series traces the journeys of six regular Indians as they struggle to win fame and fortune on a social media app. Will the lines between the real and virtual begin to blur?

Obi-Wan Kenobi

When: May 27

Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi watches over young Luke Skywalker and evades the Empire’s elite Jedi hunters during his exile on the desert planet Tatooine.

Voot Select

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

When: May 5

A prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series, the show will follow the crew of the USS Enterprise under Captain Christopher Pike.

Aadha Ishq (Hindi)

When: May 12

The romantic drama about a seemingly perfect yet incomplete love story stars Aamna Sharif, Gaurav Arora, Pratibha Ranta and Kunal Roy Kapur.

Zee5

Jhund (Hindi)

When: May 6

The Nagraj Majule film stars Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Barse, a retired sports teacher who founded an NGO called Slum Soccer.

The Kashmir Files (Hindi)

When: May 13

Directed by Vivek Agnihotri, the film, set against the backdrop of the Kashmir Insurgency, stars Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, Mithun Chakraborty and Darshan Kumar, among others.

SonyLIV

Nasir (Tamil)

When: May 6

An unassuming salesman makes his way through a seemingly ordinary day that unfolds to take unprecedented turns.

Puzhu (Malayalam)

When: May 13

Directed by Ratheena PT, the intense family drama stars Mammootty and Parvathy Thiruvothu.

BookMyShow Stream

Morbius

When: May 19

Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.

Aha Video

Dongata (Telugu)

When: May 6

Prasad and Sreeja enter wedlock and move to a new place to continue the rest of their lives. However, a series of unfortunate events start taking place after a small-time thief robs Sreeja’s gold chain during a bus journey.

Ashoka Vanamlo Arjuna Kalyanam (Telugu)

When: May 27

Written by Ravi Kiran Kola and directed by Viday Sagar Chinta, the romantic drama stars Vishwak Sen and Rukshar Dhillon.

Apple TV+

Tehran: Season 2

When: May 6

A Mossad agent embarks on her first mission as a computer hacker in her home town of Tehran.

The Essex Serpent

When: May 13

Starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston, the series follows a London widow, who moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent.

MUBI India

Great Freedom

When: May 6

In post-war Germany, liberation by the Allies does not mean freedom for everyone. Hans is repeatedly imprisoned under Paragraph 175, which criminalizes homosexuality. Over the decades, he develops an unlikely bond with his cellmate Viktor.

The Worst Person In The World

When: May 13

The film chronicles four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.

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