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In the age of Coronavirus quarantines, lockdowns and self-isolation, many more of us are relying on streaming platforms in search of distraction, escape and just plain entertainment. Luckily November certainly doesn’t look to disappoint with an exciting new set of streaming releases offering a wide range of stories. From the grand return of flagship shows like The Crown, to straight t0 OTT releases from celebrated directors including Anurag Basu, Hansal Mehta and Sudha Kongara, here are our picks of what’s releasing this month across platforms.

Netflix

Ludo

When: November 12th 

Anurag Basu. Need we say more? The celebrated director’s next is led by a sparkling ensemble cast including Rajkummar Rao, Sanya Malhotra, Pankaj Tripathi, Abhishek Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur and more. Ludo follows the journey of four different characters who meet at a crossroads.

Mismatched

When: TBC

YouTube sensation Prajakta Koli stars in a romance about a mismatched couple who come together to build an unlikely app while navigating an oddball bunch of friends, nasty bullies, a snooty professor… and well, each other.

Miss India

When: November 4th

Keerthi Suresh stars as an aspiring Indian entrepreneur dealing with disapproval, sexism and rivalry as she sets out to build a business empire. 

The Crown Season 4

When: 15th November

Netflix’s prestige drama about the royals returns. This season is set in the 1980s, following the events of the Queen’s clashes with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Prince Charles enters a tumultuous marriage with Lady Diana Spencer.

Shawn Mendes: In Wonder

When: November 23rd

Over the course of a world tour, this unguarded documentary follows music artist Shawn Mendes as he makes sense of his stardom, relationships and musical future.

Amazon Prime Video

Chhalaang

When: November 13th

The latest Hansal Mehta-Rajkummar Rao collaboration is in a much lighter, more up beat space than their previous work. Chhalaang follows Montu (Rajkummar Rao), a typical PT Master who doesn’t care much for his job. That is of course till circumstances put everything that Montu cares for at stake. Now he is forced to do what he has never done – teach. 

Soorarai Pottru

When: November 12th

The biggest direct-to-digital Indian releases yet stars Suriya in a biopic based on Captain Gopinath, the man who paved the way for affordable air travel in India.

Wayne

When: November 6th

The gloriously twisted writers of Deadpool bring you a series about 16-year-old Wayne who can’t help himself from righting the world’s wrongs. Now, against all odds, he and his girlfriend Del are on a road trip to reclaim what’s rightfully his. Expect blood, comedy and swearing. Lots of swearing.

Young Sheldon Season 4

When: November 6th

The popular Big Bang Theory-spin off returns. After graduating high school, Sheldon has a breakdown when he realizes he may not be ready for college.

Gatham

When: November 6th

The latest direct-to-digital Telugu release is a psychological thriller which sees a stranded couple being forced to stay in a mysterious house – where of course stranger and creepy things keep happening.

Disney+ Hotstar

Laxmii

When: November 9th

The newly-titled Laxmmi stars Akshay Kumar as a man possessed by the ghost of a trans person in Raghava Lawrence’s remake of his popular horror comedy Kanchana.

Mookuthi Amman

When: November 14th

Nayanthara and RJ Balaji star in Disney+ Hotstar’s first Tamil Original which seems like a searing take on corrupt Godmen who are in the business of spirituality.

Industry

When: November 10th

Industry follows a group of hungry, young graduates competing for a limited number of permanent positions at Pierpoint & Co., a leading bank in London, while being thrown head-first into the exhilarating world of international finance.

Inside Pixar S1

When: November 13th

A documentary series of personal and cinematic stories that provide an inside look into the people, artistry, and culture of Pixar Animation Studios

Grey’s Anatomy Season 17

When: November 13th

The popular medical drama following the lives of the doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial, continues its glorious run.

His Dark Material Season 2

When: November 17th

Based on author Philip Pullman’s beloved trilogy, His Dark Materials follows young Lyra’s quest to find her kidnapped friend which leads her to uncover a sinister plot of a secret organization, encounter extraordinary beings and protect dangerous secrets. 

Marvel’s 616

When: November 20th

Disney+’s latest docuseries explores Marvel’s rich legacy of pioneering characters, creators and storytelling to reflect the world outside your window. Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, showcases the intersections of storytelling, pop culture, and fandom within the Marvel Universe. 

Sony LIV

Uncommon Sense With Saloni Gaur

When: November 6th

Saloni Gaur also known by her comic name Nazma Aapi brings a humorous sketch comedy show on current affairs with a middle class point of view.

The Good Doctor Season 4

When: November 6th

The acclaimed series returns for season four, bringing us new adventures of Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, as her navigates prejudice and relationships to save lives. 

Mahabharat – Ant Ya Aarambh

When: November 13th

The 11 episodes animation series showcases the Mahabharat from a unique perspective.

Simple Murder

When: November 20th

Starring Priya Anand and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, the dark comedy follows an unlikely group of strangers whose lives get tangled up in a complex chain of events.

LA’s Finest Season 2

When: November 27th

The Bad Boys-spin off series starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba returns. as Syd and McKenna continue taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles.

Voot Select

Moonbase 8

When: November 8th

Created by and starring Fred Armisen and John C. Reilly, Moonbase 8 follows a group of mediocre astronauts living in a NASA test environment vie for the chance to be selected to go to the moon.

Cinemapreneur

Revelations

When: November 6th

A young Tamil woman, grappling with a difficult four-year long marriage, develops a complex relationship with her new neighbour, a middle-aged man, who has a mysterious past of his own.

Gamak Ghar

When: November 27th

Achal Mishra’s celebrated indie finally makes its way to a streaming platform, after setting the festival circuit on fire. The film follows a family which reunites at their ancestral home to celebrate a new birth in the family. Over the next two decades, through festivals and feasts, births and deaths, the film observes one house as it ages and falls to neglect.

Dice Media

Please Find Attached Season 2

When: October 30th

Dice Media’s popular series starring Ayush Mehra and Barkha Singh returns. Season 2 sees the couple trying to balance their relationship with their clashing careers.

MUBI India

NIMIC

When: November 27th

Yorgos Lanthimos’s mind-bending new short NIMICstars Matt Dillon as a professional cellist whose encounter with a stranger on the subway, has unexpected and far-reaching ramifications on his life. 

Cemetery

When: 18th November

Mixing myth and reality, the experimental documentary follows a Sri Lankan elephant amidst a natural disaster, and uses otherworldly imagery to expose the harsh realities of poaching.

Apple TV

Becoming You

When: November 13th

2,000 days. 100 children. Peek into the very first days of life in this globe-crossing, six-part docuseries narrated by Academy Award winner Olivia Colman.

Fireball: Visitors From A Darker World

When: November 13th

From directors Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds explores how meteorites have impacted our planet’s landscapes and cultures.

Aha

CommitMental

When: November 13th

The official Telugu remake of Permanent Roommates, the series revolves around a young couple, Phani and Anu, who, after being in a long distance relationship for three years, face the prospects of marriage.

Tamasha With Harsha

When: November 6th 

Viva Harsha leads this sketch comedy show which parodies contemporary culture and politics.

Anaganaga O Athidhi

When: November 13th 

The latest Aha original follows a family living in abject poverty whose fortunes change overnight when a mysterious stranger arrives, altering their lives forever.

Sam Jam

When: November 13th 

Samantha Akkineni makes her OTT debut with hosting a variety show aimed at connecting with real people and interviewing fellow celebrities.

ZEE Plex

Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari

When: November 14th

While this is still to be confirmed, the Diljit Dosanjh, Manoj Bajpayee and Fatima Sana Sheikh comedy was all set to be the first Hindi film to release in theatres, but new reports suggest it will be going straight to pay per view platform Zee Plex instead.

ZEE5 And ALTBalaji

Mumbhai

When: November 12th

Angad Bedi, Sikander Kher and Sandeepa Dhar star in a gangster drama set in the 90s which sees a war raging between cops and gangsters for the crown of power and politics.

Bichoo Ka Khel 

When: November 18th

Mirzapur star Divyenndu isn’t done with the gangster genre yet. Here he plays a writer who gets sucked into a life of crime.

Dark 7 White 

When: November 24th

Sumeet Vyas, Monica Chaudhary, Taniya Kalra, Jatin Sarna and others star in this political thriller revolving around a murder.

ZEE5

Raat Baki Hai

When: November 20th

Two estranged lovers meet each other after 12 years under strange circumstances one night. Except one of them is on the run having been accused of murder.

Naxalbari

When: November 28th

Rajeev Khandelwal stars as a copy who must fight off a Naxal uprising in this action-packed series that alternates between the dense jungles of Maharashtra and metropolitan cities.

Khaali Peeli

When: November 6th

The Ishaan Khatter, Ananya Pandey starrer finally makes its way to ZEE5 after its run on their new pay per view service Zee Plex.

MX Player

Aashram Part 2

When: November 11th

Prakash Jha’s popular series starring Bobby Deol, centred on the corporate-political-spiritual nexus, returns for season 2 two months after it’s first part.

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