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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 September certainly doesn’t look to disappoint with an exciting new set of streaming releases offering a wide range of stories.

Charlie Kaufman’s next, an ambitious Indian indie set in space, problematic billionaires, the return of The Boys, major direct to OTT releases from Fahadh Faasil and Nani and much more. Not to mention two new platforms added to our list with Telugu service Aha and the independent cinema-dedicated Cinemapreneur. Here are our picks of what’s releasing this month across platforms.

Netflix

Dolly, Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare

When: TBC

Lipstick Under My Burkha director Alankrita Srivastava’s next stars Bhumi Pednekar and Konkona Sensharma as two cousins in Delhi navigating patriarchy, careers and relationships.

Bad Boy Billionaires: India

When: September 2nd

That title says it all. Dive into the stories of India’s most infamous billionaires- Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Subrata Roy, and Byrraju Ramalinga Raju in this series which follows how they planned, plotted and manipulated the system. 

Love, Guaranteed

When: September 3rd

To save her small law firm, Susan (Rachael Leigh Cook) takes a high-paying case from Nick (Damon Wayans Jr.), a charming new client who wants to sue a dating website that guarantees love. A charming rom-com is certainly the need of the hour. 

Away

When: September 4th

Hollywood’s trend of using space as the setting for existential parent dramas continues with Away starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank.

I’m Thinking Of Ending Things

When: September 4th

This one had us at Charlie Kaufman. The acclaimed writer/director returns with a tale of a young woman trapped with her boyfriend’s family during a snowstorm, which leads her to question the nature of everything she knew about her boyfriend, herself, and the world.

Cargo

When: September 9th

Arati Kadav‘s ambitious indie is entirely set in space and follows two astronauts (Vikrant Massey and Shweta Tripathi) tasked with the tragic job of ferrying people to the afterlife. 

The Duchess

When: September 11th

Comedian Katherine Ryan stars in a semi-autobiographical comedy about a single mom living in London which looks like it could well be the next tragicomedy that steals our hearts. 

The Devil All The Time

When: September 16th

Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sebastian Stan, Jason Clarke and others come together in an ensemble drama that’s not to be missed. Spanning the time between World War II and the Vietnam war, director Antonio Campos’ film renders a seductive and horrific landscape that pits the just against the corrupted. 

Ratched

When: September 18th

From the creator of American Horror Story, witness the origin of the iconic Nurse Ratched played by the one and only Sarah Paulson.

Enola Holmes

When: September 23rd

A wonderful twist on the classic Sherlock Holmes story, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobbie Brown) follows Sherlock’s teen sister who sets off to find her mother and becomes a super-sleuth in her own right. Oh, and it also stars Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham-Carter. Need we say more?

Amazon Prime Video

C U Soon

When: September 1st

Fahadh Faasil and Roshan Mathew star in an innovative, Searching-style screen movie about a software engineer from Kerala who sets out to find his missing fiancée. 

The Boys Season 2

When: September 4th  

The Boys are back to wreak havoc, kick ass and kill superheroes. Amazon’s flagship show returns for more uncomfortable laughs, political commentary and diabolical plans.

V

When: September 5th

Natural Star Nani’s 25th film goes straight to streaming and this time he plays the antagonist. V follows a killer who challenge a cop with puzzles to solve. 

Utopia

When: September 25th 

When the conspiracy in the elusive comic Utopia turns out to be real, a group of young fans come together to embark on a high-stakes twisted adventure to use what they uncover to save themselves, each other, and ultimately humanity. 

Disney+ Hotstar Premium

Earth To Ned

When: September 4th

Tired of the same old talk show hosts interviewing celebs? Well how about an alien? 

Our Cartoon President

When: September 14th

From executive producer Stephen Colbert comes this hilarious look into the Trump presidency, animation style. It’s a workplace comedy where the office is oval, a character study in search of character, and a timely political send-up of the always-colourful forty-fifth president and his family.

The Third Day

When: September 15th

Jude Law and Naomi Harris star a drama which follows a man’s journey to a mysterious island off the British coast where he discovers a group of inhabitants intent on preserving their home at any cost.

Filthy Rich

When: September 22nd

Meet the Monreauxes, a mega-rich Southern family famed for creating a successful Christian television network. When the family’s patriarch dies in a plane crash, his wife Margaret is left to take charge of the family business.

Family Guy Season 19

When: September 28th

Our favourite obnoxious family is back for more cutaways, pop culture references and hilarious shenanigans.

Sony LIV

JL50

When: September 4th

Abhay Deol, Pankaj Kapur and Piyush Mishra star in a series revolving around a CBI investigation of a flight crash. The plot takes a drastic turn when they find out that the flight that crashed a week ago, took off 35 years ago from Kolkata.

Dark Waters

When: September 18th

Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations.

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

When: September 25th

Based on the children’s classic book by John Bellairs, the fantasy adventure follows 10-year-old Lewis who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. Directed by Eli Roth and written by Eric Kripke (The Boys), the movie features Jack Black and Cate Blanchett amongst others.

Voot Select

The Comey Rule

When: September 27th

The 4-hour limited series is offers a behind-the-headlines account of the historically turbulent events around the 2016 presidential election and the story of two powerful figures, Comey and Trump, and their eventual collision course.

Crackdown

When: TBC

Written by Suresh Nair and directed by Apoorva Lakhia, Crackdown  promises  to be a high-powered thriller and stars Saqib Saleem, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Iqbal Khan & Rajesh Tailang.

Cinemapreneur

Jai Bhim Comrade

When: September 1st

Anand Pathwardhan’s acclaimed 2011 documentary releases for the first time online. The film, which took 14 years to complete, explores the long tradition of poetry and music of resistance of the Dalits community.

1984 When The Sun Don’t Rise

When: September 11th

The National Award-winning documentary follows the survivors of the Genocide of Sikhs in 1984 in Widows Colony, New Delhi by following the lives of three women who negotiate their memories each day to live and earn bread for their families while fighting for justice.

Capital I

When: September 25th

Capital I is an existential psychodrama revolving around a young girl who finds herself trapped between realistic relationships and a strange relationship with her hallucinatory lesbian partner.

Aha

Reunion

When: September 26th

Filmmaker Tharun Bhascker hosts a show which sees the star cast of popular Telugu films reunite to share trivia, anecdotes and memories of making a classic. 

Amaram Akhilam Prema

When: September 18th

The straight to digital release follows a woman’s mistake which costs her her relationship with her father and her efforts to win him back. 

ALTBalaji and ZEE5

Bebaakee

When: September 1st

ALTBalaji’s latest series is a tale of love, friendship and brotherhood.

ZEE5

Atkan Chatkan

When: September 5th

ZEE5’s latest original film revolves around a 12-year-old chai delivery boy named Guddu, whose finds rhythm in everyday life. He starts a band with his friends, which leads to them taking part in the biggest music competition of the city.

Tiki-Taka

When: September 11th

Tiki-Taka follows a Senegalese football player who arrives in India to take part in a football match, but finds himself caught in a series of unlikely encounters.

London Confidential

When: September 18th

The spy-thriller follows a RAW agent who must identify the mole in his own ranks before it’s too late. The film from Kanwal Sethi stars Mouni Roy and Purab Kohli among others. 

 

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