Streaming Calendar: 30 Movies And Shows To Watch In May 2021, Film Companion
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In the age of the Coronavirus quarantine, lockdown and self-isolation, 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 Salman Khan’s Radhe on ZEE5 (that’s right, a Salman Khan movie going straight to streaming, that’s how crazy things have gotten), to Toofan on Amazon Prime Video to Zack Snyder’s Army Of The Dead on Netflix, here is a list of what’s releasing this month across platforms.

Netflix

Jupiter’s Legacy 

When: May 7th

Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter’s Legacy is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and navigates the complex dynamics of family, power, and loyalty.

Monster

When: May 7th

An adaptation of the Walter Dean Myers’ novel, the feature film tells the story of a 17-year-old honor student who is suddenly charged with felony murder.

Cinema Bandi

When: May 14th

Raj and DK turn producer for an indie Telugu film about the magic of making movies.

The Woman in the Window 

When: May 14th

Amy Adams stars in this book adaptation about a woman living alone in New York City who witnesses a murder. Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie and, Fred Hechinger also star.

Love Death and Robots Season 2

When: May 14th

The winning animated anthology returns with a vengeance. Naked giants, Christmas demons, and robots-gone-wild… Consume irresponsibly.

Sardar Ka Grandson

When: May 18th

The latest direct to digital Bollywood release is a romance that spans seven decades and two countries starring Arjun Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh and Neena Gupta. 

Army of the Dead

When: May 21st 

From one of the year’s most talked-about filmmakers, Zack Snyder, comes a zombie heist movie with a kickass cast including Dave Bautista, Hiroyuki Sanada and Huma Qureshi. 

Oxygen

When: May 12th 

No escape, no memory, 90 minutes to live. This is the situation for a woman who is running out of oxygen and time, and must find a way to remember who she is in order to survive. The Alexandre Aja movie stars Mélanie Laurent.

Alma Matters

When: May 14th

The IITs are the Indian version of the American dream that involves clearing the world’s toughest public exam for guaranteed lifelong success. But life is not an exam. It’s a hustle, one that nobody trained students for. Find out what goes into making an IITian an IITian. 

Milestone

When: May 7th

Ghalib, a veteran driver, sets a 500,000-km record on the road, but celebrations are cut short with the advent of pain, both physical and emotional. In the midst of fighting a compensation claim and finding a cure for his own back, he faces the threat of losing a job that has come to define him. Will life get back on track, or is this the end of the road?

Amazon Prime Video

Toofan 

When: May 21st

The story of a championship boxer starring Farhan Akhtar, Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal, Supriya Pathak Kapur and Hussain Dalal, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra 

The Boy From Medellin 

When: May 7th

From Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman comes an intimate portrait of one of the biggest international music superstars of our time, J Balvin, as he prepares for the most important concert of his career – a sold-out stadium show in his hometown of Medellín, Colombia.

The Underground Railroad 

When:  May 14th 

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead comes a limited series from Academy Award-winning director Barry Jenkins. 

Pink: All I Know So Far

When: May 25th

The documentary follow the singers during her record-breaking 2019 Beautiful Trauma world tour, giving audiences a behind-the-scenes peek at her life on the road. It delves into her attempts to balance being a mom, a wife, a boss, and performer.

Solos 

When: May 25th

Seven unique character-driven stories. Each character will set off on a thrilling adventure in an uncertain future and they’ll come to reckon that even during our most isolated moments, we are all connected through the human experience.

Panic

When: May 28th

No one knows who invented Panic or when it first began. But in the forgotten rural town of Carp, Texas, the game is the only way out. Every summer the graduating seniors risk their lives competing in a series of challenges that force them to confront their deepest fears for the chance to win life-changing money. Anyone can play. Only one will win.

Wonder Woman 84 

When: 15th May

Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord (Pedro Pascal) and The Cheetah (Kristen Wiig). The film is a follow-up to the 2017’s Wonder Woman, with director Patty Jenkins back at the helm and Gal Gadot returning in the titular role.

DisneyPlus Hotstar

Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele

When: May 9th  

Anshuman Jha and Zareen Khan play two friends who set out on the adventure of a lifetime and discover something beautiful along the way.

Voot Select

Ziwe

When: May 10th  

A new comedy variety series from writer, comedian and internet sensation, Ziwe. The show is a no-holds-barred mix of musical numbers, interviews and sketches that challenge America’s discomfort with race, politics, and cultural issues.  

ZEE5

Radhe

When: May 13th

Yup, the day has finally arrived where a Salman Khan film goes straight to streaming.

SonyLIV

Maharani

When: TBC

The current Chief Minister disrupts the state’s political machinery, naming a successor no one anticipated and shocking his wife, Rani Bharti (Huma Qureshi). The show also features Sohum Shah, Amit Sial and Vineet Kumar.

Out Of Her Mind

When: May 21st 

A quirky comedy, Out of Her Mind tackles love, relationships and human experiences in the 21st century.

BMS Stream

Godzilla Vs Kong

When: TBC

The monster mash-up blockbuster finally gets an Indian release. Are you team Godzilla or team Kong?

Apple TV+

Mythic Quest (season 2)

When: May 7th

With the quarantine finally over, the second season of Mythic Quest finds everyone back at the office, attempting to build upon the success of Raven’s Banquet by launching an epic new expansion.

Trying (season 2)

When: May 14th 

In the eight-episode second season of Trying, Nikki and Jason are continuing to navigate the adoption process.

Aha

Sulthan

When: April 30th

Vikram aka Sulthan, a robotic engineer, inherits 100 henchmen after his father’s demise. He chooses to leave his career and ambitions behind to work towards the welfare of his 100 brothers. Now, he has to keep them from violence and save the village from villains. 

Thank You Brother

When: May 7th

The story of a single pregnant woman and how she deals with the pains of her life after husband’s death.

MUBI India

State Funeral

When: May 21st

In the days following the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953, citizens flooded the Red Square to mourn their leader’s loss. Though the parade of pomp and circumstance was captured by hundreds of cameramen, their footage has remained largely unseen. Working from several hours of archival material, now stunningly restored, filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa has crafted an immersive recreation of a key moment in Soviet history.

Mr Jones

When: May 7th

This biographical thriller by Agnieszka Holland loosely tells the story of Gareth Jones, a journalist from Wales, who uncovered the truth about the Holodomor, the devastating famine in Ukraine in which millions died. 

MX Player

Ramyug

When: May 6th

The latest visual interpretation of the Ramayan directed by Kunal Kohli, this magnum opus narrates the tale of love, devotion, sacrifice and revenge.

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