OTT platforms with desi series and movies have become the primary source of entertainment for millions in the country. With the country reeling under a heatwave, it might be difficult to go out, but the desi web series and movies releasing on these platforms are sure to provide the much-needed break from your routine.
To make your life easy, we have compiled a list of top desi series and movies releasing across different platforms in May 2022.
(Streaming Platform: Netflix | Release Date: 6 May 2022)
Thar starring Anil Kapoor and Harsh Vardhan Kapoor looks to be a promising dark tale from the hinterlands of the country. It features Anil Kapoor as a veteran cop who wants to prove himself after a desert town is hit by a murder.
(Streaming Platform: Voot | Release Date: 2 May 2022)
Baked showed three friends starting a midnight food delivery service while they were still at college. Now after years, in Season-3 these three friends reunite for a road trip and each of them has a hidden agenda. The roller-coaster road trip is sure to bring a smile to our faces. Watch the trailer here.
(Streaming Platform: Zee5 | Release Date: 6 May 2022)
An inspirational story based on the life of Slum Soccer founder, Vijay Barse, Jhund stars Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role. Released in March in theatres, the movie received positive reviews and is currently ranked 7.2 on IMDb.
(Streaming Platform: Disney+ Hotstar | Release Date: 6 May 2022)
Home Shanti is the story of a middle-class family who is building their first house, after spending decades living in government-allocated quarters. With just 3 months left before they have to vacate their current quarter, the show is set to marry the chaos and comedy in a great manner.
(Streaming Platform: Voot | Release Date: 12 May 2022)
Shot in Kashmir and Himachal, this romantic drama series deals with the complexities of human emotions in a mature manner. The show features Aamna Sharif and Kunaal Roy Kapur in lead roles as an estranged couple. Watch the trailer here.
5. Pet Puran (Marathi)
(Streaming Platform: SonyLIV | Release Date: 6 May 2022).
Pet Puraan brings to light the clash in mindsets and priorities between a modern-day, working couple who do not wish for kids and their respective families, who have a more traditional approach towards what completes a family.
(Streaming Platform: Zee5 | Release Date: 13 May 2022).
The controversial movie Kashmir Files was released in March this year and is now slated to hit OTT screens on 13th May 2022 on Zee5. Directed by Vivek Agnihotri and starring Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, Mithun and Darshan Kumar, the movie is a narrative on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990 in the midst of the insurgency.
(Streaming Platform: Disney+ Hotstar | Release Date: 20 May 2022).
Starring Siddharth, Jaaved Jaaferi and Shweta Tripathi Sharma among others, the series of Escaype Live seems promising. Set in the landscape of contemporary India, the series explores the different journeys of six people, as they struggle to win fame and fortune via a social media app called Escaype Live.
(Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video | Release Date: 13 May 2022).
The Indian adaptations of ‘Modern Love’ series explore heart-warming stories of different facets, shades and moods of love, all set in India’s three biggest cities with many unique milieus. The first of these adaptations ‘Modern Love Mumbai’ releases on May 13, and the trailer looks very promising.
(Streaming Platform: Disney+ Hotstar | Release Date: 6 May 2022).
Every story of this 3-part micro-anthology series explores a different relationship with the central theme being – Closure. The series shows how closure brings an end to one chapter in life and also ushers in a new one.