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 As the weekend approaches, Netflix, Hotstar, and Amazon Prime are ready to drop a whole new set of movies and shows to entertain their subscribers. From gripping crime dramas to heartwarming family movies, the streaming platforms are offering a diverse lineup to cater to everyone’s interests.

There’s a lot on the plate – from Hrithik Roshan’s Vikram Vedha to Rani Mukherjee’s Mrs. Chatterjee Vs. Norway to Ajay Devgn’s Bhoola, we’ve compiled a list of interesting new movies and series that premiered this Friday on Disney+, Hotstar, Netflix, and other platforms. With so many alternatives available on numerous OTT platforms, keeping track of new releases arriving every week might be a difficult endeavor.

1. Taj: Reign Of Revenge

Plot: The second season of the period drama, Taj: Divided by Blood, is here to continue the tale of Mughal emperor Akbar and his sons – Salim, Murad and Daniyal, picking up where the first season left off with an exciting storyline that will focus on the events that shook the Mughal empire. Featuring a star-studded cast including Naseeruddin Shah, Aashim Gulati, Sandhya Mridul, Rahul Bose, and others, the season is titled Taj: Reign of Revenge and promises to be just as thrilling as the first, which ended on a cliffhanger.

Release Date: May 12, 2023 | Where to watch: Zee5

2. Queen Cleopatra

This week’s new OTT releases are adding some excitement with Netflix’s upcoming documentary, Queen Cleopatra Focusing on Egypt’s last pharaoh, Queen Cleopatra, and her efforts to immortalize her family’s legacy, this documentary is a must-watch. Jada Pinkett Smith is backing this Netflix documentary, which is sure to be an insightful watch.

Release Date: May 12, 2023 | Where to watch: Netflix

3. Dahaad

Dahaad marks the debut of Sonakshi Sinha. The web series revolves around a police officer (Sonakshi Sinha) who is tasked with investigating a series of suicides in public bathrooms. However, her investigations reveal that these deaths were not suicides, but murders. The series takes an intriguing turn as she unravels the mystery behind the murders. Created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, Dahaad features an ensemble cast including Sonakshi Sinha, Gulshan Devaiah, Sohum Shah, and Vijay Varma. This is a must-watch series from the exciting list of new OTT releases available this week.

Release Date: May 12, 2023 | Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

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4. Vikram Vedha

This movie is inspired by the age-old folktale of Betal Pachisi, which tells the story of King Vikramaditya’s quest to capture a cunning demon who always escapes by telling riddles. In the film, we see a contemporary version set in Lucknow, where a top police officer, Vikram (Saif Ali Khan), leads a team of cops tasked with nabbing dangerous gangsters. Their main target is Vedha (Hrithik Roshan), a mid-level gangster who has risen quickly up the ranks after committing a series of murders. Vedha is just like the Betal in the tale, sharing a new story with the officer every time he’s caught, giving him a chance to escape once again. These stories offer a glimpse into the past of both the criminal and the cop, revealing how their lives have been shaped by various events. With such an engaging plot and a talented cast, Vikram Vedha is one movie that you can’t afford to miss!

Release Date: May 12, 2023 | Where to watch: Jio Cinema

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5. Royalteen: Princess Margrethe

Also coming to Netflix is the movie Royalteen: Princess Margrethe, based on the book Royalteen Prince Charming by Randi Fuglehaug and Anne Gunn Halvorsen. The movie tells the story of Princess Margrethe, who struggles to live a normal life while dealing with family drama. Starring Elli Müller Osborne, Sammy Germain Wadi, and Amalie Sporsheim, this upcoming Netflix movie promises to be an engaging watch.

Release Date: May 12, 2023 | Where to watch: Netflix

6. Shakuntalam

Starring Samantha and Dev Mohan in lead roles, the film is a modern retelling of the ancient Hindu tale of Shakuntala, the daughter of Vishwamitra and nymph Meneka. In the story, Shakuntala meets King Dushyant, and the two fall madly in love and get hitched. However, things take a tragic turn when Dushyant forgets all about Shakuntala because of a sage’s curse. But destiny has other plans, and the two lovers eventually reunite. With such a captivating plot and talented actors, this movie promises to be a heartfelt and entertaining watch.

Release Date: May 11, 2023 | Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

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7. Chatterjee Vs Norway

Starring Rani Mukherjee, this hard-hitting movie is based on a true story. An immigrant Indian mother embarks on a fierce custody battle when Norwegian authorities take her children away from her. Her inspiring fight against the country left many teary-eyed.

Release Date: May 12, 2023 | Where to watch: Netflix

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8. Crater

Disney+ Hotstar’s latest film, Crater, directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, follows the story of Caleb Channing (Russell-Bailey) who is facing relocation to a new planet after his father’s death. However, before leaving, Caleb and his friends embark on an adventurous mission to fulfill his late father’s final wish.

Release Date: May 12, 2023 | Where to watch: Disney+Hotstar

9. The Mother

It’s an action-packed thriller starring none other than the fabulous Jennifer Lopez. Directed by Niki Caro, the movie follows the story of a deadly assassin who must step out of hiding to protect her long-lost child from danger. With such an intriguing plot and a talented cast, The Mother promises to be a riveting watch. So, if you’re looking for some exciting entertainment to binge on at home this week, this is one option you definitely shouldn’t miss out on!

Release Date: May 12, 2023 | Where to watch: Netflix

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10. Bholaa

As per the recent update, the much-awaited movie of Ajay Devgn and Tabu, Bholaa is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. Yes, it is available at Amazon Rental with a rental fee of Rs. 399.

Release date: May 11, 2023 | Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Which ones are you planning to watch? Do let us know in the comments below

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