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5 Must-Watch OTT Releases That You Probably Missed During The Holiday Season

As we have ushered into the new year after a tiresome holiday season, we have definitely missed a few things around the same time. Here are five must-watch titles that might have slipped under your radar but absolutely deserve your attention.

Jaideep Ahlawat, Shefali Shah, Swanand Kirkire In A Still From ‘Three Of Us’

There are always some or the other OTT titles that get missed. After all, there is a plethora of content coming our way every week. Added to that, we had the exhilarating holiday season just done away with. So, if you’re craving some hidden gems, we bring you a few titles which you must have missed during this holiday season, and they deserve your attention to the fullest.

These 5 titles are definitely worth your time and may have missed your attention as you were busy celebrating the holidays. Have a look:

‘Koose Muniswamy Veerappan’ (Zee5)

Koose Muniswamy Veerappan’ centres on the intriguing life and times of one of India's most notorious bandits. This gripping series delves beyond the headlines, offering a nuanced portrayal of Veerappan's three-decade-long reign of terror in the dense forests of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and parts of Kerala. As the story unfolds, viewers are taken on an emotional rollercoaster, exploring the dramatic encounters and ultimately the demise of Veerappan in a confrontation with the Special Task Force (STF). It also provides a fresh and distinctly Tamil perspective on Veerappan's legacy, shedding new light on the man behind the infamous criminal persona.

‘Three Of Us’ (Netflix)

Three Of Us’ is a beautiful tale of love and friendship, delicately balancing the complexities of identity and acceptance. Led by a stellar cast including Shefali Shah and Jaideep Ahlawat, the film follows the story of Shailaja Desai (Shefali Shah), diagnosed with dementia, who is on a soul-stirring journey to her childhood home. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Mumbai and the tranquil Konkan shore, the story captures Shailaja's pursuit of cherished memories and meaningful connections. With its character-driven approach, Three of Us leaves a lasting impression, offering a touching and refreshing perspective on the impact of returning to one's roots.

‘Wedding.Con’ (Amazon Prime Video)

Wedding.Con’ revolves around the lives of 5 women who are seeking a hand in marriage. Because of this pursuit, they create profiles on different matrimonial websites. It’s from here that the game begins where these women get not only conned in love but also in their hard-earned money and life savings. They get exploited by conmen who pose as grooms online. The women also get deeply attached to these men and end up getting emotionally manipulated. With ‘Wedding.Con’ they finally open up about the entire episode of what all happened to them and where they stand in life now. It’s a very eye-opening docu-series that gives an insight into all that can go wrong while searching for a bride or a groom online.

‘The Freelancer’ (Disney + Hotstar)

In ‘The Freelancer’, the gig economy takes centre stage as ex-cop Avinash Kamath (Mohit Raina) becomes a mercenary-for-hire, executing daring operations in global hotspots. Balancing his perilous profession with care for his fragile wife, Avinash is drawn back to Mumbai by the tragic death of former colleague Inayat Khan (Sushant Singh). The story intensifies when Avinash becomes entangled in a complex mission involving the radicalization of Khan's daughter, Aliya (Kashmira Pardeshi). Rooted in Shirish Thorat's book ‘A Ticket To Syria’, The Freelancer offers a thrilling mix of humour and drama, providing an insightful and entertaining portrayal of the challenges inherent in the modern gig economy.

‘Dhoota’ (Amazon Prime Video)

‘Dhoota’ is an eight-episode supernatural suspense-thriller that immerses viewers in a world of mythical mysteries and ancient legends. Starring Naga Chaitanya, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Prachi Desai, and Priya Bhavani Shankar, the series follows journalist Sagar's (Naga Chaitanya) life as it is disrupted by a series of ominous events predicting tragic accidents through shredded newspaper clippings. As Sagar investigates these forewarnings, Dhoota explores the traditional good journalist vs. bad journalist debate and delves into the challenges faced by journalists. Dhoota has been making waves on the digital platform for its interesting storyline establishing itself as a must-watch for those looking out for a suspenseful thriller.

So, grab your popcorn, get comfortable, and immerse yourself in these underrated gems that deserve a spot on your watchlist now.