COMING UP: OTT’s September releases

As many as five notable Web series and movies are planned for release in September.

Joginder Tuteja lists them out.


Where to watch: ZEE5
Release date: September 3

Photograph: Kind courtesy Pranutan/Instagram

Helmet is the first release of September. The term is usually used to mean a condom in slang language and here, an entire comedy spins around it.

The film revolves around young couple Aparshakti Khurana and Pranutan Bahl, who lay their hands on countless contraceptives, and then go about distributing it to those who feel shy.


Mumbai Diaries 26/11
Where to watch: Amazon Prime
Release date: September 9

What really happened on the night of 26/11 when Mumbai was attacked by Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists? Mumbai Diaries takes the viewer into a hospital setup against this backdrop.

Led by Mohit Raina and Konkona Sen Sharma, this Web series has Nikkhil Advani calling the shots.

As a film-maker, he has helmed the thriller genre quite brilliantly in D-Day and Batla House.

If the promo is any indication, he brings in a lot of human drama amidst all the action.


Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai?
Where to watch: ZEE5
Release date: September 10

Back in time when a currency note was found with ‘Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai‘ scribbled over it, it went viral.

Social media was abuzz with ‘Who is Sonam Gupta?’

The question may now be answered with the film Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai?

Jassie Gill, who played Kangana Ranaut’s husband in Panga, leads the comedy, with Surbhi Jyoti playing Sonam Gupta.

Bhoot Police
Where to watch: Disney+Hotstar
Release date: September 17

The horror comedy Bhoot Police stars Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam, and was shot entirely during the pandemic.

It was supposed to find a theatrical release, but the second wave changed its fate.

Pawan Kripalani returns to direction after Phobia.


Where to watch: ZEE5
Release date: To be announced

Photograph: Kind courtesy Leander Paes/Instagram

Back in time, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were a force to reckon with in tennis.

While they were winning back-to-back championships then, something happened in their personal lives that led to a ‘breakpoint’.

Now that a lot of water has flown under the bridge, the duo is back to tell the world about what really happened.

It is wonderful to see the wife-husband duo of Ashwini Iyer Tiwary (Panga) and Nitesh Tiwari (Chichhore) come together to make this film.

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