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What to watch on Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon, and other OTT platforms in November

November 24, 2022 / 03:28 PM IST
Vasan Bala's Pune noir 'Monica, O My Darling' dropped on Netflix on November 11.

Vasan Bala's Pune noir 'Monica, O My Darling' dropped on Netflix on November 11.

While last month was a time of celebrations and festivities with Durga Puja, Navratri, Dussehra and Diwali, these holidays were also packed with OTT content in multiple languages across all platforms, including Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Zee5, Sony Liv, MX Player, Apple TV, Lionsgate Play, Aha Video and others. This month too has a lot in store. Check out what to binge on:

The Ghost, Netflix, November 2

A fast-paced action thriller, this Telugu film starring Akkineni Nagarjuna, Sonal Chauhan, Gul Panag and others, is about an ex-Interpol cop who shocks the underworld, goes underground, and emerges later only for his family.

Star Wars: Andor  Episode 9, Disney+ Hotstar, November 2

Yet another Star Wars spin-off series, Andor, a fantasy science fiction drama of 12 episodes, will drop all its remaining episodes (nine onwards) this month, with the last one coming on November 23.

'Marvel Studios: Assembled' The Making of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Disney+ Hotstar, November 3

After the nine-episode run of She-Hulk, the Marvel Studios is all set to release the makings of the show. The forthcoming special episode will dig into fun moments and behind the scenes.

Kaiyum Kalavum, SonyLIV, November 4

This Tamil web-series is about a compulsive thief and an unlucky pickpocket who get closer to being in love with each act of theft that they commit.

Causeway, Apple TV+, November 4

Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry, this film is about Lynsey (Jennifer), a military engineer who returns from war with a brain injury and PTSD and how her friendship with Brian helps to navigate their journey from grief to healing.

Ponniyin Selvan 1 — Hindi, Amazon Prime Video, November 4

Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan 1 (PS-1) is an epic historical action drama, about the life of Arulmozhi Varman, a Chola prince who goes on to become the renowned emperor Rajaraja. With a stellar cast of Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Trisha Krishnan,  Sobhita Dhulipala,  Karthik, Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Ashwin Kakumanu, Vikram Prabhu, Prakash Raj, Prabhu and others, this film is a much-awaited one.

Enola Holmes 2 , Netflix, November 4

A sequel to the 2020 film, this one is based on the young adult fiction series of the same name and sees Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, and Helena Bonham Carter try to solve a mystery of historic proportions that takes both Holmes brother and sister to work on.

Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva, Disney+ Hotstar, November 4

The much-awaited fantasy action-adventure starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Akkineni Nagarjuna will release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam on OTT.

The Mosquito Coast, Apple TV+, November 4

Starring Justin Theroux and Melissa George, The Mosquito Coast is about the Fox family who fled agents and the cartel and in this season they venture deep into the Guatemalan jungle to meet up with an old friend.

Manifest Season 4, Netflix, November 4

The finale season will be in two parts with 10 episodes in each, and will solve the many mysteries of Manifest as the passengers try to decipher the callings.

Minx, Lionsgate Play, November 4

This Ellen Rapoport series starring Ophelia Lovibond, Jake Johnson, and Michael Angarano, is all about meaningful drama with a touch of comedy. Set in the 1970s when a young feminist from Los Angeles joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first women's erotic magazine. Through this unlikely alliance, the characters discover how meaningful relationships blossom in the oddest places.

Buying Beverly Hills, Netflix, November 4

A new real estate occu-soap that is about the agents and the clients within Mauricio Umansky’s The Agency in Beverly Hills, California.

Ẹlẹṣin Ọba: The King’s Horseman, Netflix, November 4

After the death of the king, his horseman has to sacrifice himself so that he is able to serve his king in the afterlife.

Lookism Season 1, Netflix, November 4

This is a Korean series that is about a high school outcast. This animated show is about this kid who leads a double life switching between his two bodies that are polar opposites in appearance.

Behind Every Star, Netflix, November 8

This 12-episode South Korean television series is a lot like Call My Agent! And is about a talent management company and its agents dealing with difficult people but ensuring their celebrity clients are happy.

Zootopia+, Disney+ Hotstar, November 9

This animated limited series is based on Zootopia, the 2016 Disney animated feature film.

The Mysterious Benedict Society Season 2, Disney+ Hotstar, November 9

This mystery, adventure fiction is about four gifted orphans recruited by an eccentric benefactor to go on a secret mission. Episodes air every Wednesday, this month.

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Season 2, Disney+ Hotstar, November 9

In this season, this sports drama, comedy, will see how they kids try to form a new team with the original coach. Episodes air every Wednesday, this month.

Breathe: Into The Shadows Season 2, Prime Video, November 9

The second season of this crime drama thriller series created and directed by Mayank Sharma, comes after two years and stars Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh, and Nithya Menen in lead roles.

Save Our Squad, Disney+ Hotstar, November 9

This documentary series is based on football superstar and legend David Beckham and it explores how he found his way all the way up as he returns to East London to save a grassroots team from relegation.

FIFA Uncovered, Netflix, November 9

This documentary looks into the power struggles and global politics that goes into hosting the football World Cup.

The Crown Season 5, Netflix, November 9

This popular fictional dramatisation of the story of Queen Elizabeth II is into its fifth season and looks at Princess Diana and Prince Charles' media war as cracks begin to splinter the royal foundation.

Falling For Christmas, Netflix, November 10

Hotel heiress Lindsay Lohan falls off a cliff and loses her memory right after her boyfriend proposes to her. The film is about her trying to lead a normal life and inadvertently falling in love.

Lost Bullet 2, Netflix, November 10

Determined to find the murderers of his brother and his mentor, Lino (Alban Lenoir) won't let anyone get in his way.

Warrior Nun Season 2, Netflix, November 10

This show is adapted from the comic book character Warrior Nun Areala created by Ben Dunn. The much-awaited second season of this fantasy series is finally here.

Monica, O My Darling, Netflix, November 11

This neo-noir crime comedy thriller stars Rajkummar Rao, Radhika Apte, Huma Qureshi, Sikander Kher and others.

Mukhbir: The Story of a Spy, ZEE5, November 11

This one is about an Indian spy who enters Lahore to gain intelligence, and create a bond with the Pakistani Army officials in order to stop war against India.

Rorschach, Disney+ Hotstar, November 11

This dark, psychological, Malayalam action thriller had its theatrical release on October 7 and was applauded for performances, direction, narrative style, cinematography and action.

Savings Account, ZEE5, November 11

Raja Chanda's Bengali thriller skipped it's theatrical release and is having a direct premier on Zee5. The story is about the protagonist breaking into a bank, and taking everyone hostage while he asks the DSP, eight tasks to complete or he'd kill the hostages.

Ancient Apocalypse, Netflix, November 11

In this docuseries, journalist Graham Hancock researches archaeological sites and hunts for evidence of mysterious, lost civilizations, and tries to find out if a society from a long time ago was much more advanced than we ever thought possible.

Mythic Quest Season 3, Apple TV+, November 11

Mythic Quest is about a group of video game developers tasked with building worlds, creating heroes and legends.

Hot Seat, Lionsgate Play, November 11

This cyber-thriller stars Oscar winner Mel Gibson, who plays a bomb expert and is out to expose the terrorist hacker.

Tanaav, Sony Liv, November 11

An adaptation of the Internationally acclaimed Israeli series Fuada, this one, set in Kashmir is recreated by Sudhir Mishra and stars Manav Vij, Sumit Kaul, Rajat Kapoor, Shashank Arora, Arbaaz Khan, Zarina Wahab, Ekta Kaul, Arslan Goni, Waluscha De Sousa in key roles.

Sumi, Planet Marathi, November 13

Starring Akanksha Pingale, Divyesh Indulkar and Smita Tambe, this one is a heart touching story of a girl whose father works in a stone quarry but she goes to college despite adversity.

Hostel Daze Season 3, Amazon Prime Video, November 16

While the first two seasons were about the freedom and fun the main characters indulge in, this third season is a roller coaster of new discoveries and strange experiences.

Mind Your Manners, Netflix, November 16

In this heartwarming makeover series, Sara Jane Ho, international etiquette teacher, helps people become their best selves through good manners.

One Of Us Is Lying, Netflix, November 16

Based on Karen M McManus’s best-seller by the same name this one is the story of what happens when five high schoolers walk into detention, and only four make it out alive. This new season will show how far they will go to keep their secrets, themselves, and one another safe.

The Santa Clauses, Disney+ Hotstar, November 16

Scott Calvin (Santa Claus) who will be turning 65 goes on an adventure as he searches for a potential Santa.

Aha Na Pellanta , ZEE5, November 17

A Telugu romantic comedy, this eight-episode series is about what the protagonist does when on his wedding day, his would-be wife runs away with her boyfriend.

Christmas With You , Netflix, November 17

Feeling career burn out, Pop star Angelina faces a career burn out and escapes to grant a young fan's wish in small town New York. Here she finds true love and the inspiration to revitalise her career.

Dead to Me Season 3, Netflix, November 17

A black comedy, this series has bagged multiple Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. Comprising 10 episodes, this one is the third and final season.

1899, Netflix, November 17

A mystery-horror series, this one is about a steamship that comes across another migrant ship drifting on the open sea.

Anel Meley Pani Thuli, SonyLIV, November 18

This Tamil drama is a film about a sexual assault survivor who decides to fight for justice and bring to book the men who assault her.

Sardar , Aha, November 18

This Tamil film is about a spy in exile, who is branded as a traitor. Directed by PS Mithran it stars Chunky Panday and Laila along with Karthi, Raashii Khanna, Rajisha Vijayan.

Mickey: The Story of a Mouse , Disney+ Hotstar, November 18

One of the most enduring animated characters all across the globe and not just for kids, this one is a docu story about the most loved and famous mouse ever.

The Wonderful Autumn of Mickey Mouse, Disney+ Hotstar, November 18

Mickey Mouse is determined to undo the failures of his family's past after inheriting a rundown pumpkin farm from a distant relative, and the epic legend of its futility.

Disenchanted, Disney+ Hotstar, November 18

The story of this film follows ten years after Giselle’s (Enchanted, 2007) happily ever after. Directed by Adam Shankman, this sequel stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, Maya Rudolph, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jayma Mays, Gabriella Baldacchino, Idina Menzel and James Marsden.

The Twelve, Lionsgate Play, November 18

This series tells the story of Kate Lawson, who is on trial for the alleged murder of her niece and how the twelve jurors bring their personal lives and prejudices to the courtroom.

Wonder Women, SonyLIV, November 18

Directed by Anjali Menon, this slice-of-life film starring Nithya Menen, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Amruta Subhash, Nadiya Moidu, Padmapriya Janakiraman, Sayanora Philip, Archana Padmini and others is about six pregnant women who join a prenatal class. In their search for answers, they find themselves.

Elite: Season 6, Netflix, November 18

Based at an elite private school, Las Encinas, in Spain, this teen drama thriller is about the escapades of a group of teenagers.

Sita Ramam (Hindi), Disney+ Hotstar, November 18

Dulquer Salmaan-, Mrunal Thakur- and Rashmika Mandanna-starrer is a romantic period film which first released in theatres in August this year. The much-awaited Hindi version will finally be out on an OTT.

Slumberland, Netflix, November 18

Jason Momoa aka Flip, an eccentric criminal, helps a young girl escape nightmares and navigate dreams to find her dead father.

The People We Hate At the Wedding, Amazon Prime, November 18

A hilariously raunchy comedy starring Kristen Bell, Ben Platt, Allison Janney and Cynthia Addai-Robinson, this film is about an American family of two dysfunctional siblings and their mom, who are invited to the British wedding of their estranged half-sister.

Dharavi Bank, MX Player, November 19

Starring Suniel Shetty, Vivek Anand Oberoi, Sonali Kulkarni, Luke Kenny, Freddy Daruwala, Shanthi Priya and others. This crime thriller series is about bringing down one of the biggest crime syndicates.

Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium, Disney+ Hotstar, November 20

The Original concert event is streaming live on OTT, and this is something you wouldn’t want to miss - The last American tour.

Echo 3, Apple TV Plus, November 23

From the writer of Zero Dark Thirty (2012), this 10-episode thriller series is based on the award-winning series When Heroes Fly (2018) created by Omri Givon.

Good Night Oppy, Amazon Prime Video, November 23

Based on a true account, this one is the story of a NASA exploration rover, Opportunity, that was intended to be on Mars for only 90 days but ended up remaining there for 15 years.

The Swimmers, Netflix, November 23

Based on the true story of two sisters who embark on a harrowing journey as refugees from war-torn Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics, putting both their hearts and champion swimming skills to heroic use.

Wednesday, Netflix, November 23

A coming of age supernatural horror comedy series based upon the character Wednesday Addams, the only girl child in The Addams Family. It's about her years at the Nevermore Academy as a young student.

The Noel Diary, Netflix, November 24

Based on the novel by Richard Paul Evans, this one is about a novelist (Justin Hartley) who meets a woman (Barrett Doss) searching for her birth mother and their journey together.

Strange World, Disney+ Hotstar, November 25

This Disney animated film is about the Clades family, illustrious explorers. They are pulled into an important expedition into dangerously undiscovered areas.

Khakee: The Bihar Chapter, Netflix, November 25

An action-packed battle of police and crime, this one is about a good cop who finds himself in the middle of corruption.

Meet Cute, SonyLIV, November 25

This anthology has five adorable urban love stories about people meeting by chance.

Prince, Disney+ Hotstar, November 25

A school instructor falls for a young British English teacher. As he tries to win her over, a comedy of mishaps happens.

Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, Disney+ Hotstar, November 25

Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, this film is about them setting out for Earth to find Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) the best Christmas present.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker , Disney+ Hotstar, November 25

The story is about Maria-Clara and her adventure to bring her parents back together with the help of the magical toymaker, Drosselmeyer, and the Nutcracker, whom she brings to life.

Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich, Netflix, November 25

This documentary shows the survivors' stories and is about the Ghislaine Maxwell sex-trafficking case and how her class and privilege concealed her predatory nature.

Girls Hostel Season 3, SonyLIV, November 25

The third season has more drama, difficulties, intriguing twists and turns and they unite to face the world.

Chup: Revenge of the Artist, Zee5, November 25

This R Balki directorial is a psychological, thriller, drama starring Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Pooja Bhatt and others. The story is about a serial killer tagetting film critics who give dishonest reviews and murdering them, and how the police are trying to nab him.

Home Economics Season 3, Lionsgate Play, November 25

This binge-worthy, contemporary comedy showcases the sweet, heartwarming yet uncomfortable and sometimes even frustrating relationship between three adult siblings.

Paradise City, Lionsgate Play, November 25

Starring Bruce Willis, John Travolta, and Praya Lundberg, this action film by Chuck Russell is about how the lead character carves his way through the Hawaiian crime world to wreak vengeance on the kingpin who had killed his father.

Willow, Disney+ Hotstar, November 30

A dark fantasy adventure series, this is a sequel to the 1988 Ron Howard film of the same name. It is about six heroes who set out to save the world, their dangerous quests, their battles with inner demons and magic.

Debarati S. Sen is a Mumbai-based independent journalist and consultant content creator. Instagram: @DebaratiSSen