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Amar Singh Chamkila to Heartbreak High S2: New films and web series releasing on Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+ Hotstar this week

Diljit Dosanjh plays renowned Punjabi singer Amar Singh Chamkila in the biopic helmed by Imtiaz Ali

Agnivo Niyogi Calcutta Published 10.04.24, 10:35 AM
Amar Singh Chamkila, Fallout, Heartbreak High S2, Blood Free

Amar Singh Chamkila, Fallout, Heartbreak High S2, Blood Free Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+ Hotstar

A murder mystery set in France. A dystopian drama from South Korea. A Colombian hijack thriller. A sci-fi thriller based on a video game franchise. There’s a diverse mix of films and web series of different genres releasing on Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+ Hotstar this week. Here’s all you need to know.

Anthracite

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Streaming from: April 10

Platform: Netflix

The infamous mass suicide of a cult residing in a quaint Alpine village grabbed the headlines in 1994. Three decades later, the brutal murder of a woman, slain in accordance with the rituals of this peculiar community, disrupts the fragile peace in the region. Jaro Gatsi (Hatik), a young delinquent seeking redemption in the mountains, becomes the convenient scapegoat for the murder accusation.

Driven to prove his innocence, he unexpectedly finds support from Ida (Noémie Schmidt), an eccentric and tech-savvy enthusiast in search of her vanished father. Together, they uncover a truth far from random, delving into their own pasts for the elusive answers to the mystery.

Blood Free

Streaming from: April 10

Platform: Disney+ Hotstar

Set in the distant future in South Korea, Blood Free revolves around BF, an innovative biotech company, which has revolutionised the meat industry by introducing groundbreaking artificially cultured meat. Despite BF’s success, doubts surrounding its charismatic CEO, Yun Ja-yu (Han Hyo-joo), threaten the company's progress. With BF’s dominance expanding in the global meat market, tensions rise, creating a volatile atmosphere. Enter Woo Chae-woon (Ju Ji-hoon), a former soldier now working as a bodyguard, who embarks on a mission to uncover the truth behind the conspiracy, manoeuvring through the dangerous world of corporate ambition and hidden agendas.

The Hijacking of Flight 601

Streaming from: April 10

Platform: Netflix

Drawing inspiration from a riveting real-life incident, The Hijacking of Flight 601 brings to life an intense showdown aboard an aeroplane, pitting two brave flight attendants against armed hijackers. Amid escalating tensions both in the air and on the ground, these attendants engage in an intense battle of nerves with their captors. Against the backdrop of Colombia’s turbulent political climate, the series recreates the gripping events of 1973 when an airliner was seized by two masked hijackers, plunging the nation’s government into turmoil with demands for the liberation of 50 political prisoners and a substantial ransom.

As the Crow Flies Season 3

Streaming from: April 11

Platform: Netflix

The Turkish thriller series As the Crow Flies is back with its third and final season. The show follows Asli Tuna (Miray Daner) an ardent fan of news presenter Lale Kiran (Birce Akaley), whose perception of her idol is shattered upon meeting her in person. The previous season depicted Lale’s departure from the broadcasting channel, leaving Asli to step into her shoes as a new anchor. However, Asli faces backlash from the public who adamantly prefer Lale, leading to a boycott of her broadcasts. The Season 3 trailer teases an impending showdown between Asli and Lale, as Asli strives to showcase her talent and rejuvenate the broadcasting channel while Lale prepares to retaliate.

Heartbreak High Season 2

Streaming from: April 11

Platform: Netflix

There’s more drama, intrigue and heartbreak in store for the fans of Season 2 of Heartbreak High as a new semester begins at Hartley High. Darren (James Majoos) finds himself wrestling with the challenge of accepting Cash’s (Will McDonald) recent revelation about being asexual, trying to find harmony between his own feelings and Cash’s evolving identity. Meanwhile, Amerie (Ayesha Madon) gets caught up in a romantic triangle with Malakai (Thomas Weatherall) and a new student, Rowan (Sam Rechner).

Amar Singh Chamkila

Streaming from: April 12

Platform: Netflix

Amar Singh Chamkila is a biographical film that chronicles the extraordinary life of the renowned Punjabi vocalist of the same name. Diljit Dosanjh takes on the titular role in this movie, which delves into Chamkila's swift rise in the music industry and the controversial impact of his songs that both mesmerised and incited audiences.It also explores the unresolved mystery surrounding his assassination. Parineeti Chopra portrays Chamkila’s partner Amarjot Kaur as the Imtiaz Ali directorial offers insight into the complex dynamics of their relationship.

Fallout

Streaming from: April 12

Platform: Prime Video

Fallout, a post-apocalyptic drama inspired by the popular role-playing video game franchise, explores the aftermath of a catastrophic nuclear conflict triggered by advancements in atomic technology following World War II. Seeking shelter from the devastation, survivors retreat to underground bunkers designed to safeguard humanity in the face of nuclear devastation. Fast forward 219 years, and we follow the journey of a courageous young woman, Lucy (Ella Purnell). as she leaves the safety of Vault 33 to brave the perilous and unforgiving wasteland of a decimated Los Angeles.

Love, Divided

Streaming from: April 12

Platform: Netflix

Inspired by the 2015 French film Blind Date, the Spanish romantic comedy film Love, Divided tells the story of Valentina (Aitana), a pianist who moves into a new apartment. Living next door is David (Fernando Guallar), a socially awkward game developer who values silence above all else. Their initial conflicts, exacerbated by the thin wall dividing their spaces, gradually evolve into an unorthodox love story. However, their entire relationship blossoms through the wall as they never actually see each other face-to-face.

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