Shradha Aswani’s top picks of the most binge-worthy releases on Netflix, Prime and Disney+
RANA NAIDU (NETFLIX) – pictured above
An official adaptation of the American crime drama Ray Donovan, the action series stars Telugu actor Venkatesh and his real-life nephew, actor Rana Daggubati, alongside actors Suchitra Pillai, Gaurav Chopra and Surveen Chawla in other important roles. Directed by Karan Anshuman and Suparn Verma, the story follows the life of Rana Naidu, a professional fixer for Bollywood and Mumbai’s elite. The show shall be released in two languages, Hindi and Telugu. The trailer seems gritty and gripping, and the milieu seems like
the perfect mix of thrill and crime.
Release Date: 10 March
LOVE AT FIRST KISS (NETFLIX)
If you want to kick start the month with a light-hearted romantic comedy, this might be your pick. So many of us have experienced the sting of knowing that the only person who could possibly by right for us is the one we can’t even think of going around with. The same happens to Álvaro Cervantes, whose gift of clairvoyance has told him that he won’t be able to hold a lasting relationship with any girl he has kissed so far. Right at their first kiss, he has visualisations of his doomed future with them. The only exception to this rule is Silvia Alonso, his best friend’s girlfriend. What happens after he kisses her? Watch to find out.
Release Date: 3 March
TURNING THE TABLES WITH ROBIN ROBERTS – SEASON 2 (DISNEY+)
Season two of this Emmy-award winning series, that is also a Disney+ original, sees Robin Roberts forging personal connections with a fresh set of iconic women from Hollywood, who share new insights into their extraordinary journeys, resulting in inspiring conversations that are interesting to watch and relate with. Enjoy these chronicles of trailblazers, including the likes of Kyla Pratt, Loni Love, Chrissy Metz, Chloe Kim, Marsai Martin, and more, as they come face-to-face with their vulnerabilities, authenticity, and intuition, all from the comfort of a couch.
Release Date: 15 March
CLASS OF ’07 (PRIME VIDEO)
During the 10-year reunion of an all-girls high school, an apocalyptic tidal wave strikes, and a group of women must figure out how to survive while stranded on the island of their high school campus. Needless to say, the apocalypse is not the only conflict they must survive. Created and directed by Kacie Anning, the series, by its own confession, “is a love letter to female friendship,” featuring Emily Browning, Megan Smart, and Caitlin Stasey amongst others.
Release Date: 17 March