The most binge-worthy releases on Netflix, Prime and Disney +
By Shaan Bajaj
RANVEER VS WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS (NETFLIX)
Banijay Asia and The Natural Studios have come together to produce an interactive adventure reality show that’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Bollywood’s resident thrill seeker, Ranveer Singh, teams up with the king of adventure, Bear Grylls, to help him face the wild as he goes in search of a rare flower for his love. In a fun twist, the audience can decide Ranveer’s fate on this journey by deciding his next step for him, in what Deepak Dhar, Founder and CEO of Banijay Asia, promises will be “the adventure of a lifetime.”
Release date: 8th Jul
Multi-talented Jitendra Kumar, best known for his work in Panchayat, Kota Factory, and Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (2020), is bringing his magic to Netflix with Jaadugar. The story unfolds in a small Indian town, where local magician Meenu has fallen in love with the woman of his dreams, but in order to marry her he must compete and win in a local football tournament. No big deal, right? It is when you’re a magician who doesn’t know the first thing about football, and the team you’re in hasn’t won a game in years! Set to be a light-hearted film with plenty of laughs, Jaadugar is directed by Sameer Saxena and produced by PA pictures.
Release date: 15th July
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL – THE SERIES SEASON 3 (DISNEY+ HOTSTAR)
In the new season of this family-favourite series, the students of East High head to Camp Shallow Lake for a fun-filled summer. There, the Wildcats plan to spend their summer nights around the campfire while navigating romance and their summer production of Frozen. This season will feature an original Wildcat, Corbin Bleu, who played Chad Danforth in the original films, while leading cast members from Season 2, Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett, Sofi a Wylie, Julia Lester, and Dara Reneé will also be returning to the screen. However, global pop star Olivia Rodrigo, who played Nini, will be stepping down from her leading role.
Release date: 27th July
PAPER GIRLS (AMAZON PRIME)
Amazon Studios is bringing to your screens a live-action adaptation of Paper Girls, the best-selling graphic novels written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Cliff Chiang. The story is set in the 1980s and centres around four young girls, Erin (Riley Lai Nelet), Mac (Sofia Rosinsky), Tiff any (Camryn Jones), and KJ (Fina Strazza), who get caught up in a time travel war and find themselves transported to the future. In between fighting time-travellers and trying to get home, the four girls witness how different their adult lives are from what they’d originally imagined.
Release date: 29th July