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Must-watch, must-stream content in August

by Mahmood Hossain

The most bingeworthy releases on NetflixPrime, and Disney+.

By Mahmood Hossain

Choona (Netflix)

Yet another intriguing Netflix original series hailing from India, a satirical comedy-drama starring Jimmy Shergill, Monika Panwar, Namit Das, and more. This offbeat and exciting series revolves around an unlikely group of misfits who have a common enemy – a ruthless yet superstitious politician. How do they exact revenge? Plot a heist of course!

Release Date: August 3

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart (Amazon Prime Video)

From the producers of the hit TV series Big Little Lies and based on the best-selling novel by Holly Ringland, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is an Australian Amazon Prime Video original starring legendary actress Sigourney Weaver. With the stunning landscapes of ‘Down Under’ as its backdrop, this gripping drama navigates through generational family secrets, as audiences follow the journey of Alice, who loses her parents at the age of nine. As she struggles to grow out of her complicated past, she winds up fighting for her life against a man she loves.

Release Date: August 4

Made in Heaven Season 2 (Amazon Prime Video)

The first season of Made in Heaven took audiences by storm in early 2019. This bold and edgy look into Delhi’s top wedding planners, as they haphazardly navigate through the clashing of traditions and modernity, left fans yearning for more right before the pandemic hit. Now, after a very long wait, season 2 has a premiere date, after a short run of proper teasers from the showrunners. We’re all eager to see the next chapter of romance and drama from the stunning Sobhita Dhulipala (Tara) and International Emmy-nominated Arjun Mathur (Karan).

Release Date: August 10

Heart of Stone (Netflix)

Alia Bhatt will be seen alongside an international cast of heartthrobs in the new Netflix original spy action film Heart of Stone. Starring Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan, and from the executive producers of Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning, the plot follows an intelligence operative (Gadot) from an underground global peacekeeping agency and her race against time to stop a dangerous hacker (Bhatt) from stealing the agency’s most valuable weapon. This small-screen adrenaline rush is the ideal blockbuster at-home that’s worth a watch.

Release Date: August 11

Star Wars: Ahsoka (Disney+ Hotstar)

This Disney+ Original live-action series follows the famed Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano – once the apprentice of Anakin Skywalker – and her pursuit of the notorious Grand Admiral Thrawn. In hopes of investigating and thwarting an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy, Ahsoka and crew go on an exciting yet dangerous adventure. This series will be a treat for Star Wars Rebels fans yet equally enjoyable for viewers unfamiliar with the extended Star Wars universe.

Release Date: August 23

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