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What to watch this August

by Ashima

Here’s what’s trending on Thailand’s top streaming platforms.

By Ashima Sethi

What if…? (Disney+ Hot Star)

Marvel Studios’ first animated series since becoming their own production company, What if…? is a 10-part anthology series created by A.C. Bradley that is based on a Marvel Comics series of the same name (pictured above). It explores what would happen if major moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) occurred differently. For example, what would happen if instead of Steve Rogers (Captain America), Peggy Carter became the first super solider? Featuring notable voice talents including MCU favourites like Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddlestone, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael B. Jordan, Mark Ruffalo, the late Chadwick Boseman, and many more, this series is a must-watch for all superhero fans! And if you can’t get enough, Disney has already confirmed a second season.

Release date: 11th August

Bhuj: The Pride of India (Disney+ Hot Star)

The much-anticipated Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt starrer Bhuj: The Pride of India is finally seeing its release after a year on the shelf. For those who like blockbuster action films, make sure to check out this period drama. Directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, the movie is set during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 and follows the life of IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, who was put in charge of Bhuj Airport. He with the help of his team had to aid in the reconstruction of the IAF airbase with the assistance of 300 women from a local village called Madhapar. In addition to two of Bollywood’s biggest stars, the rest of the cast includes Sonakshi Sinha, Sharad Kelkar, and Nora Fatehi among several other high-profile names.

Release date: 11th August

He’s All That (Netflix)

Millennials rejoice! Mark Waters, the man behind some of our favourite films, Mean Girls (2004) and Freaky Friday (2003) starring Lindsay Lohan is making his directing return with He’s All That. A modern adaption of the popular 90s film She’s All That, the movie will star young up-and-comers, Madison Pettis from Disney Channel’s Cory in the House; Tanner Buchanan who is best known for his work on Cobra Kai; Thai-American singer Myra Molloy, and Tik-Tok star Addison Rae in the lead role. The premise follows Rae’s character Padgett Sawyer who attempts to avenge herself following a humiliating fallout with her boyfriend by turning the school’s least popular boy in school (Buchanan) into the prom king. If it’s anything like Waters’ previous work, expect a lot of laughs!

Release date: 27th August

Navarasa (Netflix)

From creator Mani Ratnam, Navarasa is an upcoming Indian web anthology filmed in Tamil. Featuring nine episodes directed by nine different individuals, the overall theme of the show centres on our navarasas, or nine different emotions—anger, compassion, courage, disgust, fear, laughter, love, peace, and wonder. A collective effort, the teaser trailer for the series opens with the quote “the emotional journey of an industry coming together to support its people,” as all of the artists involved in the production are doing so voluntarily to help those in the film fraternity who were badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Promising a mix of tear jerking and heart-warming moments, Navarasa is definitely gaining the buzz it deserves.

Release date: 6th August

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