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Upcoming Movies and OTT Releases This Week: Khufiya, Strong Girl Nam-soon and more


October is an exciting month for entertainment, with many highly anticipated films and series being released. This week, we can start fresh by watching the docu-series BECKHAM, which delves into the life of famous footballer David Beckham. We can also join our girl gangs in Karan Boolani’s Thank You For Coming, featuring Bhumi Pednekar, Shehnaaz Gill, Kusha Kapila, Dolly Singh, and Shibani Bedi. In addition, there are also thrilling options such as Khufiya, horror with The Exorcist: Believer, and the beloved superhero Strong Girl Nam-soon.

Here are some of the movies and series, we are watching this week.

Beckham

Directed by:
Fisher Stevens
Cast: David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Gary Neville, Eric Cantona, Sir Alex Ferguson, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Mel C (aka Sporty Spice), Diego Simeone

A four-part docuseries based on the life of the Manchester United and England footballer, David Beckham. The synopsis teases a “never-before-seen insight into who Beckham actually is, including his family, friends, teammates, and — yes — his shopping and cleaning habits. The result is an unprecedented look at an icon who, despite spending nearly 30 years in the public eye, just might surprise you.”

Releasing on: October 4
Where To Watch: OTT

Everything Now

Directed by: Dionne Edwards, Charlie Manton, Laura Steinel, Alyssa McClelland
Cast: Sophie Wilde, Lauryn Ajufo, Stephen Fry, Vivienne Acheampong

Everything Now revolves around the life of Mia, a 16-year-old girl who has recently recovered from an eating disorder and is out of the hospital. In an effort to make up for lost time, Mia creates a list of essential teenage experiences she wants to have.

Releasing on: October 5
Where To Watch: OTT

Lupin: Part 3

Directed by: Louis Leterrier, Marcela Said, Ludovic Bernard, Hugo Gélin, Daniel Grou, Xavier Gens
Cast: Omar Sy, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme, Antoine Gouy, Soufiane Guerrab, Vincent Londez, Shirine Boutella

Assane finds himself in a situation where he has to flee and ensure the safety of his wife and son from a distance. However, witnessing their suffering due to his actions, Assane makes the choice to go back to Paris. He requests his family to leave France and begin a fresh start elsewhere. Unfortunately, unexpected complications arise from his previous experiences, disrupting his plans.

Releasing on: October 5
Where To Watch: OTT

Dono

Directed by: Avnish S. Barjatya
Cast: Rajveer Deol and Paloma Dhillon

Dono revolves around two individuals named Dev and Meghna who are strangers to each other. Dev, who is a friend of the bride, meets Meghna, who is a friend of the groom, at an extravagant wedding venue. The movie delves into their connection and how it develops over time.

Releasing on: October 5
Where To Watch: Cinemas

Khufiya

Directed by: Vishal Bhardwaj
Cast: Tabu, Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi

Khufiya follows Krishna Mehra, a RAW agent, who has been given the responsibility by India’s Research & Analysis Wing to uncover the traitor who is selling the nation’s defence secrets to its adversaries. As a spy and a lover, she must navigate her double identity and gather evidence.

Releasing on: 5 October
Where To Watch: OTT

Thank You For Coming

Directed by: Karan Boolani
Cast: Bhumi Pednekar, Shehnaaz Gill, Dolly Singh, Kusha Kapila, Shibani Bedi

Thank You For Coming centres around five close friends who reunite at a family event, but chaos ensues as they delve into rediscovering their friendship, as well as exploring love and life.

Releasing on: October 6
Where To Watch: Cinemas

Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue

Directed by: Tinu Suresh Desai
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Kumud Mishra, Pavan Malhotra, Ravi Kishan, Varun Badola, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Rajesh Sharma

Mission Raniganj, helmed by Tinu Suresh Desai, draws inspiration from the brave deeds of the late Jaswant Singh Gill, who spearheaded a rescue operation at the Raniganj Coalfield. Hailing from Amritsar, Gill was lauded for his courage and received multiple accolades. The movie is a depiction of a true-life event and Gill’s valiant act.

Releasing on: October 6
Where To Watch: Cinemas

The Exorcist: Believer

Directed by: David Gordon Green
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Leslie Odom Jr., Ann Dowd, Jennifer Nettles, Norbert Leo Butz, Lidya Jewett, Olivia Marcum

This movie is a continuation of The Exorcist (1973) and tells the tale of a young girl possessed by a demon. Her parents seek the assistance of Chris MacNeil, who has faced similar situations in the past.

Releasing on: October 6
Where To Watch: Cinemas

Ballerina

Directed by: Lee Chung-hyun
Cast: Jeon Jong-seo, Kim Ji-hoon, Park Yu-rim

Ballerina follows Ok-ju, a former bodyguard who seeks vengeance for a friend who was wrongfully killed. She sets out to educate those responsible for the tragedy.

Releasing on: October 6
Where To Watch: OTT

Loki Season 2

Directed by: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Eugene Cordero, Rafael Casal, Tara Strong, Kate Dickie, Liz Carr, Neil Ellice, Jonathan Majors, Ke Huy Quan, Owen Wilson

This season Loki will collaborate with Mobius M. Mobius, Hunter B-15, and other Time Variance Authority (TVA) members to explore the multiverse. The objective for this season is to locate Sylvie, Ravonna Renslayer, and Miss Minutes.

Releasing on: October 6
Where To Watch: OTT

Mumbai Diaries Season 2

Directed by: Nikkhil Advani
Cast: Mohit Raina, Konkana Sen Sharma, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Natasha Bhardwaj, Satyajeet Dubey, Mrunmayee Deshpande, Tina Desai, Prakash Belawadi, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Ridhi Dogra, Balaji Gauri, Sonali Kulkarni

A new season of the skilled doctors’ team from a Mumbai government hospital has arrived to confront traumatic challenges. The series is set in an emergency room and tracks the hospital’s medical staff as they face the city’s torrential rains and floods. Meanwhile, other first responders in Mumbai handle crises of immense proportions.

Releasing on: October 6
Where To Watch: OTT

Strong Girl Nam-soon

Directed by: Kim Jeong-sik, Lee Kyung-sik
Cast: Lee Yoo-mi, Kim Jung-eun, Kim Hae-sook, Ong Seong-wu, Byeon Woo-seok

A sequel to the 2017 popular Korean drama Strong Girl Boong-soon, this series follows Gang Nam-soon, who disappeared as a child in Mongolia and embarks on a journey to South Korea as an adult to search for her parents. Upon meeting her mother and grandmother, she becomes entangled in a drug-related investigation led by detective Gang Hee-sik.

Releasing on: October 7
Where To Watch: OTT

See Also: Everything we’re watching this week: Choona, Saw X and more 



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