20+ big Hindi OTT releases in 2023: Pathaan, Rocket Boys, Mirzapur, Paatal Lok, and more

Mirzapur, Pathaan, Pataal Lok, Farzi, Panchayat, and many more big movies and shows are set to release on OTT platforms this year.

Last year had some great Hindi releases on OTT platforms like Prime Video, Netflix, and Hotstar, and now, subscribers can’t wait to see what 2023 has in store. This year is sure to be a big one with the top streaming platforms all set to drop some of the biggest Hindi titles (both movies and web series) for you to binge on. From Shahrukh Khan’s blockbuster movie Pathaan to OTT debuts of Bollywood stars and ace filmmakers like Shahid Kapoor in Farzi, Sid in Rohit Shetty’s Indian Police Force, Kajol in The Good Wife, and SLB’s Heeramandi, there’s a definitely some exciting OTT releases in 2023. Many popular shows like Rocket Boys and Mirzapur that ended on a cliffhanger will have their follow-ups released this year along with much-anticipated fresh seasons of series like Scam, Asur, and Paatal Lok. Here’s a list of 20+ popular Hindi OTT releases in 2023.

List of popular Hindi OTT releases in 2023: Movies & Web Series

Movies

MOVIEWHERE TO WATCH
PathaanAmazon Prime Video (reportedly)
Mission MajnuNetflix
Vikram VedhaVoot Select and Jio Cinema
An Action HeroNetflix
Bloody DaddyVoot Select
Chakda ‘XpressNetflix
The ArchiesNetflix
KhufiyaNetflix

Web Series

WEB SERIESWHERE TO WATCHIMDB RATING
Scam 2003: The Telgi StorySony LIV9.3/10
Rocket Boys Season 2Sony LIV8.9/10
Panchayat Season 3Amazon Prime Video8.9/10
Mumbai Diaries Season 2Amazon Prime Video8.7/10
The Family Man Season 3Amazon Prime Video8.7/10
Mirzapur Season 3Amazon Prime Video8.5/10
Asur Season 2Voot Select8.4/10
Made in Heaven Season 2Amazon Prime Video8.3/10
Paatal Lok Season 2Amazon Prime Video8.0/10
FarziAmazon Prime Video
DahaadAmazon Prime Video
Indian Police ForceAmazon Prime Video
HeeramandiNetflix
Guns & GulaabsNetflix
SoupNetflix
The Good WifeDisney+ Hotstar
The Night ManagerDisney+ Hotstar

Biggest Hindi OTT releases in 2023: Movies

Pathaan

It may be mere conjecture but going by the latest trends, it’s safe to presume that Pathaan will be one of the biggest releases on OTT this year. Hitting the theatres on January 25, this spy action thriller will see Shah Rukh Khan returning to the big screen after four years along with Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. A YRF Spy Universe film, Pathaan tells the story of a long-missing RAW field agent assigned to take down a private terrorist organisation.

Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham
OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video (reportedly)
OTT release date: TBA

Vikram Vedha

An official remake of a Tamil film by the same name, Vikram Vedha chronicles the story of a police officer who sets out to track down and kill an infamous gangster. This neo-noir action thriller has already received amazing reviews from film critics and viewers post its theatrical release on September 30, 2022. And now, the OTT audiences are waiting eagerly to see Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan give a power-packed performance in and as Vikram Vedha.

Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Radhika Apte, Rohit Saraf
OTT platform: Voot Select and Jio Cinema
OTT release date: TBA

Mission Majnu

After the roaring success of Shershaah in 2021, Sidharth Malhotra fans are super excited to see him in Mission Majnu which is going to premiere on Netflix this week. This fictional spy thriller set during the Indo-Pak war of 1971 narrates the tale of a RAW agent who is tasked with a brave covert operation on Pakistan soil. The movie will also see South star Rashmika Mandanna, in what would have been her Hindi film debut had it not been delayed.

Starring: Sidharth Malhotra, Rashmika Mandanna
OTT platform: Netflix
OTT release date: January 20, 2023

An Action Hero

2022 saw Ayushmann Khurrana in versatile roles and he ended the year with a bang with An Action Hero which also has Jaideep Ahlawat in a lead role. Following its theatrical release on December 2, the film received rave reviews from critics and was lauded for its storytelling and powerful performances. All set for its digital premiere this month, An Action Hero is the life story of a movie star whose life irrevocably changes upon being accused of murder.

Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Jaideep Ahlawat
OTT platform: Netflix
OTT release date: January 27, 2023

Bloody Daddy

Another action-packed thriller that is getting geared up for its OTT debut in 2023 is Shahid Kapoor-starrer, Bloody Daddy. The film was supposed to hit the theatres at the end of last year but is now releasing directly on OTT with its first look expected soon. An adaptation of the 2011 French film ‘Nuit Blanche’, this movie will see Shahid in an out-and-out action avatar as a loving father who sets out to save his child from the mafia.

Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Ankur Bhatia
OTT platform: Voot Select (reportedly)
OTT release date: TBA

Chakda ‘Xpress

Anushka Sharma fans can rejoice as the actress has finally wrapped the shoot of her sports drama, Chakda ‘Xpress. The film chronicles the journey of Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami who, despite misogynistic politics and social discrimination, rose to become one of the fastest female pacers in the history of world cricket. Bringing Anushka Sharma back to the big screen after her long break, Chakda ‘Xpress is all set for its OTT premiere in 2023.

Starring: Anushka Sharma
OTT platform: Netflix
OTT release date: TBA

The Archies

Another much-talked-about movie that wrapped its shoot in December 2022 and is all set to premiere on OTT in 2023 is The Archies, helmed by Zoya Akhtar. An Indian adaptation of the popular Archie comics, this live-action musical film is set in the 1960s within an Anglo-Indian community residing in the fictional town of Riverdale. It will definitely be exciting to see the fresh faces take on the iconic characters of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and others.

Starring: Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, Dot., Agastya Nanda, Vedang Raina, Mihir Ahuja, Yuvraj Menda
OTT platform: Netflix
OTT release date: TBA

Khufiya

After giving critically-acclaimed hits like Haider and Maqbool, Vishal Bhardwaj and Tabu are collaborating once again on the spy thriller, Khufiya. The film is inspired by Amar Bhushan’s famous espionage novel Escape to Nowhere and centres around the life of a RAW operative grappling with her personal and professional identity. Since its teaser was unveiled, this film has kept OTT audiences waiting in anticipation because of its compelling narration.

Starring: Tabu, Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi, Ashish Vidyarthi
OTT platform: Netflix
OTT release date: TBA

Biggest Hindi OTT releases in 2023: Web series

Scam 2003: The Telgi Story

Following the success of Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story (2020), Hansal Mehta is back with his second offering in the series. Scam 2003: The Telgi Story is based on Sanjay Singh’s book Reporter ki Diary and will tell the truth behind the stamp paper scam worth over $1.3 billion that rocked the nation in 2003. Set for its OTT release this year, this series will see A Suitable Boy-fame Gagan Dev Riar in the role of the mastermind Abdul Karim Telgi.

Starring: Gagan Dev Riar
OTT platform: Sony LIV
OTT release date: TBA

Rocket Boys Season 2

The first season of Rocket Boys came last year and became an instant hit with the audience owing to its real-life plot. It depicted the journey of two brilliant Indian scientists – Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha and Dr. Vikram Sarabhai who laid the groundwork for ISRO and shaped the future of India. Now, the popular biographical drama is all set to come back in 2023 with its second season that will touch upon the Pokhran nuclear test, as revealed in the teaser.

Starring: Jim Sarbh, Ishwak Singh
OTT platform: Sony LIV
OTT release date: TBA

Panchayat Season 3

A TVF creation, Panchayat premiered on OTT in April 2020 and has successfully completed two editions. The popular comedy-drama is now returning with its third season which will show how the journey of Abhishek, an engineering graduate from the city trying to fit in a rural setting where he works as a panchayat secretary, progresses. This web series stands out for its simple storytelling, earthy relatable characters, and nuanced performances.

Starring: Jitendra Kumar, Raghubir Yadav, Neena Gupta, Chandan Roy
OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video
OTT release date: TBA

Mumbai Diaries Season 2

The first instalment of Mumbai Diaries released in September 2021 and instantly grabbed the attention of OTT audiences with its hard-hitting storyline. It highlighted the challenges faced by the staff at Bombay General Hospital on the tragic night of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The second season of this medical drama series is set months after 26/11 and will depict how BGH staff navigates another crisis caused due to an unprecedented natural disaster.

Starring: Mohit Raina, Konkona Sen Sharma, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Tina Desai, Mrunmayee Deshpande, Satyajeet Dubey, Natasha Bharadwaj
OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video
OTT release date: TBA

The Family Man Season 3

The Family Man is an award-winning action-drama web series that released on OTT in 2019. Through its two seasons, the action thriller follows the story of Srikant Tiwari who works for a special cell of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and tries to balance his role as a spy with his familial responsibilities. After South star Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s fiery portrayal of Raji the antagonist in season 2, one can only imagine what the series has in store now!

Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Sharib Hashmi, Priyamani, Shreya Dhanwanthary
OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video
OTT release date: TBA

Mirzapur Season 3

Mirzapur developed a massive fan following from Episode 1 itself and sadly the show is coming to an end with its last and final season set to release this year. Over two seasons, this crime-based thriller has kept the audiences hooked with its bold screenplay, powerful dialogues, and an ensemble cast including the likes of Pankaj Tripathi and Ali Fazal. The finale season is going to be even more intriguing as per the show makers, so be prepared!

Starring: Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Rasika Dugal, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Lilliput, Sharad Shukla, Vijay Varma, Isha Talwar
OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video
OTT release date: TBA

Asur Season 2

Asur, which marked Arshad Warsi’s debut on OTT, became an instant hit with the audiences when it released in 2020 for its unconventional concept. The series adapts Indian mythology in a modern-day light as it follows the story of a forensic expert-turned-teacher returning to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to chase the trail of an unhinged serial killer. If you wish to know who is the mastermind behind the killings, keep a watch out for season 2!

Starring: Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, Anupriya Goenka, Ridhi Dogra, Sharib Hashmi, Amey Wagh
OTT platform: Voot Select
OTT release date: TBA

Made in Heaven Season 2

Amidst the intense high-energy thrillers coming in 2023, Made in Heaven Season 2 will be a welcome change for OTT viewers. This romantic drama series, created by Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar, tells the story of two Delhi-based wedding planners trying to make it big with their agency Made in Heaven alongside personal and social conflicts. The upcoming season will see the protagonists go international with more lavish weddings and more drama!

Starring: Arjun Mathur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Kalki Koechlin, Jim Sarbh, Shashank Arora, Shivani Raghuvanshi
OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video
OTT release date: TBA

Paatal Lok Season 2

Touted to be one of India’s best Hindi series, Paatal Lok is an intriguing crime thriller drama that took everyone by surprise after its OTT premiere in 2020. The show centres around the life of a down-and-out cop Hathiram Chaudhary, played by Jaideep Ahlawat, who is dragged into the metaphorical netherworld while working on an assassination case. For the fans who thought the show ended with Season 1, the second edition comes as a pleasant surprise.

Starring: Jaideep Ahlawat, Neeraj Kabi, Gul Panag, Ishwak Singh, Swastika Mukherjee
OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video
OTT release date: TBA

Farzi

Ever since the first look of Farzi was revealed in April 2022, there’s been a lot of excitement amongst Shahid Kapoor fans to see the Bollywood actor make his debut on OTT. Created by The Family Man-fame Raj and DK, Farzi tells the tale of a street artist-turned-conman being chased by an unorthodox cop played by Vijay Sethupathi. Looking at the Farzi trailer which launched just last week, we can’t wait to see what this fast-paced thriller has in store!

Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupathi, Raashii Khanna, Kay Kay Menon
OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video
OTT release date: February 10, 2023

Dahaad

Another intriguing crime drama slated to release in 2023 is Dahaad, which will see Sonakshi Sinha as the lead. Set in a small town in Rajasthan, this slow-burn thriller series follows Sub-Inspector Anjali Bhaati as she and her team investigate a curious case of serial killings. The show is already making news for being the first Indian web series to premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. So now, the OTT fans are waiting eagerly for its release!

Starring: Sonakshi Sinha, Vijay Varma, Gulshan Devaiah, Sohum Sha
OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video
OTT release date: TBA

Indian Police Force

The filmmaker and king of action Rohit Shetty will be invading the digital space in 2023 with his debut web series Indian Police Force. Headlined by Sidharth Malhotra, this action-drama series is set in the showrunner’s fictional Cop Universe. It chronicles the life of a young Delhi Police officer trying to find the terrorist mastermind behind a series of bombings across the country. Excited? Well, the show is still in production, so you might have to wait a while!

Starring: Sidharth Malhotra, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Vivek Oberoi
OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video
OTT release date: TBA

Heeramandi

Another ace filmmaker who is all set to enter the OTT space in 2023 is Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Touted to be his most ambitious project, Heeramandi is a period drama series set in the pre-independence period. It follows the tale of three generations of courtesans living in the red-light district of Heera Mandi in Lahore. Since it’s SLB, the show will undoubtedly have grand sets, elaborate compositions, and an ensemble cast. Guess we’ll have to wait and see!

Starring: Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Manisha Koirala, Fardeen Khan
OTT platform: Netflix
OTT release date: TBA

Guns & Gulaabs

With Guns & Gulaabs, the filmmaker duo Raj & DK will be introducing the OTT audiences to what they call a ‘wicked genre mash‘. Inspired by the 1990s crime thriller The Misfits of the World, this show depicts a blend of love, romance and crime laced with humour. Add to it the 90s aesthetics, pulpy storytelling, and some of the finest performers. Sounds exciting? Well, you won’t have to wait much as the show is scheduled to release in February.

Starring: Rajkumar Rao, Adarsh Gourav, Dulquer Salman
OTT platform: Netflix
OTT release date: TBA

Soup

If you are a fan of dark comedy, then you must keep an eye out for this upcoming streaming series starring Manoj Bajpayee and Konkona Sen Sharma as leads. Marking the OTT debut of Ishqiya and Udta Punjab-fame director Abhishek Chaubey, Soup centres around the story of an aspiring chef and her suspicious husband. Its teaser released in September 2022 has already left OTT audiences intrigued. And now, we can’t wait to see what’s cooking!

Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Konkona Sen Sharma
OTT platform: Netflix
OTT release date: TBA

The Good Wife – Pyaar, Kanoon, Dhokha

For all of you who have binged the US television show The Good Wife starring Alicia Florrick, there’s good news! Years after its wrap, the popular legal and political drama is coming back to OTT in an Indian avatar with Bollywood veteran Kajol in the lead. In her debut web series, Kajol will play a housewife who is forced to resume her career as a lawyer after a long break to look after her family. Helmed by Suparn Verma, the show will be coming soon on OTT.

Starring: Kajol, Kubbra Sait, Sheeba Chaddha, Aamir Ali, Alyy Khan
OTT platform: Disney+ Hotstar
OTT release date: TBA

The Night Manager

Another remake to look forward to in 2023 is Sandeep Modi’s The Night Manager. Adapted from the award-winning British series of the same name, this spy thriller will see Aditya Roy Kapur and Anil Kapoor playing the roles of Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie, respectively, in the original. With the newly released motion poster that shows the power pair looking as handsome and suave as ever, the show is sure to create a lot of buzz. The trailer will be out tomorrow.

Starring: Aditya Roy Kapur, Anil Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala, Tillotama Shome, Saswata Chatterjee, Ravi Behl
OTT platform: Disney+ Hotstar
OTT release date: TBA