New OTT releases this week: Code Name: Emperor, Khuda Haafiz 2, Indian Matchmaking Season 2, and more!

August is upon us, and what better way to start the month than binge on some fantastic shows and movies on your favourite OTT platform? August looks extremely promising with a slew of releases. The first week is loaded with new movies and shows, so prepare a binge list and knock yourself out. Scroll through the list below to check out some incredible movies and shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, SonyLIV, Disney+Hotstar, and more. 

11 new OTT releases this week

These are the top OTT releases this week:

TitlesStreaming platform
Code Name: Emperor

Netflix

Khuda Haafiz 2

Netflix

Indian Matchmaking Season 2

Netflix

Peacemaker

Amazon Prime Video

Locke and Key Season 3Netflix
A Model FamilyNetflix
Cosmic Love Season 1

Amazon Prime Video

Window Seat

Zee5

13 The Musical

Netflix

A League Of Their Own

Amazon Prime Video

Om

Zee5

Code Name:Emperor

Código Emperador (2022)

The story follows an intelligence agent tasked with incriminating a politician who boasts of a squeaky clean image in front of the world. Follow the story to check whether there are still some lines that the two do not cross. 

Code Name: Emperor IMDb Rating – 6.5

Where to watch – Netflix

CastLuis Tosar, Alexandra Masangkay, Georgina Amorós, Denis Gómez, Laura Dominguez, Miguel Rellán, Maria Botto, Fran Lareu, Juan Carlos Vellido, Arón Piper,Santi Prego, Mirela Balic, Ayax Pedrosa,Patirke Mendiguren, Jaime Newball, Erik Novak, Xabier Álvarez, Marian Dumistracu

Code Name: Emperor Release Date – 8th August 202

Khuda Haafiz 2 

Khuda Haafiz Chapter 2 Agni Pariksha (2022)

The second installment sees Vidyut Jammwal and Agni Pariksha reprising their roles. Back home from Noman, where Nargis was raped, Sameer and she are trying to put the pain behind them and build an everyday life together. The duo even adopt a child named Nandini and seem to be successfully getting back on their feet when the kid goes missing. Sameer decides to find his child and punish the one responsibly. This movie was directed by Faruk Kabir. This movie has been produced by  Kumar Mangat Pathak, Abhishek Pathak, Sneha Bimal Parekh, and Ram Mirchandani under the banner of Panorama Studios. 

Khuda Haafiz 2 IMDb Rating – 8.4

Where to watch – Zee5

Cast – Vidyut Jammwal, Shivaleeka Oberoi, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Sheeba Chaddha, Riddhi Sharma, Rajesh Tailang, Shubham Somu Srivastava, Abhishek Andrews, Anurekha Bhagat, Sidharth Bhardwaj, Sanket Bhatia, Ashwath Bhatt, Rakesh Bhavsar, Saad Bilgrami, Pawan Chopra, Rajveer Singh Gaur, Ritik Ghanshani, Rajiv Gurusingh. 

Khuda Haafiz 2 Release Date – 8th August 2022

Indian Matchmaking Season 2 

Indian Matchmaking Season 2

This highly polarising show is back for its second installment with Mumbai-based matchmaker Seema Taparia helping millennial couples find their ideal match. Watch how, in her latest season, she goes on a quest to find a perfect match for these people and the struggle that comes with doing so. This reality television series was produced by Smriti Mundhra and premiered on Netflix on July 16th, 2020. 

Indian Matchmaking IMDb Rating – 6.2

Where to watch – Netflix

Cast – Ankita Bansal, Manisha Dass, Vyasar M. Ganesan, Nadia Jagessar, Akshay Jakhete, Pradhyuman Maloo, Aparna Shewakramani, Pundit Sushil-Ji, Seema Taparia 

Indian Matchmaking Season 2 Release Date – 10th August 2022

Peacemaker 

Peacemaker

This DC Comic series initially made for HBO Max, picks up right from where Suicide Squad left off. As Peacemaker returns home, he realizes that his freedom has come at a significant cost. This show was created by James Gunn. It is based on the DC Comics character Peacemaker. It is the first DC Extended Universe TV Series. Follow jingoistic killer Christopher Smith (Peacemaker). Peacemaker has been produced by the Safran Company and Troll Court Entertainment with Warner Bros Television.

Peacemaker IMDb Rating – 8.3 

Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video

Cast – John Cena, Freddie Stroma, Danielle Brooks, Chukwudi Iwuji, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agee, Robert Patrick, Annie Chang, Lochlyn Munro, Dee Bradley Baker, Elizabeth Faith Ludlow, Rochelle Greenwood, Zak Santiago, Neil Webb, Kevin O’Grady, Bzhaun Rhoden, Nhut Le, Christopher Heyerdahl.

Peacemaker Release Date – 12th August 2022 

Locke and Key Season 3 

Locke & Key

We followed the Locke family in the previous season as they unraveled the truth about Gave and how they could make Keys independently. Eden got Captain Frederick Gideon back as an echo, and he is planning for revenge on the Lockes. Watch the Locke family undergo a series of Keyhouse adventures in this finale. This American fantasy horror drama TV series has been developed by Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill, and Aron Eli Coleite and is based on the comic book series of the same name authored by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. 

Locke and Key Season 3 IMDb Rating – 7.4 

Where to watch – Netflix

Cast – Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott, Petrice Jones, Hallea Jones, Griffin Gluck, Genevieve Kang, Aaron Ashmore, Asha Bromfield, Sherri Saum, Jesse Camacho, Laysla De Oliveira, Kevin Alves, Kolton Stewart, Leishe Meyboom, Brendan Hines, Coby Bird

Locke and Key Season 3 Release Date – 10th August 2022

A Model Family 

A Model Family

The story follows an ordinary man on the verge of a divorce and financially collapsing. To find a way of saving his life from falling apart, he joins a drug ring. This Korean thriller will indeed have you on the edge of your seats. This South Korean series was directed by Kim Jin-Woo and depicted the journey of realizing the importance of family. 

Where to watch – Netflix

Cast – Chase Yi, Hee-soon Park, Woo Jung, Oh Kwang-rok, Shin-rock Kim, Park Ji-Yeon, Eun-soo Shin, Yoon Jin Seo, Moon Jin-Seung

A Model Family Release Date – 12th August 2022

Cosmic Love Season 1 

Cosmic Love

This show represents the cosmic and is a reality show which brings in four individuals representing the elements of Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. They have to find their perfect match and, to do so, must use astrology as a guide. Watch how the mystical Astro Chamber leads these four individuals as they attempt to find their perfect spouse. They mingle, match, date, and eliminate to eventually make the most significant decision of their lives. 

Cosmic Love Season 1 IMDb Rating N/A

Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video

Cast – Cree Summer, Connor Shennan, Phoebe Davis, David Christopher, Maria Rodriguez, Danae DeSpain, Chris Ragusa, Javier McIntosh, Noel Allen, Yana Orlova, Phillip Newhard, Morgan Raphael, Christopher J. Essex, Jazmin Potts, Darren Hopes, Ana Miranda, Adrianna Raphaela, Caleb McDonnell 

Cosmic Love Season 1 Release Date – 12th August 2022

Window Seat 

Window Seat

The story takes us into the world of Raghu, a die-hard romantic who travels by train daily and sits on the same seat just so he can catch a glimpse of the girl he likes. However, this girl turns his life upside down and thus opens a box of secrets. Watch as one seat leads Raghu on a wild and unexpected journey where he faces some life-changing secrets. This upcoming Indian Kannada language romantic thriller has been directed by Sheetal Shetty in her directorial debut and produced by Manjunath Gowda under the KSK showreel. Don’t forget to stream Window Seat soon!

Window Seat IMDb Rating – 8.4

Where to watch – Zee5 

Cast – Nirup Bhandari, Sanjana Anand, Amrutha Iyengar, P. Ravi Shankar, Lekha Naidu, Madhusudhan Rao. 

Window Seat Release Date – 11th August 2022

13: The Musical 

13: The Musical (2022)

This series is based on a Broadway show and follows Evan Goldman, who is trying to navigate his life after his parents split up. He moves from New York City to a small town in Indiana, where he must tackle challenges like school, friends, and more. He aims to throw the best Bar Mitzvah party in the city and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. 

13 The Musical IMDb Rating N/A

Where to watch – Netflix

Cast – Josh Peck, Rhea Perlman, Debra Messing, Peter Hermann, Michela Luci, JD McCrary, Frankie McNellis, Eli Golden, Luke Islam, Asher Bishop, Khiyla Aynne, Jonathan Lengel, Ramon Reed, Lindsey Blackwell, Gabriella Uhl, Dorian Giordano, Nolen Dubuc, Kate Roman

13 The Musical Release Date – 12th August 2022

A League Of Their Own 

A League of Their Own

A League Of Their Own is an upcoming American period sports comedy-drama TV series based during WWII and features the All-American professional women’s baseball league. When WWII threatens to shut down Major League Baseball, candy manufacturing doyen Walter Harvey decides to create a women’s club to make money. Ira Lowenstein is put in charge, and the scouting of players is done by Ernie Capadino. 

Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video

Cast – Abbi Jacobson, Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Roberta Colindrez, Kelly McCormack, Priscilla Delgado, Molly Ephraim, Melanie Field, Kate Berlant, Dale Dickey, Kendall Johnson, Lil Frex, Rae Gray, Jon Osbeck, Alex Désert, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Don Fanelli.

A League of Their Own release date – 12th August 2022

Om 

Om - The Battle Within (2022)

This action-thriller follows the story of a commando who is summoned for a top-secret mission to save the country. However, as soon as he starts working on it, he realizes that his personal and professional worlds are linked, and everything around him is fabricated. Finding answers becomes more vital than ever when caught in a web of lives. Om has been directed by Kapil Verma and produced by Zee Studios and Ahmed Khan. 

Om IMDb Rating – 2.5

Where to watch – Zee5

Cast – Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjana Sanghi, Jackie Shroff, Ashutosh Rana, Prakash Raj,Bijou Thaangjam, Elnaaz Norouzi, Prachee Shah Paandya

Om Release Date – 11th August 2022

New OTT Releases – August 1st –  August 7th

Wedding Season 

Wedding Season
 

If you like romance, this flick is perfect for you. Wedding Season follows Asha and Ravi, who pretend to date each other just to assuage their parents, who are pressuring them to find partners. As time passes, they start falling in love with each other. This upcoming American romantic comedy movie has been directed by Tom Dey, with Shiwani Srivastava taking care of screenplay duties. 

Where to watch – Netflix

Cast – Pallavi Sharda, Suraj Sharma, Sean Kleier, Arianna Afsar, Veena Sood, Rizwan Manji, Ruth Goodwin, Damian Thompson, Manoj Sood, Subhash Santosh, Julius Cho, Meher Pavri, Rakhee Morzaria, Sonia Dhillon Tully, Natasha Krishnan, Hershel Blat, Gauri Prasad, Keethan Krish. 

Wedding Season Release Date – 4th August 2022

Darlings 

Darlings
This movie, directed by Jasmeet K Reen, is a black comedy that follows Badru, the protagonist, who is in constant hope that her volatile husband Hamza will change. However, as his anger flies out of control, Badru and her mother seek retribution. The screenplay of Darlings is by Parveez Sheikh, and the movie has been produced by Gauri Khan, Alia Bhatt, and Gaurav Verma under the banners of Red Chillies Entertainment and Eternal Sunshine Productions. If you like your comedy dark, this is a must-watch. 

Where to watch – Netflix

CastAlia Bhatt, Vijay Varma, Shefali Shah, Roshan Mathew, Vikram, Inayah Chowdhry

Darlings Release Date – 5th August 2022

Lightyear

 Lightyear

In this computer-animated science fiction action-adventure caper, a familiar space ranger, Buzz Lightyear, sets out on an intergalactic journey, accompanied by recruits Izzy, Mo, Darby, and Sox, his trusty robot companion. While they are on some of their most challenging missions, they must learn how to work in unity to beat the evil Zurg and his robot army. This movie has been produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The picture is a spin-off from the Toy Story series and is the fifth overall installment in the highly popular franchise. Lightyear has been co-written and directed by Angus MacLane and produced by Galyn Susman.

Lightyear IMDb Rating – 5.5

Where to watch – Disney+Hotstar

Cast – Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, Taika Waititi, Dale Soules, James Brolin, Uzo Aduba, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Angus MacLane, Bill Hader, Efren Ramirez, Keira Hairston, Tony Anselmo

Lightyear Release Date – 3rd August 2022

Kaduva 

Kaduva

This Malayalam action drama was directed by Shaji Kailas and is based on the life of the filmmaker’s grandfather. Kaduva is set in the 90s and is about a young high-range rubber planter who has a rivalry with a Kerala police officer. The story was written by Jinu V Abraham. The movie has been jointly produced with Supriya Menon of Prithviraj Productions and Listin Stephen of Magic Frames, the latter being the distributor. The movie’s fantastic background score and original songs have been composed by Jakes Bejoy.

Kaduva IMDb Rating – 6.7

Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video

CastPrithviraj Sukumaran, Vivek Oberoi, Samyuktha Menon, Siddique, Vijayaraghavan, Kalabhavan Shajohn, Dileesh Pothan, Aju Varghese, Sudev Nair, Saikumar, Seema, Arjun Asokan, Janardanan, Rahul Madhav, Reenu Mathews, Priyanka Nair, Meenakshi, Vridhi Vishal

Kaduva Release Date – 4th August 2022

Aavasavyuham

Aavasavyuham

 
A science fiction film, this movie was awarded the “Best Film” at the Kerala State Awards 2022. Watch this movie to discover whether art, eco-consciousness, and the fine ingredients of popular entertainment can come together. This movie was directed by Krish and documents the socio-political and geopolitical reality of a place called Puthuvype, which is part of a beautiful island with extensive mangrove forests. This area has been cemented in the people of Kerala’s public consciousness thanks to its inhabitants’ ongoing protests against installing an Indian Oil Corporation LPG Terminal. 

Aavasavyuham IMDb Rating – 8.6

Where to watch – SonyLIV

CastAjayaghosh,  Sreejith Babu, Sreenath Babu, Eldose Jacob, Kalesh Kannattu, Sajan K. Mathew, Sanoop Padaveedan, Mdr, Nikhil Prabhakaran, Rahul Rajagopal, Nileen Sandra, Geetha Sangeetha, Zhinz Shan, Archana Suresh

Aavasavyuham Release Date – 4th August 2022

Don’t Blame Karma 

Don't Blame Karma!

 This rom-com follows a frustrated fashion designer who has a habit of blaming bad luck for all her misfortunes. When her younger sister gets engaged to her high-school crush, she has to face her bad karma and overcome the loss. This movie is based on a novel by Laura Norton. 

Where to watch – Netflix

CastGil Cerezo, Miriam Chi Chim, Aislinn Derbez, Meteora Fontana, Giuseppe Gamba, Mauricio García Lozano, Muriel Hernandez, Carmen Madrid, Romina Montalvo, Allie Moreno, Carlos Morett, Renata Notni

Don’t Blame Karma Release Date – 3rd August 2022

Kakegurui Twin

Kakegurui Twin
 
This anime is a spin-off and a prequel to Kakegurui-Compulsive Gambler, the Japanese manga series authored by Humora Kawamoto and illustrated by Kei Saiki. This has been serialised in publisher Square Enix’s Gangan Joker magazine since September 2015, with different chapters collected and published by Square Enix in twelve tankobon volumes as of October 2021. This manga has been licensed for English language release in the US by Yen Press. 

Where to watch – Netflix

CastAoi Koga, Rie Takahashi, Yuko Kaida, Seiichiro Yamashita, Minami Tanaka, You Taichi, Rina Koizumi

Kakegurui Twin Release Date – 3rd August 2022

Carter 
Carter

Action fans will love this movie. Featuring some high-octane action, the story follows a man who, with no memory, wakes up to a mysterious voice emanating from a device in his ear. Following the voice’s instructions, he heads off on a rescue mission. Follow Carter, who wakes up two months into a deadly pandemic from the DMZ, which has already affected the US and North Korea. Carter has no recollection of the past and has a voice in his ear, a device in his head, and a bomb in his mouth. Carter gets embroiled in a mysterious operation while the CIA and North Korean coup chase him. 

Where to watch – Netflix

CastCamilla Belle, Joo Won, Andreas Fronk, Sung-Jae Lee, Jeong Sori, Kim Bo-Min

Carter Release Date – 5th August 2022

Crash Course 

Crash Course
 This story revolves around the student life of 8 individuals. Join them, and traverse their joys and difficulties as they enter adulthood and a competitive environment. If you like simple yet compelling stories, Crash Course is a must-watch. 

Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video

Cast – Annu Kapoor, Bhanu Uday, Udit Arora, Pranay Pachauri, Anushka Kaushik, Hridhu Haroon, Mohit Solanki, Bhavesh Balchandani, Aryan Singh, Hetal Gada, Anvesha Vij, Gaurav Sharma, Siddharth Kak, Bidita Bag, Riddhi Kumar, Chirag Vohra, Vasuki, Devas Dixit. 

Crash Course Release Date – 5th August 2022

Pakka Commercial 

Pakka Commercial
 This movie was directed by Maruthi and is a Telugu-language courtroom action comedy film. It has been produced by UV Creations and GA2 Pictures. The music for this film was composed by Jakes Bejoy. Pakka Commercial promises to be an exciting watch. 

Pakka Commercial IMDb Rating – 5.3

Where to watch – Aha Video

Cast – Gopichand, Raashi Khanna, Sathyaraj, Rao Ramesh, Gautam Aditi, Siva Akula, Subhankar Bagchi, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Saptha Giri, Sai Krishna, Ramana Reddy,Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Kiran Talasila

Pakka Commercial Release Date – 5th August 2022

The Sandman 

The Sandman

The Sandman takes you to the other side of the world, where we dream, where he and the Master of Dreams are the forces that give shape to your deepest fears and fantasies. However, when the Dream is held as a prisoner for more than 100 years, it converts the world of dreaming and waking upside forever. This upcoming American fantasy drama series is based on the 1989-1996 comic book by Neil Gaiman, published by DC Comics. This series was developed by Gaiman, Allan Heinberg, and David Goyer for Netflix and is produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros Television. 

Where to watch – Netflix 

Cast – Tom Sturridge, Boyd Holbrook, Jenna Coleman, Gwendoline Christie, Mason Alexander Park, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Patton Oswalt, David Thewlis, Charles Dance, Joely Richardson, Stephen Fry, Donna Preston, Niamh Walsh, John Cameron Mitchell, Razane Jammal, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Vivienne Acheampong, Nina Wadia

The Sandman Release Date – 5th August 2022


Wrapping Up

Well, that wraps up the must-watch shows and movies for the first week of August. Action and romance fans have a lot of choices, as do fans of regional cinema. Keep your eyes peeled for the must-watch list for week 2. 

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