OTT Movies & Web Series Releasing This Weekend (Jan 6): Uunchai, Taaza Khabar, HIT 2 & Others

OTT movies and web series opening this weekend (January 6)
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OTT movies and web series opening this weekend (January 6): With the new year comes a new list of movies and web shows to keep you hooked, especially in the month of January. While the movies that proved to be box office hits are opening on OTT this month, many new web series are also making their way onto digital platforms. In January, fans are more excited about Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s upcoming film Pathaan. The film will hit big screens on January 25. In the meantime, check out the movies and web shows premiering the first week of January on platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus Hotstar, Aha, Lionsgate Play and more.


Amitabh Bachchan’s starrer Uunchai had a successful run at the box office when it was released in November last year. The film celebrates friendship. It also stars Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Danny Denzongpa, Sarika, Neena Gupta, and Parineeti Chopra in pivotal roles. Uunchai follows the journey of three old friends (Bachchan, Kher and Irani), who decide to embark on a trek to Everest Base Camp to fulfill the wish of their late friend Bhupen (Denzongpa). How their journey becomes a personal, emotional and spiritual experience as they battle their physical limitations and discover that freedom forms the story of the film.

OTT platform:zee5

Release date – January 6, 2023
Directed by: Sooraj R. Barjatya
Idiom: hindi

Taaza Jabar

The gritty comedy-drama series Taaza Khabar, which stars Bhuvan Bam, is set in South Mumbai. The series is seen from the perspective of a healthcare worker, Vasant Gawde, whose mundane, poverty-stricken life is turned upside down when a simple dua of a good deed grants him surreal powers. Along with his close-knit squad of friends, Gawde uses his newfound superpower to control his own destiny until karma strikes again.

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OTT platform: Disney+ Hot Star
Release date – January 6, 2023
Directed by: Himank Gaur
Idiom: hindi


Starring Adivi Sesh, the Telugu film HIT 2 is rumored to be eerily similar to the infamous Shraddha Walkar murder case that has rocked India. In HIT: The Second Case, Adivi Sesh plays the role of police officer Krishna Dev, also known as KD, whose life is turned upside down when he finds out that a woman has been murdered and her body has been cut up as some kind of ritual. KD must investigate the brutal murder through his keen mind and investigative skills.

OTT platform: First video
Release date – January 6, 2023
Directed by: Sailesh Kolanu

the pale blue eye

The Pale Blue Eye is based on author Louis Bayard’s 2003 novel of the same title. It stars Harry Melling and Christian Bale. The thriller revolves around an attempt to solve a series of murders that took place in the 1830s at the US Military Academy at West Point. The film marks a reunion between Bale and Cooper, who previously worked on the critically acclaimed films “Out of the Furnace” and “Hostiles.”

OTT platform: Netflix
Release date – January 6, 2023
Directed by:Scott Cooper
Idiom: English


The documentary directed by Gédéon and Jules Naudet aims to tell “the definitive story of the siege of the Capitol” by combining footage of the insurrection and interviews with many of those who saw it unfold before their eyes, including Representatives Cheney, Susan Wild, Adam Kinzinger and Jamie Raskin, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the law enforcement officers who were attacked that day, and others.

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OTT platform: discovery+
Release date – January 6, 2023
Directed by: Gideon and Jules Naudet
Idiom: English

Babe Bhangra Paunde Ne

Babe Bhangra Paunde Ne stars Punjabi superstars Diljit Dosanjh and Sargun Mehta. This is a romantic comedy that will surely leave you in suspense. The film is about a middle-aged man who adopts a father for insurance benefits. He plans to start his own business with the money, but the twists and turns make it difficult.

OTT platform:zee5
Release date – January 6, 2023
Directed by: Amarjit Singh Saroon
Idiom: Punjabi


If you’re a fan of emotional, intimate, and relatable thrillers, Crossfire should definitely be on your list. Created by Louise Doughty, author of ‘Apple Tree Yard’, comes ‘Crossfire’. Keeley Hawes stars as Jo, a woman on a family vacation whose world is instantly changed when gunmen suddenly open fire, turning a quaint Spanish resort into a living nightmare. The show is a captivating thriller where ordinary people must make monumental decisions in the blink of an eye with far-reaching consequences long after the initial danger has passed.

OTT platform: Lionsgate Play
Release date – January 6, 2023
Directed by: Louise Doughty
Idiom: English

Happy binge watching!


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