From Dune to Rashmi Rocket, What to Watch in October on OTT


With Shiddat and Sardar Udham, brothers Sunny and Vicky Kaushal each have a film of their very own in October 2021. Vicky performs the titular freedom fighter who assassinated a British officer in Sardar Udham, coming October 16 to Amazon Prime Video. And in Shiddat, Sunny is making an attempt to woo Radhika Madan, accessible October 1 on Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex. In the meantime, Taapsee Pannu is combating the athletics authorities in Rashmi Rocket, out October 15 on Zee5. Emraan Hashmi’s horror remake Dybbuk can be anticipated in October on Amazon Prime Video. And lastly, Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Palkar return for Little Issues season 4, premiering October 15 on Netflix.

Internationally, we have now the return of Tom Hardy and his alien symbiote in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, accessible solely in cinemas. Venom: Let There Be Carnage releases October 15 in India. There’s additionally the big-budgeted sci-fi epic Dune, releasing October 22 in cinemas, and on HBO Max (solely within the US). The third season of Succession — an HBO collection oft in comparison with Recreation of Thrones — begins October 18 on Disney+ Hotstar. Zack Snyder’s zombie heist film Military of the Useless is getting a Europe-set financial institution heist prequel in Military of Thieves, rolling in October 29 on Netflix.

And at the beginning of the month, Jake Gyllenhaal stars in an American remake of a Danish film. The Responsible is offered October 1 on Netflix. Elsewhere, we have the animated Netflix epic Maya and the Three on October 22, and Issa Rae with Insecure season 5 beginning October 25 on Disney+ Hotstar.

On October 7, Prime Video will provide a Malayalam-language remake of Andhadhun with Bhramam. Apple TV+ has the bilingual sitcom Acapulco (October 8) and the critically-acclaimed documentary The Velvet Underground (October 15).

Netflix has three returning collection in On My Block season 4 (October 4), You season 3 (October 15), and Locke & Key season 2 (October 22). Plus, a brand new providing in Maid a couple of single mom (Margaret Qualley, from As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood) making an attempt to flee an abusive relationship. Maid arrives October 1 on Netflix.

Voot Choose has a bunch of recent choices, together with CSI: Vegas (October 7) that is a sequel to long-running CSI, haunted home sitcom Ghosts (October 8), and cult favorite remake 4400 (October 26). And lastly, Nancy Drew begins its third season October 9 on Voot Choose.

With that, here is our October 2021 information to Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Zee5, HBO Max, Voot Choose, and the cinemas.

The Responsible

When: October 1
The place: Netflix

Jake Gyllenhaal stars on this American remake of this 2018 Danish film about at some point of a police officer (Gyllenhaal) demoted to working at an emergency name centre which seems to be much more eventful than he may have anticipated, after he will get a name from a kidnapped lady. The 2018 Danish film was a terrific train in minimalism — drawing a lot stress from its restricted setting — and it would be attention-grabbing to see if director Antoine Fuqua and screenwriter Nic Pizzolatto can ship that too.


When: October 1
The place: Disney+ Hotstar

Sunny Kaushal (The Forgotten Military), Radhika Madan (Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota), Mohit Raina (Mumbai Diaries 26/11) and Diana Penty (Cocktail) star on this romantic drama that chronicles two parallel tales — one with Kaushal and Madan, and the opposite with Raina and Penty — from Jannat director Kunal Deshmukh. Delayed a yr as a result of COVID-19, Shiddat skips cinemas for a streaming debut.

Responsible Social gathering

When: October 14
The place: Voot Choose

Kate Beckinsale performs discredited journalist Beth Baker who tries to resurrect her profession by proving the innocence of a younger African-American mom (Jules Latimer) serving a life sentence for homicide. However pardon my simple description — this is not a darkish drama. It is actually a darkish comedy.

Geoff Stults, Tiya Sircar, Alanna Ubach, Laurie Davidson, and Andre Hyland additionally star. Useless to Me author Rebecca Addelman is behind this half-hour 10-episode collection. Two Responsible Social gathering episodes drop at premiere, adopted by weekly instalments.

Little Issues

When: October 15
The place: Netflix

Following a grown-up third season, creator and star Dhruv Sehgal is aiming to exit on a excessive together with his millennial couple collection. The fourth and closing season of Little Issues finds Dhruv Vats (Dhruv Sehgal) and Kavya Kulkarni (Mithila Palkar) making the difficult transition from younger like to a extra mature relationship. Which means navigating questions round dedication, well being, ambition and household, and in doing so, being as sincere and intimate with one another as they have been prior to now.

All Little Issues season 4 episodes can be accessible directly on launch date.

Rashmi Rocket

When: October 15
The place: Zee5

Taapsee Pannu performs a serial-winning monitor athlete who finds herself embroiled in a authorized battle with the nation’s athletic federation after it bans her over a nonsensical hyperandrogenism coverage. For anybody who is aware of something about Indian athletics, it is clear that nationwide champion and LGBTQ+ activist Dutee Chand is a big inspiration for this movie. The Rashmi Rocket trailer would not outright acknowledge it, choosing the extra generic “impressed by the struggles of a number of feminine athletes.”

Priyanshu Painyuli, Abhishek Banerjee, Shweta Tripathi, and Supriya Pathak additionally star. Akarsh Khurana (Karwaan) directs off a screenplay by Aniruddha Guha (Malang) and Kanika Dhillon (Haseen Dillruba).

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

When: October 1 (USA), October 14 (India)
The place: Cinemas

Given the all-out horribleness of the primary movie — aptly summarised by its personal dialogue, “like a turd within the wind” — you’ll think about {that a} sequel would by no means occur. However due to the $856.1 million (about Rs. 6,350 crores) that Venom garnered on the field workplace, Tom Hardy and his alien symbiote are again. They’re joined by Woody Harrelson’s serial killer Cletus Kasady, who appeared in Venom‘s finish credit, with Hardy’s investigative reporter Eddie Brock drawn to Kasady.

Drawn too shut apparently, as Kasady takes a chew out of Brock — and finally ends up together with his symbiote Carnage. Michelle Williams and Reid Scott additionally return from the unique. Naomie Harris joins as Kasady’s love curiosity and the superpowered Shriek, whereas Stephen Graham performs a detective making an attempt to resolve the Kasady circumstances. Andy Serkis directs Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

Watch the Ultimate Trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu

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Tom Hardy in Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Photograph Credit score: Jay Maidment/Sony Photos

Sardar Udham

When: October 16
The place: Amazon Prime Video

Vicky Kaushal performs freedom fighter Udham Singh who took revenge for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh bloodbath by travelling to London 21 years later and assassinating Michael O’Dwyer, Punjab’s then-lieutenant governor. Madras Cafe and Gulabo Sitabo director Shoojit Sircar is on the helm, of what looks as if can be an expansive recount of Indo-British relations at the moment.

Sardar Udham was shot in India, the UK, Russia, Germany, and Eire. Delayed over a yr because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is lastly now ended up a streaming unique with Amazon.


When: October 18
The place: Disney+ Hotstar

The 2020 Emmy best-drama winner returns after two years — delayed due to the continued coronavirus pandemic — with its third season that brings in Alexander Skarsgård as techbro Lukas Matsson, Adrien Brody as billionaire activist investor Josh Aaronson, Sanaa Lathan as high-profile lawyer Lisa Arthur, and Linda Edmond as White Home aide Michelle-Anne Vanderhoven amongst others.

In fact, the query on everybody’s lips is what is going on to occur to the Roys. The dramatic second season ended with all-out drama, as Kendall (Jeremy Sturdy) acquired his groove again and threw his father Logan (Brian Cox) underneath the bus. And if the trailer is something to go by, Succession season 3 will not be going to be quick on extra drama. 9 episodes of it (as a substitute of 10, due to COVID-19 once more).

One episode every week till December 13.


When: October 22
The place: Cinemas + HBO Max

Thirty-seven years for the reason that first characteristic adaptation by David Lynch, Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve give us his tackle what’s been steadily described as an unfilmable sci-fi epic novel. He is assembled a terrific ensemble solid for what it is price, with Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardem, and Jason Momoa a part of the proceedings.

Villeneuve — and Dune followers — actually need the primary movie to succeed as a result of this isn’t a whole story. The Dune director has steadily spoken about Dune: Half Two, from how its existence relies on Dune’s efficiency to Zendaya taking on as protagonist within the sequel. Will we really get to see it? Time will inform. However for now, we are able to lastly absorb Dune: Half One. Obtainable in cinemas in India and the US, and additionally on HBO Max (for the primary month) within the US.

Watch the Ultimate Dune Trailer in English and Hindi

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Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac in Dune
Photograph Credit score: Chia Bella James/Warner Bros.


When: October 22
The place: Apple TV+

X-Males veteran Simon Kinberg and Hunters creator David Weil are behind this $200-million alien invasion collection that follows an ensemble solid — Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Firas Nassar, Shiori Kutsuna, Tara Moayedi, and Daisuke Tsuji — scattered throughout the globe. Naturally, Invasion was filmed throughout the globe too, together with New York, Morocco, Manchester, and Japan.

Three Invasion episodes debut upon premiere, with the remaining seven following weekly thereafter.

Maya and the Three

When: October 22
The place: Netflix

Emmy-winner and The Guide of Life director Jorge R. Gutiérrez provides a nine-part animated fantasy collection that attracts on Mesoamerica mythology, cleaning soap operas, and The Wizard of Oz. It is set pre-conquest, earlier than Spain invaded the Aztec Empire within the sixteenth century.

In it, the titular fifteen-year-old princess (Zoe Saldaña) enlists the assistance of a Caribbean wizard, an albino archer, and a large barbarian from the mountains to fulfil a prophecy and put an finish to a warfare that has erupted between the people and the Gods.

Gabriel Iglesias, Stephanie Beatriz, Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Alfred Molina, Allen Maldonado, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Rosie Perez, Queen Latifah, Wyclef Jean, and Rita Moreno additionally lend their voice abilities.

Maya and the Three is a four-and-a-half-hour epic divided into 9 episodes, accessible to binge directly.

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When: October 25
The place: Disney+ Hotstar

Co-creator, star and author Issa Rae is ready to bid goodbye to her comedy-drama collection, as its characters — performed by Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales, and Courtney Taylor — consider their relationships, each new and outdated, in an effort to determine who and what comes with them on this subsequent part of their lives. The fifth and closing season of Insecure will run for 10 episodes, wrapping up post-Christmas on December 27.

Military of Thieves

When: October 29
The place: Netflix

Six years earlier than the occasions of Zack Snyder’s zombie heist film Military of the Useless at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, Matthias Schweighöfer’s German safecracker Ludwig Dieter is employed by a mysterious lady (Nathalie Emmanuel, from Quick & Livid 9) for a collection of safecracking heists. Consider it as The Italian Job whereas a zombie risk grows globally. That is how Snyder and director Schweighöfer pitched it to Netflix too.

Guz Khan, Ruby O. Price, Stuart Martin, Jonathan Cohen, Noemie Nakai, John Bubniak, and Peter Simonischek additionally star. Hans Zimmer collaborated on the background rating.

Watch the Military of Thieves Trailer

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Matthias Schweighöfer in Military of Thieves
Photograph Credit score: Stanislav Honzik/Netflix


When: October TBA
The place: Amazon Prime Video

Emraan Hashmi stars within the lead of this Hindi-language remake of the 2017 Malayalam-language supernatural horror Ezra — which in itself was a remake of the 2012 American film The Possession — a couple of couple caught up with a haunted dybbuk field. (The actual dybbuk story is an element Jewish mythology and half eBay promoting tactic, the stuff that Web goals are fabricated from.)

Darshana Banik, Pranay Ranjan, Manav Kaul, Denzil Smith, Vipin Sharma, Ivan Sylvester Rodrigues, and Nikita Dutta additionally star. Ezra writer-director Jay Krishnan returns in each capacities.


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