Top 10 OTT releases to watch in May 2024; ‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’ or ‘Atypical Family’, best for this weekend

As May begins, OTT platforms are ready to entertain you with a new lineup of shows and movies. From historical dramas like ‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’ to sci-fi thrillers and the Korean series ‘Atypical Family,’ there is something new for everyone. Here’s a look at the top 10 OTT releases to watch this weekend and in the coming days.

1. Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar

(Netflix, Released May 1)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s OTT debut, “Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar,” brings to life the opulence and intrigue of pre-independence India through the eyes of courtesans. This series is steeped in the visual splendor and emotional drama Bhansali is renowned for.

2. The Idea Of You

(Amazon Prime Video, Released May 2)

Anne Hathaway captivates as a mother who falls for a younger man at Coachella in “The Idea Of You.” This romantic drama explores the complexities of personal connections in the modern world, making it a relatable watch for many.

3. The Broken News S2

(ZEE5, Released May 3)

Journalism’s gritty realities return in the second season of “The Broken News.” With Sonali Bendre and Shriya Pilgaonkar leading the cast, this series delves deeper into the ethical dilemmas facing today’s media houses.

4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz

(Netflix, Released May 1)

This gripping series is based on the true story of a Holocaust survivor tasked with an unimaginable job at Auschwitz. It’s a profound narrative of endurance and hope in the face of absolute despair.

5. Monsters at Work Season 2

(Disney+ Hotstar, Released May 5)

A delight for families, the second season of “Monsters at Work” continues to explore the charming world of Monstropolis with humor and heart. The series is perfect for a light-hearted, enjoyable watch.

6. Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1

(Netflix, Released May 16)

Although just past the mid-May mark, “Bridgerton” fans are buzzing with excitement for the return of this beloved series. The new season focuses on the romance of Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington, offering another lavish dose of Regency era escapades.

7. Outer Range S2

(Amazon Prime Video, Released May 16)

For those who enjoy a blend of mystery and drama, “Outer Range” offers a thrilling exploration of societal divides and personal vendettas set against the backdrop of rural America.

8. Atlas

(Netflix, Released May 24)

Jennifer Lopez stars in this sci-fi adventure where she battles rogue artificial intelligence. “Atlas” combines action-packed sequences with deep philosophical questions about technology’s role in our future.

9. Eric

(OTT Releases Netflix, Released May 30)

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in “Eric,” a psychological thriller about a puppeteer on a surreal quest to find his son. The show promises to be a mind-bending journey through grief and mystery.

10. The Atypical Family

(JioCinema, Released May 3)

This Korean drama offers a quirky yet profound look at a family dealing with extraordinary challenges. It’s a testament to the resilience and adaptability of human connections in facing life’s adversities.

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