A new month. But the same “new normal.” Well all is well if you are safe and sound while being surrounded with your loved ones and have a decent-speed dependable internet connection. While you may be fretting over keeping yourself and your family safe in this pandemic while holding on to your work-from-home and kids’ studies-from-home, there is one aspect in which we are generously blessed. And that one aspect is entertainment-from-home.
Month on month, Netflix, Prime Video, Hotstar+Disney, ZEE5 and other OTT platforms have been churning and delivering an amazingly endless series of movies, shows and web-series. While there is no dearth of what-to-watch, there are few that you must not give a miss.
Here is the supply of exciting new Hindi web-series in August 2020:
1. Abhay 2:
When: Aug. 14
After tickling with his bang-on comic timing and wit in Lootcase (now streaming on Disney+Hotstar), Kunal Khemu is returning in Abhay 2 on ZEE5 this time pitching against Ram Kapoor. The trailer of the series is out in which Ram’s character appears to have kidnapped several children, but promises to release them one by one if Abhay manages to solve the cases that the killer gives him.
Directed by Ken Ghosh and also starring Asha Negi, Nidhi Singh, Bidita Bag, Indraneil Sengupta and Asheema Vardhan, the show will premiere on Zee5 on the Independence Day weekend.
2. Bandish Bandits:
Where: Prime Video
When: Now Streaming
Starring acting stalwarts like Naseeruddin Shan, Atul Kulkarni and Sheeba Chadda along with newbies Ritwik Bhowmik and Shreya Chaudhry, Bandish Bandits seems to offer something off the league. The music-heavy web-series is based around two passionate young musicians with totally opposite genres and nature.
The series has been receiving a mixed response owing to its lazy writing, stereotype characters as well as sets and annoying 90s language. However, you can give it a try. The music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Yes, its their digital debut) and some awesome visuals of Rajasthan might soothe your nerves.
3. Masaba Masaba:
When: Coming Soon In August
This scripted series based on real-life moments from Masaba Gupta’s life follows her unique background, the diverse worlds she straddles across fashion and family, and her foray back into the dating world. The series will star mother-daughter duo, Masaba and Neena Gupta themselves.
The series will also star Neil Bhoopalam and Kiara Advani and is written and directed by Sonam Nair
When: Aug. 11
This web series, starring Pakistan’s most famous actress Sarbat Gilani Mirza, Nimra Bucha, Meher Bano and Yesra Rizvi, is the story of a girl gang who creates a detective agency to teach a lesson to bewafa men a lesson.
When: Aug. 18
Starring Karanvir Bohra, Teejay Sidhu and Priya Bannerjee, the eight-episode long series revolves around the concept of time travel along with a layer of suspense, drama and a murder mystery. Interestingly, the series has been entirely shot during lock down as Karanvir shot for it at an adjacent flat to where he lives with the actors residing in his complex, which also included his wife, Teejay.