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#Lockdown2: 6 New Shows, Movies to Watch Online In April 2020

Shoo away your lockdown blues with these fresh new shows and movies

(Last Updated On: April 21, 2020)

Don’t you agree that the best and the only way to keep yourself sane during these lockdown times is keeping abreast with all the interesting, new shows and movies streaming on various OTT platforms? If not for Netflix and Prime Video, surviving the corona virus-induced lockdown would have surely been more painful.

Now that 21 days lockdown is extended by 20 more days, you just might be feeling anxious that you have run out of things to watch on the internet. Well, the great thing about Netflix, Prime Video and Hotstar+Disney is that they are always surprising us and keep churning exciting new content every few days to keep everyone entertained.

Here are 6 fresh, new shows and movies to watch in April 2020 and let’s all stay home during the lockdown 2:

1. Hasmukh:

Where: Netflix

When: Now Streaming

Child-friendly: No

Vir Das is a veteran when it comes to stand-up comedy. Breaking the bounds once again, the 40-year-old actor-comedian will now be seen in a fiction show developed by him. Unlike other shows developed by his counterparts, Hasmukh is not just an extension of his stand-up acts but has much more to offer. 

Hasmukh revolves around an Uttar Pradesh-based struggling stand-up comedian who discovers his success formula and is subsequently invited to Mumbai for a top reality show. Unlike other performers, Hasmukh has a weird quirk like committing a murder by strangulation minutes before he goes on the stage to put his best foot forward.

Apart from Das, the show also stars Ranvir Shorey, Manoj Pahwa, Ravi Kishan, and Raza Murad. 

2. Extraction:

Where: Netflix

When: April 24

Child-friendly: No

One of the most awaited Netflix original movies, Extraction features a never-seen-before-never-ever-imagined combination of Chris Hemsworth of Thor fame and our very own hottie Randeep Hooda. The movie is about a weathered mercenary whose combat skills are solicited when he’s sent to Bangladesh to rescue an international crime lord’s kidnapped son. 

Extraction packs in itself an extraordinary league of Marvel pedigree starting from Endgame filmmaker Joe Russo as the writer while Endgame’s second-unit director Chris Evans handling the direction of this stunt-heavy movie. Other Indian faces that will be seen in the movie are Manoj Bajpayee and Pankaj Triptahi in pivotal roles. 

“I’d never experienced this amount of action before,” Hemsworth told EW in an interview. “It was exhausting, but one of the most rewarding things I’ve been a part of, because at the end of it I felt like we’d run a marathon.”

3. Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill:

Where: Netflix

When: April 24

Child-friendly: 16+

Making a stride from Prime, Kanan Gill is all set to make his Netflix debut. The 30-year-old comedian, who became a known face with Pretentious Movie Reviews on YouTube, went on to release his critically acclaimed stand-up special last year and is now India’s one of the top stand-up comedians.

In the upcoming Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill, the stand-up will revisit his life goals set in a letter written as a teen to his future self and will report back on if he’s lived up to his own expectations or not.

4. Never Have I Ever:

Where: Netflix

When: April 24

Child-Friendly: 16+

This coming-of-age comedy about a first generation Indian-origin teenage girl living in the US is expected to uplift your spirits during the lockdown times. Inspired from the life of Indian-origin actress Mindy Kaling, the show is a high school comedy about a confused Indian-American teenager. 

“Netflix approached me about doing a series on young Mindy,” Kaling said in an interview with Variety. “I wasn’t as interested in telling a period piece about an Indian girl growing up in the ’80s, but I told them I’d love to do a show about a 15-year-old Indian girl now.”

5. Joker:

Where: Prime Video

When: Now Streaming

Child-Friendly: No

Well, good news for those who missed this gem in theaters. The movie is undoubtedly an absolute masterpiece owing to the mind-blowing exceptionally brilliant characterization and acting by Joaquin Phoenix who ultimately bagged the Best Actor at the Oscars. 

6. The Simpsons:

Where: Hotstar+Disney

When: Now Streaming

Child-friendly: 12+

So here is your final lockdown dose of laughter and relaxation.  If you have consumed everything else, Hotstar+Disney has unleashed all 31 seasons of The Simpsons for you. 

For those still clueless, The Simpsons, created by Matt Groening, was first released in the ‘80s. The longest-running scripted show has 34 Emmys in its kitty. And you are not only one excited here!

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