August 2023 has arrived with a bang for all streaming aficionados! With a medley of captivating stories, from thrilling space adventures to heart-racing heists, the OTT platforms are set to deliver one of their most remarkable months yet. Hollywood meets Bollywood, classic franchises return, and new tales arise that promise to leave a lasting impact. Without further ado, here are the eight top OTT releases for this action-packed month.
Top OTT Releases in August 2023
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By: Anand Swami
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (Disney+Hotstar - Aug 2, 2023)
Launching in theaters on May 5, 2023, and soon on Disney Plus Hotstar by August 2, the third installment of the beloved franchise finds our heroes at their new Knowhere base. Their peace is shattered by Adam, a sovereign warrior birthed by priestess Ayesha. Directed by James Gunn and produced by Kevin Feige, this volume boasts a starry ensemble: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Sylvester Stallone, and many more.
Choona (Netflix - Aug 3, 2023)
Set for a grand debut on Netflix on August 3, 2023, "Choona" weaves a tale of an eclectic group of misfits plotting revenge against a ruthless politician. Crafted in the Hindi language, this original heist comedy drama is the brainchild of Pushpendra Nath Misra, who wears multiple hats as the writer, producer, and director. The series showcases a brilliant ensemble cast including Jimmy Shergill, Arshad Warsi, Namit Das, and more.
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The Jengaburu Curse (SonyLIV - Aug 9, 2023)
Launching on August 9 on Sony LIV, this groundbreaking cli-fi series is directed by Nila Madhab Panda and penned by Mayank Tewari. Featuring Faria Abdullah, Nasser, and Makarand Deshpande, the story follows Priya's return to Odisha, seeking her missing activist father. As she dives into the heart of Jengaburu's mining controversies, Priya unveils an international web of deceit, rooted in resource exploitation. A gripping tale of environmental intrigue.
Made In Heaven Season 2 (Amazon Prime Video - Aug 10, 2023)
Premiering on August 10 on Prime Video, this Emmy-nominated series by Zoya Akhtar and Alankrita Shrivastava is produced by Excel Media and Tiger Baby. Delving deeper into opulent Indian weddings, it juxtaposes tradition against modernity. With Sobhita Dhulipala, Arjun Mathur, and Jim Sarbh at the helm, the season explores personal and professional turmoil amidst a star-studded cast, unraveling intricate societal narratives.
Heart of Stone (Netflix - Aug 11, 2023)
Slated for an August 11 release on Netflix, "Heart of Stone" sees Gal Gadot in an electrifying avatar as secret spy Rachel Stone, who isn't just any operative. Directed by the acclaimed Tom Harper and produced by David Ellison, the film promises intense action, with sequences like Gadot battling mid-air. With a compelling ensemble featuring Jamie Dornan, Alia Bhatt, and more, this summer blockbuster is set to redefine the action genre.
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Star Wars Ahsoka (Hotstar - Aug 23, 2023)
Releasing on August 23, "Star Wars Ahsoka" is a much-anticipated continuation of "The Mandalorian" and "Star Wars Rebels". Crafted by the iconic duo, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, this series plunges into the aftermath of "Return of the Jedi", following Ahsoka Tano as she confronts fresh galactic threats post-Empire. With a stellar cast headlined by Rosario Dawson and set in the beloved Star Wars universe, fans are in for a thrilling ride.
August 2023 looks bright, diverse, and downright entertaining for OTT enthusiasts. Each of these titles offers a unique blend of storytelling, performance, and cinematic flair. So, gear up, set your reminders, and embark on this roller-coaster ride of blockbuster OTT releases. Happy streaming!
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