Poonam Singh

As we step into the New Year, the entertainment world is set to dazzle audiences with a spectacular array of both OTT and theatrical releases. From gripping sagas of vengeance to glamorous tales of deceit, and from historical epics to action-packed dramas, January promises a cinematic feast for all tastes. Here are the Top OTT and Theatrical Releases in the first month of 2024.

OTT releases

Animal

Sandeep Reddy Vanga's ‘Animal’ immerses audiences in a gripping saga of vengeance, family loyalty, and a brutal gang war. Ranbir Kapoor's stellar performance unveils the complexities of a tumultuous father-son relationship, supported by an ensemble cast featuring Anil Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Bobby Deol, and Tripti Dimri. The cinematic experience promises an unmissable exploration of intense emotions. 

Where to watch: Netflix

Release Date: In mid Jan

Sam Bahadur

In the historical drama ‘Sam Bahadur,’ Vicky Kaushal portrays India's first Field Marshal, Sam Manekshaw, taking viewers on a captivating journey through four decades, particularly focusing on the pivotal 1971 Indo-Pakistani War. This masterpiece aims to unveil the untold chapters of a legendary military figure.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Release Date: January 26

Killer Soup

Abhishek Chaubey's directorial debut, ‘Killer Soup,’ introduces Konkona Sen Sharma as an unconventional chef, promising a unique blend of unexpected culinary twists, amateur villains, and a bumbling local inspector. The storyline guarantees a cinematic treat like no other.

Where to watch: Netflix

Release Date: January 11

Cubicles Season 3

‘Cubicles Season 3’ follows Piyush, a first jobber navigating corporate life. The series is a humorous take on the challenges of professional life.

Where to watch: SonyLIV

Release Date: January 5

Indian Police Force

Directed by Rohit Shetty, ‘Indian Police Force’ is a cop drama featuring stunning visuals and lavish entertainment, paying homage to the selfless service of the Indian police force in a seven-episode first season filled with action-packed sequences and patriotic fervour.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Release Date:  January 19

Karmma Calling

Ruchi Narain's ‘Karmma Calling’ adapts the American drama series "Revenge" into a glamorous tale of treachery and deceit in the high-stakes world of Alibaug society, with Tandon taking center stage. Brace yourself for a roller-coaster ride through the glitzy world of revenge.

Where to watch: Disney+Hotstar

Release Date:  January 26

The Legend of Hanuman 3

The animated series "The Legend of Hanuman" returns with its third season. Actor Sharad Kelkar lends his voice to the character of Ravan, weaving ageless Ramayana stories while following the narrative of Hanuman. Produced by Graphic India and created by Sharad Devarajan, Jeevan J Kang, and Charuvi Agrawal, this season promises to continue the captivating storytelling.

Where to watch: Disney+Hotstar

Release Date: January 12

Theatrical Releases 

Guntur Kaaram

Led by the charismatic Mahesh Babu and directed by the talented Trivikram Srinivas, ‘Guntur Kaaram’ is all set to hit the screens on January 13, 2024. The film, categorized as an action drama, marks the reunion of Mahesh Babu and Trivikram after a hiatus of 12 years. Apart from Mahesh Babu, the movie has a stellar cast including Sreeleela, Meenakshi Chaudhary, Jagapathi Babu, Ramya Krishnan, Jayaram, Prakashraj, and Sunil.

Kalki 2898 AD

Helmed by Nag Ashwin, ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ boasts an ensemble cast featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Deepika Padukone, Prabhas, and Disha Patani. This sci-fi action film is set to grace theaters on January 12, 2024. A blend of mythology and futuristic elements, the film captivated audiences with its visionary concept and strong visuals during its grand unveiling at the San Diego Comic-Con.

Merry Christmas

Directed by Sriram Raghavan, ‘Merry Christmas’ stars Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi in lead roles. Set to release on January 12, 2024, this genre-defying tale is shot in two languages, with a stellar supporting cast. The Hindi version features Sanjay Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Pratima Kannan, and Tinnu Anand, while the Tamil version includes Radhika Sarathkumar, Shanmugaraja, Kevin Jay Babu, and Rajesh Williams.

Fighter

Directed by Sidharth Anand, ‘Fighter’ stars Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, and Anil Kapoor in lead roles. Scheduled for a theatrical release on January 25, 2024, this film promises high-octane action. Hrithik Roshan portrays Squadron Leader Shamsher Pathania, Deepika as Squadron Leader Minal Rathore, and Anil Kapoor as Group Captain Rakesh Jai Singh. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-pumping experience.

Main Atal Hoon

Directed by Ravi Jadhav, ‘Main Atal Hoon’ is a biopic based on the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Featuring Pankaj Tripathi in the lead role, the film is co-written by Rishi Virmani and Ravi Jadhav. Scheduled to hit theaters on January 19, 2024, the movie offers a glimpse into the life of this prominent political figure.

Ruslaan

Produced by KK Radhamohan and directed by Katyayan Shivpuri, ‘Ruslaan’ stars Aayush Sharma, Sushrii Mishraa, Vidya Malavade, and Jagapathi Babu. The film, shot across India and Azerbaijan, is set to release in theaters on January 12, 2024. Aayush Sharma teased fans with an intriguing motion poster featuring his wounded face alongside a guitar and a gun.

Lal Salaam 

Directed by Aishwaryaa, daughter of Rajinikanth, ‘Lal Salaam’ features the legendary actor in a special role. Set against the backdrop of communal riots in Bombay in 1993, the film is scheduled for a theatrical release during the festival of Pongal in January 2024. The first-look poster depicts Rajinikanth as Moideen.

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