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Top 5 OTT Releases for Your Viewing Pleasure This Week

New Delhi: This week, OTT platforms are buzzing with a diverse array of binge-worthy titles, from heartwarming comedies to nail-biting thrillers. Whether you’re in the mood for a slice-of-life story, an edge-of-the-seat mystery, or a family drama, there’s something for everyone. Here are five titles that have caught the attention of IANS this week.

**Guruvayoor Ambalanadayil**

One of the top highlights this week is ‘Guruvayoor Ambalanadayil,’ a Malayalam comedy film directed by Vipin Das and written by Deepu Pradeep. The star-studded cast includes Prithviraj Sukumaran, Basil Joseph, Nikhila Vimal, Anaswara Rajan, and Yogi Babu. The movie portrays the tumultuous journey of a young man destined for matrimonial bliss but ends up married to a woman who despises him due to unfortunate circumstances and sheer bad luck. The resulting chaos and conflict form the crux of this comedic storyline. The movie, a joint production of Prithviraj Productions and E4 Entertainment, was released in theaters on May 16 and is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar starting June 27. Viewers can enjoy this film in multiple languages, including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada.

**Sharmajee Ki Beti**

Next up is ‘Sharmajee Ki Beti,’ the directorial debut of Tahira Kashyap Khurrana. This slice-of-life comedy film, starring Sakshi Tanwar, Divya Dutta, and Saiyami Kher, delves into themes of women’s empowerment and the multifaceted challenges they face. Other prominent actors in the film include Vanshika Taparia, Arista Mehta, Sharib Hashmi, and Parvin Dabas. Written and directed by Tahira, ‘Sharmajee Ki Beti’ is a lighthearted yet poignant exploration of relatable nuances and social issues. Presented by Applause Entertainment and produced by Ellipsis Entertainment Production, the movie will be available on Prime Video from June 28.

**Rautu Ka Raaz**

For those who prefer suspense and mystery, ‘Rautu Ka Raaz’ offers a captivating narrative. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Inspector Deepak Negi, the plot unfolds in the quaint Uttarakhand village of ‘Rautu Ki Beli.

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.’ The storyline follows Inspector Negi as he investigates the enigmatic death of a warden at a blind school. The village, which has not witnessed a murder in over a decade, is thrown into turmoil as mysteries unravel. Supporting cast members include Rajesh Kumar as Sub-Inspector Dimri, Atul Tiwari, and Narayani Shastri. Directed by Anand Surapur and produced by Zee Studios in association with Phat Phish Records, ‘Rautu Ka Raaz’ will premiere on ZEE5 on June 28.

**The Family Star**

‘The Family Star,’ a Telugu romantic action drama, paints a vivid picture of middle-class family relationships and aspirations. Directed by Parasuram and produced by Dil Raju and Sirish under Sri Venkateswara Creations, the film features Vijay Deverakonda and Mrunal Thakur in lead roles. The plot centers on Govardhan (played by Vijay), who navigates life’s ambitions while juggling familial and relational issues. Originally released in theaters on April 5, the film is set to premiere on JioCinema from June 28.

**A Family Affair**

Adding a dash of American flavor to the lineup is ‘A Family Affair,’ an upcoming romantic comedy directed by Richard LaGravenese and written by Carrie Solomon. The movie stars Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Joey King, Liza Koshy, and Kathy Bates. The film’s storyline explores unexpected romance and its comic repercussions within a young woman’s life, impacting her mother and her movie star boss. Themes of love, sex, and identity are intertwined in this lighthearted yet compelling narrative. ‘A Family Affair’ is scheduled to stream on Netflix from June 28.

In conclusion, this week’s OTT offerings promise an entertaining mix of genres and languages, catering to a variety of tastes and preferences. Whether you’re in for a laughter-filled experience with ‘Sharmajee Ki Beti’ or a gripping mystery with ‘Rautu Ka Raaz,’ the new releases ensure endless hours of captivating content. Happy watching!