While theatres are slowly reopening around the country, OTT platforms have shown no signs of slowing down. New releases are announced every month and new titles are attended to the platform’s catalogue almost every day. Some of the awaited releases in August 2021 include Bollywood festival releases Shershaah and Bhuj: The Pride Of India. Meanwhile, the final instalment of the Netflix Kissing Booth will also be released this month.
Here are some of the unmissable releases of August 2021 Bhuj: The Pride of India (Disney+ Hotstar – August 11) Bhuj: The Pride of India, set during the 1971 India-Pakistan war will recount the heroic story of how 300 ladies from a town in Gujarat helped the Indian Air Force in recreating the airbase that was obliterated in the PAF ground strikes. While Ajay Devgn fills the role of Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, the film also stars, Nora Fatehi, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, Sharad Kellar and more. Shershaah (Amazon Prime Video – August 9) Sidharth Malhotra-starrer Shershaah is a biographical war action film based on the 1999 Kargil war. The film follows the journey of Param Vir Chakra awardee and army captain Vikram Batra who sacrificed his life fighting for the motherland. The film also stars Kiara Advani as his love interest. What If…? (Disney+ Hotstar – August 11) The first animated release in the MCU will follow unknown stories of characters in the cinematic universe. It will also answer questions as to how different the MCU would look if certain characters followed different paths in life. This anthology series will be non-cannon but will be enjoyable by the fans as the voice cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman and Tom Hiddleston. The Kissing Booth 3 (Netflix – August 11) Netflix’s popular rom-com series is set to end with Kissing Booth 3 as Elle finally has to choose between her best friend Lee and boyfriend Noah. Elle has to decide where to spend the next four years of college. Though the plot may turn out to be predictable, the film is set to bring an emotional end tot he series on August 11.