The year 2020 was overseen by OTT platforms as far as the entertainment of the viewers was affected. The audience witnessed theatres closing down because of the coronavirus pandemic and the OTT venues took over as the utilization of the web content also expanded considerably. A lot of films that were indicated for theatrical release, opted to premiere online on OTT platforms and the audience were treated with some of the best web shows like Paatal Lok, Mirzapur season 2, Asur, Special Ops, etc.
Considering the coronavirus pandemic is still active, OTT platforms are going to rule 2021 as well. As we ready to conclude the year 2020 with the release of films and web series like Coolie No. 1, We Can Be Heroes, AK vs AK, Shakeela, Wonder Woman 1984, and Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors, the release roster of January 2021 isn’t less promising either.
List of OTT and theatrical releases for January 2021 below:
Nail Polish – January 1, 2021 (Zee5); The courtroom thriller movie starring Arjun Rampal, Manav Kaul, Anand Tiwari, Madhoo, and Samreen Kaur.
Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi – January 1, 2021 (Theatres); Directorial debut of actress Seema Pahwa, Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi stars Naseeruddin Shah, Supriya Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma, Parambrata Chatterjee, Vinay Pathak, Vikrant Massey, and Manoj Pahwa.
History of Swear Words – January 5, 2021 (Netflix); What’s better than Nicolas Cage educating you about the History of Swear Words.
Kaagaz – January 7, 2021 (Zee5); Backed by Salman Khan and steered by Satish Kaushik, Kaagaz is a movie starring Pankaj Tripathi in the lead role.
Maara – January 8, 2021 (Amazon Prime Video); Starring R Madhavan and Shraddha Srinath, Maara is directed by Dilip Kumar.
Tandav – January 15, 2021 (Amazon Prime Video); Created and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Tandav stars Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Sarah-Jane Dias, and Dino Morea among others.
Haathi Mere Saathi – January 15, 2021 (Theatres); Starring Rana Daggubati, Pulkit Samrat, Shriya Pilgaonkar, and Zoya Hussain. The trilingual is directed by Prabhu Solomon.
WandaVision – January 15, 2021 (Disney+ Hotstar); After the release of Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, MCU will return with its first web series, WandaVision starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.
Zidd – January 22, 2021 (Zee5); Starring Amit Sadh, Zidd marks Boney Kapoor’s web debut as a producer.
The White Tiger – January 22, 2021 (Netflix); Starring Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao, and Adarsh Gourav, The White Tiger is a film based on New York Times best-selling book. It is directed by Ramin Bahrani.
Fate: The Winx Saga – January 22, 2021 (Netflix); Based on animated Winx Club series, Fate: The Winx Club. The show stars Abigail Cowen, Danny Griffin, Hannah van der Westhuizen, Elisha Applebaum, Freddie Thorp, Precious Mustapha, Sadie Soverall, Eliot Salt, Theo Graham, Jacob Dudman, and Robert James-Collier.