Amazon Prime Video Titles releasing this week
This week, Amazon Prime Video brings its viewers in India an astonishing mix of Indian and International titles spanning multiple languages and genres. Starting 14th May, gear up to watch Amazon Original Series The Last Hour, the first-ever Indian supernatural crime thriller by Amazon Prime Video i. Set up in a small Himalayan town, The Last Hour is a Shaman (Healer) story, who joins a newly transferred cop to track down a mysterious killer. Created, written and produced by Amit Kumar and Anupama Minz, and executive produced by Amit Kumar and Academy Award and four-time BAFTA award winner, Asif Kapadia, The Last Hour features a stellar cast including Sanjay Kapoor, Shahana Goswami, Karma Takapa, Shaylee Krishen, Raima Sen, Robin Tamang and Mandakini Goswami in pivotal roles.
The streaming service promises to enthral the audience with the hilarious and successful International Amazon Original Series curated for Indian audiences - LOL- Hasse Toh Phasse. The unscripted comedy premiered on 30th April, and features India’s finest and revered comedy entertainers including Cyrus Broacha, Sunil Grover, Suresh Menon, Gaurav Gera, Kusha Kapila, Mallika Dua, Ankita Shrivastav, Aakash Gupta, Aditi Mittal, Aadar Malik as contestants under the vigilant watch of Boman Irani and Arshad Warsi. The show brings forward the concept of having ten professional comedians pitted against each other for six consecutive hours with two objectives – to make the others in the house laugh and most importantly, ensure that they do not laugh or even smile themselves. The last surviving contestant takes home the grand prize. Binge-watch the show now to find out who goes on to survive this toughest challenge!
Starting 7th May, audiences can stream the world premiere of Marathi drama, Photo-Prem. Featuring Neena Kulkarni, Amita Khopkar, Vikas Hande, Chaitrali Rode, Sameer Dharmadhikar and created by Aditya Rathi, Gayatri Patil and Mehul Shah. Photo Prem is an interesting story of Maee, a housewife who seemed worried about being forgotten by future generations post her demise because she’s doesn’t look her best in the ‘old pictures’ of herself. The film captures Maee’s journey to overcome her fear of camera and finally she succeeds in clicking a perfect picture.
Starting, 7th May, Prime members in India can stream Matthew Heineman's the Amazon Original documentary The Boy from Medellín featuring award -winner singer J Balvin. The film is based on the Colombian reggaeton singer’s preparation for his 2019 homecoming concert which takes place amid intense political turmoil.
Cinema aficionados can catch the recently released Malayalam mystery thriller, Nizhal on Amazon Prime Video starting 11th May. Directed by Appu N. Bhattathiri with Kunchacko Boban and Nayanthara in lead roles, the film revolves around John Baby who is recouping from a traumatic accident, meets Nitin, a young boy who in turn interests him with murder stories. Eventually, John explores the possibility of Nitin's stories by mapping the events which happen to match with the real-time incidents that took place.
Amazon Prime Video offers engaging content for its young audiences too. Kids can enjoy a repertoire of popular titles including Shiva S1-2, Dora S1-2, Keymon S1-2, Rudra S1, 2A, 2B, 2C, Pakdam Pakdai S1-3 starting 5th May.
The Last Hour S1 (Hindi) – 14th May
Set up in a small Himalayan town, the series goes on to explore the story of a Shaman (Healer), who joins a newly transferred cop to track down a mysterious killer. Directed by Amit Kumar and produced by Asif Kapadia, the series features Sanjay Kapoor, Shahana Goswami, Karma Takapa, Shaylee Krishen, Robin Tamang and Raima Sen in prominent roles.
Hosted by Boman Irani and Arshad Warsi 10 of India's most entertaining and diverse comedians compete to keep a straight face while attempting to make their contenders laugh. In this 6-hour long comedy duel, the comedians who give in to the laughs get eliminated one by one, and the last one who manages to keep a straight face is crowned 'Last One Laughing'
Photo-Prem (Marathi) – 7th May
Drama with a mix of emotion, Photo-prem centers the story of Maee, a typical housewife who on attending a funeral and realizes that in situations like these people often look for a photo of the deceased that can be put up in his/her remembrance. Photophobic and camera-shy that she is, sets out on a quest to overcome her fear of the camera to get a good picture so that she will be remembered for generations to come. Will she be able to get a picture that would define her? Will people be able to relate to it?
The Boy from Medellin (English)– 7th May
Based on the Colombian reggaeton and award-winning singer J Balvin, the documentary revolves around his preparation for the 2019 homecoming concert which takes place amid intense political turmoil.
Nizhal (Malayalam)- 11th May
John Baby who is recouping from a traumatic accident, meets Nitin, a young boy who in turn interests him with murder stories. Eventually, John explores the possibility of Nitin's stories by mapping the events which happen to match with the real-time incidents that took place.