What to watch today: 5 best shows and movies on Voot Select, Amazon Prime Video and Lionsgate Play | GQ India
From sweeping sci-fi series that will immerse you in its world to entertaining rom-com dramas that will provide just the right amount of distraction in your life, here are five shows and movies to watch today on Voot Select, Amazon Prime Video and Lionsgate Play:
5 Best Shows and Movies on Voot Select, Amazon Prime Video and Lionsgate Play
1. The Expanse – Amazon Prime Video
The sci-fi show everyone is talking about, The Expanse is a much-loved sci-fi series based on hundreds of years in the future where things are different from Earth. Mars is now an independent military power. Today, tensions are at an all-time high between Earth and Mars. The Expanse has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is a show you need to watch today.
2. At Knives Out – Lionsgate Play
One of the most popular movies of 2019, Knives out with his intelligent and sharp writing has very well redefined this genre of whodunit. It all starts when a wealthy detective novelist, Harlan Thrombey, is murdered and all of his family members are suspected. To each his own motive, it is up to detective Benoit Blanc to solve this twisted affair. Directed by Rian Johnson, Knives Out stars Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas and Christopher Plummer in the lead roles.
3. Jallikattu – Amazon Prime Video
There have been times when India’s official entry into the Oscars was disappointing to say the least. But 2019 was different with Jallikatu — even though it didn’t make the final list, it’s still a very good watch. Directed by the brilliant Lijo Jose Pellissery, Jallikatu is a cinematic wonder about man’s greatest sin, greed.
4. Ishqiya – Voot Select
Directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, this dark comedy is a great movie to really settle you in and help you relax. The story of two friends Khalujan and Babban who fall in love with their friend’s widow. They don’t realize that she is only using the duo for her materialistic gain and leading them. The film stands out thanks to its performances by Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi and Vidya Balan.
5. Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani – Amazon Prime Video
A fun, breezy road movie that isn’t too plot-heavy but is sure to make you laugh, cry, and miss your friends, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani is like comfort food. The story is about three friends, Kabir, Aditi and Avi who befriend Naina while traveling in the Himalayas. They’ve been through the ups and downs of life together since then and eventually meet up years later, where things slowly start to spill over. With a soundtrack that will keep you grooving for ages, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani is a great watch for you tonight.
5 Best Shows and Movies on Voot Select, Amazon Prime Video and Lionsgate Play Today
It was this film by Ayan Mukerji that gave all destination wedding goals of the millennium and boosted the wedding industry in Rajasthan a lot. The film originally tells the story of Naina, a medical student who is fed up with not having a social life. She meets the outgoing Bunty, whose wanderlust and sense of wonder make her fall in love with him. However, he moved to the United States to pursue his dream of becoming a travel journalist. Years later, the two reunite at a friend’s wedding.
With: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin, Aditya Roy Kapur
This sci-fi show is set hundreds of years in the future, where humans have colonized the entire solar system. Mars rises to become an independent military power and is at odds with Earth. All the while, a detective and a red starship captain are on the hunt for a missing woman. This journey, however, leads them to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Starring: Steven Strait, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Cas Anvar
Release date: December 13, 2019
Starring: Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad
Release date: October 4, 2019
Platform: Amazon Prime Video
With: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon
Release date: March 6, 2020
Platform: Vodafone Play