Stranger Things new season, Arjun Reddy and The Office – here’s your weekend fix

With people in major cities in India working from home either because of water crisis or a flood-like situation, the weekend is going to be hectic You are going to need a couple of movies or TV series to make the best out of the two leisure days.

This upcoming weekend you can watch a mix of thriller and adventure shows starting from Stranger Things 3 and Spider Man: Far From Home to and Ayushman Khurrana’s investigative drama Article 15.

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Stranger Things 3

Stranger Things 3

After two years, Netflix is launching its much awaited Season 3 on Thursday. It will probably unravel the mystery of another world ‘Upside Down’ with demogorgons which will probably take over theirs, in a story that is set in the summer of 1985.

Inspired by Stephen King-like thrillers, the Season 1 of the series was an outright success but Season 2 did not match up to it. The eight episodes of third season might be the charm.

Jennifer Bisset from CNET believes that this is the best season of Stranger Things so far.

Arjun Reddy

Arjun Reddy

Even as Kabir Singh is inching towards becoming this year’s blockbuster, netizens are crazy about the Telugu original, Arjun Reddy.

The movie, starring Vijay Deverakonda, tells the story of a degenerate surgeon whose anger and temper lead him into a drug addiction after his long-time girlfriend marries someone else.




Kabir Singh and Arjun Reddy won accolades but were also criticised for ‘toxic masculinity’.

Vishnupriya Bhandaram from First Post writes “The depiction of anger/insolence/and ‘free spiritedness’/’does as he pleases’ as some form of alpha male attitude/attributes is deeply problematic.”

Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga

Writers: Mandela Pedaswamy (additional dialogue), Sandeep Reddy VangaStars: Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey, Jia Sharma

IMdB: 8.4/10

Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (Amazon Original series)

Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (Amazon Original series)

Four kids accidentally absorbs chi — the mysterious power — of four different and powerful Kung Fu warriors. Now they are destined to save the world with Po. But the challenge is teaching these kids how to use the Kung Fu powers.

IMdB- 7.9/10

Developed by : Elliott Owen

Voices of : Mick Wingert, Chrissy Metz, James Hong, Amy Hill, Haley Tju, Laya DeLeon Hayes, Gunnar Sizemore, Makana Say

The Office — Hotstar

The Office — Hotstar

You are surely going to like the Indian version of The Office — on Hotstar— if you are a big fan of the BBC series under the same name that just bid farewell from Netflix.

The office is inspired from its US version, but fails to bring in the nostalgia. Fans are slamming the show for its bad Punjabi jokes.

IMdB: 3.4/10

Stars: Mukul Chadda, Gopal Dutt, Sayandeep Sengupta

Maharshi on Amazon Prime Video

Maharshi on Amazon Prime Video

The much awaited 2019 hit movie of Mahesh Babu made its debut on Amazon Prime Video this week. The movie captures the meteoric rise of a middle-class boy from Hyderabad to the head of a US-based software company. But, he comes back home to help his country’s farmers.

IMDB Rating: 7.9

Stars: Mahesh Babu, Allari Naresh and Pooja Hegde

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