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May 2022 Week 1 OTT movies, web series India releases: From Thar to Saani Kaayidham

The first week of May 2022 has multiple releases on the OTT platform in Hindi, English, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi and other languages.

  • Aishwarya Vasudevan

Last Updated: 02.01 AM, May 02, 2022

May 2022 Week 1 OTT movies, web series India releases: From Thar to Saani Kaayidham
Posters of Thar and Saani Kaayidham

It's a new week and a new month as May 2022 is here! Summer has struck across the country, and new titles are gearing up to do the same on leading OTT platforms. Talking about the current weather, Thar, featuring Anil Kapoor and Harsh Vardhan Kapoor, is premiering on Netflix this week. So is the Tamil film Saani Kaayidham on Amazon Prime Video, starring Selvaraghavan and Keerthy Suresh.

The other interesting titles streaming on OTT platforms this week are: Baked Season 3, Home Shanti, Man of the Match (Kannada), Pet Puraan (Marathi), Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Stories on the Next Page, and The Takedown, among others.

Learn about the titles releasing in the first week of May 2022 in detail below:

Baked season 3 - May 2 (Voot Select)

Three old college classmates get together for a road trip to the hills, and each one has a hidden goal. Nothing goes according to plan for the boys, from being lost in rural India to being mistaken for drug smugglers and being detained.

Home Shanti - May 6 (Disney+ Hotstar)

When their matriarch, Sarla Joshi, decides to take voluntary retirement from her government school job rather than accept a transfer halfway across the nation, the Joshis face a choice. Following the short notice to quit their cosy government-allocated quarters where they have been living for the past 20 years, the family in Dehradun now faces the challenge of locating a home. With little time to leave their current residence, the four-person family embarked on the difficult task of constructing a new home on a small plot of ancestral land. Home Shanti is a lighthearted family drama about a family's amusing experiences while constructing their dream home.

Man of the Match - May 5 (Amazon Prime Video)

A director asks for an audition and turns it into a film by inciting conflict among the artists that show up. The first realistic commercial film in Kannada with many characters that humorously and satirically address current social concerns.

Pet Puraan - May 6 (SonyLIV)

Aditi (Saie Tamhankar) and Atul (Lalit Prabhakar) are a happy working couple who don't feel the need to expand their family by having children. Their innovative decision, however, does not sit well with their traditional family, resulting in a domestic circus.

Saani Kaayidham - May 6 (Amazon Prime Video)

Ponni and her family are the victims of a senseless act of injustice that fulfills a generational curse. Her desire for revenge on Sangaiya, with whom she has a tumultuous history, has driven her to seek vengeance.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - May 5 (Voot Select)

Captain Christopher Pike commanded the USS Enterprise during the years depicted in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The series will feature fan favourites from Star Trek: Discovery's second season. Captain Christopher Pike is played by Anson Mount, Number One is played by Rebecca Romijn, and Science Officer Spock is played by Ethan Peck. Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock, and Number One explored new worlds around the galaxy in the years before Captain Kirk.

Stories on the Next Page - May 6 (Disney+ Hotstar)

Three original short stories with the common theme of closure form a mini anthology film. Each narrative focuses on a different relationship, their problems, and how closure marks the end of one chapter of their lives while also ushering in a new one on the next page.

Thar - May 6 (Netflix)

There are mysteries and mirages, as well as twists and turns. A brutal thriller unlike any other unfolds in the centre of an inhospitable desert. Thar is a film set in the 1980s that tells the narrative of antique merchant Siddharth and is inspired by the Western and noir genres (Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor). Siddharth accepts a job in Pushkar, a secluded village in Rajasthan that has recently been shaken by a series of brutal killings, and sets off on a quest to avenge his past. Surekha Singh, a local officer, runs into Siddharth while investigating the murders. Will that be the last time they meet? Is Siddharth going to succeed, or does Pushkar have something better in store for him?

The Takedown - May 6 (Netflix)

François Monge (Laurent Lafitte) and Ousmane Diakité (Omar Sy) are two cops with extremely different approaches, backgrounds, and professions. The odd duo reunites for a new investigation that takes them all around France. What appears to be a routine narcotics transaction turns into a large-scale criminal case laced with danger and unexpected comedy. Two mismatched cops are forced to reteam after a decade to investigate a murder in a divided French village, where a larger plot looms.

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