Raksha Bandhan is just around the corner, and several big-budget movies and series are scheduled to release during this festive season. This week is all about celebrations, and several movie buffs prefer watching movies on these special occasions with their families.
After struggling for a long time, the year 2023 is serving the film industry well. Bollywood films are once again seeing success at the box office. Currently, Sunny Deol’s Gadar2 and Akshay Kumar’s OMG2 are leading the Indian box office, but amid this, several new releases on cinema and OTT platforms during Raksha Bandhan 2023 will be knocking on your doors.
Movies to watch during Raksha Bandhan 2023
If you want to spend some quality time with your family, or specifically with your siblings, what could be a better option than taking them out for a movie or OTT? So, here’s the list of movies releasing during Raksha Bandhan week 2023, so eventually you can decide which one you want to watch with your family.
Dream Girl 2 is among the most anticipated sequels. The Ayushmann Khurrana and Ananya Pandey-starred comedy-drama is scheduled to release on August 25 in theaters. The trailer for the movie looks hilarious, and our dream girl, Pooja, will be back in the movie.
The first part of the movie featured Nushrratt Bharucha and Ayushmann Khurrana. Despite being made on a small budget of Rs. 28 crore, the movie turned out to be a blockbuster success, grossing Rs. 200 crore worldwide.
Nushrratt Bharuccha is among those actresses who have the capability to pull off a movie all on her own, and one such movie is Akelli. The story of the movie revolves around a girl who gets trapped in a war-torn land and how she survives and pulls herself out.
This is writer Pranay Meshram’s directorial debut, and it will be released in theaters on August 25. Apart from Nushrratt, this movie also features Amir Boutrous, Tsahi Halevi, Rajesh Jais, and Nishant Dahiya in pivotal roles.
Panch Kriti Five Elements
The movie Panch Kriti Five Elements is directed by Sannjoy Bhargv and features Brijendra Kala, Tanmay Chaturvedi, Mahi Soni, and Sagar Wahi in the lead roles. The movie will be released in theaters on August 25.
Pamch Kriti shows people overcoming obstacles while emphasizing significant social causes such as environmental protection, girl child education and rescue, gender parity and empowerment, spirituality, and an entrenched Indian belief that love endures forever.
The Anurag Kashyap-directed Goldfish will be released in theaters on August 25. The movie features Kalki Koechlin, Gordon Warnecke, Deepti Naval, Rajit Kapur, and Bharti Patel in the lead roles.
The film is based on the true tale of a mixed-race girl who, upon learning that her mother is developing dementia, returns home to be with her. The film explores the intricacies of human nature and how external factors shape interpersonal interactions.
Sudhanshu Sharma-directed Love-All will feature Kay Kay Menon, Swastika Mukherjee, Shriswara, and Robin Das in the lead roles. The movie is inspired by the Indian Blind Tennis Team, which won a gold medal at the 2018 World Blind Tennis Championship.
This movie showcases how they overcame all the odds and worked together as a team. Love-All will be released in theaters on September 1.
Vijay Deverkonda and Samantha are indeed a deadly combination, and now everyone can watch this beautiful pair in Kushi. This is the second time that Vijay and Samantha are working together; earlier, they were featured in Nag Ashwin’s 2018 Telugu biographical drama film Mahanati.
Kushi will be released in theaters in September and is the fourth directorial venture of Shiva Nirvana. Apart from Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha, the movie also features Jayaram, Sachin Khedekar, Murali Sharma Lakshmi, and Srikanth Iyengar in pivotal roles.
OTT Releases to watch during Raksha Bandhan Week
This OTT series list has something for everyone. So if you don’t really want to go to the theater, you can still binge-watch some shows listed below for enjoyment during this long weekend.
Aakhiri Sach is a suspense thriller, featuring Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead role. The series is directed by Robbie Grewal and it features Sanjiv Chopra, Kriti Vij, Shivin Narang in pivotal roles. Aakhri Sach will be released on August 25 only on Disney Plus Hotstar.
The eagerly anticipated live-action version of Eiichiro Oda’s well-known manga will release on Netflix on August 31, 2023, ending the wait. Inaki Godoy, Emily Rudd, Mackenyu, Taz Skylar, and Peter Gadiot will play the main characters in the show.
Friday Night Plan
The story of the movie Friday Night Plan revolves around two teenage brothers who attend the hottest party of the year when their mother takes off on a business trip. The movie features the most charming Juhi Chawla, Babil Khan, and Amrith Jayan in the lead roles. The movie, Friday Night Plan, will be released on Netflix on September 1.
The series features Mohit Raina, Anupam Kher, John Kokken, Gauri Balaji, Navneet Malik, Manjiri Faddnis, and Sarah Jane Dia in pivotal roles. The Freelancer is an adaptation of Shirish Thorat’s novel A Ticket to Syria. The series will stream on Disney Plus starting September 1 and is directed by Bhav Dhulia and Neeraj Pandey.
Scam 2003 The Telgi Story
Scam 2003 will be released on the Sony LIV app on September 1. The series is directed by Tushar Hiranandani and produced by Sameer Nair’s Applause Entertainment. Scam 2003 is a biographical financial thriller that is based on the Scam of 2003. The series features Gagan Dev Riar, Sana Amin Sheikh, Bharat Jadhav, and Shaad Randhawa in the lead roles.
So, this was it from our end. Do let us know which movie or series you’ll be watching this Rakhi with your family.