This week’s biggest OTT release is season 3 of Netflix’s Bridgerton, which features romance, friendships, betrayals, dilemmas and every other emotion served up hot. While some of the past secrets are unraveled, other mysteries creep in.

Next up is SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Crown of Blood where we see two princes fighting together to save their beloved kingdom. The show will probably remind you of the Amar Chitra Katha comics!

Those looking for serious drama can watch The Big Cigar on Apple TV, which shows the delicate relationship between the film industry and political movements. On the domestic front, there is Baxal: The Stirry of Naxalites, which gives a glimpse into the Naxalite-Maoist insurgency in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district.

On the international front, you can enjoy Netflix’s new K-drama, The 8 Show, in which several people are trapped in a mysterious eight-story building under the pretense of participating in a dangerous game show with tempting cash prizes.

Documentary fans can watch Prime Video’s sports documentary 99, which traces how Manchester United’s fortunes were turned around in the 1990s.

Another option is Discovery Channel’s Hidden Frontiers: Arabia, in which Reza Pakravan, the award-winning explorer and filmmaker, embarks on an adventure journey through the remote and unexplored corners of the Arabian Peninsula – including the wild expanses of Oman, Iran, Bahrain, and the deserts of Saudi Arabia – along with a team of adventure experts and scientists.

Top OTT releases this week

Here’s our pick of the best OTT releases this week.

Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1

When: Now streaming

Where: Netflix

Bridgerton is one of the most popular shows on Netflix, and its seasonal renewal is inevitably one of the most anticipated. Follows eight close-knit siblings of the powerful Bridgerton family during the Regency era of England.

This season, the romance between heartbroken Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) is the main premise. Lots of drama, exquisite costumes, lavish sets and unexpected twists await you.

Baahubali: The Crown of Blood

When: Now streaming

Where: Hotstar

The animated series serves as a prequel to SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali film franchise and follows Prince Amrendra Baahubali and Prince Baahubali long before the heir to the throne is decided. As a new masked villain emerges as a threat to the kingdom of Mahishmati, the two stepbrothers must come together. The show also sees an interesting story about the Katappa, the loyal royal guard that goes up against the kingdom. The show is aimed at a younger audience and is nine episodes long.

Bastar: The Naxal Story

When: Now streaming

Where: Zee5

Ada Sharma’s Bastar: A Naxal Story is about the Naxalite-Maoist insurgency in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. Sharma, who plays an IPS officer caught in an ethical dilemma, was last seen in another politically sensitive film The Kerala Story, which revolves around the brainwashing of women by terrorists to convert to Islam and ultimately terrorism. Indira Tiwari, Shilpa Shukla and Raima Sen play other important roles in the film, which marks the directorial debut of Sudipto Sen and Vipul Amrutlal Shah.

The big cigar

When: Now streaming

Where: Apple TV

The latest Apple TV original provides an interesting look at the close connection between 1970s Hollywood and political activism. The biographical drama begins with the pursuit of founder Huey P. Newton, founder of the Black Panther Party, a Marxist-Leninist and black political organization. When it becomes clear that Newton has enlisted the help of a film producer to flee the nation, things take an exciting turn.

Madgaon Express

When: Now streaming

Where: Prime Video

If you’re looking for a light, no-nonsense comedy, pick up Madgaon Express on Prime Video. The film follows three down-on-their-luck childhood friends who decide to go to Goa on vacation after years of putting it off. What follows is a fun roll of comedy, mayhem and camaraderie. The film is still playing in theaters in some regions.