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What to watch this week: From a high-stakes thriller to a musical documentary

Here is a rundown of this week

What to watch this week: From a high-stakes thriller to a musical documentary
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This week has something for everyone. Dive into the age of The Beach Boys, a classic all-American band that created iconic music, chase the story of a group of Spanish women embroiled in a decades-old scandal in Past Lies, fly high with flight attendants as they turn into smugglers with Crew, explore the challenges and struggles faced by the Australian cricket team with The Test, and discover the Golden Age of Indian football with Maidaan

Here is a rundown of this week: 

The Beach Boys (English)

This documentary-musical, chronicles the rise of the legendary American band that is still a relevant pop culture inclusion to this day. 

From humble beginnings, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, and their bandmates created the iconic California sound along with the California dream, selling over 100 million records. 

Featuring rare footage, the film dives into the band’s personal stories, rivalry with their contemporaries — The Beatles, mostly — and the music that captivated generations. 

Starring: Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks

Where to watch: Disney Plus 

Past Lies (Spanish)

This Spanish-language thriller revolves around a group of successful women whose calm lives are upended by a discovery from their past.

After coming across the human remains of someone from their past, someone who had disappeared 20 years earlier during a school trip to Mallorca, the women open their lives to a score of issues from their past, with each woman holding close to them a truth they desperately want to bury. 

Starring: Elena Anaya, Irene Escolar, Belén Cuesta, Marta Etura, Itziar Atienza, Ana Rayo

Where to watch: Disney Plus

Crew (Hindi)

This comedy-drama is filled with witty banter between the leading ladies. 

Three flight attendants, working for a soon-to-be bankrupt airline, grapple with personal struggles of their own, while dealing with the financial crisis at the airline. To get away from all the trouble, in a moment of impulse and desperation, they make the decision to become a part of a gold smuggling ring. 

Soon enough, they are in the eye of the storm and must perform a balancing act amid an ongoing investigation into the smuggling. Will their quick thinking help them land safely?

Starring: Tabu, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kriti Sanon, Diljit Dosanjh, Kapil Sharma

Where to watch: Netflix

The Test (English)

The Australian cricket team is back for The Test‘s third season and this time, we go inside the dressing room after Justin Langer’s departure. 

Witness the team adjust to Andrew McDonald’s leadership and the new dynamics within the squad. Veterans blend with fresh talent as they face challenges and on-field battles, all in pursuit of cricket glory. Buckle up for an intimate look at the fight to uphold Australia’s cricketing legacy.

Starring: Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Maidaan (Hindi)

Take a trip back to a post-Independence era India with this biographical sports drama, featuring an intense 10-year period in Indian football.

Coach SA Rahim pulls out all the stops to create his perfect football team, against all odds while fighting the bureaucracy that will do everything in their power to get in his way. Thus begins the Golden Age of Indian football, with Rahim at the helm guiding a team of players towards winning titles. 

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Priyamani, Gajraj Rao

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video 

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