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What to watch this week: From espionage thrillers to slasher comedies

Here is this week’s rundown of the latest releases

What to watch this week: From espionage thrillers to slasher comedies
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From stories that will tickle your funny bone to ones that will keep you on the edge of your seat, this week’s got something for every film enthusiast. Here is this week’s rundown of the latest releases:

A still from ‘Lupin’ season 3
[Photo source: Netflix]

Lupin Part 3

Following almost a year in seclusion, Assane Diop, the most wanted man in France, reemerges in Paris and extends an offer to his wife to depart the country and commence anew elsewhere. Nevertheless, figures from his past resurface, leading to an unexpected turn of events that derails his carefully laid plans.

The combination of the magnetic charm of the lead characters and exceptional deceit, covert operations, and disguise makes this season of Lupin a must-watch for all. 

Starring: Omar Sy, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme, Antoine Gouy, Soufiane Guerrab, Vincent Londez, Shirine Boutella

Where to watch: Netflix

A still from ‘Beckham’
[Photo source: Netflix]


Fisher Stevens, previously seen in HBO’s award-winning drama Succession has returned to Netflix with his new directorial deep-dive into the life and journey of footballer David Beckham. 

The four-part documentary series follows the former England football captain and his wife Victoria as they narrate pivotal incidents from the years gone by.

The audience becomes privy to the world of the Beckhams and the price of fame as Stevens delves into the stratospheric rise of the golden boy of English football, who swiftly became one of the most recognisable faces in the world. 

Starring: David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Sir Alex Ferguson, Gary Neville, Gary Neville, Eric Cantona, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Mel C

Where to watch: Netfllix

A still from ‘Miss Shetty Mr Polishetty’
[Photo source: Netflix]

Miss Shetty Mr Polishetty

This heartwarming romantic drama helmed by director Mahesh Babu Pachigolla will surely win your heart. 

The film follows the journey of a talented chef who harbors reservations about marriage. In honoring her late mother’s wish to witness her wedding, she contemplates the possibility of parenthood without the commitment of matrimony. 

Her search for a sperm donor leads her to a struggling stand-up comedian, with the singular purpose of fulfilling her desire to become a mother. Yet, as they embark on this unconventional path, they gradually realize that their emotions for one another are undergoing a profound transformation.

Starring: Anushka Shetty, Naveen Polishetty, Jayasudha, Murali Sharma, Tulasi, Nassar

Where to watch: Netflix

A still from ‘Khufiya’
[Photo source: Netflix]


Written, produced and directed by the master of adaptations, Vishal Bhardwaj, this spy thriller will have you on the edge of your seats.

A member of the Indian intelligence agency R&AW receives a mission to hunt down a mole responsible for selling classified defense information. Throughout her mission, she grapples with the complexity of her dual identity, torn between her role as a spy and her passionate love affair.

Based on the former chief of the Counter Espionage Unit of R&AW, Amar Bhushan’s espionage novel Escape to Nowhere, this film promises to keep you hooked with stellar performances and a nail-biting plot.

Starring: Tabu, Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi, Ashish Vidyarthi, Atul Kulkarni, Navnindra Behl, Shataf Figar, Azmeri Haque Badhon, Lalit Parimoo, Rahul Vohra, Disney James 

Where to watch: Netflix

A still from ‘Totally Killer’ [Photo source: Amazon Prime Video]

Totally Killer

Directed by Nahnatchka Khan, this slasher horror-comedy film will give you enough fodder for a Halloween movie night with friends. 

After three and a half decades since the horrifying murders of three teenagers, a notorious killer resurfaces on Halloween night, targeting a fourth victim. When a 17-year-old encounters the masked assailant, an unexpected twist sends her spiraling back in time to the year 1987. In a world unfamiliar to her, she must join forces with her teenage mother to confront the deranged killer and put an end to his reign of terror once and for all.

The themes of sci-fi, horror, and time travel converge into one and make for the perfect watch as the spooky season descends upon us.

Starring: Kiernan Shipka, Olivia Holt, Julie Bowen, Randall Park

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

A still from ‘Race to the Summit’
[Photo source: Netflix]

Race to the Summit

This German-language documentary explores the rivalry between fearless alpine climbers Ueli Steck and Dani Arnold, who will do just about anything to set speed records on the great north faces of the Alps.

Directed by Nicholas de Taranto and Götz Werner, this series is centered around the Swiss freehand mountain climber Ueli Steck. He gained recognition through his perilous expeditions, aspiring to establish himself as one of the swiftest climbers in history. 

His ambitious goal involved conquering three challenging peaks in the Alps: the Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses, and the Eiger. Notably, he opted for the more challenging and steeper north-facing routes. The tension in his pursuit is palpable, making it a gripping experience to witness. His head-to-head duel with Dani Arnold makes for an engaging watch. 

Starring: Dani Arnold, Ueli Steck

Where to watch: Netflix



Shireen Khan is a Senior Correspondent at Press Insider. She covers lifestyle, culture, and health. More

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