Animal to BTS Monuments, top releases to watch this December

Top releases to watch this December: From Ranbir Kapoor's 'Animal' to BTS Monuments: Beyond The Star, there's something for everyone. So, sit back and get ready for a month full of great content!

Updated On: 2023-12-01 03:47 PM IST

Compiled by : Tuhina Upadhyay

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Theatre Release

Animal (December 1)
Gear up for an Indian cinematic spectacle as "Animal" roars into theaters on December 1. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and boasting a star-studded cast led by Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, and Rashmika Mandanna, this crime thriller will leave you wanting more!

Sam Bahadur (December 1)
Meghna Gulzar's directorial venture, starring Vicky Kaushal, Sanya Malhotra, and an ensemble cast, chronicles the heroic journey of India's first Field Marshal, Sam Manekshaw. Set against the backdrop of the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, this biographical war drama promises a gripping narrative, capturing the pivotal moments that shaped history.

Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire (December 22)
Prepare for adrenaline-pumping action as Prashanth Neel's "Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire" storms into theaters on December 22. Starring Prabhas, Shruti Haasan, and an ensemble of talented actors, this action-thriller unveils an electrifying narrative of high stakes and intense drama. With a colossal budget of Rs 400 crore and a record-breaking teaser reception, this film promises an exhilarating cinematic experience.

Dunki (December 22)
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, "Dunki" makes its way to theaters on December 22. Exploring the theme of illegal immigration techniques known as "Donkey Flight," this intriguing film produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and Jio Studios promises a riveting narrative that delves into the underbelly of backdoor entry strategies.

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé (December 1)
Prepare to be mesmerized as Beyoncé takes center stage with "Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé," a breathtaking documentary concert film set to debut on December 1. Directed by the music sensation herself, this film chronicles the creation of her seventh studio album, "Renaissance," released in 2022. Offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the album's genesis, coupled with the evolution and vibrant performances during the 2023 Renaissance World Tour, this cinematic masterpiece promises to be an immersive experience. Screening for at least four weekends and available in IMAX and Dolby Cinema, it's a treat for music lovers and Beyoncé enthusiasts alike.

The Color Purple (December 25)
Prepare for a soul-stirring journey with Blitz Bazawule's "The Color Purple," hitting theaters on December 25. Based on the stage musical and Alice Walker's acclaimed novel, this musical coming-of-age period drama unveils the trials and triumphs of Celie, portrayed by Fantasia Barrino. Set in the early 1900s South, Celie's resilience in the face of adversity, coupled with unbreakable sisterhood bonds, offers a compelling narrative. Featuring a stellar ensemble, including Taraji P. Hensen and Danielle Brooks, this film promises a moving exploration of human strength and resilience.

OTT Releases

Candy Cane Lane" (December 1) - Amazon Prime Video
As we step into the festive season, Amazon Prime Video is set to enchant viewers with "Candy Cane Lane." Scheduled for an OTT premiere on December 1, this holiday-themed film promises to infuse the joyous spirit of Christmas into your homes. Starring Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Jillian Bell, this heartwarming narrative is bound to immerse audiences in a world brimming with yuletide magic.

Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny (December 1) - Disney+ Hotstar
Prepare for an enthralling adventure as the much-awaited "Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny" makes its exclusive debut on Disney+ Hotstar on December 1. Join the iconic Indiana Jones, portrayed by Harrison Ford, and his god-daughter in a riveting quest to secure a highly influential artifact capable of altering history. This final installment of the Indiana Jones series promises high-octane action and suspense.

Dhootha (December 1) -  Amazon Prime Video
Breaking barriers with its compelling storyline, "Dhootha" emerges as the first Telugu original series on Amazon Prime Video. With a budget of 45 Crores, this horror-mystery thriller series follows Sagar, a successful journalist whose life takes a mysterious turn with a string of deaths linked to a dark secret hidden within newspaper shreds. Prime members can delve into this enigmatic narrative in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam starting December 1.

May December (December 1) - Netflix
Netflix brings forth "May December," a unique blend of drama, comedy, and intriguing plots, premiering on December 1. Starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, this film revolves around a glamorous TV actress (Portman) and a woman (Moore) whose life unexpectedly becomes the subject of a movie. With captivating performances, this drama-comedy promises an engaging cinematic experience.

Mission Raniganj (December 1) - Netflix
Following its theatrical run in October, "Mission Raniganj" gears up for its digital premiere on Netflix on December 1. The movie portrays Jaswant Singh Gill, played by Akshay Kumar, leading a challenging rescue mission. Despite a lukewarm reception at the box office, this film earned an impressive IMDB rating of 7.7 stars, making it a compelling watch for Bollywood enthusiasts.

Sweet Home Season 2 (December 1) -  Netflix
Fans of spine-chilling horror are in for a treat as "Sweet Home Season 2" returns with its zombie apocalypse narrative on Netflix from December 1. Survivors in a world inhabited by monstrous beings must fight for their lives. Following the success of its first season, this series promises intensified suspense and gripping storytelling.

The Shepherd (December 1) -  Disney+ Hotstar
Embark on an adrenaline-fueled adventure with "The Shepherd," soaring onto Disney+ Hotstar screens on December 1. The film unfolds as a pilot faces a sudden aircraft malfunction, navigating a precarious situation that demands a miraculous landing. Packed with suspense and thrill, this movie guarantees an edge-of-your-seat experience.

The Archies (December 7) -  Netflix
Travel back in time to 1960s India with "The Archies," where Archie and the gang navigate a world of friendship, love, and the looming threat posed by developers eyeing a beloved park. This nostalgic tale of youth and camaraderie unfolds exclusively on Netflix starting December 7, 2023.

Maestro (December 20) -  Netflix
Experience Bradley Cooper's directorial prowess and acting finesse in "Maestro," a captivating narrative centered around Leonard Bernstein's enduring relationship with actress Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein, portrayed by Carey Mulligan. Cooper steps into the iconic musician's shoes in this compelling tale, set to premiere on Netflix from December 20.

Money Heist Spin-off Berlin (December 9) - Netflix
Delve deeper into the world of "Money Heist" with the spin-off focusing on Berlin's most remarkable heist. Join the lead character on an enthralling journey through this captivating narrative, exclusively on Netflix starting December 9.

Chamak (December 7) -  SonyLiv
Follow the intriguing story of Kaala, a talented rapper from Canada, as he returns to Punjab to investigate the shocking shooting death of Taara Singh, a renowned vocalist. Witness the drama unfold exclusively on SonyLiv starting December 7.

Kadak Singh (December 8) -  Zee5
Dive into a captivating narrative involving AK Srivastava, a Department of Financial Crimes officer grappling with retrograde amnesia. Join the quest to solve a Chit Fund Scam as the story unravels on Zee5 from December 8.

BTS Monuments: Beyond The Star (December 20) -  Disney+Hotstar
Join the celebration of BTS's 10th anniversary, capturing their journey as 21st-century pop icons. Experience their rise to stardom and beyond in this exclusive documentary streaming on Disney+Hotstar from December 20.

Kho Gaye Hum Kahan (December 26) - Netflix
Follow the intertwined lives of three close friends managing relationships, emotions, and aspirations in Mumbai. Experience their journey exclusively on Netflix from December 26, 2023, directed by Arjun Varain Singh.

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