As we near the end of another year—full of surprises and a fair share of laughter and sorrow—it's time to gear up for an end-of-2021 series/movie marathon. The best of Bollywood and Hollywood will be hitting the big (and small) screen, ending the year on a high, thrilling note. From Raveena Tandon's OTT debut to Gowtam Tinnanuri's Jersey remake, and India's unimaginable, historic Cricket World Cup win in 1983, gear up viewers, December has a lot in store for you.
We've shortlisted all that's new and coming on Netflix, Disney + Hotstar, and Amazon Prime Video this month. Plus, Bollywood blockbusters that'll be hitting the silver screen, lending you the pleasures of a full-blown, in-hall, cinematic experience. To kickstart 2022 the right way, the last month of the year offers an impressive lineup of web series and films for all your cinephiles out there.
Atrangi Re (Film)
Releasing: 24th December, on Disney + Hotstar
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Dhanush, Sara Ali Khan
The upcoming Indian Hindi-language musical romantic drama film follows the life of Rinku Sooryavanshi, Vishnu, Anil, and their crazy love triangle.
Releasing: 31st December, in cinemas
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Pankaj Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur
A talented but failed cricketer decides to return to the field in his late thirties driven by the desire to represent the Indian cricket team and fulfil his son's wish for a jersey as a gift.
Releasing: 24th December, in cinemas
Cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Pankaj Tripathi, Harrdy Sandhu
On 25th June 1983, the Lord's Cricket Ground witnessed 14 men beat the twice over World Champions West Indies, putting India back onto the cricket world stage.
Emily in Paris (Series - Season 2)
Releasing: 22nd December, on Netflix
Cast: Lily Collins, Lucas Bravo, Camille Razat, Mindy Chen, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu
Now more entrenched in her life in Paris, Emily's getting better at navigating the city but still struggling with the idiosyncrasies of French life. The second season of the comedy-drama series promises more fun, more fashion, and more faux pas. Could the fallout from a night of passion send Emily stumbling into trouble? Let's wait and watch.
Decoupled (Series - Season 1)
Releasing: 17th December, on Netflix
Cast: R.Madhavan, Surveen Chawla
A misanthropic writer and his startup-founder wife juggle their impending divorce with the absurdities and annoyances of life in their affluent world.
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui (Film)
Releasing: 10th December, in cinemas
Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Vaani Kapoor
The upcoming Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film is a modern-day love story with a twist. Manu, a fitness instructor, falls in love with Maanvi, a Zumba teacher. Manu feels cheated and is heartbroken when he proposes marriage, as he discovers that Maanvi is a transwoman.
Single All the Way (Film)
Releasing: 2nd December, on Netflix
Cast: Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Luke Macfarlane, Jennifer Coolidge, Jennifer Robertson
Peter asks his best friend to pose as his boyfriend on a Christmas visit home, but their plan—and feelings—change when his family plays matchmaker.
Aranyak (Series - Season 1)
Releasing: 10th December, on Netflix
Cast: Raveena Tandon, Ashutosh Rana, Saurav Khurana
Political ploys, personal agendas, and a beastly myth, all surface as two mismatched hill station cops navigate a web of suspects after a puzzling murder.
Aarya (Series - Season 2)
Releasing: 10th December, on Disney + Hotstar
Cast: Sushmita Sen, Chandrachur Singh, Sikander Kher, Manish Chaudhari
Aarya is forced to return to India and face her family and enemies. With multiple attacks jolting her, can she and her children escape the threats of the past?
The Unforgivable (Film)
Releasing: 10th December, on Netflix
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Jon Bernthal, Viola Davis, Aisling Franciosi, Emma Nelson
Released from prison into a society that won't forgive her, a woman convicted of murder searches for the little sister she was forced to leave behind.
Releasing: 3rd December, in cinemas
Cast: Tara Sutaria, Ahan Shetty
Unforeseen circumstances threaten the passionate relationship between star-crossed lovers, Ramisa and Shiva.
Don't Look Up (Film)
Releasing: 24th December, on Netflix
Cast: Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Jonah Hill, Chris Evans, Timothée Chalamet
Two astronomers go on a media tour to warn humankind of a planet-killing comet hurtling towards Earth. The response from a distracted world: Meh.
A California Christmas: City Lights (Film)
Releasing: 16th December, on Netflix
Cast: Josh Swickard, Lauren Swickard, Amanda Detmer, David Del Rio
A year after their romance took root, Callie and Joseph are leaving the ranch for the family business in San Francisco—with wedding bells on the horizon.
Cobalt Blue (Film)
Releasing: 3rd December, on Netflix
Cast: Prateik Babbar, Shishir Sharma, Anant Joshi, Geetanjali Kulkarni
When an aspiring author and his free-spirited sister both fall for the enigmatic paying guest at their home, ensuing events rock their traditional family.