Title: Breaking Boundaries: The Science of our Planet
When science meets drama, you get Breaking Boundaries. This docu-drama traces the scientific journey of world-renowned scientist Professor Johan Rockström and how he relentlessly tried to unfold the mysteries of the earth. It is engaging as it tells the story of the most important discovery of our time — that humanity has pushed Earth beyond the boundaries that have kept our planet stable for 10,000 years, since the dawn of civilisation. Engrossing, more so if you like docu-dramas!
Title: Tragic Jungle
Tragic Jungle is an adventure-packed journey of a woman who flees into the dark Mayan jungles to escape an arranged marriage. Her action packed trail unveils many surprises — good and bad — to unfold a surreal drama where untamed nature merges the human and the supernatural. It is racy and replete with adventure.
Title: Dom S1
Platform: Amazon Prime Video
Language: Portuguese with English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu dubbed
This Brazilian series is an engrossing action-packed crime drama inspired by the true story of a Brazilian cop, Victor, who dedicated his life to fight narco-trafficking. But his biggest challenge is his son Pedro, a drug addict who is one of the most wanted criminals of Rio de Janeiro. The battle between the father and son forms the crux of this engrossing series. Touted as the first original Brazilian drama that has been launched in more than 240 countries, this epic series holds your interest.
Title: Skater Girl
Language: Hindi with subtitles
Directed by Manjari Makijany, it stars Amy Maghera, Waheeda Rehman and others. It’s an inspiring tale of a teen in rural India who nurses the ambition of becoming a skater. Mocked and ridiculed for her lofty dreams, she fights against all odds to follow her dreams of becoming a skater and competing in the national championship. This film is inspiring and engrossing.
Title: Head Above Water
Platform: Amazon Prime Video
This Australian swimming docu-series ventures into the dark and insane rivalry witnessed in the Australian surfing history. It’s cut-throat and edgy and veers through various edge-of-the-seat incidents — some pretty unsavoury too — in the sporting arena of surfing. Definitely, a must see as it keeps you engrossed till the end.
Title: Those Who Wish Me Dead
Platform: Bookmyshow Stream
Starring Angelina Jolie, Finn Little, Nicholas Hoult, Aidan Gillen, Jon Bernthal, Jake Weber and directed by Taylor Sheridan, this 2021 film is edgy. It is about Hannah, played by the gorgeous Angelina Jolie, who is a smoke jumper but she is still reeling from the lives she failed to save in a forest fire. Hurt and still healing, she comes across a boy on the run and leads him to safety unaware of the dangers chasing him. This racy adventure-replete film is pulsating and thrilling, and keeps you glued till the end.