Disney+ Hotstar, the leading streaming platform in India, has released two new movies this week, Chiththa and Kannur Squad, in Tamil and Malayalam languages respectively. Both the movies are crime thrillers that have received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike.
Chiththa, directed by S. U. Arun Kumar and produced by Siddharth, who also stars in the lead role, is based on the real-life incidents of child abuse and the efforts of a young man to protect his niece from a notorious pedophile. The film also marks the Tamil debut of Nimisha Sajayan, who plays the love interest of Siddharth. The film has been praised for its sensitive portrayal of a sensitive issue, its gripping screenplay, and its powerful performances. Chiththa is rated 4/5 by The Times of India1 and 8.4/10 by IMDb2.
Kannur Squad, directed by Roby Varghese Raj and written by Muhammed Shafi and Rony David Raj, is based on the real story of a team of police officers who were part of the Kannur Squad, a crime investigation unit, formed by former Kannur SP S. Sreejith IPS. The film stars Mammootty as ASI George Martin, who leads the squad to solve various high-profile cases across the country. The film also features Rony David Raj, Azees Nedumangad, Shabareesh Varma, Kishore and Vijayaraghavan in supporting roles. The film has been lauded for its realistic depiction of police work, its thrilling plot, and its stellar cast. Kannur Squad is rated 4/5 by The Times of India3 and 8.4/10 by IMDb4.
Both the movies are available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar for subscribers. If you are looking for some edge-of-the-seat entertainment, you can watch Chiththa and Kannur Squad on Disney+ Hotstar this week.