Top 15 New Movie Releases in January 2024 in Theatre & OTT [Updated]

By Ankit Jaiswal

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In January 2024, movie lovers are in for a treat with a bunch of exciting films coming to both theatres and streaming platforms. There’s action with Hrithik Roshan in Fighter and a unique story in Merry Christmas featuring Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi.

The month also brings the much-awaited biopic Main Atal Hoon about late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and action-packed films like Guntur Kaaram with Mahesh Babu, and Lal Salaam with Rajinikanth. Excitement is building up. And that’s not all streaming platforms have some great options too, like the Bollywood blockbuster Animal on Netflix and the revamped classic Mean Girls, Musical on Paramount+. Check out the top 10 movies releasing this month that are sure to be a hit and leave a lasting impression.

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New Movie Releases in January 2024 in Theatres

1) Fighter
Sidharth Anand is the director of the movie Fighter, which features Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, and Anil Kapoor as the main characters. The film is scheduled to come out in theatres on January 25, 2024, and it’s packed with intense action scenes. In the movie, Hrithik plays Squadron Leader Shamsher Pathania, Deepika plays Squadron Leader Minal Rathore, and Anil plays Group Captain Rakesh Jai Singh. Together, they’re all fighting for our country.

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Nag Ashwin is the director of the sci-fi action movie Kalki 2898 AD, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Deepika Padukone, Prabhas, and Disha Patani. The film is set to hit theatres on January 12, 2024. It tells a captivating story inspired by mythology, wowing audiences with its imaginative concept and impressive visuals.

3) Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas, directed by Sriram Raghavan and starring Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi, is a unique story that blends genres. The film is set to be released on January 12, 2024. Shot in both Hindi and Tamil languages, it includes different supporting actors in each version, offering audiences a distinct cinematic experience.

4) Main Atal Hoon
Main Atal Hoon is a new movie about the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, directed by Ravi Jadhav. Starring Pankaj Tripathi, the film will be in theatres on January 19, 2024. It gives us a close look at the life of the respected political leader.

5) Guntur Kaaram
Guntur Kaaram is an action-packed drama starring Mahesh Babu and directed by Trivikram Srinivas. It is scheduled to be released on January 13, 2024. After a 12-year wait, this film brings back the successful actor-director duo, known for their blockbuster hits Athadu and Khaleja.

6) Lal Salaam
Aishwaryaa, Rajinikanth’s daughter, is directing the film Lal Salaam, in which the legendary actor plays a special role. The movie is scheduled to come out in January 2024. The first-look poster shows Rajinikanth in the midst of communal riots in Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1993, indicating that the film will have a compelling story.

7) Ruslaan
KK Radhamohan is producing the movie Ruslaan, directed by Katyayan Shivpuri. It features Aayush Sharma, Sushrii Mishraa, Vidya Malavade, and Jagapathi Babu. The film is set to be released in theatres on January 12, 2024. Aayush Sharma shared a motion poster on his birthday, giving us a glimpse of the intriguing story the film will tell.

8) The Book of Clarence
The Book of Clarence is a big and funny movie based on biblical stories, and it’s coming to theatres on January 12, 2024. James Samuel wrote and directed it, and the cast is full of famous actors like LaKeith Stanfield, Omar Sy, Anna Dio, David Oyelowo, Teyana Taylor, Caleb McLaughlin, James McAvoy, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Get ready for an epic comedy-drama!

9) Mean Girls
Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr. are directing a musical comedy called Mean Girls, which will be in theaters on January 12, 2024. It’s a new version of the classic story, inspired by both the Broadway musical and the 2004 teen comedy film. The cast includes Angourie Rice, Reneé Rapp, Auliʻi Cravalho, and many other talented actors.

10) Do Patti
Do Patti, a thrilling mystery movie set in the hills of North India, stars Kajol and Kriti Sanon. It’s set to be available for streaming on Netflix in January 2024. Shashanka Chaturvedi directed the film, and it’s the first production from Kriti and writer Kanika Dhillon’s new film banners, Blue Butterfly Films and Kathha Pictures.

New OTT Movie Releases in January 2024

1) Night Swim

A scary movie called Night Swim, directed by Bryce McGuire, will be available to watch on Peacock from January 5, 2024. It’s 98 minutes long and stars Wyatt Russell, Kerry Condon, Amélie Hoeferle, and Gavin Warren, promising to give viewers a suspenseful and chilling experience.

2) The Painter

Coming to Prime Video on January 9, 2024, The Painter is an American action thriller directed by Kimani Ray Smith. Starring Charlie Weber, Jon Voight, Madison Bailey, and Marie Avgeropoulos, the movie assures viewers of an exciting storyline filled with action and suspense.

3) Mean Girls, Musical

Mean Girls, the Musical, directed by Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr., is a new American musical comedy. It is set to be released on Paramount+ on January 8, 2024. This fresh take on the classic, inspired by Tina Fey’s screenplay, stars Angourie Rice, Reneé Rapp, Auliʻi Cravalho, and Christopher Briney in important roles.

4) Animal

After its success at the box office, the Ranbir Kapoor starrer Animal is all set to hit OTT platforms, premiering on Netflix on January 26, 2023. With a gripping narrative exploring family dynamics, revenge, and gang warfare, Animal offers a cinematic treat to the audience.

5) Killer Soup

A crime thriller series called Killer Soup, featuring Manoj Bajpayee and Konkona Sensharma, will be available on OTT platforms starting January 11, 2024. Directed and partly written by Abhishek Chaubey, the series has an interesting story set in South India. It revolves around a home chef who has big plans, including replacing her husband with her lover, creating a plot full of intrigue.

6) Indian Police Force

Rohit Shetty is directing a new series called Indian Police Force Season 1, which stars Sidharth Malhotra, Shilpa Shetty, and Vivek Oberoi. This exciting show will be out on January 19, 2024. It brings a lot of action and tells a thrilling story about danger and chasing down the mastermind behind bomb blasts.

7) Karma Calling

Varun Sood is making his web series debut in Karma Calling, alongside the well-known actress Raveena Tandon. This Hindi version of the American drama series Revenge is set against the backdrop of the wealthy Kothari family, offering a story full of suspense and thriller.

8) Fool Me Once Season

Fool Me Once Season is an intense series that follows Maya Stern, played by Michelle Keegan, a mother who recently lost her husband. The show, available on an OTT platform, revolves around Maya’s journey to discover the truth about her supposedly deceased husband. The cast includes Richard Armitage, Adeel Akhtar, Joanna Lumley, and Emmett J. Scanlan.

9) Boy Swallows the Universe

Based on Trent Dalton’s best-selling novel, Boy Swallows Universe is a series starring Phoebe Tonkin, Bryan Brown, and Travis Fimmel. Set in 1980s Brisbane, the story revolves around a boy striving to hold his fractured family together, featuring a cast including Lee Tiger Halley, Gus Bell, Peter Phan, Tony Leung, and Felix Cameron.

10) Masters of the Universe, Revolution

Masters of the Universe, Revolution is a nostalgic treat for fans, set to release on January 25, 2024. This sci-fi fantasy series boasts a star-studded cast including Mark Hamill, Diedrich Bader, William Shatner, Melissa Benoist, Liam Cunningham, Keith David, Lena Headey, Griffin Newman, Tiffany Smith, Tony Todd, and Chris Wood, produced by Kevin Smith and others.

11) Griselda

Griselda is a biographical series narrating the story of the drug empire led by Griselda Blanco. Starring Sofia Vergara as the infamous drug queen, this series delves into the world of crime and power, created by Eric Newman, Ingrid Escajeda, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro.

12) Good Grief

Good Grief, making its directorial debut with Dan Levy, explores themes of love, life, loss, and friendship. With a poignant commentary on the human experience, this film promises to offer a heartfelt narrative that resonates with the audience.

Final Words

There’s a mix of different movies and shows coming to OTT platforms, promising a thrilling start to the year. From scary stories like Night Swim to the nostalgic charm of Masters of the Universe Revolution, each one has its own special touch.

Whether you’re into suspenseful dramas like Fool Me Once Season or musical twists on classics like Mean Girls Musical, this month has a lot to offer for everyone. So, get set for a rollercoaster of emotions, suspense, and fun as you watch your favourite streaming platforms.

Ankit Jaiswal

Ankit Jaiswal writes on movies, web series, and cinema updates. With 5 years of experience, his interests include cinema, writing, and keeping readers informed and entertained.

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