Streaming Video News: January 14, 2015

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix to reflect one change. After just five days, Daawat-e-Ishq has disappeared from the streaming service. The same thing happened to Mardaani and Bewakoofiyaan, two other movies produced by Yash Raj Films. It took a few months for Bewakoofiyaan to return for its official run on the Netflix, so I expect it will be a while before we see Mardaani or Daawat-e-Ishq on the service again.

This serves as a warning that, whenever YRF’s most recent theatrical release, Kill Dil, hits Netflix, you’d better watch it right away.

If you just can’t wait to watch Kill Dil, Daawat-e-Ishq, or Mardaani, all three are currently available for rent on YouTube for $2.99 apiece.

Update: Mike of The Arts blog may have solved the mystery: no English subtitles. At least that was his experience watching Daawat-e-Ishq on Netflix the other day. It’s unknown (at least to me) if the YouTube videos have English subtitles, so rent with caution if you don’t speak Hindi.

Update 2: Thanks again to Mike for noticing that Daawat-e-Ishq is back on Netflix again, now with subtitles. Still not sure what happened to Mardaani, though.

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6 thoughts on “Streaming Video News: January 14, 2015

  1. JustMeMike

    Kathy – I tried to watch Dawaat-e-Ishq and rather than belabor the positives and negatives of the film – I’d like to point out that – Dawaat was taken down possibly because the version they had did not have English subtitles.

    I tried and checked and rechecked my Netflix controls and despite the fact that the controls stating English subtitles was indeed checked, and enabled, I saw no subtitles.

    As much as I like Parineeti and Anupham Kher – it was a chore watching without knowing what was being said most of the time. I’m not sure why Mardaani and Bewakoofiyaan were taken down – but as I have the DVDs for those films, it wasn’t an issue for me.

    The DVD for Kill Dil is currently on its way to me.

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    1. Kathy Post author

      Aha, Mike! I think you figured it out. If that’s the case, why do they keep making the same mistake, prematurely releasing them on streaming without subtitles? Weird.

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      1. JustMeMike

        I just called up my Netflix acct via my Samsung Smart TV- and Dawaat-e-Ishq is now airing with subtitles. I think I previously used the DVD player. You can add another addendum to your post.

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