I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with several new additions to the catalog. The 2015 Gujarati kite-flying documentary Famous in Ahmedabad joins the streaming service along with a trio of Pakistani television shows featuring cross-border stars Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan: Humsafar, Sadqay Tumhare, and Zindagi Gulzar Hai. For everything else new on Netflix, check out Instant Watcher.
Three Bollywood films will expire from Netflix in the next few days: Ishqiya (great!), Dedh Ishqiya (also great!), and Revolver Rani (not great).
Two big pieces of streaming video news came out today. First was the announcement of Amazon Prime Video’s expansion into India, including local content licensing agreements with companies like Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and T-Series. On the heels of that mega announcement, Netflix revealed a new three-year deal with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment to stream films like Dear Zindagi and Om Shanti Om across the globe. This is super news for Bollywood fans in India and abroad!
Not streaming videos, but every bit as exciting – IMDB (the Internet Movie Database) has announced a focus on Indian films. See the details here: http://tinyurl.com/z7g9jek