Streaming Video News: July 13, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with several additions. The new Amazon original comedy series Comicstaan is now available, as are the 2018 theatrical releases Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain (known internationally as “Seeking Happily Ever After“) and the Bengali film Aami Ashbo Phirey. Also, Tumhari Sulu was finally added to the US streaming catalog! It and Golmaal Again are the only two major titles that I can recall as having been available in India but not the US, so we should be caught up.

There was a hint that Raazi was going to be added to Prime today, but that scoop proved inaccurate. Amazon Prime Video India already tweeted that the Telugu film Officer drops tomorrow, so I’ll update my list accordingly. Update: here’s the link to Officer.

2 thoughts on “Streaming Video News: July 13, 2018

  1. Jill

    I watched Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain last night. CoVid19 is good for catching up on movies. It has quite a few stars on Prime. To me, Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain has a definite documentary feel. There’s only one dancing scene. There’s a lot of short bursts of music though. Sanjay’s character starts off with a short commentary. The problems of the family are filmed in a documentary feel way. I kept waiting for that calm announcer voice to give us voice overs about Indian life and culture, such as “Indians also believe a red rose signifies romantic love.” Or “The postal system in India does or doesn’t do something.”

    Sanjay Mishra plays Vishwant. He doesn’t show love to his wife or daughter. The wife tries hard to show love to him. The daughter marries, but keeps living at home as does the groom, the neighbor boy. Vishwant works at the post office and meets a guy who’s waiting for an insurance letter. That couple is the third that the ads talk about. Eventually Vishwant tries to marry the daughter off and she has to reveal she’s already married. She then moves across the street to the groom’s house.The wife leaves for a while. The daughter and son-in-law try to help the dad learn how to show love. Vishwant also learn about love from the other couple. The wife returns at the end of the movie.

    I wish it had been a documentary. It wasn’t enjoyable as a movie but would have been good as a documentary with more information about Indian life and culture. Stray random notice in the movie, the wife wore a sari with polka dots. I don’t recall ever seeing a polka dotted sari in the movies before. It was pretty. Then maybe the (non-existent in current movie form) announcer could have discussed sari designs.

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    1. Kathy Post author

      “CoVid19 is good for catching up on movies.” — I’ll say! Good thing Prime has hundreds of Hindi movies, given the speed at which you’re burning through them. 😉 Thanks for the review, Jill! This looked interesting, but now I’m demoting it on my “must watch” list.

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