Streaming Video News: January 4, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with the addition of 2018’s biggest flop, Thugs of Hindostan. To be fair, it’s not a terrible movie, despite its dismal box office performance. It’s the perfect thing to keep your kids occupied for a few hours since they’ve been out of school for nearly two weeks, and I know you parents are stressing because you’ve run out of ideas for how to entertain them. The movie’s available in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu and in standard and 4K Ultra High Definition. Here are links to the various versions:

In addition, Amazon added a couple of Sridevi movies — Suhaagan (Hindi) and Vetagadu (Telugu) and ten other Indian films. The Prime Video India Twitter account tweeted that Sui Dhaaga: Made in India debuts on Amazon on January 11. Hopefully that’s a global premiere date and not just India only.

4 thoughts on “Streaming Video News: January 4, 2019

  1. Gos

    It’s a rare 4K UHD release on Amazon so I will enjoy Thugs this weekend.
    I’m surprised Amazon got the rights so quickly surely it must still be running in some cinemas?

    1. Kathy

      The format certainly is a plus, Gos. In North America, Thugs opened on November 8 in 377 theaters. By its third weekend, it was only showing in 22 theaters in North America, and it was totally gone by December 14. Crazy, right?

  2. Jill

    Thank you for posting this. I pre-ordered Thugs but now I can show it to my college-aged daughter before she has to go back to school. She loves Pirates of the Caribbean. I think she is going to love Thugs.
    I agree with you. it really wasn’t a bad movie. I don’t know why Aamir and Katrina apologized. I think whoever decided to charge so much more in India should have been the one to apologize.


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