Streaming Video News: February 14, 2020

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with more than twenty Indian titles added in the last week, most notably Salman Khan’s Dabangg 3. We’re far enough into the new year for the first 2020 theatrical releases to become available for streaming, including these three Tamil titles from January:

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with the additions of director Ashutosh Gowariker’s 2019 historical drama Panipat and the Netflix Original romance series Taj Mahal 1989. A bunch of Hindi and Marathi titles are set to expire in the next week, so head to my Netflix page to see what’s on the way out.

In other Netflix news, two new Hindi titles of note become available for streaming on February 21, including the Emraan Hashmi-Rishi Kapoor thriller The Body. Also debuting on the 21st is the Netflix Original movie Yeh Ballet, based on a short film of the same name. The feature-length version stars some up-and-coming actors, plus Jim Sarbh and the Warlock himself, Julian Sands!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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2 thoughts on “Streaming Video News: February 14, 2020

  1. MVP

    Is it fair to say that there is no real way to watch Hindi movies nowadays without subscription to one or all of these sites (Netflix, Amazon, Hotstar etc.)? This is a bit of a nuisance, if one doesn’t really want to subscribe to these sites. I would prefer the ability to ‘pay per view’, but that option isn’t readily available, or viable. I see certain movies pop up on Google Play or Youtube, but those are not that common. Just ranting, I guess, but seems like a lost business opportunity to me – at least from the perspective of those who want to watch movies by official means.

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    1. Kathy Post author

      You’re totally right, MVP. There used to be many more digital rental and purchase options out there. And the ones that you mentioned (plus iTunes) feel hopelessly out-of-date. It even seems like the rental/DVD release window — for those films that even get a DVD release — is getting longer. They’ve really forced people into the subscription model.

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