Streaming Video News: July 30, 2020

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with dozens of Indian films that have been added in the last few days, including today’s worldwide debut of the biopic Shakuntala Devi (also in 4K UHD), starring Vidya Balan. Other recently added 2020 releases include the Punjabi film Jaan To Pyara and the Malayalam movie Velikku Veluppankalam.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with yesterday’s release of the 2020 Telugu film Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya. The Netflix Original crime drama Raat Akeli Hai — starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte — debuts tomorrow.

Most of the movies in this list I posted earlier this week have been renewed and are not expiring from Netflix as planned. However, there are still seven Indian titles expiring from Netflix on August 1, with Chennai Express (which has good dance numbers) following on August 7. Scroll down to the “Expiring Soon” section of my Netflix page to see what’s on the way out.

Also releasing globally tomorrow on Hotstar is the Hindi comedy Lootcase, starring Kunal Khemu. You’ll need a subscription to watch it, but Dil Bechara is still available for free if you haven’t caught it yet.

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7 thoughts on “Streaming Video News: July 30, 2020

  1. gospvg

    Thanks for the update, lots of new films to enjoy lookinf forward to watching Shakuntala & Raat Akeli Hai.

  2. Jill

    I watched Doordarshan. The premise is that Grandma has been in a coma for 30 years. She finally wakes up. The doctor says not to stress her so the family tries to break the news to her slowly. They repainted the room to look like 1989. They get an old telephone. They have 1980s music, posters, etc. The mom and dad who are divorcing work together for her good. In some ways it is very much like “50 First Dates” with Adam Sandler, Sean Astin and Drew Barrymore as they try very hard to make Grandma feel better. The ending was too abrupt for my taste. There’s only one song with dancing. It’s during a wedding. It’s cute but the photography seems a bit low budget. A good “time pass” movie but not a “don’t miss” movie.

  3. Jill

    I watched Shakuntala. I liked Vidya’s acting since her joy often showed in the filmed as natural-not forced at all. I don’t know how accurate it was as a biographic movie, but it was enjoyable. It’s refreshing to see someone doing what they love so much. She didn’t settle for a boring life. It’s a “girl power” film.


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