Category Archives: Streaming Video

Streaming Video News: July 15, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix today with the addition of the 2018 Marathi film Bogda.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with fifteen Indian titles added in the last three days, including the following 2019 releases:

For everything else new on Netflix or Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

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Streaming Video News: July 12, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with dozens of Indian movies added in the last week. Amazon India is wrapping up its Prime Day promotions, with last of its big 2019 releases — the Marathi film Mogra Phulaalaa — due to join the streaming service on July 14. I’m surprised that Student of the Year 2 wasn’t ultimately part of the promotions, but it’ll make its way to Prime eventually. Besides the previously announced 2019 releases, several more were added to Prime in the last week:

Other recent notable additions include the classic comedy 3 Idiots, the lovely Bengali-English-Japanese film The Japanese Wife, and the hilarious documentary Meet the Patels, which became available on Prime the same day it expired from Netflix.

Streaming Video News: July 3, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with two 2019 Malayalam releases just added today: Ishq and Kumbalangi Nights. The 2019 Telugu film Maharshi was added yesterday.

These additions are part of Amazon’s big marketing push in India, leading up to Prime Day on July 15-16. Here’s what else to expect in the coming days (get your 30-day free trial now if you don’t yet have Prime):

  • July 5: NGK (Tamil)
  • July 6: D/O Parvathamma (Kannada)
  • July 7: Muklawa (Punjabi)
  • July 8: Bhoot Chaturdash (Bengali)
  • July 9: Student of the Year (Hindi)*
  • July 10: Chandigarh Amritsar Chandigarh (Punjabi)
  • July 11: ?
  • July 12: Comicstaan, Season 2
  • July 13: A Star Is Born (probably India only)
  • July 14: Mogra Phulaalaa (Marathi)

Due to the time difference between India and the United States, these films will likely become available in the US the day before their official release date. The asterisk by Student of the Year 2 is because Amazon hasn’t officially announced it yet — although the cast just appeared in a new Prime promo video. My information comes from Bollywood Buff, a great site that keeps track of streaming video licensing deals in India, including likely streaming release dates for Hindi movies. Some of these dates may not apply outside of India, but it’s still fun to see what’s might be on the horizon.

Bollywood Buff expects The Tashkent Files to join on Netflix on July 12, with Badla also becoming available sometime this month (I predict July 8).

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with a July 9 expiration date for the international production Lion. I also added a link to the Netflix original Hindi horror series Typewriter, which premieres July 19. The trailer is creepy:

Streaming Video News: July 1, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with the addition of Kalank, the first big release in Amazon Prime Video India’s extended Prime Day event. I thought Kalank was fine, but if you’re only interested in it for Madhuri Dixit’s dancing, skip ahead in the video to 2:06:11. Another dozen Indian movies were added in the last several days, including the 2019 releases Daivam Sakshi (Malayalam) and Falaknuma Das (Telugu).

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with a pair of 2019 releases added over the weekend. John Abraham’s spy thriller Romeo Akbar Walter is now available for streaming, as is the Tamil film Super Deluxe.

For everything else new on Netflix and Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: June 27, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with three additions to the streaming catalog. Kahaani is back, which makes sense since director Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla is likely to join Netflix in early July. The Aamir Khan-hosted documentary Rubaru Roshini is also now available, as is director Aditya Kripalani’s Tottaa Pataaka Item Maal. Like Kripalani’s previous film — Tikli and Laxmi BombTottaa Pataaka Item Maal also deals with sexual violence against women, using it as the basis for a revenge drama. I found the new film too upsetting to finish, so be forewarned.

In addition to all of the Bollywood movies expiring from Netflix on July 1, five non-fiction TV series will depart the service on July 25: Buddha Sutra, The Great Escape, Ithihas Ki Thali Se, Kissa Currency Ka, and Samagri, Sampatti Aur Sauda.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with a dozen Indian films added in the last two days, including the 2019 Telugu release Bottu.

Streaming Video News: June 25, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with sixteen newly added Indian films, including the 2019 releases Nedunalvaadai (Tamil), Romantic Criminals (Telugu), and Varikkuzhiyile Kolapathakam (Malayalam). The Amazon Prime Video India Twitter account published a list of Indian films coming to Prime in July as part of Amazon’s extended Prime Day promotions. Be on the lookout for Kalank on July 1.

Streaming Video News: June 24, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix because a bunch of films are set to expire next week. With the completion of their two-year streaming contract, these fifteen Hindi titles leave Netflix on July 1, 2019:

Ishqiya, Dedh Ishqiya, Ankhon Dekhi, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Hunterr, and Aankhen were added to Amazon Prime in recent months. Piku, Shahid, Filmistaan, Heropanti, and Youngistaan are all available with Eros Now, and you can sign up for a free 7-trial through Amazon by following this link. As for the fates of the other four titles, who knows?

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with a handful of Indian films added over the weekend, including the 2019 Telugu release Sita.

Streaming Video News: June 21, 2019

Vacation’s over! I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with a bunch of new additions in the last two weeks. Besides lots of cartoons for kids, a trio of 2019 releases were just added: the Marathi film Luckee and the Hindi movies Rakkhosh and Luka Chuppi. Also new are the Netflix original series Leila and last year’s delighfully clever horror comedy Stree.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with more than 50 Indian titles added in the last two weeks. 2019 releases added include the Amazon original series Mind the Malhotras, Anu Menon’s standup comedy special Wonder Menon, and the following films:

Thanks to everyone who wished me well during my time off. It was great to spend time with my nieces and nephew. Have a great weekend! — Kathy

Streaming Video News: June 6, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with the addition of nineteen Indian and Desi films in the last three days, including four 2019 releases:

While there are no new additions to my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix, the original Hindi series Leila — a futuristic dystopian show starring Huma Qureshi, Siddharth, and Rahul Khanna — debuts June 14, and you can add it to your queue now by following this link. The series trailer is intriguing and grim.

I’m on vacation for the next couple of weeks, and I won’t be updating the site. I will still be on Twitter, however, so if anything cool becomes available for streaming, I’ll mention it there. You can follow me on Twitter at @kathyfgibson. Talk to you soon! — Kathy

Streaming Video News: June 3, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with a couple of new additions to start the month of June. The 2019 Marathi film Krutant is now available for streaming, as is the 2017 multilingual anthology movie III Smoking Barrels.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with eleven Indian films added in the last three days, including the 2019 releases Nuvvu Thopu Raa (Telugu) and Vellai Pookal (Tamil).

For everything else new on Netflix or Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.