Category Archives: Streaming Video

Streaming Video News: July 16, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with a terrific new addition to the catalog. Alia Bhatt’s spy drama Raazi is now available for streaming, two months after its theatrical release. It’s my favorite Hindi film of the year so far.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with one new addition: 2008’s Tahaan, starring Anupam Kher, Rahul Bose, and Dangal‘s Fatima Sana Shaikh. For everything else new on Netflix — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

 

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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.

Streaming Video News: July 10, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with four new titles. In addition to a pair of Hindi-dubbed films, two 2018 releases are now available to stream: the Kay Kay Menon murder mystery Vodka Diaries and the geriatric family comedy 102 Not Out, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor. I enjoyed 102 Not Out for its depiction of the challenges of aging and how it influences family dynamics.

Amazon’s push to increase its foothold in India has essentially turned Prime Day into a week-long event, with at least three more 2018 releases added to Prime in the coming days (Vodka Diaries was a nice surprise). We’re likely to see Sanjay Mishra’s Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain join the catalog on Thursday, followed by Raazi on Friday, and the Telugu movie Officer on Saturday. If you’re not a Prime member yet, this is a good week to start a free trial.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with a new premier date. The Netflix original horror series Ghoul — starring Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul — debuts on August 24, 2018. The trailer looks super scary:

Streaming Video News: July 6, 2016

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with one exciting new addition to the catalog. The Netflix original series Sacred Games — starring Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap — is now available for streaming. People who got an advanced look at the series love it, so I’m stoked to check it out.

Amazon is going all out for Prime Day in India. In addition to 36 hours of shopping deals, they’ve spread the Prime debuts of several 2018 theatrical releases out over an entire week. Streaming rights are country specific, so these debut dates might not apply to the US, but these are the titles to watch for next week:

Amazon Prime Video India’s Twitter account posted a Prime Day promo video featuring a bunch of Bollywood actors who star in movies available on the service, such as Varun Dhawan (October) and Tabu and Manoj Bajpayee (Missing). Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, and other stars of Race 3 also appear in the video. Could it be added to the service as part of Prime Day, too? We’ll have to wait and see.

Streaming Video News: July 1, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with two dozen additions to the streaming catalog. More than half of the new films are Malayalam movies from the last year or two, including Angamaly Diaries. Notable titles among the newly added Hindi films include SRK & Rani’s Chalte Chalte, the Govinda-Priyanka Chopra comedy Deewana Main Deewana, Akshay & Katrina’s Namastey London, Imtiaz Ali’s directorial debut Socha Na Tha, and the 2018 release Zoo, featuring Brahman Naman star Shashank Arora and directed by Haraamkhor‘s Shlok Sharma. Here’s everything else added today:

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with two new additions: the 2017 Tamil film Sakka Podu Podu Raja and Golmaal Again, which I think has been available on Prime in India for a while. Lucky us?

Streaming Video News: June 30, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies at Amazon Prime with a bunch of new titles added while I was on vacation (visiting my wonderful friend Shah Shahid!). Several 2018 theatrical releases are now available for streaming, including the Marathi title Ranangan, the Telugu films Touch Chesi Chudu, Bhaagamathie, and Mahanati, as well as its Tamil version Nadigaiyar Thaligam. 2017’s Fukrey Returns is also available, but it’s not very good.

Things were quiet at Netflix while I was away, and most of the updates I made to my page involved updating expiration dates. Netflix adds new titles on the first day of each month, so we’ll see what happens tomorrow.

Streaming Video News: June 15, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with the worldwide debut of Lust Stories, a followup to 2013’s anthology film Bombay Talkies (also available on Netflix), featuring new short movies from the same four directors: Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, and Anurag Kashyap.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with the addition of the April theatrical release Blackmail, starring Irrfan Khan. Other recent additions include the Tamil films Rombha Nallavan Da Nee, Saivam, Vetri Selvan, and Yaamirukka Bayamey.

Streaming Video News: June 9, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with two 2018 theatrical releases. Varun Dhawan’s October and Mahesh Babu’s Bharat Ane Nenu are now available for streaming. Other recent additions include Karthik Kumar’s standup comedy special Blood Chutney, the Kannada film Puta Tirugisi Nodi, the Hindi-dubbed flicks Mera Aakrosh and Shivam the Warrior, and the Tamil movies Engaeyum Eppothum, Naaigal Jaakirathai, and Pisasu. For everything else new on Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: June 4, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with the addition of two movies that released in theaters earlier this year, each starring a stellar lead actress. The thriller Missing — starring Tabu and Manoj Bajpayee — is now available for streaming, which is cool since it only released theatrically in India, not in the US. Rani Mukerji’s Hichki is also now available (and well worth watching). Thanks to Gaurav Arora for giving me the heads up about Hichki!

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with a newly announced expiration date. You’ve got until July 3, 2018, to catch all thirteen episodes of the 2015 TV series Adrishya. This is part of the purging of shows produced by the TV channel Epic, which were only under contract to air on Netflix for two years. Six shows just expired on June 1, and we can expect to see Ekaant and Siyaasat hit bricks in September.

Streaming Video News: June 2, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with the addition of some new TV shows and comedy specials. Besides the Hindi series Pushpavalli and Shaitaan Haveli, the Amazon exclusive drama Gangstars premiered in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. The new comedy specials feature comedians Kautuk Srivastava, Nishant Tanwar, and Rahul Subramanian.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with a few additions to the catalog. B.A. Pass 2, the Marathi film Natsamrat: Asa Nat Hone Nahi, and the TV series Gabru: Hip Hop Revolution are all now available for streaming. For everything else new to Netflix and Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

The most interesting addition to the world of streaming video this week is the debut of Saif Ali Khan’s black comedy Kaalakaandi on Hotstar. If you haven’t taken advantage of their free week trial, this might be a good time to do so.