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Streaming Video News: March 1, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with 55 new additions to the catalog. Woo hoo! The crop of new films includes one documentary; titles in Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, and Urdu; plus more than forty Hindi films. Pardes, Laal Rang, and Taal all return to Netflix after a hiatus, while others — like Aitraaz, Bewafaa, and Dil Se — migrated from Amazon Prime.

Probably the flashiest of all the new additions is 2017’s Judwaa 2, subject of a recent episode of the Split Screen Podcast. Speaking of the Split Screen Podcast, host Shah Shahid and I spent this episode comparing the real-life crime dramas Talvar and Rahasya, which was also just added to Netflix today (joining Talvar).

Even with so many good titles now on Netflix — Shanghai, Company, and the underrated comedy The Shaukeens among them — the new addition I am most excited about is the batshit crazy 2003 crime caper Boom. Katrina Kaif’s film debut costars Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, a Bo Derek-obsessed Amitabh Bachchan, and Jackie Shroff, whose character has a secretary that lives under his desk. You have to see Boom to believe it, it’s just that insane.

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

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Streaming Video News: September 1, 2016

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with some new additions to the streaming catalog, the most recognizable of which is Miss Lovely, which I thought was okay. Also new are the 2009 drama 99 and Placebo, a documentary about the intense pressure of medical school in India. Two British travel series — India’s Frontier Railways and India’s Lost Worlds — were also added. [Update: I just noticed on Instant Watcher that the lauded 2014 Pakistani drama Dukhtar was also added.]

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime as well. The two new additions include 2004’s Iqbal and 2005’s Aitraaz, starring Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, and Kareena Kapoor Khan.

For everything else new on Netflix or Amazon Prime, check Instant Watcher.