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Streaming Video News: December 24, 2020

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with dozens of Indian titles added in the last week, including today’s premiere of Coolie No. 1 (also in 4K UHD), the Varun Dhawan remake of the classic Govinda comedy.

I also updated my list if Bollywood movies on Netflix with the debut of the Netflix Original dark comedy AK vs AK, starring birthday boy Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap as sinister versions of themselves.

The other gigantic Netflix news is that 48 Hindi movies are scheduled to expire on December 31. Most of them are Shemaroo Entertainment titles that were added to Netflix on December 31, 2019, and almost all are also currently available on Amazon Prime. Since there are no expiration dates listed for the versions on Prime, I’m guessing that Amazon is their permanent home for the time being. I don’t expect the movies expiring from Netflix to return anytime soon. Nevertheless, I’m gonna wait until January 2 to purge my Netflix list, because it would be super annoying to remove them all and have to re-add them two days later if the contract renews. Here’s the full list of Hindi movies expiring from Netflix on December 31:

Merry Christmas, everybody! — Kathy

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Streaming Video News: December 17, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix because the service announced another batch of older Hindi releases set to join the catalog later this month. This time, it’s titles from Shemaroo Entertainment — many of which are currently on Amazon Prime. I’ll update this post if Amazon announces expiration dates for those titles. Here are all 36 of the Shemaroo movies set to join Netflix on December 31 (the same day as the worldwide debut of Ghost Stories):

Update: two more titles were added to this batch — Barah Aana (2009) and Shiva (1990).

In Theaters November 12, 2010

There are no new Hindi movies releasing in Chicago area theaters this weekend, and only two older releases claim any screenspace. Last weekend’s new releases — Action Replayy and Golmaal 3 — continue their runs at the AMC Loews Pipers Alley 4 in Chicago, Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington and Regal Cantera Stadium 30 in Warrenville. Golmaal 3 earned $626,432 in its opening weekend in U.S. theaters.

Other Indian movies playing in the area this weekend include Mynaa (Tamil), Va Quarter Cutting (Tamil), Anwar (Malayalam), Kathi (Telugu) and Yemaindia Eevela (Telugu) at the Golf Glen 5. Sathyam Cinemas in Downers Grove has Enthiran (Tamil) and its Telugu-dubbed version, Robo.