I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with lots of new additions to the catalog. The start of a new month brought the addition of a bunch of Indian movies and shows to the streaming service, including fiction films Elaan, Salaakhen, and the Marathi movie Killa. Several documentaries also joined the service: Among the Believers, Beyond All Boundaries, Celluloid Man, The Human Factor: The Untold Story of the Bombay Film Orchestras, and Mostly Sunny (which was okay). Lastly, a slew of Hindi TV shows are now available, too: Badalte Rishton Ki Dastaan, Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi, Razia Sultan, and Satrangi. For everything else new (Bollywood or not) on Netflix, check Instant Watcher.
I updated my lists of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime and Bollywood movies on Netflix. Amazon recently removed the cricket documentary Beyond All Boundaries from its free streaming catalog. Netflix just added two documentaries to its offerings: 2014’s Walking with Wolves and 2015’s In Their Shoes, a film by Aurangzeb director Atul Sabharwal.
One Hindi film on Netflix is worth prioritizing before it expires. 2013’s Siddharth departs the catalog on November 7, 2016. Not only is it a wonderful, heartbreaking film, but it opened my eyes to the way we take money for granted in the movies. The characters in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil can gallivant all over Europe in private jets because they are filthy rich. What if you are dirt poor, and your son goes missing in a distant city? That’s the dilemma faced by the family in Siddharth. It’s really a movie worth your time.