Tag Archives: Desi Movies on Amazon Prime

Streaming Video News: November 15, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix, and I am thrilled to bits about one of the titles that just joined the catalog. In addition to Salman Khan’s Lucky: No Time for Love, the other new movie available for streaming is — drum roll, please — A FLYING JATT!!! Finally! I’ve been wanting to watch this again since the moment I stepped out of the theater the first time, and it hasn’t been available on DVD or any other streaming service in the United States until now. I AM SO EXCITED!

Here’s what I love about A Flying Jatt: movies like this are hard to find these days. Bollywood filmmakers rarely make films explicitly for children, and contemporary Hollywood assumes that families are only interested in animated fare or movies about kids, with PG-13 ratings making superhero movies inaccessible to younger children. Thus, A Flying Jatt feels like a welcome throwback. It has obvious parallels to the Christopher Reeve Superman flicks of the late ’70s and early ’80s, but it has a lot in common with goofy Tom Hanks films like The ‘Burbs and Joe Versus the Volcano, as well. These were films that I enjoyed and drew meaning from even though the live-action characters were grownups and I wasn’t. And while A Flying Jatt functions perfectly well as a fun, accessible way to kill a couple of hours on a rainy afternoon, there’s more going on under the surface. Shortly after A Flying Jatt released, I was inspired to write a followup piece to my initial review about the main character’s struggle with his religious faith. I still think about the movie a lot. My point is: watch A Flying Jatt. It’s really good, and not many people had the chance to see it in the theater.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with the addition of the 2016 Telugu transgender revenge drama Arddhanaari. For everything else new on Netflix and Amazon Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

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Streaming Video News: November 9, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with 25 (!) new additions to the catalog. Most of the movies are from the mid 2000s, and I can’t say that I’m pumped for any of them except for maybe the horror flicks Darna Zaroor Hai and Vaastu Shastra. This bundle of films brings Netflix’s Bollywood collection up to 257 titles, and that’s not counting movies in other Indian languages or documentaries. Here’s are some of the titles just added. Please let me know in the comments below if any of these are worth watching:

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with two new additions. The 2013 Tamil film Sutta Kadhai is now available for streaming, as is the animated musical Sita Sings the Blues, which I’ve long wanted to check out. For everything else new on Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: November 1, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with more than a dozen new additions to the catalog. The 2017 indie releases Coffee with D, Mirror Game: Ab Khel Shuru, and Sameer are now available for streaming, as is the disappointing 2015 romantic comedy Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon. Also new are the celebrity interview show My Life Story, the movie music documentary Roots, and One Heart: The AR Rahman Concert Film. Here are the other Indian titles just added to Netflix:

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime to include the 2015 Malayalam movie Nellikka. For everything else new on Netflix and Amazon Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: October 16, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with two big new additions to the catalog. After adding eighteen Indian titles to Netflix yesterday, two Hindi releases from 2017 joined the streaming service today: Baadshaho and Lucknow Central. The speed with which Netflix posted these titles is terrific. Baadshaho opened theatrically on September 1, and Lucknow Central released less than a month ago on September 22! Too bad Baadshaho is terrible. 😦

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with one new addition to the free streaming catalog: the 2016 Tamil film Savitri, which is also available for viewing with ads for non-Prime subscribers. For everything else new on Netflix and Amazon Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: October 2, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Heera with one big new addition to the catalog. Salman Khan’s 2017 release Tubelight is now available for streaming. I enjoyed Tubelight a lot more than I expected to.

I also made two changes to my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix. The Manipuri film Loktak Lairembee is now available for streaming, as is the Gujarati movie Wrong Side Raju. Amazon Prime added the Telugu film The Bells to its streaming catalog. For everything else new to Netflix and Amazon Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: September 7, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with a bunch of new additions to the catalog. In addition to the documentaries The Love Commandos and Santa Shakti, the following fiction films are now available for streaming: Bollywood Hero, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Partu (Marathi), Poriyaalan (Tamil), and Velaiilla Pattadhari (Tamil).

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix to include some recent additions, most of which are films from the 1970s and ’80s. Along with the Punjabi movie Chadi Jawani Budhe Nu and the Bengali film Lorai: Play to Live, the newly added Bollywood titles are: Aakhri Adaalat, Ek Jaan Hain Hum, Khoon Khoon, Manoranjan, Murjim, Sohni Mahiwal, and Teesri Aankh.

Streaming Video News: August 30, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with one new addition to the catalog. Mohanlal’s 2017 Malayalam war drama 1971: Beyond Borders is now available for streaming for Prime subscribers. It’s also available to watch for free with ads for those without a Prime subscription.

Looking ahead to September, there are some important streaming video release and expiration dates to note. This piece at Digital Trends has Tubelight joining Amazon Prime on September 7, followed by Meri Pyaari Bindu on September 10. However, I suspect that in the United States, those movies will be part of the Heera channel and not the general Prime catalog. There’s no word on any Bollywood films joining Netflix next month, but several movies expire soon. The Bright Day and Good Night Good Morning depart on September 1, followed by Bombay Velvet and Finding Fanny on September 20.