Tag Archives: Desi Movies on Amazon Prime

Streaming Video News: August 7, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix because Chennai Express is available for streaming again.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with the additions of 2015’s Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein, the Telugu film Shankar Dada M.B.B.S., the Tamil movies Billa and Rowdy Kottai, and the Hindi comedy specials  Best of K Se Comedy and Best of Waiting Lounge. For everything else new on Netflix and Amazon Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

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Streaming Video News: August 3, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with more new additions to the catalog. Besides the previously announced arrival of the Netflix original film Brij Mohan Amar Rahe!, 2 States and Baaghi showed up as well today — something of a surprise after yesterday’s massive infusion of new Bollywood titles into the catalog. 2 States is legitimately good, and Baaghi is unintentionally hilarious. It was one of the two movies I picked to discuss with Erin and Matt when they invited me to appear on the Bollywood Is For Lovers podcast.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with two new additions. Comedian Sorabh Pant’s second stand-up special — Make India Great Again — is now available for streaming, as is the 2017 Tamil movie Maayavan.

Streaming Video News: August 1, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with more than a dozen new additions to the catalog. Ten of those films are Malayalam flicks from the last year or so, as well as the 2015 Hindi movie P Se PM Tak and the cartoon Mahabharat. I’m especially excited that Tikli and Laxmi Bomb is finally available for streaming. It had been on the festival circuit for the last year, and it’s really thought-provoking. I recommend it.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with ten new Indian films. The 2018 Tamil theatrical release Thaanaa Serndha Koottam is now available for streaming, along with six Telugu movies, and the Bollywood flicks Amit Sahni Ki List, Main Aisa Hi Hoon, and 8×10 Tasveer (which is not very good).

Streaming Video News: July 25, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with an exciting new addition to the catalog. Two months after its theatrical release, John Abraham’s historical military drama Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran is now available for streaming. Other updates to my page include August 1st expiration dates for Ghayal Once Again (good riddance) and Saala Khadoos (aw, shucks) and an August 3rd debut date for the Netflix original Hindi movie Brij Mohan Amar Rahe!.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with the addition of the Punjabi flick Ronde Sare Vyah Picho and the Telugu films Anjaneyulu and Jagadam. Also, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is back a brief disappearance. For everything else new on Prime and Netflix — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: July 17, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with one new addition to the catalog and a couple of “Coming Soon” announcements. First, the Hindi-dubbed version of the 2008 Telugu movie Krishnarjuna is now available for streaming (with ads if you don’t have a Prime membership). More importantly, Rajinikanth’s Kaala comes to Prime in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam on July 27. The series Comicstaan announced the release dates for its remaining five episodes. Most intriguing of all is the teaser for the original series Mirzapur, produced by Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment (who also did the series Inside Edge for Amazon). There’s no date set for Mirzapur‘s debut, but here’s a little something to pique your interest:

One other bit of news is that Bhavesh Joshi Superhero is coming to Netflix on July 31, 2018. I really liked this movie, and I can’t wait for more people to get the chance to check it out.

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.

 

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?