Tag Archives: Desi Movies on Heera

Streaming Video News: July 22, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Heera with an exciting new addition to the catalog. The reincarnation drama Raabta — which just released in theaters on June 9 — is now available for streaming!

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with two American movies from 2011: Bobby Khan’s Ticket to Hollywood and When Harry Tries to Marry, starring Zenobia Shroff, best known for playing Kumail’s mom in The Big Sick.

Lastly, I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with a bunch of new additions, including the Pakistani movies Ho Mann Jahaan, Waar, and Wrong No., as well as the comedy special Aditi Mittal: Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say and the India-set Swedish TV show Delhis vackraste Händer. For everything else new on Netflix or Amazon Prime, check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: July 17, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon’s Heera channel with four new additions to the catalog. Three movies starring Salman Khan — Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Jai Ho, and Kick — are now available for streaming, as is Hero, which Khan produced. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is good, but Hero is unoriginal, Jai Ho is lazy, and Kick is unbelievably stupid.

Streaming Video News: July 9, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Heera because the Amazon channel just increased its Hindi film collection by more than 25%! Heera added 79 movies to its streaming catalog, including a ton of titles from Yash Raj Films and a bunch of interesting older fare. Highlights include Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…Ishaqzaade, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. I’m inordinately excited that the horror flick Khamoshiyan is now available, just because it gives me an excuse to post a screenshot of one of the movie’s many amazing set decorations (seriously, if anyone knows where I can buy this painting, please let me know!):

[Update: The scoop from Sofia on Twitter is that these may not be “new” additions, as they’ve all been available to her since she subscribed last month. They only appeared in my results on Saturday, and I check Heera’s catalog everyday. Hrmmm…]

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with two new additions to the catalog. The animated film Motu Patlu: King of Kings is now available for streaming, as is the 2016 Hollywood biographical drama Lion (which is a real tear-jerker). For everything else new on Netflix — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: July 5, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Heera with two exciting new additions to the catalog. The problematic 2017 romantic comedy Badrinath Ki Dulhania is now available for streaming. If you’ve been waiting to see it before listening the episode of the Split Screen Podcast in which Shah Shahid and I compare Badrinath to Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, now’s your chance. Also new on Heera is actress Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial debut A Death in the Gunj, which opened in Indian theaters just last month. Thanks to Gaurav Arora for alerting me to the new addition!

Streaming Video News: July 1, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Heera with two exciting new additions to the catalog. The 2017 movies Begum Jaan and Hindi Medium (which I loved) are now available for streaming. Both films got small theatrical releases in the United States, so this is a great opportunity to catch up on movies that were easy to miss. Better yet, watch them for free with Heera’s free 7-day trial.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with more than twenty additions to the catalog, a mix of previously available titles and stuff brand new to the service. I’ve reviewed many of the films, including (click on the star-rating for my review):

Along with the Malayalam film Toymaker, the other Hindi movies added to Netflix today are Aankhen, Amrapali, Bheja Fry 2, Big Brother, Dashavatar: Every Era Has a Hero, Ishq Viskh, Lal Patthar, Liar’s Dice, Masti, Professor, Sarkar, and Yaar Gaddar. In the last month, Netflix has added almost fifty new Indian titles to its streaming catalog! For everything else new on Netflix — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: June 27, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with one new addition to the catalog. The animated children’s movie Chhota Bheem and the Curse of Damyaan is now available for streaming. Half-a-dozen titles are set to expire from Netflix on July 1, including: Bajatey Raho, Darr @ the Mall, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Greater Elephant, and Kshay.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with the addition of the 2016 Malayalam movie Shyam to the streaming service. For everything else new on Amazon Prime or Netflix — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

And I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Heera because Action Replayy is now available for streaming. The only reason to watch the 2010 time travel comedy is to see just how far Aditya Roy Kapur has come as an actor, because he’s super annoying in Action Replayy.

Streaming Video News: June 16, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with nineteen new additions to the catalog. Along with the 2017 Tamil movie Kanavu Variyam (“Dream Factory“), the following Hindi films are all now available for streaming:

Confession: I’m not really jazzed about anything in this collection. Kidnap was just okay, and I hated Golmaal Returns so much that I named it my Worst Bollywood Movie of 2008. This seems like a lot of filler material meant to bulk up Netflix’s Indian catalog to compete with the huge collections of Eros Now and Amazon’s Heera channel.

Speaking of the Amazon channel, I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Heera with one new addition to its Hindi catalog. The 2016 anthology movie Shor Se Shuruaat features short films by rookie directors mentored by veterans like Zoya Akhtar and Imtiaz Ali.

Streaming Video News: June 10, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon’s Heera channel with one new addition to the catalog. Sonakshi Sinha’s Noor is now available for streaming, just seven weeks after its theatrical release. Sonakshi is better than the material she’s given to work with in Noor.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with the addition of the 2011 documentary The Highest Pass. The footage of the Indian Himalayas is beautiful, but I found the narrative a little too self-helpy for my tastes. For everything else new on Amazon Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: June 1, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with a bunch of new additions to the catalog. Shah Rukh Khan’s 1995 flick Oh Darling Yeh Hai India is now available for streaming, along with Aashik Awara, Lens, Maya Memsaab, Qila, and Prince (the 1969 version, not the one with Vivek Oberoi). Also new to the service are the Hindi TV shows The Golden Years with Javed Akhtar, Jhansi Ki Rani, and Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya. In case you missed my tweet about it the other day, director Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon is also now available for streaming. It’s worth checking out. For everything else new on Netflix (Bollywood or not), check Instant Watcher.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Heera with one newly added film and a brand new comedy special. 1999’s Mann is now available for streaming, as is the comedy special Kanan Gill: Keep It Real, from the other half of the Pretentious Movie Reviews duo (Biswa Kalyan Rath’s special Biswa Mast Aadmi was added to Heera last week).

Streaming Video News: May 26, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with a major new addition to the catalog. Shah Rukh Khan’s 2017 gangster drama Raees is now available for streaming. It’s not my favorite SRK film, but it has its moments. For everything else new on Netflix (Bollywood or not), check Instant Watcher.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Heera with two new additions, including another 2017 theatrical release — Commando 2! The plot is crazy, but Vidyut Jammwal action movies are always fun. The second new addition to Heera is 2016’s Dev Bhoomi: Land of the Gods. I’m not sure if Amazon’s deal with Cinestaan applies to the US as well as India, but the addition of Dev Bhoomi could presage the eventual addition of Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial debut A Death in the Gunj to Heera. We’ll have to wait and see.

I made one addition to my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime as well. The documentary Faith Connections — which director Pan Nalin made before Angry Indian Goddesses — is now available for streaming.