Tag Archives: Desi Movies on Netflix

Streaming Video News: September 15, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with two new additions to the catalog. The 2017 Bengali film Aroni Takhon and the 2016 Pakistani movie Janaan are now available for streaming. Apparently, I missed the expiration of Hate Story 2, but fear not: Hate Story and Hate Story 3 are still available. Just a reminder that Bombay Velvet and Finding Fanny depart on September 20. For everything else new on Netflix — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

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Streaming Video News: September 11, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Heera with an exciting new addition to the catalog. Meri Pyaari Bindu — the first of actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s three romcoms to release this year — is now available for streaming. I really enjoyed the way the film examines perspectives in romantic relationships.

I further updated my Heera list with some titles that I only just discovered were available on the service, thanks to Amazon’s atrocious methods of labeling and categorizing movies. Those films are: Amal, Dil Chahta Hai (★★★★), Kshay, Lakshya, Ready (★★½), and Yuva (★★★★).

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with some recently added animated children’s films, including Mighty Raju Rio Calling and seven titles in the Krish Trish and Baltiboy series. For everything else new on Netflix — 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.

Streaming Video News: August 18, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon’s Heera channel with five additions to the streaming catalog. 2008’s Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors is the most recent release of the bunch, with also includes Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke (2001), Chauraha (1994), and Gardish (1993). I am most excited for 1998’s Hatyara, in which Mithun Chakraborty plays a character who avenges the rape and murder of his loved ones by villains played by Mukesh Rishi and Rami Reddy. If that sounds an awful lot like the plot of my beloved Gunda, get this — Hatyara released in theaters in 1998 just three months before Gunda!

I also made a couple of recent updates to my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime. Admittedly, they aren’t “Bollywood” movies by the strict definition, but rather international productions about desis abroad that might appeal to Bollywood fans, including the American film Quarter Life Crisis (starring Maulik Pancholy and Lisa Ray) and the 2017 Italian movie Babylon Sisters, about an Indian family that opens a dance studio. The 2016 Malayalam film Girls is also now available for streaming.

Finally, my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix is updated to include several new Indian movies: Chocolate (Bengali), Rama Rama Re… (Kannada), Superstar (Gujarati), and the Malayalam films An Off-Day Game and Six Feet High.

Baahubali and Baahubali 2 Are Now on Netflix in Three Languages

Earlier today, I wrote that the Hindi-dubbed versions of Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion were added to Netflix. Since then, the Malayalam-dubbed and Tamil versions of both movies have also been activated on the streaming service. I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix to include the new additions. Each version of each film has its own separate ID at Netflix. Here are the direct links:

Hindi Version of Baahubali 2 is Available on Netflix

Update: All versions of Baahubali and Baahubali 2 are now available.

The Hindi-dubbed versions of Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion are now available on Netflix! If you read my Thoughts on Baahubali piece and my review of Baahubali 2, you know I’m super excited about this news. You’ll find both movies listed under the “Other Indian and Pakistani Movies on Netflix” section of my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix. But that’s not all…

The Tamil and Malayalam-dubbed versions of both movies are on their way to Netflix, too! Although those versions aren’t available yet, Instant Watcher found listings for Baahubali (Malayalam version), Baahubali (Tamil version), Baahubali 2 (Malayalam version), and Baahubali 2 (Tamil version). I will post again when those versions become available. There’s even a note under Netflix’s description of the Hindi version of the first film that reads: “(Tamil, Malayalam, English versions available via search.),” so might we even get English-dubbed versions of the Baahubali films? I’m skeptical. Besides, who needs English-dubbed versions when rekhs and her crew provided us with amazing English subtitles for every version of both movies!

As of right now, the Telugu version of Baahubali 2 doesn’t appear to be available in the US in any format, either on DVD, Blu-ray, or in downloadable form on iTunes (which does carry the first film in Telugu). I’m not sure why that is, but hopefully that will change in the near future.