Finally, I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with today’s addition of the Hindi film JugJugg Jeeyo, which released in theaters June 24. Look for the Punjabi film Sher Bagga to arrive on Prime on the 24th and R. Madhavan’s directorial debut Rocketry: The Nambi Effect on the 25th.
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I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix because a ton of great Hindi films are set to expire from the service on August 1, as a result of the end of two-year contract with UTV Motion Pictures. Netflix could renew the contract in the near future, or the package of films could migrate to another streaming service. UTV is owned at least in part by Disney, so Hotstar is a likely destination. We’ll have to wait and see where they end up. Until then, here are the titles to catch on Netflix while you can:
I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with twenty-two new additions to the catalog! About half of these titles were on Netflix years ago, but the rest — films like Highway, Mohenjo Daro, and PK — are available on the service for the first time. I’m excited that three more of director Vishal Bhardwaj’s movies have joined the catalog. Here are all the titles added today:
Fans of Project Runway will enjoy this inside look at the seamy side of the fashion industry. Priyanka Chopra (a former Miss World herself) plays Meghna, a small-town girl who dreams of becoming a supermodel. Her morals are put to the test as her star rises; quaintly, she considers wine and cigarettes gateway drugs. Apart from the stereotypical treatment of gay characters, Fashion has continuity, believable performances and enough content for a TV mini-series.
This review originally appeared in The Naperville Sun on November 6, 2008