Tag Archives: Gujarati Movies on Amazon Prime

Streaming Video News: October 28, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with dozens of Indian and Pakistani films added in the last week or so. The September theatrical release Pailwaan is available in its original Kannada, along with Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu versions. (Disclosure: my Amazon links include an affiliate tag that may earn me a commission on purchases made via the links.) The Malayalam movie Ittymaani: Made in China is also now available, in both standard and 4K, as is the 4K Kannada version of Saaho. Other recently added 2019 releases include:

The Vishesh Films and Dharma Productions back catalogs have departed Prime, but some titles — including Kapoor & Sons — are still available for rent. Others like Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… moved to Eros Now.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with the addition of the interview special My Next Guest with David Letterman and Shah Rukh Khan. A handful of titles are set to expire in the first few days of November, including the Hindi films Mirror Game: Ab Khel Shuru and Sameer.

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Streaming Video News: August 30, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with a bunch of Indian films added in the last several days, including the following 2019 releases:

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with a new season of the cartoon Mighty Little Bheem.

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Streaming Video News: August 26, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with dozens of additions in the last week, including Sholay. Also new is the Telugu-dubbed version of 2000’s Kandukondain Kandukondain, a Tamil retelling of Sense and Sensibility starring Tabu and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The most notable recent release is the Tiger Shroff-Ananya Panday flick Student of the Year 2, which is actually pretty good. Other newly added 2019 films include:

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix because Taapsee Pannu’s 2019 thriller Game Over is available for streaming in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Other new additions include the 2019 Marathi release Saavat and the Punjabi movies Kaake Da Viyah and Marriage Palace.

Seven Hindi and Malayalam titles are set to expire from Netflix on September 1:

In other Netflix news, Article 15 debuted on Netflix in India on August 24, but it won’t be available for streaming in the United States until September 6.

Streaming Video News: March 29, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with the premiere of the Netflix Original Marathi movie 15 August. A bunch of Hindi movies expire from the service March 30, so tonight is your last chance to watch these titles:

Shah Rukh Khan’s production company Red Chillies Entertainment has a streaming deal with Netflix that lasts through the end of this year, and I’ve wondered when Zero is going to wind up on Netflix. I checked on the other RCE titles produced since the deal was signed, and Dear Zindagi, Jab Harry Met Sejal, and Ittefaq all became available for streaming five months after their theatrical release. The only exception was Raees, which appeared on the service after four months. We can likely expect Zero to join Netflix at the end of May, maybe end of April. Badla is also an RCE production, so look for that in early July, possibly early June.

I’ve also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with dozens of Indian titles added in the last week. Newly added 2019 releases include:

Streaming Video News: February 25, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with the addition of the 2018 Hindi indie Life of an Outcast. One of last night’s most inspiring Oscar wins went to the Netflix Original documentary short film Period. End of Sentence., about a group of women in Hapur, India working to improve local access to menstrual hygiene products. Check out the winners’ speech:

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with the exciting new additions of two 2019 releases: the Telugu film Vinaya Vidheya Rama (also in 4K Ultra HD) and the Tamil picture Viswasam (also in 4K UHD). Here are the other Indian flicks added in the last few days:

 

Streaming Video News: February 22, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with two new additions to the catalog. The 2018 Bengali film Shonar Pahar is now available for streaming, as is the Netflix original Marathi courtroom drama Firebrand, produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s Purple Pebble Pictures.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with four dozen new additions in the last three days. Two 2019 releases were just added — the Punjabi film Kaka Ji: Son of Royal Sardar and the Telugu movie Kothaga Maa Prayanam — along with these titles from 2018:

For everything else new on Amazon Prime and Netflix — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: January 16, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with several new additions to the catalog. Recently added 2018 theatrical releases include Adhugo (Telugu), Echcharikkai (Tamil), Next Enti? (Telugu), Pari (Urdu), and Saif Ali Khan’s corporate thriller Baazaar.

In other cool Netflix news, they reinstated language as a genre category. Baazaar is now filed under both Indian Movies and Hindi-Language Movies, Pari is under Pakistani Movies and Urdu-Language Movies, etc. (This led me to discover that I failed to add Ali Zafar’s 2018 release Teefa in Trouble to the list last month. Eek!) Note that the new categories only apply to languages in which Netflix has a significant number of titles. For example, Assamese and Manipuri movies are still filed under the general Indian Movies category, and there’s nothing in the film’s description about the dialogue language. You have to actually play the movie and check the audio options to verify. There’s also still no option to sort titles by most recent additions, but that’s what I’m here for.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with several dozen additions — mostly older Hindi and Tamil titles returning to the streaming catalog after having disappeared a few months ago, but some Telugu and Gujarati titles as well.

Update: Tumbbad is on Amazon Prime!!!

Streaming Video News: September 28, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with three new additions, including the Tamil films Ayya and Neengal Kettavai and the Gujarati movie Ahmedabad Palanpur Via Kadi Kalol, which becomes the third Gujarati film in the streaming catalog (along with Be.Shak and Percy). The new Amazon original reality dating show Hear Me Love Me — hosted by Shilpa Shetty — is apparently only available in India right now, not the United States.

In other Amazon news, the original series Inside Edge was nominated in the drama category for the International Emmy awards.

Just a reminder that AkiraKothanodi, and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story expire from Netflix on October 1. Have a great weekend!

Streaming Video News: March 19, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with some recent additions to the catalog. Here are the films added within the last week (movies are Hindi- or English-language, unless specified):

I also found a couple dozen other Indian films added since Heera’s demise early in January. I may have missed them previously because I usually filter my Instant Watcher queries to exclude movies for which I can’t find IMDb entries–to help get rid of the clutter in Amazon’s catalog (e.g., low-budget workout videos, virtual fireplace videos, oddball content for kids, etc.). This filter also blocked me from seeing some legitimate movies. The films I missed fell into two categories. First, these are movies in their original languages:

In the second category, these are all of the Hindi-dubbed versions of South Indian movies that were added:

Since Heera closed down, the majority of the Indian movies to join the catalog are Hindi-dubs of South Indian films, many of which are free to watch ad-supported without a Prime subscription and almost all of which are already available on YouTube. Excluding the incorporation of Heera’s collection into the Prime catalog, Amazon hasn’t added a recent, mainstream Bollywood film or high-profile South Indian movie since Bank Chor on December 21, 2017.

[Let’s pause to remember when Heera added Chef one month after its theatrical release. Those were good times.]

Frankly, this is what I was afraid of when Heera shut down. When Amazon snapped up the streaming rights to tons of Bollywood movies last year, it was in an effort to woo new customers in India. Heera was an attempt to monetize the newly acquired content in the United States, and when it didn’t work, maybe Amazon decided not to bother hosting it at all (especially if it saves them money somehow–I don’t know how their contracts work). Since most households in the US already subscribe to Prime, the company has no incentive to give them something essentially for free.

Instead, we get more of the same free stuff you can already find on YouTube. It’s frustrating.

Newly Updated Amazon Prime Page

I finished updating my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime to reflect the massive increase in the streaming service’s collection of Indian films. I’ve made every effort to assemble the most accurate and comprehensive list of Indian movies on Amazon Prime that you will find anywhere.

This massive overhaul was necessitated by Amazon’s decision to close their Heera channel earlier this month. The move made things more equitable across the globe, as American Amazon users no longer required an additional subscription in order to watch movies that international Prime subscribers could access for free. The bulk of the Heera collection was incorporated into the existing Prime catalog.

However, not all movies made the jump. Some — like Parched — are no longer available for streaming, only for rent. Others — like Krazzy 4 — are still available for streaming, but require a subscription to Eros Now, which was added to the Amazon Channels collection just before the start of the new year. All told, about twenty-five of the Bollywood titles available on Heera failed to transition to Prime.

One of the reasons why I didn’t list Indian films available in languages other than Hindi or English on my Heera page was that Amazon’s own Heera page subdivided its collection by language, making it easy to find that Bengali or Telugu movie you were looking for. With Heera gone, all of the Indian films were incorporated into Amazon’s useless “foreign” category, a catchall for any movie made outside of the United States. With nearly 7,000 titles and no way to filter by language or country, how on earth could Indian cinema fans be expected to find what they wanted to watch?

That’s why I decided to expand my Amazon Prime list to include all of the Indian and Pakistani films available for streaming. This meant scouring Amazon’s unwieldy video section and double-checking it against the Amazon streaming list at Instant Watcher, ignoring broken or inaccurate links and verifying the most common title spellings at IMDb and Wikipedia. I found some interesting stuff during my research, including the fact that, although Dil Se.. isn’t available for streaming, its Tamil-dubbed version — Uyire — is.

The end result of my efforts is a list of 783 Indian, Pakistani, and Desi movies (plus two Amazon original TV series). The list breaks down as follows:

  • 431 “Bollywood” movies (made up of Hindi, English, and other Desi-themed titles)
  • 126 Bengali movies
  • 1 Bhojpuri movie
  • 1 Gujarati movie
  • 1 Kannada movie
  • 14 Malayalam movies
  • 39 Marathi movies
  • 4 Oriya movies
  • 9 Punjabi movies
  • 1 Sanskrit movie
  • 98 Tamil movies
  • 28 Telugu movies
  • 3 Urdu movies
  • 27 documentaries and comedy specials

I will continue to update the Amazon Prime list as new titles are added. If you notice any movies that belong on this list that I have missed, please let me know in the comments below.

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