Tag Archives: Indian Movies on Netflix

Streaming Video News: February 17, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with four newly added titles. In addition to the 2014 Hindi film Q, three movies from 2016 joined the streaming catalog today. The thriller Te3n — which I liked for its depiction of the ravages of aging — is the best of the lot. Also new is Madaari, a thriller I found problematic. Last but not least is Rocky Handsome, a disappointing but watchable remake of the superb Korean movie The Man From Nowhere, which sadly departed Netflix not long ago. For a real treat, listen to Shah Shahid and me compare Rocky Handsome to The Man From Nowhere in this episode of The Split Screen Podcast. You’ll get to hear my impersonation of RH‘s annoying kid actor, whose perkiness still haunts me. Let it haunt you, too:

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Streaming Video News: February 6, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with three new additions to the catalog. The international drama The Lovers — which stars Josh Hartnett opposite Bipasha Basu, Abhay Deol, and several other Bollywood actors — is now available for streaming. Also new are a pair of documentaries from last year: The Karma Killings and Naga the Eternal Yogi. Though Netflix’s plot description for Naga the Eternal Yogi promises an examination of “the naked yoga gurus of India,” a recurring complaint in the Netflix member reviews is that there’s not enough nudity.

Streaming Video News: February 1, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with five new additions to the catalog. The global deal between Netflix and Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment has finally borne fruit: Dilwale and Happy New Year are now available for streaming in the United States. I liked Happy New Year and wasn’t crazy about Dilwale, but the more SRK films the merrier. Another exciting new addition to Netflix is the terrific drama Haraamkhor, which released in Indian theaters less than three weeks ago. The 2016 Hindi movie Maroon and the 2015 Punjabi film Chauthi Koot are also now available for streaming.

Streaming Video News: January 20, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with an exciting new addition to the catalog. The 2016 courtroom thriller Pink is now available for streaming. I liked it a lot. Other new additions this week include director Mira Nair’s 1996 film Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love and the 2015 Marathi movie Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body, starring Bollywood’s go-to child actor, Naman Jain. For everything else new on Netflix, check Instant Watcher.

I also made a couple of additions to my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime. While I don’t think these titles are new, I just found two more movies available for free with Prime (thanks for the frustrating catalog organization and limited search capabilities, Amazon!): the 2007 English film Partition — starring Smallville‘s Kristen Kreuk, of all people — and the documentary Despite the Gods, a terrific chronicling of the drama behind the making of Hisss.

Streaming Video News: January 6, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with one new addition to the catalog. The 2016 true-crime drama Rustom is now available for streaming. The film’s glamorous 1950s costumes and decor are reason enough to watch. For everything else new on Netflix, check Instant Watcher.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with a new addition. Original Copy — a compelling 2015 documentary about one of Mumbai’s last movie-poster painters — is now available for streaming free with an Amazon Prime membership.

Streaming Video News: January 1, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with some exciting new additions to the catalog. One of my favorite movies of 2016 — Udta Punjab — is now available for streaming. It’s tremendous. Another highly anticipated addition to the catalog is Omi Vaidya‘s documentary Big in Bollywood. Also newly available for streaming are the movies Autohead (Hindi), Radiopetti (Tamil), and Saheb Bibi Golaam (Bengali), and the documentaries An American in Madras and The Rat Race. For everything else new on Netflix, check Instant Watcher.

Have a happy new year!
— Kathy

Streaming Video News: December 15, 2016

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with several new additions to the catalog. The 2015 Gujarati kite-flying documentary Famous in Ahmedabad joins the streaming service along with a trio of Pakistani television shows featuring cross-border stars Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan: Humsafar, Sadqay Tumhare, and Zindagi Gulzar Hai. For everything else new on Netflix, check out Instant Watcher.

Three Bollywood films will expire from Netflix in the next few days: Ishqiya (great!), Dedh Ishqiya (also great!), and Revolver Rani (not great).

Two big pieces of streaming video news came out today. First was the announcement of Amazon Prime Video’s expansion into India, including local content licensing agreements with companies like Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and T-Series. On the heels of that mega announcement, Netflix revealed a new three-year deal with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment to stream films like Dear Zindagi and Om Shanti Om across the globe. This is super news for Bollywood fans in India and abroad!