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Streaming Video News: March 22, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with dozens of recent additions to the streaming catalog. Kangana Ranaut’s January theatrical release Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi now available in the original Hindi as well as Tamil and Telugu.

One strange bit of Amazon housekeeping is that Yash Raj Films added new versions of several movies that were already on Prime, and the old links no longer work at all. It’s not that the listing remains and says the movie isn’t available on Prime — you get a “Page Not Found” error when you follow the link. I updated my list with the new links I’ve found, but here they are just in case you’ve got the old links in your bookmarks (if you find any other YRF Amazon Prime links in my list that no longer work, please leave a comment and let me know):

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with a new original Hindi series to binge this weekend: Delhi Crime, starring Shefali Shah, Adil Hussain, and Denzil Smith.

Movie Review: Laaga Chunari Mein Daag – Journey of a Woman (2007)

2.5 Stars (out of 4)

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Vibha (Rani Mukherjee) saves her family from financial ruin by moving to Bombay to become an escort, though her secret isolates her from her loved ones, physically and emotionally. The complex relationships between Vibha, her sister Chutki (Konkona Sen Sharma), and their mother (Jaya Bhaduri) effectively convey the themes of female empowerment and sacrifice. But the musical numbers in Laaga Chunari Mein Daag feel shoehorned in, and Abhishek Bachchan is wasted in a role that’s basically a glorified cameo.

No Rating (sexuality, mature themes); 140 minutes

This review originally appeared in The Naperville Sun on October 19, 2007